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I was about to make a purchase here, and wanted to verify that these will fit fine before doing so. I looked at the list of previous setups, and it's worked for someone somewhere before...

I have a 69 XR7 with 1" drop springs - that so far don't show a drop at all.

I'm ordering these:

Cragar quick tricks:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CRR-3205712P/

I was wanting to do the front in 15x7x3.75 OR 4.50 - with 225/60 tires

Rear 15x8x4.50 - with 275/60 tires


Would I need a spacer with these? Has anyone else done these rims on a cougar? Thanks!
 

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LOL - YEAH! The checks in the mail BTW....

While we are on this subject "still" has anybody tried this tool or have one? http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PHP-01201 As often as this question pops up, maybe there could be some rental fees on it huh? ;>)
 

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Inflation and the cost of living in this economy has really put a dent in what you can get for $10 these days. Now in the 80's....

The only backspacing they offer for the 15x8 (rear) in that rim is 3.75! I think that rules them out. That's so dumb...
 

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I know the rears will, but not with 3.75" backspacing.
The wheels are a blast from the past. I didn't realize the Quick Trick style wheels were even being made anymore. They were really really popular for about five years starting in 1980 or so. Mostly for trucks, but I remember a lot of '79-'84 Mustang guys buying the four-lug version to replace their goofy TRX wheels when they priced new tires, which were available only through Michelin. A new set of Quick Tricks (or clones) and Radial T/As was about the same price as just the TRX tires.
I can't recall seeing a set on an early Cougar, although I'm sure its been done.
Just out of curiosity, are you going for the full retro-Eighties street machine look with multiple candied-metallic stripes that don't follow any body lines, mouse-fur velour upholstery, and an oversized pro-stock scoop, or just the wheels? If you want to do it right, don't forget the Alpine AM-FM cassette deck and underdash power-booster/equalizer. Add some chrome "Sig Erson" valve covers and slip-on stainless steel hose covers underhood, and you'll really have it.
 

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I would guess you need at least 4.25 back space - but I wouldn't run anything that requires spacers if you can avoid it - especially if you are ordering them anyway. Dig through the sticky on wheels and see if there is something close to what you have/want.....otherwise I'd just hit a tire shop and have them work it out for you....to many variables to know for sure until you put the new shoes on the ol gal and see how you even like the stance. What works on paper doesn't "look" right every time - sometimes the same size in a different design makes a huge diff too.
 

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Just out of curiosity, are you going for the full retro-Eighties street machine look with multiple candied-metallic stripes that don't follow any body lines, mouse-fur velour upholstery, and an oversized pro-stock scoop, or just the wheels? If you want to do it right, don't forget the Alpine AM-FM cassette deck and underdash power-booster/equalizer. Add some chrome "Sig Erson" valve covers and slip-on stainless steel hose covers underhood, and you'll really have it.
Now that's some funny stuff right there!

BTW Jay (think it's Jay?), I am not sure what you are using to post with but when I quoted your post there was a whacky list of strange html/xml/? stuff longer than my arm at the beginning of it, something about the author being US Department of Labor as well? You might want to look into that.
 

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Just out of curiosity, are you going for the full retro-Eighties street machine look with multiple candied-metallic stripes that don't follow any body lines, mouse-fur velour upholstery, and an oversized pro-stock scoop, or just the wheels? If you want to do it right, don't forget the Alpine AM-FM cassette deck and underdash power-booster/equalizer. Add some chrome "Sig Erson" valve covers and slip-on stainless steel hose covers underhood, and you'll really have it.

With SIDEPIPES!

Naw, I really do like the wheels though. I've already done cragar SS (71 Torino), I don't really care for the look of a lot of the 5-spokes on the cougar. They look good in 17x8 - but it seems kinda weird to me to stick that big of a rim on a classic. It'd be different if I was shaving it and going for the west coast look - but I'm not.

This video is actually where I got the idea, those outlaws look good on a black cat to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaP0ehCuqug

FF to 1:41 - I love that look but want it in chrome. I can't believe they don't make the quick tricks in 15x8 5x4.5 4.25+, I know they've been around forever...
 

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Now that's some funny stuff right there!

BTW Jay (think it's Jay?), I am not sure what you are using to post with but when I quoted your post there was a whacky list of strange html/xml/? stuff longer than my arm at the beginning of it, something about the author being US Department of Labor as well? You might want to look into that.
Thanks. Full confession, I actually purchased a set of genuine Cragar Quick Tricks (with gold centers, no less) for my '78 F150 in 1982 or '83. The truck had the (then) popular cream and brown color scheme, and they actually looked good on it; I have no regrets. Given the choices available today, though, they wouldn't be at the top of my list.

As far as the whacky computer stuff, I have no idea what that's about, or how I would go about looking into it. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

Jay
 

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Thanks. Full confession, I actually purchased a set of genuine Cragar Quick Tricks (with gold centers, no less) for my '78 F150 in 1982 or '83. The truck had the (then) popular cream and brown color scheme, and they actually looked good on it; I have no regrets. Given the choices available today, though, they wouldn't be at the top of my list.

As far as the whacky computer stuff, I have no idea what that's about, or how I would go about looking into it. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

Jay
Just hit quote of your first post and the text is preceded by a ton of gobbledy gook! You don't use Word or anything like that other than typing text into a reply box to post, do you? Do you work for the US Dept of Labor? Weird...
 

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Hey I resembled that comment "If you want to do it right, don't forget the Alpine AM-FM cassette deck and underdash power-booster/equalizer. Add some chrome "Sig Erson" valve covers and slip-on stainless steel hose covers underhood, and you'll really have it." minus the Sig Erson and slip on stainless :evil: I loved that stereo in my 75 :1poke:and the real stainless. How the years have changed all I want to do now is keep it as classic / original as possible. Good luck with your wheel choice, from my experience online is flabergasting and if possible get a local tire/wheel store as previously mentioned :beer:
 

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Go for it. Looks kinda similar but still quite different than my Cougar



I like my rims ok but am planning to have a shot at painting them black to look like this:

 
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