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Old 01-18-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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19 or 20" wheels

After looking at the many choices of wheels available, I've finally decided to get a set of charcoal AMR wheels! Now I'm trying to see if I should go for 19" or 20". I'm more interested in looks than performance, as this is my dd in the nice weather.

I'be thought about lowering it, but will hold off for now, so I don't know if the 20" rims would look right on my car, or whether I should stick with 19's. Any comments or tips?
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The 20s look good, I'm getting the black amrs when I get the money
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How about 15's?

Here's my new rear wheel setup. Weld RT-S 15x10 wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson 295/55-15 tires.

Front skinny's to come.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:53 AM   #4
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I think 19" rubber will be less expensive and you can go for some wider and thinner rubber that will look better. I had staggered for 11 years on my BMW and it was a real pain for rubber. In the end I would get new rear rubber but sometimes the Tire company stopped producing the model I had on my car and I would have to buy all 4 new.
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19" tires are gonna be more expensive than a 20" just for the simple fact that 20" has become a really common size tire on cars. If it was me I would lower it first which will only cost you a couple hundred dollars then pick up some wheels. 20" look great on these cars but so do 19". It's gonna come down to opinion in this case. I would run some 20".
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I think u should get 20s. These days that's the norm which means u won't have trouble finding and buying tires for it. 19s is still a odd size which will make it more difficult and expensive to get the right size tires for the rims.
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19" tires are gonna be more expensive than a 20" just for the simple fact that 20" has become a really common size tire on cars. If it was me I would lower it first which will only cost you a couple hundred dollars then pick up some wheels. 20" look great on these cars but so do 19". It's gonna come down to opinion in this case. I would run some 20".
I've noticed that, 20's actually cost less than 19's! As far as lowering it, I'd like to do that too but I've heard it's pretty expensive, not just springs but also caster/camber plates, adjustable panhard bar etc, or am I wrong? (I'm still new at this)
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How about 15's?

Here's my new rear wheel setup. Weld RT-S 15x10 wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson 295/55-15 tires.

Front skinny's to come.
How much$$$$$$???
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I've noticed that, 20's actually cost less than 19's! As far as lowering it, I'd like to do that too but I've heard it's pretty expensive, not just springs but also caster/camber plates, adjustable panhard bar etc, or am I wrong? (I'm still new at this)
Honestly, I don't think aftermarket wheels look right with the 4x4 height the Mustangs come with, looks silly IMHO... Looks ok with the factory wheels.... Lower profile tires and big rear wheel gap doesn't look right
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I've noticed that, 20's actually cost less than 19's! As far as lowering it, I'd like to do that too but I've heard it's pretty expensive, not just springs but also caster/camber plates, adjustable panhard bar etc, or am I wrong? (I'm still new at this)
You can always do camber bolts instead of CC plates. If you lower it 1" you wont even need those. Lower it 1.5 and you can use the camber bolts which will run you 25/30 bucks. It all depends on how far you want to go with lowering the car and suspension. Some people can just do springs and some people want the full suspension...again,matter of opinion.
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I have AMRs and got them on 19 coz i think 20 look odd and bit big
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How much$$$$$$???
Brand new the setup I'm going with costs $2500.00 mounted and balanced. Major weight savings though over most wheel/tire setups.
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Brand new the setup I'm going with costs $2500.00 mounted and balanced. Major weight savings though over most wheel/tire setups.
Pretty soon i will be investing in some 17 or 18 for the track (road course).
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How about 15's?

Here's my new rear wheel setup. Weld RT-S 15x10 wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson 295/55-15 tires.

Front skinny's to come.
This is what I'm looking at for my drag setup. May cruise the streets to see the eyes follow
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How about 15's?

Here's my new rear wheel setup. Weld RT-S 15x10 wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson 295/55-15 tires.

Front skinny's to come.
Sick!!

I'd go with 19's for the looks over the 20s. Cheaper and you can't tell a difference
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I went from brembo stock 19's down to forgestar black 18's and will never go back, 19s and 20s look good, but my 18's dropped 10lbs a corner and I have great traction now.

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You can always do camber bolts instead of CC plates. If you lower it 1" you wont even need those. Lower it 1.5 and you can use the camber bolts which will run you 25/30 bucks. It all depends on how far you want to go with lowering the car and suspension. Some people can just do springs and some people want the full suspension...again,matter of opinion.
I have eibach coil overs on order, will I need the camber bolts or the CC plates. I asked before and was told I didn't need them but I keep reading about people recommending them.
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I went from brembo stock 19's down to forgestar black 18's and will never go back, 19s and 20s look good, but my 18's dropped 10lbs a corner and I have great traction now.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps70530873.jpg
Ya I have 20x8/20x9 now and I think im gonna go with 18x8/18x10 but idk those forgestars look sick
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Ya I have 20x8/20x9 now and I think im gonna go with 18x8/18x10 but idk those forgestars look sick
Thank you every time I look at my car and wheels I know I made the right choice. I almost bought new tires for the stock brembo wheels but at 31lbs each a wheels I couldn't do it.
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20s

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I went from brembo stock 19's down to forgestar black 18's and will never go back, 19s and 20s look good, but my 18's dropped 10lbs a corner and I have great traction now.

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Nice.

Your making me think of going 18''. I did't want to go smaller that stock and defiantly did want to go bigger. How much have you lowered your car?
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I am lowered a 1.5" all around the ford racing k springs. I dd my car and at just under 20k I didn't want to be too low and scrap.
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I am lowered a 1.5" all around the ford racing k springs. I dd my car and at just under 20k I didn't want to be too low and scrap.
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http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps70530873.jpg Only picture I have now, I will try to get better pictures this weekend.
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How do you like the ride quality with the K Springs? I been trying to decide in either K Springs, BMR Springs or Eibach Pro Springs
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Its a little bouncey, adding the d-specs helped adjust some of the bounce out of it.
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I went from brembo stock 19's down to forgestar black 18's and will never go back, 19s and 20s look good, but my 18's dropped 10lbs a corner and I have great traction now.

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I have 19 brembos and I have great traction with these rims, might get 20s for cheaper tires since 19s are a weird size and not so common tire size for them. I want dub or tis rims and those are only 20+ for the ones I want
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I have 19 brembos and I have great traction with these rims, might get 20s for cheaper tires since 19s are a weird size and not so common tire size for them. I want dub or tis rims and those are only 20+ for the ones I want
Not sure of the mileage you have on your tires, or power you're putting down, but with stock power and the 3.73 the tires when new gripped good. With some added power and 10k miles the tires weren't great off the line, and at just under 20k my tires sucked in first gear.
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Not sure of the mileage you have on your tires, or power you're putting down, but with stock power and the 3.73 the tires when new gripped good. With some added power and 10k miles the tires weren't great off the line, and at just under 20k my tires sucked in first gear.
I'm running stock with a cat back exhaust. Same gears if your talking about the stock Pirellis that are summer tires those are not that great. I bought some Bridgestone all seasons they work pretty good
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My question is, why couldnt you go amr drift 20s in the back and 19s in the fron? 2013 shelby has them...
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