Wheel and tire size

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InvernessGreen67
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Wheel and tire size

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Post by InvernessGreen67 » 01 Oct 2019, 19:29

Hello! If you haven’t seen my post about My First Cougar, please check it out a couple threads below! I NEED a new wheel and tire set up badly... want something a little more aggressive than the small factory hubcaps on it now. What is the largest size I can go in terms of tire without any sort of modifications? What are you all running? Please post pictures!
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Post by Local Hero » 01 Oct 2019, 19:53

Just sayin' welcome!

I can't help you with my set-up. I got lots of mods.
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Post by 67427GT500 » 01 Oct 2019, 21:29

Local, what's up with the stink bug look there? lol
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Post by BossElim69 » 02 Oct 2019, 03:52

Here is a list of tire sizes that was produced over on the mercury.net site back when the site was way more active. The list gives you the size, what year cougar and if that tire size had problems rubbing on the Cougar.

https://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/sh ... ize-Combos
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Post by Local Hero » 02 Oct 2019, 06:45

67427GT500 wrote:
01 Oct 2019, 21:29
Local, what's up with the stink bug look there? lol
Wheels and tires fill the fenders.

Look up Bobby Alloway's Hot Rod Shop. I'm a big fan of his style.
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Post by DieselD » 02 Oct 2019, 09:27

Here you go for your reading pleasure.
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=2320&hilit=show+us+wheels+tires
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Post by mo2872 » 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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Post by 67427GT500 » 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
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Post by InvernessGreen67 » 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?

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Post by Don Rush » 02 Oct 2019, 15:03

In a round about way that Shelby wheel was available on a Cougar, click here for details.

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/s ... attribs=81

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