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Old 05-18-2014, 12:45 PM   #1
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Going from 20's back to 17's

Thinking about trading these for stock 17 bullet rims. Anything performance wise I should think about before doing this? They look good but I love the traction I get with my current set up... freeway driving sucks tho.. I feel everything.


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Well you'll get better gas mileage for one thing. You'll also have less rotating mass
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:37 PM   #3
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Do you think it would affect my launch at all?

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These are the rims.. I wamt them but they look so tiny haha. I dont want more wheel gap then I already do
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:42 PM   #5
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Well the reduction in rotating mass means you accelerate faster due to having less weight to get moving. Plus having the extra sidewall will help.
If you don't like the wheel gap then lower the car
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Good call. 20's look horrible on the new edge,IMO. 18' Saleens would look sick though.
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Yeah I've been wanting either black saleens or these bullits. These came up first. I'm curious tho, these rims came on the car when I bought it. Think I'm getting ripped off if I do trade? Lol

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Yeah I've been wanting either black saleens or these bullits. These came up first. I'm curious tho, these rims came on the car when I bought it. Think I'm getting ripped off if I do trade? Lol

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Technically, probably yes. Yours are aftermarket and may be worth more if you sold them. Bullits are stock so you would think they'd be cheaper. If you both bought the cars with those rims on them though.. Fair game. You both paid for neither.
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Trade them for another aftermaket set,not stocks.
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20's lol
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:50 PM   #11
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They're heavy as **** lol.

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These are the rims.. I wamt them but they look so tiny haha. I dont want more wheel gap then I already do
You can always get taller tires.
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I felt the same way as you with my 18" wheels. I ordered Bullitt 17's 9's front 10.5's rear. Not just for the look I'm going for but hopefully the feel too.
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Stock tires look like roller skate wheels, I hate them. That said, 20s also look ridiculous. I have 18s with slightly oversized tires to fill up the wheel wells. Stock size for a 94-04 is 25.7" except the 94/95 Cobras got 26.1" tall for whatever reason. Mine are 26.3" up front and 26.6" out back. 18s are perfect for the SN95 IMO. 19s and 20s look good on the S197.

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I did the trade, I'll post pics in the morning. Thats looks good scotty. I'm planning on getting 18x10 in the rear, and just using the 2 extra bullits as spares for the front.

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I feel so much more in control when I take her sideways now. Rims came with brand new Michelin sports.

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1. People will stop making fun of you because you have those rims.

2. You will get better mpg & acceleration

3. You can just lower your car to deal with wheel gap
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18s and 1.5 inch drop
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Mine is dropped too although not "slammed" like some cars are. I have to drive on normal roads after all lol. I also like being able to clear speed bumps or potential road debris and the taller sidewalls make the ride very comfy.
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I was gonna plastidip them but I like how they look as is.. gonna get my hands on some springs next.
@scotty how much of a drop is that?
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I was gonna plastidip them but I like how they look as is.. gonna get my hands on some springs next.
@scotty how much of a drop is that?
Much better than before IMO! The car should feel a bit quicker during light throttle acceleration too. Plus, you the fatter tire will help smooth out your ride and provide traction.

New Edge Mustangs look perfect with a 1.5 drop up front and just a hair more in the back. That should help a lot with your wheel gap and give you the look you want.

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I was gonna plastidip them but I like how they look as is.. gonna get my hands on some springs next.
@scotty how much of a drop is that?
These are the ones I've got in mine. Although my tires are a little taller than stock so my ground clearance isn't affected very much at all.
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