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Hey guys, I just need some of your valued input in regards to new wheels and tires. Believe it or not, but after 14000 miles, my stock Pirelli's are almost ready to be replaced (and that's without ANY track time, burnouts, etc.).

I would like to replace the stock Brembo wheels with a darker wheel, e.g. gloss-black, powdercoat black, etc. and was looking into the follwoing options:

19" FRRP Black Track Pack Wheels - Same as Brembo, but black
19" RTR Black Wheels - Offset is my concern here
20" Steeda Black Spyder Wheels - Love the 11" wheels for the rear

Any thoughts on any of them? Any experiece, rubbing issues etc.
I'm running the Steeda UltraLite Springs...

Thanks for any input, ideas or suggestions...
 

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If the RTRs will fit then that is definitely what i would go with. Those are my favorite so far.
 

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RTRs look boss go with them
 

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I concur. The RTR's are what I am planning on purchasing too, as soon as my Pirelli's bite the dust.

The only problem with them that I've heard is that the brake dust collects on them something fierce. As long as you keep them clean and protected, you'll be fine.

Good luck.
 

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RTR's. But I'm actually going to go with the TSW Nurburgrings. 19x9's. They have a +32mm offset and with that size wheel, there won't be any fitment issues because I'm not lowering my car.
 

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Whatever you do, I suggest forged wheels so you upgrade to a better and lighter wheel, instead of something cast that is heavier than what you have now.
 

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Wow... thanks for all the input and replies! Looks like the RTR's are definitely the favorite pick.

While browsing around for dealers, I found this wheel on the LRS website:
2005-12 Mustang Flat Black SVE Drift - 19X9.5 at LRS - Same Day Shipping!

The SVE wheel looks very identical to the RTR wheel in my opinion, don't you think?

I don't know what the wheel offset on those are, but they would be a great alternative to the RTR's, especially considering the price. Looks like the same size and width as the RTR's as well... Must be brand new however, as they are on order. Anyone has any past experience with other SVE wheels? Quality, construction, etc.?

Thanks again...

 

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Wow... thanks for all the input and replies! Looks like the RTR's are definitely the favorite pick.

While browsing around for dealers, I found this wheel on the LRS website:
2005-12 Mustang Flat Black SVE Drift - 19X9.5 at LRS - Same Day Shipping!

The SVE wheel looks very identical to the RTR wheel in my opinion, don't you think?

I don't know what the wheel offset on those are, but they would be a great alternative to the RTR's, especially considering the price. Looks like the same size and width as the RTR's as well... Must be brand new however, as they are on order. Anyone has any past experience with other SVE wheels? Quality, construction, etc.?

Thanks again...

Wow, those do look really good! I've been looking for a cheaper alternative to the RTR's since Ford is so $$proud of them...
 

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i love the rtr wheels.
 

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i am trying to find some rims that will fit some new tires i want, they are 305/35/20 for the rear, and 275/35/20. first i would like to confirm that these would fit without going past the wheel wells, and second does anyone know where i can find rims that size ( preferably gt500 style) thanks
 

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i am trying to find some rims that will fit some new tires i want, they are 305/35/20 for the rear, and 275/35/20. first i would like to confirm that these would fit without going past the wheel wells, and second does anyone know where i can find rims that size ( preferably gt500 style) thanks
I may be speaking out of turn, but I doubt the OP appreciates you hijacking his thread. 'nuff said...

To the OP - I prefer the RTRs out of the wheels you posted. I plan to go with TSW Nurburgring 20"x8.5" wheels up front and 20"x10" wheels in the back. However, some people prefer a non-staggered setup so they can rotate their tires. Like you, I was also a bit concerned with RTR's offset, but it appears that no one has run into rubbing issues, even on lowered cars.
 

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I just don't like the way the RTR fit on the car they stick out and look like some silly hotwheels toy.

TSW in 9.5x20 front and 10.5x20 rear, weigh less than RTRs and cost less and they are forged so they as strong or stronger than the RTR.

AND THEY DON"T STICK OUT:bigthumbsup
 

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I just don't like the way the RTR fit on the car they stick out and look like some silly hotwheels toy.

TSW in 9.5x20 front and 10.5x20 rear, weigh less than RTRs and cost less and they are forged so they as strong or stronger than the RTR.

AND THEY DON"T STICK OUT:bigthumbsup
I haven't seen a 20"x9.5" or 20"x10.5" TSW Nurburgring that has the correct bolt pattern and offset for our cars. Perhaps you're referring to another TSW wheel? If not, a link(s) please? BTW, I hope I'm wrong!...as I'd love to run 20"x9.5" and 20"x10.5" Nurburgring's on my car...just haven't seen any...

2011GT: If there are 20"x9.5" and 20"x10.5" Nurburgrings, you may really want to consider these wheels, as you can run some pretty fat rear tires. However, if only 20"x8.5" and 20"x10" Nurburgrings are available, they still offer some advantages over the RTRs, such as weight (which Alex pointed out) and being able to run a fatter rear tire. But, again, you'll lose the ability to rotate your tires.
 

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sorry had no intention of hijacking anything, i figured since we were on the subject of rims and tires if anyone had any info they could shoot it my way, and maybe something that someone linked for me would give the OP another rim to choose from, i would remove the post if i new how to prevent any further drama, if thats something only the OP can do, then he can go ahead.

And to the OP i am a big fan of the steeda rims, for the same reason, 20 inch and 11 inch wide is beautiful, though i prefer the frpp rim design
 

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I haven't seen a 20"x9.5" or 20"x10.5" TSW Nurburgring that has the correct bolt pattern and offset for our cars. Perhaps you're referring to another TSW wheel? If not, a link(s) please? BTW, I hope I'm wrong!...as I'd love to run 20"x9.5" and 20"x10.5" Nurburgring's on my car...just haven't seen any...

2011GT: If there are 20"x9.5" and 20"x10.5" Nurburgrings, you may really want to consider these wheels, as you can run some pretty fat rear tires. However, if only 20"x8.5" and 20"x10" Nurburgrings are available, they still offer some advantages over the RTRs, such as weight (which Alex pointed out) and being able to run a fatter rear tire. But, again, you'll lose the ability to rotate your tires.

Weird I have Interlagos which is the sister wheel to the Nurburgring wheel. I could have gotten either one to fit the Mustang last spring in the same sizes. I choose the Interlagos because the Nurburgring look is just too popular and I just like to have something different. The front is 20x9.5-45mm offset and the rear are 20x10.5-63mm offset. the front weigh 23.5lbs and the rear weigh 24.5lbs. So I went looking for a few minutes and I could not even find the size I own so I am not sure what to think. Could be that the sizes they show are what is available in the country and the sizes I got are sold out. But they did exist. And the price has gone up too.:yup:
 

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I like the brembo wheels too much.

When you get your black wheels don't forget a red pin stripe around the outside edge of the wheel, if you have a red or black car, otherwise go with the color of the car.
 

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I just don't know... :im confused:

Too many choices and too many options! I think I'll better go back to the drawing board and start out with a clean sheet of paper!

As much as I would love to go to 20" wheels, I don't want the car to look off-balance (like some of the old Chevy's with 26" rims cruising around!) LOL

I looked into Forgestar (F-14), as I like the style, but then I came across this picture...



Normally the GT500 has a nice stance, but with the 20" Forgestar wheels (20x9 front, 20x11 rear), the otherwise beautiful GT500 has almost a SUV stance, similar to the Porsche Cayenne, don't you think? I'm I the only one? Granted, I don't know if the suspension is stock or not...

I really would like to see more pictures of 20" rims on a lowered Mustang. I'm running the Steeda UltraLites and the car sits about 1.2 inches lower in the front, 1.4 inches in the rear. So any car with an 1" drop and 20" rims would qualify... there must be some pics out there??? :winks

Otherwise I'll stick with 19" rims... whatever is out there available! If all fails, then the Black Brembo (aka Black Track Wheel) will do, as the price is very attractive as well (as low as $ 185!).
 

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This on the otherhand looks amazing!!!! Wondering what drop either car has??



 

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Both of those look bad as hell. :)
 
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