all great suggestions but im basically running into the "6 one way, Half-dozen the other" problem. I am attempting to build my car so that it is unlike anyone else's around here. I dont want to fit into the norm, and as far as going to the track, i am planning on keeping the stock wheels to throw back on it (at least the rear)... the car is only driven locally unless takent o a show, and it is stored in the winter.. gotta love Illinois and its salty-roads half of the year. i am lookin basically at the foose legend packages on cruizinconcepts. i have only seen the packages for the 20", and the prices arent bad. Def. love the look of your black on red Andy and the a big fear of mine was if the wheels were going to stick out too far in the rear w the 10in wheels on the back.
As a side note and i hope everyone reads this... i went thru blueovalindustries.com to get a replacement stock wheel for my car after some illinois black ice caused me to damage one of my stock wheels... i got the best price from blueoval, but the customer service was TERRIBLE. I called the day after ordering the wheel to confirm that everything went through with the online purchase and was treated like an idiot for confirming the purchase by telephone as opposed to just what was shown online. I was told the customer service was terrible through them, but i did not believe my ears when talking to them. Again, best prices, worst CS!
Ah i now see what your going for. Just a few suggestions, 20 in wheels stick out plain and simple. They fully fill the wheel well and you can stagger them just like 18's. if you go for 20s or even 18s get them staggered. I would highly suggest 8-9 in wide in the front and 10 in wide in the back. Itll sit really mean and have that fat tire look from the rear. I kind of lost that look cause the roush rear valence is very low. You will not have tires sticking out I can assure you of that. They will look like the were made to be there and will give you a hell of a look that is unique to your car.
My rims are one of the things that define my car. I have never seen any mustang with the same rims as me and that is something I really like. The black on red is a look that I love, Im a die hard Georgia Bulldogs fan and love my red and black. I have built the car to look very unique so I completely understand what your going for.
Personally I feel that even though there are many nice rims that are 18" the fatter tires ruin the look. 20" rims with the low profile tires are just straight up sexy to me. New school not old school, I personally havent seen any drivability concerns like others post... it all comes down to the simple saying... you get what you pay for. If you go super cheap and get heavy ass rims, youll feel it. The stock rims are pretty heavy so if you shop around you can find very good rims for nothing outrageous. If I remember correctly I paid around 2.5- 3 grand for my rims AND tires. I got some really good summer tires and pretty light weight rims, much more then is needed.
If you have any questions feel free to PM me. For a good seller, go to a kaufman tire or something similar and talk to who ever is in charge. I personally am good friends with the owner of my local kaufman tire and he really gave me a good selection and advise for my needs. I find most places where you meet with a rep face to face the customer service is better... Its alot harder to **** some1 over to their face then on the phone or internet.
I hope you can get some use out of the rambleing.