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I have a 2001 Mustang Gt and I just got a good deal on the 2005 bullitt wheels. Their rim size is 17 by 8 by 45. I installed them on the car and now they are narrow in the fenderwell! I have 1 in spacers on the back right now and my plan is to put the 1 in. spacers on the front rims and purchase some 2in. spacers for the back to give the car a good look. Does anybody agree or disagree with my plans since I never put spacers on the front of a car. Any advise would be appreciated. THANKS
 

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Rich's01GT said:
I have a 2001 Mustang Gt and I just got a good deal on the 2005 bullitt wheels. Their rim size is 17 by 8 by 45. I installed them on the car and now they are narrow in the fenderwell! I have 1 in spacers on the back right now and my plan is to put the 1 in. spacers on the front rims and purchase some 2in. spacers for the back to give the car a good look. Does anybody agree or disagree with my plans since I never put spacers on the front of a car. Any advise would be appreciated. THANKS
Rich, post some pics, want to see what the car looks like with the spacers. I have a '00 Mustang GT and was considering what it will look like.

Where did you buy your spacers?

Any problems driving the thing around since installation of the spacers?

Thanks.
 

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You will need to purchase longer Studs (Baer ARP) for the front and rear, unless you want to lose a wheel.
Also, you must use specific spacers......not the cheap summit ones........Baer or something equivalent....
 

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I have installed the so called '05 "bullitt" wheels on my 99 and also ran into offset problems with the newer wheels.....I am currently using 1.25" 'wheel adapters' (not spacers) on the rear and the stance back there looks great....I think 2" would be far too much - you might get away with 1.5" on the rears (depending on tire size). I originally tried 1" on the front and that was too much. After looking into wheel specs for both styles of wheels, I've determined that the difference equates to a .75" adapter for the fronts. So until I find a set of .75" billet adapters - the front has an abnormally narrow stance and A slight bit of rubbing on hard turns.
 

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HorsePlayer...how about posting pics of the Stang's rear wheel new look?:eyepoppin
 

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Our adapters are custom CNC machined from aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum to your order, and come with heavy duty pressed in studs. Other companies may not be using certified materials, proper design tolerances, or heavy duty studs. Their adapters may look the same, but may vibrate at speed, or even fail from hidden material or machining defects. We choose to build the best spacers and adapters, using the best components, and will never sacrifice safety. The race scene is using our custom wheel spacers and adapters to give their race cars a wider rear stance witch improves stability and tracking. At Performance Wheel & Tire we have been building our Spacers and Adapters for over 20 years and have yet to see one fail even under these extreme circumstances.

www.performancewheel.com

Hope that helps
 
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