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I was wondering if anyone has done fr500 wheels to their 11-13 mustang, I've been trying to find pictures but I havent found any to see if I like them

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There are a few hits on Google images.
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Look for some of my early post. I have them. They are 17a but you can get an idea.

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Not enough pictures

Hey, Grimace I was kind of hoping if there were a few more pictures of this wheel. (Good show)
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I'm stuck on what wheels I want, I know I want 20x10 in the back for sure

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i'm looking at these wheels for my 2012 GT. currently i have the stock 18" wheels and stock tires; i'm looking to stay with the 18" size and get these FR500's. what would be the best all-weather/season tire to match these with? anything i need to be concerned with these being 18x9's versus the stock 18x8's?

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i'm looking at these wheels for my 2012 GT. currently i have the stock 18" wheels and stock tires; i'm looking to stay with the 18" size and get these FR500's. what would be the best all-weather/season tire to match these with? anything i need to be concerned with these being 18x9's versus the stock 18x8's?
Continental ExtremeContact DWS is a great all-season tire with superb tread lift and wet weather grip. The 18x9 FR500 wheel will fit fine as long as you don't have Brembo brakes.
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Continental ExtremeContact DWS is a great all-season tire with superb tread lift and wet weather grip. The 18x9 FR500 wheel will fit fine as long as you don't have Brembo brakes.
thanks for the reply, i will look into those Continentals. i don't have Brembo's either, just the standard brakes.

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last question someone can answer i hope: with the FR500's do i need spacers? i'm trying to understand what they do exactly with the offset, etc but i'm still a bit lost. any help to explain?

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The 20" FR500s look pretty good.

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last question someone can answer i hope: with the FR500's do i need spacers? i'm trying to understand what they do exactly with the offset, etc but i'm still a bit lost. any help to explain?

The Mustang uses positive offset, for example the Brembo wheels are +42mm offset. When using spacers the wheels are pushed outward reducing the offset. A 10mm spacer would make the offset of those wheels +32mm, making the wheel that much closer to the fenders. This is done for two reasons, for a more aggressive look(to counter the 'sucked-in' look) and also for caliper clearance. If the spokes of the wheel contact the brake caliper a spacer can gain some clearance but it is always better to have a wheel that is made to fit the application without spacers so you don't have to worry about having enough threads on the studs to safely secure the lug nuts.


A Brembo owner would probably need spacers to clear the calipers, but standard brakes would clear fine.
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