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Help decision:Keep Brembo wheels or use custom 3 pieces

Ok, so I just got my 2011 Mustang GT Premium Convertible with all the bells and whistles. I gave my Lexus GS350 to the wife and traded her car in for the Stang. However, she didn't like the ride quality of the lowered Lexus GS with custom 3 piece staggered wheels, so we took them off and put the factory wheels and tires on. (her car now )

The dilemma...
Do I keep the factory Brembo wheels on?

Or do I TRY to install the custom Auto Couture wheels on?
(these wheels are extremely light and wrapped with almost brand new Pirelli P-Zeros, not to mention they cost over $5000 when I ordered them)
The Brembo's are 19's with 255's all around. The Auto Couture are 20's with 245 up front and 275 in the rear. The side walls are much smaller on the 20's, but the overall wheel and tire looks to be the same height between the two. They both have 5 lug nuts.

Will these 20's even fit on the Mustang? I don't know the offset of the wheels. The Lexus had large calipers up front so I think the front rims will clear the Brembo's on the Stang.

My wife says I should sell the old rims and leave the Stang with the Brembo wheels. However, after putting the wheels up to the Stang, I think it would be incredible with a staggered/large wheel setup


I have attached a Pic of my wheels on a Dodge Challenger, so I know they fit on some domestics. But I'm afraid the offsets may have been made different for my old Lexus.

Please help me make this decision. I value the opinions of Mustang fanatics. Thanks for your help.


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I personally love the factory Brembo wheels, I don't know why anyone would want to take them off.


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Im a strong believer in "chrome wont get u home"
I love my brembos.

2011 5.0 400a Brembo.
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11.8 @ 117....not stock....
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We have the same car! 1st one I've seen that's got all the same stuff.

Anyway, pulling the Brembos and installing your 20's is a pretty easy task then you can decide if you like them or not, and if they will fit. Bit suprised the bolt pattern is the same! Remember to pull off the little washers the factory uses to hold the rotors in place during assembly as they could cause a vibration.

Nothing wrong with putting the Brembo wheels up for a while...

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Put them on. Drive them. See if you like it.

*shrug*

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I like the 20"s but not your tire sizes. If you can't afford larger tires on the 20"s sell them. Let me know if you do.

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