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Old 2/25/08, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by habu View Post
opinions, they're like.... well you know what they're like...

So in my quest to find the "right" wheel, I've realized that I'm either to cheap or old-fashioned to like the majority of wheels out now, if I could afford the CS69 or other CS wheels it'd be a closed case. Basically I've got two on my mind the DD Bullitt, chrome of course or the FR-500 type. I was looking at the black FR500s and I thought I'd ask what everyone else thinks.


or should I just stay with the Bullitt wheels ?? But what gets me is that some look alright and some are too deep for the front wheels, so I don't know which to get/shop for....


vs

vs a 17x9


See what I mean, the middle image, IMO is too deep for a front wheel... but look at the 17x9, it looks alright....

The frustration of not knowing what is what is making me look at the FR500 wheels just to make it all easy, but I've always liked them, what do you think ??


I'd also have to worry about the TPMS thing too, right ?? OR I could avoid this whole thing and force 275/40s on my 8.5 wheels.... or will putting that sized tire on my rim beg for problems.
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I really like the black ones, but I'd stay with the bullitts

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That's Don_W. I remember when he first posted that like 2 years ago.
I was wondering if it was Don_W. That's so awesome that he sets off the car alarms. That's what my Stang will sound like.
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Old 2/25/08, 11:37 PM
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Old 2/25/08, 11:59 PM
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Not a fan of the GT500 rims. I say go with the staggered look or keep the bullits.
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Old 2/26/08, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Not a fan of the GT500 rims. I say go with the staggered look or keep the bullits.
Oh sorry Brian, I think the staggered look would be sick!
I would love to do that myself one day. I love the FR-500's but not in black on your car.
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Old 2/26/08, 12:06 AM
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Oh sorry Brian, I think the staggered look would be sick!
I would love to do that myself one day. I love the FR-500's but not in black on your car.

+1 your color theme will not work with the Fr-500's. I say go for staggered
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OK, quick modifier...

If I go staggered, should I keep the stock bullitt up front with say a 255/45 tire, then have the 18x10 with a 285/40. The initial problem would be the stock is polished and the aftermarket is chrome. Could I get the stock one chromed ?? Or would that look stupid ?

nevermind about the 275 on the stock rim, looking at the BF Goodrich site it looks like a 9" rim is needed..... argh

BTW the chrome FR500 looks hot too.
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Originally Posted by habu View Post
OK, quick modifier...
I have to try and keep up.

Stock bullits and aftermarket bullits Stock bullits don't have a lip. That's one of the reasons why I love the stock bullits (makes the rim look bigger). Ever consider widening the stock rims Bill mentioned it on the drive home and now I'm intrigued. Just don't know how safe it is

If not, then I would say the staggered bullits. 18x9 fronts and 18x10
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I like the staggered chrome bullitts, DD in the rear. The FR500s are awesome and I like stepping out from the usual Mustang bullitt wheels. I would be intrigued to see the chrome FR500s on your car. My friend has a black on black with FR500s and he really regrets not going staggered/DD. So just keep that in mind.
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Old 2/26/08, 05:40 AM
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Can't go wrong with chrome DD bullitts.....



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That car of yours Tom looks great, you have done well pal, very well!

And to think under the hood is the power of 450 galloping horses. Yikes
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Tom, car looks great. Do we have any pics with the roush hood yet
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Originally Posted by habu View Post
If I go staggered, should I keep the stock bullitt up front with say a 255/45 tire, then have the 18x10 with a 285/40? ...Or would that look stupid ?

If you do that, we'll disown you.



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Ever consider widening the stock rims Bill mentioned it on the drive home and now I'm intrigued. Just don't know how safe it is
This is what I found out from Jed (he asked his wheel guy) on the proper way to widen our wheels...
You'll need to pick up and extra set of factory Bullitts (to be hacked), then those will be cut and the back half used to widen your wheel. This ensures a perfect match and only 1 weld verus 2 welds on a band.

As far as safety, if matched and welded properly, I see no reason why they wouldn't be safe. Most metal failures occur on the metal itself, not on the welded joint.



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Can't go wrong with chrome DD bullitts.....



Geez Tom, post up some recent pics..
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Tom,
Are they 18x9 all around ??


OK, got the hint. DD & Stock, don't do it.
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The darkside Muhaha!

I think I'm going to order this tonight from Roush...(Via Sunset Ford) so I can get 20% off



It looks so good on the BlackJack...



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I think I'm going to order this tonight from Roush...(Via Sunset Ford) so I can get 20% off



It looks so good on the BlackJack...



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I assume your talking about the grille? Looks good.
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Originally Posted by JedCranium View Post
I think I'm going to order this tonight from Roush...(Via Sunset Ford) so I can get 20% off
Don't forget to spray paint everything behind the grille black.

Leaving it steath or putting some kind of Pony or Roush emblem on it?
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Jed, that'll look great, leave it mega stealth! Did your other wheels come back yet?
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Might have a killer deal to offer on D-specs. Working out the details right now.

Luis-It's better than the price I told you before.

Should see a new thread popping up within the hour.
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That car of yours Tom looks great, you have done well pal, very well!

And to think under the hood is the power of 450 galloping horses. Yikes
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Tom, car looks great. Do we have any pics with the roush hood yet
Thanks guys...!

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Geez Tom, post up some recent pics..
Well I would, but from 6pm last night to now we've gotten 6" of snow.

If it helps, the car looks the same except it has a Roush scoop instead of the Shaker.

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Tom,
Are they 18x9 all around ??


OK, got the hint. DD & Stock, don't do it.
18x9 with 275/40/18s on all four.... wheels are the DD chromes from AMerican Muscle, tires are Nitto 555s. I went with the same size so that I can rotate the tires- my rears always wear out faster than the fronts- I just tell my wife that my rear end needs aligned.
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Oh I forgot- Jed, that would look friggin' great!
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