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Official released tire sizes

I'm looking for an official paper from FoMoCo about the tire sizes which are released for the standard 15 x 6.5 inches 5 bolt alloy wheels.
It should be a kind of official document with the FoMoCo header, the standard alloy wheel size and a list of released tire sizes.
I need it to get the different tire sizes signed in the official registration papers of the car in Germany.
Anyone who could help me ?
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I already have the manual and also the brochure and some repair manuals - unfortunately that is not enough.
All I need is (a copy of) an official piece of paper coming from FORD, saying which car, which alloy wheel and which wheel size.
I'm already in contact with FCSD (Ford Customer and Service Department) but they do not keep such old stuff in their files.

I would not say it is European government - it is more a typical German thing.
Every technical assessory deviating from the serial standard (like wheels, mufflers, lamps, brake discs and pads etc..) need to have an official release from the OEM or proofed and release by the German "Technical Supervising union".
For Engine Parts it is not a problem - there are certificates available for a lot of modifications on the 5.0L and 3.8L due to the fact that a lot of Mustangs running around here but for every Cougar specific part it is not easy.
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..that's what I expected
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What about the "Manufacturers Motor Vehicle Specifications" publication submitted by ford to the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers of America? I know you're in Germany, but it is a more official looking document than an owners manual, etc.

Go to sccoa.com, on the side bar click 'SC Literature', from there go to the bottom of the page and click on 'ford thunderbird specifications'. From there you can choose your year.

There you will find a very large pdf of every specification you could ever want to know as stated by ford. Page 13 of the 1993 document has the three wheel options with their corresponding tire fitments.

I know that you have a cougar and are not in the U.S., but maybe this is official enough for you? If not search for the Mercury release of this document? Hope you get this problem figured out!

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Good Idea but the MVMA specifications shows only the standard tires (205/70R15) and optional 215/70R15 for the 15" wheels.
To get the 16" wheels in the registration papers of my car I need such a document specifically for the '93 Cougar (German administration is pedantic).
Is there somewhere such a MMV spec. available showing the `93 Cougar ?
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Good Idea but the MVMA specifications shows only the standard tires (205/70R15) and optional 215/70R15 for the 15" wheels.
To get the 16" wheels in the registration papers of my car I need such a document specifically for the '93 Cougar (German administration is pedantic).
Is there somewhere such a MMV spec. available showing the `93 Cougar ?
Put some 15's on till you get it registered then swap on the 16's

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Put some 15's on till you get it registered then swap on the 16's
And don't get stopped by the Poleizi.

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That's what I intent to do - but every 2 years I need to swap back to the 15" wheels.
In German (and other EU countrys as well) you need to show up at the Technical Supervising Union with your car every 2 years.
They will do a technical check (emission systems, brakes, tires, rust and the general condiontion) and give you a sticker on your licence plate when everything is ok.
The "Polizei" will not look for wrong tires when there is enough profile on it.
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Yeah, I think you'll have a problem certifying 16" tires because 16" wheels weren't available on the Cougar in '93.

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Yeah, I think you'll have a problem certifying 16" tires because 16" wheels weren't available on the Cougar in '93.
Only other options are if they would accept 96 or 92 given that they are the same chassis, but I doubt it.

CougarCGN, you probably are more familiar with the Poleizi than I but still not and issue I'd like to have to deal with with them, especially if involved in a wreck.

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