bolt pattern for 1996
Hard to determine that unless you have a chart of all OEM wheels with bolt patterns Your car uses a 5-114. Which translate to 5 Lug, and a 114mm bolt/lug diameter.
I have found that most use the 5 X 4.5 designation, and what I am looking for can be found here: http://www.originalwheels.com/ford-wheels/crownvictoria.php
Awesome, and yes 114mm = 4.5"
While the wheels will fit, the offset of the wheel centers will be different. There are 2 different offsets for the 16" wheels as well. There's also a recall on the 16" wheels with seven (7) slots.
Excellent additional info. So which offset fits my car ('96) - I want the wide stance without the dish look of the Towncar.
I'm sorry, I don't know. I've always been an OEM technician and rarely go outside Factory specs. I wonder if a well-known tire outfit like a Firestone or Goodyear shop would be able to tell you.
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