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Old 09-17-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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I know - Question beat to death. Sorry - Time for WHEELS!

Ok at the risk of pissing a lot of ppl off with repeat questions... I gotta get some straight talk and help here.

Finally able to afford some wheels - but on a budget ($1,500ish) I need help getting best bang for my limited buck.

Has to be black and 20inch. I want staggered and prefer tires to come mounted.

Before everyone says "American Muscle" - they are fantastic but only have TWO rims that I can afford and that I like (picture below)
1. $149.00
2. $149.00





"What's the problem!?" You're probbly asking. Well, picture one - a friend of mine already has these rims, don't really want to copy. Picture 2.Love these rims, however they don't come in 20x10.


So, I need some recomendations for wheels of that sytle that fall in the price point. Being new, I'm not real sure of options.

If you wanted to go BLACK 20xfront8.5/rear10, love the spoke type design of those yet had limited options. What would you do?

Does anyone suggest just going with the 19s of picture 2.?
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:29 PM   #2
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so is your budget $1500 with wheels and tires?
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"ish"

I know I'd have to fork up more for bettery quality. However AM offeres some packages south of $1,700 (wheels and tires mounted).

SURELY others have to too right? Hence my search.

So yes, approx $1,500 for a package deal.

Those two and their style are perfect for me - the price is awesome....but the options limited on different styles.


Example
$1,561 20x8.5/10 (05-14 All)


$1,579 20x8.5 (05-14 GT, V6)
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:34 PM   #4
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KMC Mustang 685 District Wheel & Tire Kit - 20x8.5/10.5 Satin Black (05-14) Nitto Invo What about these...staggered 20" and they look awesome and will be better quality than AM wheels and not a whole lot more.
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you can use discount code for LMR and get 5% off i believe it is
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you can use discount code for LMR and get 5% off i believe it is

Price looks great!
Not a fan of the spaced 5 spokes though. I'll dig in to the site and see if there are any others that could wet my taste buds.

I'd like to see those on a white GT though - I'll google image it.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:39 PM   #7
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They are on a white GT in the pics under the wheels
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:44 PM   #8
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KMC Mustang 685 District Wheel 20"x10.5" Satin Black 2005-2014 even better price...plus you get 5% off that with code
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They are on a white GT in the pics under the wheels
Sure enough - lol
They look good - on the fence though.
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i wouldnt go with the gt500 style wheels. the other ones look 10x better
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i wouldnt go with the gt500 style wheels. the other ones look 10x better
Suggestions?
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They are very similar.

Chat with an AM salesperson and ask which is lighter.

If they're the same weight, then I prefer # 1's appearance.

If # 2 is considerably lighter, go with the lighter wheel.

Saving a few lbs of unsprung weight per tire can make a big difference.
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I wanted bottom. Love them, but had to go with top because ofBrembo package... bottom wont fit. I do love the ones I got and they are 20".

One warning... for both I assume. Pln on spending LOTS of time cleaning wheels. I bet that is about 10-15 minutes a wheel each week. Lots of spokes... love the look but cleaning time is a trade off
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Matte Gunmetal TSW Nurburgring Mustang Wheels (2010-2014)*|*AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!

these are what i plan on gettting when i can afford some wheels. i would take these or the black ones.
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you can use discount code for LMR and get 5% off i believe it is
I can see that both of you are beyond eligible for our 6% Code as well Feel free to shoot me a PM and I'm more than happy to have it sent right over!

OP-Regarding the style it's hard....At the end of the day, it's your car! I've had a soft spot for the AMR's since they dropped and I still think I like them more than the 500's. Let me know if I can help out any further!

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Old 09-17-2014, 02:57 PM   #16
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Those 5-spokes look awesome. Hard to beat the simplicity of it.
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They are very similar.

Chat with an AM salesperson and ask which is lighter.

If they're the same weight, then I prefer # 1's appearance.

If # 2 is considerably lighter, go with the lighter wheel.

Saving a few lbs of unsprung weight per tire can make a big difference.

Yes, lighter wheels are always a good thing. But, since the OP is set on 20's, not sure if weight is a deciding factor.
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The GT500s are definitely good looking wheels, but the AMR's improve on them. I'd stick with them, even if others use them.
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Yes, lighter wheels are always a good thing. But, since the OP is set on 20's, not sure if weight is a deciding factor.
You can go big and "lightweight". Sure not as light as smaller wheels, but on my last car I went from stock 18" with crappy tires, to nice forged 19's with Pilot Super Sports. And I saved about 5 lbs per corner. I could feel the difference in EVERYTHING. Car took bumps way better as the wheels seems to bounce and hug road much lighter / easier. Acceleration felt better, especially high speed 90-130Mph+. (Disclaimer: This was on a Porsche Cayman S with aftermarket turbo, so suspension, weight, dynamics were all different. 3,000lb car with 420hp)

I just need to sell my stock 19" wheels. HINT HINT, if anyone is interested. Brand new 19" OEM 5 spokes with only 700 miles on them, $1,200.
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I have the kmc's and love them...think they look awesome
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Ok.....digging that rear concave!

So let me beat one more dead horse.

What's that offset and tire width your running?


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Old 09-18-2014, 01:11 PM   #23
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It's a 20x10.5 pretty sure there a +35 295/35/20 nitto invo
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Any rubbing at all with them KMC wheels?
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Any rubbing at all with them KMC wheels?
Not yet but going lower in a few weeks ill let you know

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Laguna seca style wheels? For $376
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