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some 16" wheels will fit on the back of non-Brembo 2011 Mustang GT's

Well I had purchased a set of OEM '94-'98 GT wheels (16"x7.5") and BFG drag radials (255-50-16) for my '02 that I never ended up using before I traded it in for my '11. The first time I put the '11 up on my lift to take a good look at the suspension, exhaust, etc. I figured that I'd see if they fit just for kicks and giggles. To my surprise, they did. The spokes of the wheel are a little close (I can just get my index finger between the spoke and caliper) but it isn't close anywhere else. Based on this I would think that SN95 16" wheels should fit our '11s but am only saying that the style pictured below will for sure. Just figured this might be an interesting bit of info for guys looking to run drag radials on a wheel smaller than the 18"/19" wheels that come on them for a taller sidewall.

I'm not sure if the 255 BFG DR's would provide better traction than the 285 Goodyear F1 streets that are on it now but the fact that they fit gives me a second option.

My apologies as the pictures aren't the greatest and I forgot to take some pics down the side of the car (they don't stick out any farther than my street tires do, flush with the quarter panel).

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Well now you can go do a gnarly burnout and not ruin your street tires :kooky:

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thats good to know.
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If I had to guess I'd say that the different offset of the SN95 wheels pushes them out far enough that they clear the calipers (rear only though on the non-Brembo cars). Just thought this would be a helpful tidbit for any drag racers that wanted to run a taller-sidewall sticky tire w/o having to change brake set-ups. They're pretty easy to find as there are a bunch of them out there, and kind to the budget as well as you can pick them up pretty cheap.

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Any more updates on this? I'm needed some drag radial and don't want to shell out $450 for a set of racestars with lugs.

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Haven't done any more research on this as the DR's on my 16" SN95 wheels are too short for me to run at the strip, but I can tell you that the five-spoke 16" 96-98 GT wheels that I mentioned (pictured above) will fit any 2011-new Mustang (even the Brembo cars as the rear calipers are the same as the non-Brembo cars). They don't clear the calipers by much, but they do clear. I would think that any 16" SN95 wheel would work but I can only be positive that the one's I have do b/c I've seen it first hand. That style is fairly easy to find on either a local CL or on Ebay, and they aren't that desirable so they can usually be picked up for fairly cheap. Good luck.

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They work just fine. I run a set with 26" ET streets at the strip.

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I've got a set of waffle wheels and bfg's im going to use on my 11 also.

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