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PostSubject: Wheel Repair   Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:28 pm

After getting stuck one too many times I think I might just grab some snows for the cougar. That being said I have two extra wheels from when I fell asleep and hit some rocks. One of them has a gouge taken out of it. I want to get them fixed and mount the snow tires up to them. 15 inch factory alloys. Any suggestions?

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:38 am

Dont know if it's worth it but this is who I thought of.

http://www.rimpro.com/index.html

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:32 am

sdstick wrote:
Dont know if it's worth it but this is who I thought of.

http://www.rimpro.com/index.html



....... they charge the dealership about 100- 125 per rim...... look on CL .......

............. you should find 100's of throw away rims and snow shoes for a $ 100 or a less a complete sets.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:49 am

What's the bolt pattern and offset? Fwd or rwd? (I'm not familiar with the car). I'll look through what I have if you want. I know I have a set of american racing chrome outlaws in the basement with a 5x4.5 pattern I'm trying to get 50 bucks for them. Fit nothing I own or will own. Just throwin it out there. I believe its a ford/mopar pattern. They fit on my '40 plymouth sedan and my brothers lumina. No idea on anything else.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:14 am

Dang $160 a weel? It almost makes it not worth it depending on what you paid for them.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:15 am

Cadet57 wrote:
Dang $160 a weel? It almost makes it not worth it depending on what you paid for them.

These are probably 99% insurance claims

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:18 am

sdstick wrote:
Cadet57 wrote:
Dang $160 a weel? It almost makes it not worth it depending on what you paid for them.

These are probably 99% insurance claims

Still. Unless you're talking about OEM rims that cost $400-500 each, and you have to pay outta pocket, I couldnt see spending that kinda money. I've found refinished OEM rims on Ebay for under $150. In fact I bought one for our old explorer once, $80 with free shipping. Can't beat that.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:54 pm

I had my Cragars straightened there when my wife took out two of them on a giant pothole, but they weren't made anymore and I couldn't find any replacements, so 100 bucks a wheel was worth it.

In your case, like the other guys said, toss the old wheels and get a set for dirt on CL. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:13 pm

bowtiepimp wrote:
sdstick wrote:
Dont know if it's worth it but this is who I thought of.

http://www.rimpro.com/index.html



....... they charge the dealership about 100- 125 per rim...... look on CL .......

............. you should find 100's of throw away rims and snow shoes for a $ 100 or a less a complete sets.

I've hunted CL but dont seem to find anything for my BS

Ironfistdog wrote:
What's the bolt pattern and offset? Fwd or rwd? (I'm not familiar with the car). I'll look through what I have if you want. I know I have a set of american racing chrome outlaws in the basement with a 5x4.5 pattern I'm trying to get 50 bucks for them. Fit nothing I own or will own. Just throwin it out there. I believe its a ford/mopar pattern. They fit on my '40 plymouth sedan and my brothers lumina. No idea on anything else.

I have an odd ball BS. 5x4.25(5x108mm) Only cougars, T-birds, and the Lincoln MKVII have the same spacing, and are the only RWD cars that have it. I have a big chunk out of the rim of the wheel, so it probably isn't repairable. I'd love to grab a cheap steal wheel for it to run snows on but I have yet to find one. The taurus and sables have the same BS, but I have no clue about back spacing.

I'll have to do some digging for them.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:16 pm

1984twodoor wrote:


I have an odd ball BS. 5x4.25(5x108mm) Only cougars, T-birds, and the Lincoln MKVII have the same spacing, and are the only RWD cars that have it. I have a big chunk out of the rim of the wheel, so it probably isn't repairable. I'd love to grab a cheap steal wheel for it to run snows on but I have yet to find one. The taurus and sables have the same BS, but I have no clue about back spacing.

I'll have to do some digging for them.

Won't Crown Vic rims fit that? I thought the rear end was the same on the MKVII and the Town Car/CV
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:29 pm

I'm guessing the backspacing is different for his car and will have the wheels sticking way out if he used them. Who knows though. Matt try car-part.com, maybe you can find a set in a JY. I'm guessing all the yards are a disaster with the snow/rain/mud right now though.

Rimpro is expensive but does a good job, if the rims are worth it to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:41 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:


I have an odd ball BS. 5x4.25(5x108mm) Only cougars, T-birds, and the Lincoln MKVII have the same spacing, and are the only RWD cars that have it. I have a big chunk out of the rim of the wheel, so it probably isn't repairable. I'd love to grab a cheap steal wheel for it to run snows on but I have yet to find one. The taurus and sables have the same BS, but I have no clue about back spacing.

I'll have to do some digging for them.

Won't Crown Vic rims fit that? I thought the rear end was the same on the MKVII and the Town Car/CV

Arn't the T-bird and cougar IRS cars? Likely to have far different backspacing than a Crown Vic

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:52 pm

Some pretty nice rims CHEAP here! Smile

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/results.jsp?sort=Price&autoMake=Mercury&autoModel=Cougar+XR7&autoYear=1996&autoModClar=&filterSize=All&filterFinish=All&filterBrand=All&filterSpecial=false&filterWeight=All&filterNew=All


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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:17 pm

^There ya go
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:29 pm

Pooge wrote:
Cadet57 wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:


I have an odd ball BS. 5x4.25(5x108mm) Only cougars, T-birds, and the Lincoln MKVII have the same spacing, and are the only RWD cars that have it. I have a big chunk out of the rim of the wheel, so it probably isn't repairable. I'd love to grab a cheap steal wheel for it to run snows on but I have yet to find one. The taurus and sables have the same BS, but I have no clue about back spacing.

I'll have to do some digging for them.

Won't Crown Vic rims fit that? I thought the rear end was the same on the MKVII and the Town Car/CV

Arn't the T-bird and cougar IRS cars? Likely to have far different backspacing than a Crown Vic

Doug

They also have a different Bolt Circle. I think panther cars have 5X4.5 I have 5x4.25
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:31 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Some pretty nice rims CHEAP here! Smile

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/results.jsp?sort=Price&autoMake=Mercury&autoModel=Cougar+XR7&autoYear=1996&autoModClar=&filterSize=All&filterFinish=All&filterBrand=All&filterSpecial=false&filterWeight=All&filterNew=All


For this car CHEAP means steel wheels lol. I'm not buying a set of wheels for this car. I just want to get an extra pair suitable to run snow tires on.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Repair   Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:02 pm

Went to rimpro today and they said 160 to repair it, I think I'll scan JYs once the weather is clear. Tomorrow or Friday morning I'm having the snows mounted on one wheel on the car and an extra that was in the shed.

Thanks for the info on rimpro anyway guys, May end up getting that wheel fixed sometime in the future.
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