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I had been looking at the Boze Stixx but they are apparently discontinued in favor of the five speed design. Which doesn't look as clean IMHO and demand the hefty price tag of custom wheels. The ZE forged fusions are very similar but 3 piece and also not as good looking as the stixx. Not having exactly what I wanted, I wasn't really willing to pay the premium price.

So I started looking again and found the Branzach BZ-16's in 19x9 38c what's everyone think? I'd like 10" width in the rear end but sadly not available in 19x10.


Anyone else have any suggestions? I need a moderate priced wheel in 19" with width no less than 9" and correct offset.
 

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Mho

Why the 10" wide? What size tire are you planning on mounting? I went modest and got the American Racing Casino wheels in 18x8 and mounted 255/45 on them and they look great (not like i'm biased or anything:winks )! I could have gone a little wider with the tire if I had wanted; but like you, cost was a factor.

I got out the door for $1300.00 tires, wheels, mounting, chrome lugs and stems and locking lugs.

It always boils down to how much you can spend and what you plan on doing with the car. Mine are strickly for looks...i've never seen a track and wouldn't know what to do if I went to one.

http://www.americanracing.com/wheels/details.asp?wheelid=147&name=Casino%20Chrome&style=683&desc=1-piece%20chrome%20plated%20alloy&section=Ahttp://www.americanracing.com/appgu...ents=For+caliper+clearance+use+18"+505+series
 

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I just prefer that boated out rear end look. 10" is what I've seen being about the max the wells can handle easily. Blowing an extra couple K on wheels I'm not 100% sure I love means no nitrous kit this winter :drool: and I love nitrous! I'm also looking to fill the wells in more than the current 17's do. My Mt Everest style driveway means no drop springs unless I want to leave half my bumpers behind each time I leave.

The Casinos and Torque Thrust II's both look pretty good/right price but neithers offerd in the size I'm looking for. :sosad: Even if I went with 20's the casinos drop to 7.5" width.

What's everyone else running?
 

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I have no plans doing any mods on suspension on my '05 of any kind. I want to buy 18x9 cragars and put these on 255/45/18 tires. I'm wondering if the bigger setup will f-up anything. i.e., ride quality (which isn't great anyway) or wear stuff out prematurely. I would like the fatter look, but want to keep all the tires the same size for rotation.
 

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I have no plans doing any mods on suspension on my '05 of any kind. I want to buy 18x9 cragars and put these on 255/45/18 tires. I'm wondering if the bigger setup will f-up anything. i.e., ride quality (which isn't great anyway) or wear stuff out prematurely. I would like the fatter look, but want to keep all the tires the same size for rotation.
The 06 mustang 18" wheel option comes with "suspension tuning" you might sacrifice some of the handling quality without any changes.
 

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Vandil said:
I had been looking at the Boze Stixx but they are apparently discontinued in favor of the five speed design. Which doesn't look as clean IMHO and demand the hefty price tag of custom wheels. The ZE forged fusions are very similar but 3 piece and also not as good looking as the stixx. Not having exactly what I wanted, I wasn't really willing to pay the premium price.

So I started looking again and found the Branzach BZ-16's in 19x9 38c what's everyone think? I'd like 10" width in the rear end but sadly not available in 19x10.


Anyone else have any suggestions? I need a moderate priced wheel in 19" with width no less than 9" and correct offset.
What's kind of budget are you looking at? I got mine from Group A (http://www.groupawheels.com/driftr.html) they came mounted and balanced. They through in the AIR for free! They were just a tick over $2k for wheels and tires.
 

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2006GT said:
What's kind of budget are you looking at?
Honestly I've got enough stashed away in savings I could buy pretty much any wheel if I felt it warranted the price. I'm just a stingy SOB about paying what I consider premium prices for wheels I'm not in love with. So that's leaving me in the moderate price range. $200-$400 a wheel.

The Deep dish bullits aren't bad but probably 50% of mustangs are running bullits of some sort.

Konig Beyonds aren't to bad looking either. According to the konig site they are available in 20x9 and 20x10 but can't find an online or local konig dealer stocking the 20's. Konigwheels.com says they won't fit the mustang but a couple guys have them on stangs already.
 

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pcfrisch said:
The 06 mustang 18" wheel option comes with "suspension tuning" you might sacrifice some of the handling quality without any changes.
Hey pcfrisch,
I hear ya. I know there's many out there who have put on the 18"+, but wonder if they did any mods to help the ride. I should just go w/ the same stock numbers and don't have to worry then. Thanks. PS - the deals on some 18" are very tempting though :drool:
 

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Hey pcfrisch,
I hear ya. I know there's many out there who have put on the 18"+, but wonder if they did any mods to help the ride. I should just go w/ the same stock numbers and don't have to worry then. Thanks. PS - the deals on some 18" are very tempting though :drool:
I used to have the Ford link, but I can't find it, they change the spring rates and shocks. I am sure if you search enough, you can find it.
 

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I went with 18" wheels from Budnik. They used my car to measure the front width and it is right on. I have 18 x 9's front and 18 x 10's in the rear shod with BFG TA/KDW 255/45/18 front and 285/40/18 rear. Those tire specs keep the diameter exactly the same as factory stock. I have installed Steeda's entire suspension package which includes springs, sway bars, camber kit, a-arm relo and bump steer. Nothing rubs or sticks out of the fenders and the car handles like nothing I've ever driven (including Vettes). The ride is definitely not cushy, rather it is firm but not harsh. Budnik's aren't cheap, but they are custom made to order so you won't find them on the Pep Boys wheel rack. One thing to note, larger diameter wheels will affect your stopping distance and acceleration so if you go to 20's you better upgrade the brakes with a system from one of the aftermarket companies like Baer. Besides that the larger dia. wheels make the stock brakes look tiny and out of place.
 

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05GT68RSSS said:
I went with 18" wheels from Budnik.
I like there pentacle series, not sure how they'd look on an 05 though. What wheel design did you go with from them?
 
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