Wheel and tire size

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Re: Wheel and tire size

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Post by zman » 02 Oct 2019, 17:02

mo2872 wrote:
02 Oct 2019, 11:41
67427GT500 wrote:
01 Oct 2019, 21:29
Local, what's up with the stink bug look there? lol
This is what's up with it........for your viewing pleasure.....

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured ... cougar-xr7
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Re: Wheel and tire size

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Post by 67427GT500 » 02 Oct 2019, 19:44

InvernessGreen67 wrote:
02 Oct 2019, 14:50
67427GT500 wrote:
02 Oct 2019, 12:36
The old school look is fine if that's your taste. It just reminded me of high school a bit. I remember a lot of the muscle cars with the shackles to lift the car. Usually for wheel clearance.
I went the other way, but there's no shortage of rubber under the car. 275 40 17 in the rear and 245 40 17 fronts. The factory 10 spoke 15 X 7 rims are put away as there aren't many good tire choices for 15 inch rims anymore.
-Keith
Is this wheel and tire for the 67 427 mustang your are referring to? Or a cougar? I would love to run tires that size, but I don’t know if they will fit without any modification?
Yes,I have that much stuffed under the car with the Drake 17" reproductions. 7" wide front and 8" rear. I put the original Shelby 10 spokes in the garage.
-Keith
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Re: Wheel and tire size

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Post by johnboy » 03 Oct 2019, 01:13

zman wrote:
02 Oct 2019, 17:02
mo2872 wrote:
02 Oct 2019, 11:41
67427GT500 wrote:
01 Oct 2019, 21:29
Local, what's up with the stink bug look there? lol
This is what's up with it........for your viewing pleasure.....

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured ... cougar-xr7
One of the nicest looking Cougars on the planet.
I'll second that!
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Re: Wheel and tire size

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Post by COUGRR » 04 Oct 2019, 15:32

I'm running a 68 vert, which is very uncommon to begin with. I see lots of classic cars riding around with larger rims and the lower profile tires these days. I chose to go with a more original and better riding setup. The car rides fairly nice on the local lousy roads that I have to put up with here in the St. Louis area. No more chasing hub caps. I have 14x7 rims with 215/70/14 tires. No rub issues noticed. I also chose to go with black walls since raised white letters, red wall & white wall tires are very common. I stand out and that is what matters to me. Then again, you choose what you like. Have fun!
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Re: Wheel and tire size

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Post by 67427GT500 » 04 Oct 2019, 16:06

Don: Drake didn't make those for your Cougar in 17 X 7 and 17 X 8?
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