Mercury Cougar Owners banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,112 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
OK, I'm really leaning towards the D's, bowls picture of my car with the D's won me over! In fact, it looks great on my pc desktop.

For those of you who are running D's, what wheel size, width, backspacing and tire size are you running? And, are you experiencing any rubbing issues? Did you have to mod the body work at all to make your setup work?

TIA!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
519 Posts
I have 15" TTD's
When I removed one the other day it had 7.5" (width?) stamped on the backside of the wheel, BS is 4.5.

I occasionally get rubbing on the fronts but I expect that to go away after I replace my old sagging front springs.

235X60R15 Firestone Fireharwks on all four corners. I think I could run a wider tire (245?) in the rear but 235 is max width for the front of my 68.

If I could do it all over again I would probably get 16" TTD's if I could find a good RWL tire in 16, but I'm happy with the 15's. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
519 Posts
I'm looking for my reciept so i can see if it has the exact info you need. I Bought them from a Firestone Tire and Service Center
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,404 Posts
talk to Rick Jones (a sponsor on this site from aclassicwheel), he can let you know sizes and fitment too. If your going to buy new rims, might as well support the site :)

Rick
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,112 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Thanks for looking up the receipt.

Though I'd prefer to support any Cougar specific vendor, I'm on a tight budget (single income family with a child, mortgage, 2 car payments and a wife that has gone back to school full time for a 2nd degree). So, in the end, the best priced wheel vendor will win, whomever that may be. :cool:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,404 Posts
totally understand :) just thought Rick could get you a better deal, ;) mind you, shipping from him would probably kill you there on the savings.

rick
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,404 Posts
I just emailed Rick to see what he could do, at least give you some options anyways :D Those rims would look awesome on your Cougar for sure. Good luck.

Rick
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
156 Posts
Hello All,

I sell 16x8 Torq-Thrust "D" with 4" backspace, they run $215/ea. caps included. 128lbs. to VA. I would need a zip code to know what the actual shipping charge would be via UPS Ground.

Here are some other places you may want to check.

http://www.autoworks.cc/America_Racing_Torq_Thrust_D_105_13.htm

http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/products.asp?catstring=605

http://www.etires.com/showWheelSizes.jsp?manufacturer=american&category=WHEELS&group=105

http://www.wheelsforless.com/search_result.asp?CATEGORY=ALL&MANUFACTURER=American+Racing&DESCRIPTION=&PRODUCT_ID=AR105

Regards
RickJ
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
120 Posts
Have you thought about the "Vintage Wheel Works 45"....they are 16x8 w/4.5" backspacing and I run mine with 225/50's on it with the fender lips rolled "a little" and no rubbing issues. Just a thought. Oh....they are between $900-$1000 for the set with centers and lugs. Just a thought.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
209 Posts
Torque Thrust D's look great on any car but they are soo damn expensive.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
519 Posts
Jim,

I'm still looking for that receipt. My wife has a handle on those things better than I so hopefully she'll find it. (hope it turns up, I need it for warranty reasons if that issue should arrise)

Anyway, I bought my TTD's a year ago this May and the whole package, wheels, tires, chrome valves and install was $1100. Not a bad price IMO (TG for tax returns!). I just called around locally to a half dozen shops for the best price.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top