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post #721 of 737 (permalink) Old 07-06-2016, 11:36 AM
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These are the 18x9's I put on this year...
Wow, looks bad-ass. Love those wheels with that color!
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Wow, looks bad-ass. Love those wheels with that color!
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Well the great thing about PlastiDip is that it's not permanent. I can peel it off at any time. The one wheel though isn't in great shape. The chrome plating was actually flaking off in one area and a couple parts of the wheel were corroding. This actually helped make it look better and should protect it from further damage. I liked the chrome center caps for contrast.[/quote]
I just did the same thing to my buddy, Kermit the Ford. We were both tired of the aged aluminum look. I decided to paint one first to see the results.

The only problem so far: I didn't apply it to the point the product looked wet, and, I live on a dusty gravel lane. The black really shows the dust. I applied three medium coats of black, two coats of glossifier, and an application of lemon furniture polish to smooth the surface and repel dirt. I scuffed the surface of the wheels after a thorough washing, wiped down with alcohol, covered the rotors with plastic bags, but sprayed the drums.

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19" Niche Misano's :D

As you may or may not know I've been constantly looking for a set of Saleen Speedstars for my cougar but SCP and Customwheel shop haven't had them for a while. every time I check they never have them in stock anymore so I had to settle for something that I think looks better than the speedstars.

With a lot of helpful information from Sam on the TCCoA facebook page I got 19" Niche Misano's. They are 5x108 Bolt pattern, 40mm offset, fronts 19x8.5 and rears 19x9.5. I got Continental ExtremeContact DW tires 245/40/r19 for the front and 275/35/19 for the rear. They fit perfect and look awesome. Took a nearly 20 year old car and made it look normal to todays standards (Minus that horrible front wheel gap). lol The car has Eibach 1.5" Lowering Springs on KYB Shocks. The Cougar I have is a 97 with the JJJJ Sport suspension and I haven't had any issues with these wheels fitting. Everything fit perfect and didn't have to worry about clearance issues.

Here are a few pics. What cha think?




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What is an mn12?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_MN12_platform

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As you may or may not know I've been constantly looking for a set of Saleen Speedstars for my cougar but SCP and Customwheel shop haven't had them for a while. every time I check they never have them in stock anymore so I had to settle for something that I think looks better than the speedstars.

With a lot of helpful information from Sam on the TCCoA facebook page I got 19" Niche Misano's. They are 5x108 Bolt pattern, 40mm offset, fronts 19x8.5 and rears 19x9.5. I got Continental ExtremeContact DW tires 245/40/r19 for the front and 275/35/19 for the rear. They fit perfect and look awesome. Took a nearly 20 year old car and made it look normal to todays standards (Minus that horrible front wheel gap). lol The car has Eibach 1.5" Lowering Springs on KYB Shocks. The Cougar I have is a 97 with the JJJJ Sport suspension and I haven't had any issues with these wheels fitting. Everything fit perfect and didn't have to worry about clearance issues.

Here are a few pics. What cha think?




Those look sexy as hell!

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Those look sexy as hell!
Indeed!


Have you considered blacking out your grille with some plastidip? It might make the car look even more sick nasty.

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I just had a pair of Mark VIII wheels powder coated, and I am VERY happy with the results. I went with gloss black, and they look great.

I will be mounting snow tires on these, and using them exclusively as winter wheels.
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I just had a pair of Mark VIII wheels powder coated, and I am VERY happy with the results. I went with gloss black, and they look great.

I will be mounting snow tires on these, and using them exclusively as winter wheels.
Those look awesome!

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Wheels on!

After months of waiting and decision making, my new wheels are finally on. Im not sure how they will be taken but I am pretty happy with the result. If anyone wonders, they are 17x8 wheels wrapped in 255/50r17s.
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I just had a pair of Mark VIII wheels powder coated, and I am VERY happy with the results. I went with gloss black, and they look great.
Those do look great; but I love those wheels in Chrome.

Especially on Tbirds, for some reason.

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I just had a pair of Mark VIII wheels powder coated, and I am VERY happy with the results. I went with gloss black, and they look great.

I will be mounting snow tires on these, and using them exclusively as winter wheels.
What does it cost to get 4 wheels powder coated. Those look awesome
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What does it cost to get 4 wheels powder coated. Those look awesome
The local powder coater charged $45 per wheel and that included sand blasting them up beforehand.

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Those do look great; but I love those wheels in Chrome.
Thanks. I agree about those wheels in chrome. It's just harder and harder to find them with the chrome in good condition (and when you do find them- they are pricey).

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The local powder coater charged $45 per wheel and that included sand blasting them up beforehand.
That ain't bad. I have some cobra wheels I was wanting to do in white. Never had time to see what it would cost. Didn't know if it would be the same price as buying new wheels
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I'd repainted the stock wheels to sell and then put the money plus the cost of powder coating toward a set of super light 17" rims with some 255 50 17 tires for a huge improvement


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