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Old 11/20/18, 02:24 PM
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Brembo Brakes with 18" Wheels

Does anyone have a list of 18" rim names with narrow rims such as 18x8 or 18x9 or less with or without spacer that would clear the Brembo 6-pot 15" or the 2013/2014 GT500 brakes?

I'm looking for wheels for the winter that would clear the big brakes.

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Old 11/23/18, 11:27 AM
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Found some Mustang that runs the Drag DR-31 or 34 rims with 18", but unsure if it will clear the 6 pistons Brembo brakes or what the offset is?? Anyone have one or know the details?

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Old 11/25/18, 08:03 AM
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I am not sure, but my best guess is: 19x9" is probably the smallest / narrowest wheel that will clear on the front.

Try searching for wheels on Tire Rack -- you can plug in your car, and it will show all of the wheels that they sell, that will fit. I am not sure if it will recommend sizes that are different from your original size, but I think it will. If all else fails you could call them and ask, they are very helpful. I suggest Tire Rack because they have a huge selection, good on-line tools, and helpful advisors if you call them.
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Wheel fitment with big brakes is mostly dependent on spoke profile and offset. Apex Racing makes a 18 x 9 inch wheel that will clear.
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Originally Posted by EF1 View Post
Wheel fitment with big brakes is mostly dependent on spoke profile and offset. Apex Racing makes a 18 x 9 inch wheel that will clear.
I know/understand you could get 18" wheels that clear the 4-pot, 14" Brembos that we have; but not sure about the 6-pot, 15" rotors? Are you talking about the 6-piston/15" rotor setup?
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I would check with Apex to make sure but this is straight from there web page of the 18 x 9 inch wheels



Brake Clearance - SpokesSpokes that work for youIf the spokes of a wheel don't clear your brake calipers, then the wheel can’t be used at all. We made sure these wheels offer ample brake clearance, effectively clearing a variety of aftermarket BBK’s as well as popular factory BBK’s like the S197 14” and 15” GT500 Brembo BBK’s, as well as the S550 Performance Package Brembo BBK. The S550 GT350 would require our 19” EC-7.
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^^^ yep that's pretty clear . . . unfortunately the OP probably doesn't want to pay the price for good wheels, for snow tires; and I'm guessing those race-oriented wheels are not cheap . . . I'm thinking the practical solution probably is still 19x9, which are available fairly cheap from various sources

the 19" wheel diameter means you will have to stick with fairly low profile tires, but assuming the car is not lowered, I think you can go as much as 1" over the original tire outer diameter and be OK, which will give a little more sidewall and a little more ground clearance . . . also go with the narrowest tire that will fit properly on the wheels
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Thinking about 19" rims. Does anyone know if the OEM 19x8.5 rim will fit the big brakes? See attached image below and I am hoping these will fit because I have those rims.


A member from the S550 was able to fit the OEM 2010-2012 rim 19x8.5 with 25mm spacer to clear the big brakes. See attached:
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I would go to The Tire Rack and look around at the wheel-tires they sell.
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I would go to The Tire Rack and look around at the wheel-tires they sell.
yep . . . I believe I suggested that earlier, not sure if OP took the suggestion . . . but I'm not sure if they have the info for the Ford OEM wheels . . . you can select your car with the options; or select a different car that has the big brakes; and then see what wheels they recommend that will fit; by looking at what comes up you can gather a lot of information

I don't think I have heard of any 8.5" wheel that will clear. You could use a spacer, but I would not recommend that, personally I will never use spacers on my car

The second photo does not show big brakes so I am not sure if that really means anything

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yep . . . I believe I suggested that earlier, not sure if OP took the suggestion . . . but I'm not sure if they have the info for the Ford OEM wheels . . . you can select your car with the options; or select a different car that has the big brakes; and then see what wheels they recommend that will fit; by looking at what comes up you can gather a lot of information

I don't think I have heard of any 8.5" wheel that will clear. You could use a spacer, but I would not recommend that, personally I will never use spacers on my car

The second photo does not show big brakes so I am not sure if that really means anything
Thanks, I have read your message, but I am still looking for other solution. Tire Rack is a good source, but they have massive big tire size and wide rims and I wouldn't want to use it in the winter. From my search, I have found others have run 7", 8" and 8.5" on a 19" on the S550 model with Brembo, but they have 7" using a spare wheel which is expensive. https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/thr...e-spare.65225/

I'm find with spacer and I have use it in the past, but I do not like spacer through.

The photo you saw is an example, and it doesn't specific says what it will fit, but it does with a spacer from this website:
https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/thr...-40r19.104877/

Another member is using MMD Sinn Silver 19x8.5 aftermarket rims that clears big brakes. See post #42 and #51. I'm not sure if the owner is using spacer.
https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/thr...y.74593/page-3
and
https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/thr...19x8-5.103576/

Also there is a member running a Ford FG FPV 19x8 rims from Australia that fit. See link post #229:
https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/thr....41050/page-12

OEM 19x8.5 and no spacer needed: https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/thr...-brakes.77058/

Hope this helps and I am sure there are more information that we may not know of.

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