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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-09-2009, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fitting Mustang shoes on a cat...

I am interested in putting a set of '07 Mustang wheels on my '96 Cougar. I know the bolt pattern is wrong and was wondering if wheel adapters would be a safe, and economical way to go. And if this is a go, will there be any clearance issues?

Also, what is the lug pattern size on the MN-12 line and what other factory wheels would bolt up to this?

Thanks in advance...
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-09-2009, 06:42 PM
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Adapters are not safe and you will have clearance issues because of them. The hubswap is the ONLY way to go.

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MN-12 like most FOMOCO FWD 5bolts is 5/4.25 with 38mm offset. Yes the MN-12 was designed to be FWD originally.

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Actually the reason for the goofy bolt pattern is because our rear hubs are the same as taurus front hubs to save cost. The platform as we know it was intended to be rwd.

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and offset is 36mm

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Other cars with the same bolt pattern(I make no guarantees about offset) include:

Lincoln LS V6
Lincoln LS V8(Higher offset than V6)
Mercury Grand Marquis/Crown Vic, and Towncar
Taurus
Jaguar X and S types
Some Volvos
Ford Windstar
Ford Tbird/Merc Cougar/Mark vii
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Thanks for the heads up on the adapters... I'm sure I can find suitable aftermarket wheels... or a set of 16" T-bird/Cougar wheels.
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Other cars with the same bolt pattern(I make no guarantees about offset) include:

Lincoln LS V6
Lincoln LS V8(Higher offset than V6)

Mercury Grand Marquis/Crown Vic, and Towncar
Taurus
Jaguar X and S types
Some Volvos
Ford Windstar
Ford Tbird/Merc Cougar/Mark vii
What I'm finding on them is:
5x114.3 (5x4.5)
Which is the "standard" Ford RWD car bolt pattern.

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x2 on the GM and Vic being the same as the stang (4.5")

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You guys are correct, the new ones are 5x114.3, the old ones were 4x108 i think
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