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Question Cougar 7 spoke wheels

Hey guys, I was just wanting to know what you all think of Cougar 7 spoke wheels on a T-Bird. I think I might be buying a set of them. Has anyone done this? If so, do you have pics?

Also, what can be done about the center cap? Should I just leave the Cougar on there? I ask because I don't think the SC center caps fit, and neither do the fanblade center caps that I currently have.

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Hey guys, I was just wanting to know what you all think of Cougar 7 spoke wheels on a T-Bird. I think I might be buying a set of them. Has anyone done this? If so, do you have pics?

Also, what can be done about the center cap? Should I just leave the Cougar on there? I ask because I don't think the SC center caps fit, and neither do the fanblade center caps that I currently have.

Thanks for any and all help!
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Here is a link to a thread discussing these wheels, I have a set I am going to use on my '92 Tbird, but haven't done so yet. I found some Ford centers that are correct diameter, but only three clips of the six actually match up to the bosses on the wheels. I have a couple other ideas as well, will post pics when I do.

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Every cougar 7 spoke owner is going to send you hate mail for even thinking about putting those wheels on your car.... they are for COUGARS ONLY!!!!!




Now that I got that out of the way, good luck finding a set.... they look great on all mn12s.

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Every cougar 7 spoke owner is going to send you hate mail for even thinking about putting those wheels on your car.... they are for COUGARS ONLY!!!!!
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Yea, Cougars only!!! But I do like t-bird sport wheels on Cougars...is that bad?
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^its not bad, its way easier to find the t-bird sport(or 2nd gen sc) wheels than it is to find the 7 spokes

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Well, I saw them at a junk yard and got them yesterday. I was only able to get three, but there's another junkyard I saw around here that had them also, so I'll be heading out there to grab those on monday or so. Anyway, two of the ones I got had really nice looking tires, so I mounted them on the good side of my t-bird and took pics:

The front tire was low, but this was good enough to take a pic with...


The one of the lleft is my old fanlade, the one on the right is the xr7 7 spoke
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One more thing...
Next project: 1.6 inch drop. It looks ridiculous with all that extra space in the wheel well. Looks almost like the guy who had it before me has a lift put on it.
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What you should do, is grab the other rims from the other yard. If they are all in good condition, including the center caps, sell them. Alot of people are looking for those rims since they are hard to find. Then you could use the money for some decent 7 spokes or something else. But they don't look to bad on there, take the center cap off though! lol.


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Be careful with those center caps they are real easy to brake as well. They are "plastic welded" to the metal ring that secures them to the wheel. I broke one of mine when I wasnt being careful enough.
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What you should do, is grab the other rims from the other yard. If they are all in good condition, including the center caps, sell them. Alot of people are looking for those rims since they are hard to find. Then you could use the money for some decent 7 spokes or something else. But they don't look to bad on there, take the center cap off though! lol.
I've seen several sets at the yards, but haven't grabbed any 'cause people here aren't willing to pay for the shipping.

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If I was to get a complete set of these, how much are they worth? Also, I like the seven spoke design, anyone know of after market rims that look similar to these?
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Depends if/ how much curb rash they have and how interested someone is in them. Could be as little as $40 for the set or as much as $120 each.
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on the two I have on there, there's no curb rash. On the other one, the lip is a little bent and there is some pretty bad curb rash (I haven't been able to see if it's out of round) and lastly, on the ones still at the other junkyard, I'm not sure. I'll see when I get them.

Hopefully that will be today
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well sounds like you could score grabbing them rims. Might need to place a sticky or a parts for sale add too guage their interest im sure you could seel themeven if youcouldn;t seel all at one time just for how rare and nice they are I wish my cougar had them at the time

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car looks like it needs a good paintjob before I'd worry about wheels. . .
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car looks like it needs a good paintjob before I'd worry about wheels. . .
It's a work in progress. I'm still working on getting a dent taken out in the rear quarter panel and I have a replacement front passenger side fender hanging in my garage.

Taxes will be here soon enough, so I may be spending them on getting it painted. Anywho, that's a whole different thread.
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Yeah I'm sure you didn't notice that your car needs a paint job... how dare you spend upwards of $50 on wheels without painting the car first! Its a good thing we have other members here to set your priorities for you.


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Does that 15 inch wheel have a 205 wide tire on it? I don't remember there being that much difference in the 215/70/15s to the 225/60/16 I went to when I swapped out the stock wheels on my 89 to the 7 spokers off my 97 Sport (I like them alot, but I like the Bullits and chrome even more).

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Haha, yea man. The 15s have 205/75/r15 whitewalls... Compare that to the 225/6/r16 cougar wheels.
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Cool

Well I got the other two today. Actually I got a full set. Two of them had really nice Goodyear Eagles on them. They look almost new. The other two along side some other wheels I have amassed are up for sale here.

Also, might I mention, it looks awesome. Even with the cougar caps, I like it.
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Thanks for posting the pictures, I think the 7 spoke wheels look great on a T-bird.
I'm still mulling over my center cap options, it'll be summer before I get to mounting them.

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Hey, no problem. I actually have more pics on my car domain page here. They're all from that same day.

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