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Hey everyone,
got a question i need to ask everyone.Has anyone put a size 16 inch or bigger on a 69-70 cougar? I am looking for a better wheel/tire combo for my convertible.The weld wheel /tire combo is not cutting the mustard with the shape of my 70 anymore.I am looking for a wider wheel, and a lower profile tire.Does anyone know what the backspacing should be on a 16 inch rim or a 17 inch rim for a 69-70? and the biggest tire you can stuff in the whel wells without having them rub the inner fender wells and not touch the front corners of the fenders or hit the frame of the car? Any and all responces would be greatly appreciated
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pat
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I don't know how much different the 70 wheelwells are compared to the 71 but I have 16" Centerlines with 225/55 Falken Tires on my 71. I beleive they have a "standard" offset. You can check out the pics on this site under 71 Cougar.
 
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