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Old 07-31-2004, 12:56 PM   #1
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Upgrade wheel questions

hey i just got a 1999 MUstang convertible 35th anniversary manual V6
and i wanted to upgrade my wheels- should i go with 17s or 18s? i have ones picked out but they are 17X7, is that to thin and shoulkd i worry bout the offset patterns??
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I would suggest 17s because tires for 18s are outrageous. Depends on what kind of look you want and how deep your pockets are.

Usually Mustangs go with 17x8, 17x9, 18x8, or 18x9. They do make wheels wider than 8 and 9, but that will most likely be too wide and too much tire for your V6. I know all this cuz I just asked a question about 17x10.5 side note, i have 17x9.

they do make wheels that are "import wheels" (i.e. thin, like the 17x7 you mentioned) that have the correct lug pattern and offset, but imho, they don't look good. They also won't be as good for handling and what not.
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np.

now you have to stay around here and post.
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do u have any suggestions on wheels?
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Old 07-31-2004, 01:40 PM   #6
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haha, everybody will have their own opinion. I like mine, chrome cobra R's, not the Y2Ks. get some pics up of your car, then im sure people will offer suggestions.
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18x9 Saleens

17x9 03 Cobras

Make sure you get the correct tire size!!!
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yeah rims are easy to get, its the tires that are hard.. I have a set of take off 99GT rims, I like them.. I think they look better on a pre99 then a 99+..
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My favorite rim is the FR500. 18x9. Comes in black, chrome, grey, and silver.




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I have a few choice rims I am thinking about for myself... I plan on going with 18's and wheel spacers on the back... Hope my ideas help!!


Ford Racing Bullit Wheel - Chrome


Boyd Coddington Magneato - Polished


Fondmetal 9X


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i dont know what you heard about me/a ***** aint gonna dolla outta me/cause i'm a muthaf&&&&&n P-I-M-P.

whatcha need, opinions? 18" tires will rape you. 17s are overkill for stock suspension as it is but i'm guessing you want teh bLinG.

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no, im not looking for opinions -50 Cent-, was showing DMAC some that were on the market... but thanks -YO-:afro:
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i got a pic of my car- i dont want chrome cause its red with a tan top....i actually was looking for black, or gunmetal, or hyperblack, or grey
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i will eventually switch to a black top but not right now
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Old 08-02-2004, 04:38 PM   #16
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chrome goes w/ everything man!

I am a big fan of gunmetal and anthracite though.
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