Show us your wheels and tires!

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Show us your wheels and tires!

Post by CatVert68 » 07 Mar 2013, 11:31

How about folks posting side view pictures of their Cougars to show off the wheel and tire combination used? That would produce a gallery that members can look at to help select that all-important finishing touch! Include the model information on the wheel so folks who may not have seen it before know what it is.

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Cragar SS 15x8 wheel with 225/60R15 BFG Radial T/A tires

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Specialty Wheels 67-68 Cougar Styled Steel 15x8 full-chrome wheel with 225/60R15 BFG Radial T/A tires
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Re: Show us your wheels and tires!

Post by Local Hero » 07 Mar 2013, 13:32

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Front: American Racing Torque Thrust II 17X7 with 4.50 backspace (custom ordered) and BFG G-Force 235/45/17

Rear: American Racing Torque Thrust II 18X10 with 4.75 backspace (custom ordered) and BFG Comp TA 295/45/18 (no longer available) including handmade mini-tub and air bags required.
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Post by 1967 S Code » 07 Mar 2013, 13:40

I'm using P215/70R14 tires. For the 67 S code I have a set of steel styled wheels (drum brake) that I will be putting redline tires on. On the G we took off the Rader wheels to keep them safe for show use. We put on styled steel wheels for driving duty, also P215/70R14 tires.
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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 07 Mar 2013, 13:57

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Front: Foose Legend 17 x 8 - 4.5" backspacing with Nitto N555 Extreme 245/45-17
Rear: Foose Legend 17 x 9 - 5.25" backspacing with Nitto N555 Extreme 285/40-17
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Re: Show us your wheels and tires!

Post by BossElim69 » 07 Mar 2013, 13:58

Repo 68 Style steel wheel 14" with original beauty ring and Goodyear F70 tire.
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Re: Show us your wheels and tires!

Post by Blitz » 07 Mar 2013, 15:34

Old pic, but.... stock 14" steel wheels with stock '68 standard hubcaps, sporting standard size whitewall tires. Aww yeah.

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Re: Show us your wheels and tires!

Post by Bricklyn » 07 Mar 2013, 15:35

A decent side shot but I know I have better.
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Re: Show us your wheels and tires!

Post by CatsRock » 07 Mar 2013, 17:26

When I got the vert, it came with the whitewall 70's on 14 steel rims with the wire wheel hubcaps but I upgraded to the Keystone Klassics on BFG's 235 60 15 all around :smoke:

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Re: Show us your wheels and tires!

Post by 1969XR7Vert » 07 Mar 2013, 17:46

Mark,

Are those fake discs? I see no calipers.

This is a consideration when going with larger wheels, the brakes can look small/lost in the large space these wheel create. I was worried about this with my original disks/drums but they actually didn't look bad. The Cobra brakes look much more at home of course.
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Re: Show us your wheels and tires!

Post by CatsRock » 07 Mar 2013, 18:03

Yea Bob, they are in there :lol: painted black with the black centers of the keystones makes them not so obvious, and as you said with the larger wheel. If I was a road warrior maybe an upgrade, maybe in the future for a project. But as a weekend cruiser they are doing the job :smoke:
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