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Old 05-18-2015, 01:12 PM   #1
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time for wheels

so im currently taking one summer class so all my attention will be on that for a month or so. after that ill be visiting cuba.

so the plan is to get wheels early july. at first i was thinking black saleens or amrs.
but ive been seeing a lot of fr500s lately and i think im leaning more towards those now. the black ones with the silver lip. so ill be getting them from AM, i want 17s for now so seems like 275 up front and deep dish 315 on the rear.

anyone have any opinions or thoughtd. pics of you wheels would be greatly appreciated as im currently undecided. really need help because itll probably be my only mod for the GT for the next few months. thanks
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I like the sve drift wheels, you can get them staggered as well, a little more rare to see those on a new edge. I Also like the fr500s Also, like you want. I like the silver fr500s though, but that all preference. I would look into the pricing on 18s, as they do look a little better IMO. Just a little bit bigger wheel can change the Looks a ton. 17s can look good too, both to look great the car needs to be lowered again IMO.

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It's really whatever you like. I personally hate Saleen rims... they got played out beyond belief in the 2000s same as the 95R style rims before them.


Go on American Muscle's website and just look at the customer submitted photos for all the different wheels. I mean like I said its all opinion based though, get the one YOU like.
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Question because I've seen stock Gts and new edge v6s a bit higher than mine.

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I like the sve drift wheels, you can get them staggered as well, a little more rare to see those on a new edge. I Also like the fr500s Also, like you want. I like the silver fr500s though, but that all preference. I would look into the pricing on 18s, as they do look a little better IMO. Just a little bit bigger wheel can change the Looks a ton. 17s can look good too, both to look great the car needs to be lowered again IMO.

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Question because I've seen stock Gts and new edge v6s a bit higher than mine.

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It was OEwheels.com. just search OE wheels. Like I said they probably come out of the same factory as the American muscle wheels, they have done me well so far after 3 years. No weather on them but they still look new no issues at all. Their prices are very good.

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Would you guys recommend smaller tires for rear maybe 275?


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275s will be too narrow for a 10.5" wide rim. Some brands run wide and would fit on a 10" wide rim tho. I would not go any narrower than a 295 on a 10.5 rim.

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275s will be too narrow for a 10.5" wide rim. Some brands run wide and would fit on a 10" wide rim tho. I would not go any narrower than a 295 on a 10.5 rim.

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wow. not sure if to go 17x9 275 all around or go that extra mile.

any pros or cons ? anyone have it like that? pics?
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Nothing wrong with a 9" wide all the way around. Lets you rotate the tires and easier to setup the car for handling. You can always spacer the back (correctly) if you want the wheels flush. I am a big fan of the 275 or 285 setup all the way around on 17x9 or 18x9s for the SN95.

Here are 285/35/18s front and back. I will likely use hubcentric spacers out back once I get the car going.
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Go big or go home. 10" all around


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Did you ever get those 10s to fit up front?

I have a pic somewhere of a LS6 swapped FD RX7 running 335s up front... that thing was a monster...

In all honesty... after seeing how this car I have now sits on the 18x9s all around I'm not sure I'll do staggered ever again. Tires on all 4 corners are bigger than they were even out back on my 98 with 18x10s and I can spacer out the back if I want.

And when I say spacer I mean press in longer studs and run a hubcentric spacer on the longer ARP studs not the bolt on crap.
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I would go with the same width all around like these guys are saying. Its more practical for one. I vote 9s unless you're real hard core and have suspension work done. There comes a point when the suspension just ****s itself no matter how much grip your tires have lol
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I would go with the same width all around like these guys are saying. Its more practical for one. I vote 9s unless you're real hard core and have suspension work done. There comes a point when the suspension just ****s itself no matter how much grip your tires have lol

I'm leaning more to the 10.5s


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Yeah I mean the 10 or 10.5s get the edge of the tire close to flush to the fender lip which looks real good, I personally hate the tucked look that even 9" on the rear gives a car but that's what a good set of spacers is for. And correctly doing spacers means you get longer ARP studs pressed in and then run a hubcentric "sandwiched" spacer, not the kind you bolt on and then the wheel bolts to it.

There is literally no need to go 10.5 to get a fat tire though, 285s fit fine on a 9" rim and you do not need anymore than that unless you are going for max handling. And then you aren't going to want the heavy replica rims either...
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Yeah I mean the 10 or 10.5s get the edge of the tire close to flush to the fender lip which looks real good, I personally hate the tucked look that even 9" on the rear gives a car but that's what a good set of spacers is for. And correctly doing spacers means you get longer ARP studs pressed in and then run a hubcentric "sandwiched" spacer, not the kind you bolt on and then the wheel bolts to it.

There is literally no need to go 10.5 to get a fat tire though, 285s fit fine on a 9" rim and you do not need anymore than that unless you are going for max handling. And then you aren't going to want the heavy replica rims either...

So 10.5 on 315 for the rear wouldn't be a great idea. I'm just going for looks man. Keeping the car as stock as possible for now.


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No 10.5" and a 315 will fit fine and look good, lots of ppl run it. All I am saying is that a staggered setup on a street car is purely looks but it does look pretty good.
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No 10.5" and a 315 will fit fine and look good, lots of ppl run it. All I am saying is that a staggered setup on a street car is purely looks but it does look pretty good.

Yea just going for looks and I figure later on when I do some suspension tune and gears I'll be sit?


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I'd do the suspension and gears first unless the tires you have on there now are bald.
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I'd do the suspension and gears first unless the tires you have on there now are bald.

Yea my rear tires are pretty bald and my stock wheels are ugly af so I just want to do that first


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It's an old picture but here's my 315 on a 10.5 wheel
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Staggered set of 18" Bullitts on my old 98. 235/45/18 up front and 275/40/18 out back. 18x8 and 18x10s. Car REALLY pushed through turns with that setup, had to be careful but tracking in a straight line on the street and launches were great.



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It's an old picture but here's my 315 on a 10.5 wheel

Looks sexy. However I don't think I plan on lowering it. I'd have too see how stock height looks with the wheels.

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Staggered set of 18" Bullitts on my old 98. 235/45/18 up front and 275/40/18 out back. 18x8 and 18x10s. Car REALLY pushed through turns with that setup, had to be careful but tracking in a straight line on the street and launches were great.




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Ok so for certain I'll be going with the deep dish 17s fr500 275 and 315 and getting a spoiler delete

But I have a question what do you guys tug ink about black lugnuts?

Yay or nay ? If so would they require the use of the factory wheel lock?


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Not a fan of the black lug nuts. Most of the ones you buy will be aluminum and those can be a pain in the *** to deal with, thats just from my personal experience though. As far as the wheel lick, no they won't use the factory one
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Not a fan of the black lug nuts. Most of the ones you buy will be aluminum and those can be a pain in the *** to deal with, thats just from my personal experience though. As far as the wheel lick, no they won't use the factory one

What do you recommend the stock ones ?? I want it to look good. The black ones won't look good?


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Be weary, I've seen aluminum lug nuts strip. And if that happens you will have a not so fun time getting them off.


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What about the black ones??

Also not sure if to do the alignment after getting the wheels on it just do it when I lower it and get cc plates down the road.


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I would leave the stock ones, but I'm not exactly a fan of black wheels and lug nuts. It's all about your opinion on if they'll look or not. I kept the stock ones on my car but it had silver wheels.
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I would leave the stock ones, but I'm not exactly a fan of black wheels and lug nuts. It's all about your opinion on if they'll look or not. I kept the stock ones on my car but it had silver wheels.

What about the black acorns?


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Ordered them last night. Site said it'll ship on Friday. But I just received tracking info.

I'll post some pics up when I get them on. Thanks to everyone for the help.


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Nice, is this a rim/tire combo you can just toss on the car? Take pics!
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