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18" GT 500's on a Cougar

Here are a couple pics of the GT 500 18x9.5 from Custom Wheel Shop.
I have them wrapped in Goodyear F1 Supercar 255-45-18 front and 285-40-18 rear.
I am going to have to roll the fenders in the rear for clearance, but other than that the fit perfect. Both Brad and Ken at Custom Wheel Shop are awesome guys deserving of high praise. If you order from them, expect the best in customer service, these guys know how business should be done. Thanks again guys!
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That looks sweet, nice choice.


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Damn dude, wheels look great! You have any pics of the hood? I'd like to see what you did with the scoop to clear the blower.

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You have any pics of the hood? I'd like to see what you did with the scoop to clear the blower.
Here are a couple pics of the hood, and a link to a web album.

Link to a bunch of pics

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Thanks for the props Scott!! Would like some feedback from you on those tires after a few months or so.

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I like, they look really nice on the cougar body style Maybe I'll add those to my possible next wheel list.

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Nice!!! Looks better than I would have thought!!!

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Wow your car is sexy! It's about freaken time you post pictures of the kitty!

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sexy! , i wanted the chrome fr500s for my 89 before she died. nice cat !

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Are those 4.25" bolt pattern or did you hubswap to 4.5"?

BTW: THOSE look mean!!

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Normally I am not the biggest fan of cougars, but I actually LIKE yours a lot. :3 nice wheels.

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Are those 4.25" bolt pattern or did you hubswap to 4.5"?

BTW: THOSE look mean!!

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They are 4.25"x5 bolt pattern.

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Very nice wheels on one bad kitty



Curious what type of exhaust are u running and possible to get some pics of it?
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Curious what type of exhaust are u running and possible to get some pics of it?
It is Kooks headers into custom Mandrel bent with Magnaflow mufflers the rest of the way. I will be doing a differential swap pretty soon and will take some pics then and post them up.

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beautiful cat, nice to see some more cats here, you deffently need to hub swap and get some real brakes, esecially with the motor you got
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i like 'em! they look very nice on the car!

i want some for my bird!!!

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It is Kooks headers into custom Mandrel bent with Magnaflow mufflers the rest of the way. I will be doing a differential swap pretty soon and will take some pics then and post them up.
thanks Scott just realized you are a fellow Georgian, I hope to make one of the lunch meets at some point and meet some of yall and see some of yalls rides

Just curious do you have cats and if not how do you get around inspections in your area ?
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Yes, I have cats. They are the spun cats, really small, about 4-4 1/2" in diameter. I do scrub sometimes in driveways and over speed bumps, but I am legal.
I am in the middle of the differential change and was able to get it swapped out with out pulling the exhaust off for a pic. I don't have a pic of the new cats, but here are a couple pics of the exhaust removed before I added mufflers to the rear. It was getting too loud, so I had the exhaust guys (Exotic Exhaust in Hiram, Ga. I have his phone number if someone needs it) cut the tips and add a set of Magnaflows to the rear.
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Would you happen to have like a lower close up shot from the front...Im just curious to see if they sit flush with the fender line or if they stick out alittle?
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I have these views.....

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awesome...looks good! I'm still contemplating on getting these for my 91 sc
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IIIIIII like it!!!
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looking at the pictures in this thread has me drooling all over my keyboard right now.

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