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Old 02-24-2016, 04:03 PM   #1
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Got my new summer wheels on

As I mentioned in a previous thread, I finally pulled the trigger on some new wheels from AM. I was patiently waiting since I couldn't put them on her until the winter weather had past, and it ended up paying off bigtime.

I was torn between the AMR wheels and the Performance Pack wheels, leaning more towards the more popular AMR wheels. After a few months of comparing I started to lean more to the Performance Pack wheels since you don't see them as much and the extra spokes were growing on me.

Then a couple weeks ago I get on AM and low and behold, the PP wheels went on a major clearance and I got them for $97 each (after my ME discount). Voila, decision made! lol

So I called around my city and found a tire place that has a touchless mount machine and got them done this morning. I must say, I am quite pleased though I couldn't go wrong with either wheel to be honest.

Oh, and a couple of quick interesting notes:

I weighed the mounted new wheels and the mounted OEM wheels and the new ones came in at 49 lbs vs the OEM at 55 lbs. That's a nice total of 12 lbs unsprung weight reduction at the rear, which is nice.

The other item of note is these wheels make my tires stick out roughly an extra inch, giving it a more aggressive look IMO. Bonus #2.

Anyway, here they are in all their glory. I know some will say "too many spokes" and other will say "too bright", but I have a silver/blue/black color pallet going on and I think these silver wheels really add to it.

PS - Thanks to the people at AM for a speedy replacement of one wheel that was damaged during shipping!

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I like them. Good choice.
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As I mentioned in a previous thread, I finally pulled the trigger on some new wheels from AM.

Were you able to use your original lug nuts?
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I like them. Good choice.
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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Were you able to use your original lug nuts?
Surprisingly yes. Plenty of room to work without touxhing the finish. Though I did wrap my x bar end with electrical tape to reduce chipping.

One thing you do need to do is remove the factory rotor clip that they used in the build phase.

Also the OEM center cap doesnt fit the new wheels.
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Surprisingly yes. Plenty of room to work without touxhing the finish. Though I did wrap my x bar end with electrical tape to reduce chipping.

One thing you do need to do is remove the factory rotor clip that they used in the build phase.

Also the OEM center cap doesnt fit the new wheels.
I had the same center cap problem with my new wheels. I took the caps that came with the new wheels and ground the tops off of them and then cut the tops off of my OEM caps and used epoxy to cement the OEM tops to the new bottoms. You cannot tell that they are not the OEM caps.
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I had the same center cap problem with my new wheels. I took the caps that came with the new wheels and ground the tops off of them and then cut the tops off of my OEM caps and used epoxy to cement the OEM tops to the new bottoms. You cannot tell that they are not the OEM caps.
Thats a great idea and I would do it in a heartbeat if I didnt need to oem wheels for winters.
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Thats a great idea and I would do it in a heartbeat if I didnt need to oem wheels for winters.
Funny that you say that. Later, I actually found a brand new OEM set of caps on ebay for $40 and picked them up for use on my OEM wheels in the fall and early spring when I take the summer tires off.
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Funny that you say that. Later, I actually found a brand new OEM set of caps on ebay for $40 and picked them up for use on my OEM wheels in the fall and early spring when I take the summer tires off.
Curse you!!! Lol
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Thanks for the compliments, I appreciate them.


Update... I'm finding I got used to the very soft ride of the squishy winter tread. I forgot how loud these Goodyears are and the wheel response is some much better that I'm over steering all over the place lol
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Silver rims with that blue looks great
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Silver rims with that blue looks great
Thanks, I really dig the silver ones on yours too... those are the exact ones that I was leaning towards getting. I'm still not 100% certain I made the right choice but either way it's a fresh upgrade!
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Like your wheels a lot. I'm looking for new wheels and tires for my 2011 Mustang GT Ruby Red tricoat. I'm looking for an aggressive look myself. Can you tell me the wheel and tire size you ended up with ?? (my std. wheel now is 18 x 8, tire size 255-45 x 18 Pirelli P zero nero) I was considering 19 x 8.5 chrome wheels from AM 19" Chrome 2010 GT Premium Style Wheel
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Like your wheels a lot. I'm looking for new wheels and tires for my 2011 Mustang GT Ruby Red tricoat. I'm looking for an aggressive look myself. Can you tell me the wheel and tire size you ended up with ?? (my std. wheel now is 18 x 8, tire size 255-45 x 18 Pirelli P zero nero) I was considering 19 x 8.5 chrome wheels from AM 19" Chrome 2010 GT Premium Style Wheel
Thanks. Mine are 19x8.5 AM Performance Pack wheels. They are still on clearance for $105 and if you use your ME discount it will make them $97 each with no tax and free shipping. You really can't beat that deal anywhere.

I do believe the silver is the only color at this price though.
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those look great man.
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those look great man.
Thanks, but I just checked out the monster you're driving and have serious 5.0 envy. One of the best looking GTs I've seen.
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Thanks for the info.
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Thanks for the info.
No prob. Come back and let us know what you end up doing
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Update 1: It's been 75+ miles and STILL no TPMS warning lights. WTH? lol


Update 2: I can definitely feel a difference in shedding 12 pounds of unsprung weight at the rear axle. I'm actually breaking loose the wheels very easily on a straight line start, which rarely happened before. I need to find a secluded road to do a 0-60 run since I also installed the SCT tune since the last time I did a run.


Update 3: These Goodyears are the noisiest tires I've ever owned. They are like Flintstones Sports, I feel every pebble on the road. I'm going to drop them to 33 pounds and keep my Shaker at "U". I need to start researching my next summer tread to see if I can find a good happy medium.
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Your wheels look like they came from the factory. Very tastefully done.
Did you perchance weigh your new wheels before you had them mounted. I see each was 6 lbs lighter than orig setup. 24 lbs un-sprung weight that is. That's nearly 100 lbs off your car, very nice...
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I have the cooper zeons mine are all seasons but really happy with them very quite tire. Both these and the summer zeons got good reviews so when it's time for new tires it's going to be coopers for sure.
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Your wheels look like they came from the factory. Very tastefully done.
Did you perchance weigh your new wheels before you had them mounted. I see each was 6 lbs lighter than orig setup. 24 lbs un-sprung weight that is. That's nearly 100 lbs off your car, very nice...
The new wheels weighed in at 49 pounds with a 50% worn goodyear summer factory tire. The wheel itself weighs in at 29 pounds (give or take a pound).

Thanks for the compliment and I really do notice that unsprung weight. Some dismiss the impact but I put a 8 lb heavier wheel on my old CTS and it felt sluggish off the line. No wheels over 30 lbs for me anymore!
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I have the cooper zeons mine are all seasons but really happy with them very quite tire. Both these and the summer zeons got good reviews so when it's time for new tires it's going to be coopers for sure.
I'll add coopers to my research list. Thx!
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Curse you!!! Lol

I know where RoboStang lives....$25 through paypal and they're yours

oh yeah, they look nice. +1 on tape also wax inside/outside rims when swapping to make them easy to clean
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Very nice. I know of someone else with a 2014 V6 with "similar" wheels.
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Very nice. I know of someone else with a 2014 V6 with "similar" wheels.
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oh yeah, they look nice. +1 on tape also wax inside/outside rims when swapping to make them easy to clean
Good advice, I never thought about waxing before storage.
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Black looks damn good with those rotors behind them. I assume that is your ride?
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Some tri bar fender badges would look good on your car....
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Some tri bar fender badges would look good on your car....
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Welcome back, "Zombie"
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