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anyone use the 4 to 5 lug conversion spacer?

Old 09-21-2009, 11:43 AM
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hey guys, i am having a tough time finding a set of cheap 4 lug mustang rums i like for my 88 cougar, i found these on ebay and was thinking of getting them so i can put my original 97 cobra wheels on it, which i think would look soo coool, let me know if anyone used them before!!!! thanks
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:05 PM
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I have not used them on a mustang, but I have used them on dune buggies to run a chevy bolt pattern and they have worked out well.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:22 PM
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They will make the wheels stick out and look redneck
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by PRO50SC View Post
They will make the wheels stick out and look redneck
What he said.

You can convert them using mustang parts. I bought my fox with ranger brakes, and now it has parts from a 96 and an 01
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:00 PM
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Exclamation don't do it!!!

I bought a set of those from the same company on ebay. I used them to put a set of 05 GT wheels on my 91 Notch. I thought they were awesome, a Cheap & Easy 5lug conversion & the 05 wheels fit perfectly on the car.
They worked great for about 1,000mi UNTIL the left rear spacer separated on me @ 50mph, sending my wheel deep into the woods & sending me down the road with 3 wheels, dragging the left side of the rear axle on the ground. pretty scary ride but could have been alot worse & possibly even fatal if it had happened at the wrong time,higher speeds, around other cars ect..... Thank God I was in a rural area & no one was around.
Come to find out, the bolts that hold the outside plate to the inner plate of the adapter slowly backed out & then finally snapped off, I felt no vibration whatsoever
& the only warning I had was an occasional light clicking noise from the rear that I thought was the drum brake acting up again like it had done before the spacers had been put on.
from the time I heard the first click to when the wheel came flying off was no more than 15 intown miles. It all happened suddenly.
Needless to say, I will NEVER use them again & would never recommend them to anyone.
sorry for the long post but I wanted to put my .02 in.

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Old 09-22-2009, 11:04 PM
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you have a 88 cougar me 2 ill sell you my cobras with continential high performance tires they are chrom but have some pitting on inside lip

glad to see another cougar in the fourms
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OP please refrain from such threads in the tech section = belongs in GENERAL
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