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Widened OEM PP Wheels and NT05R test

Discussion in '2013-14 Shelby GT500' started by Planeswalker, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Dave G

    Dave G New Member Established Member

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    I agree.
     
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    ZOMBEAST Killed by Death Established Member

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    Looks good. Did you go with longer studs? What was the clearance issue without the spacers?
     
  3. Carbd86GT

    Carbd86GT You're Gator Bait Established Member

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    I guess that guy doesn't know that the Super Snakes suck and the standard 2013 GT500 is a much better car? LOL But it is a good way to make someone feel bad, so I like your style :beer:
     
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    I did not go with longer studs. I felt they still had plenty to bite on to, but may look into upgrading in the future.

    The main clearance issue was the wheel hitting a bracket in the fender well. I never took a picture because I originally just posted in TORQJNKY's thread and it had a picture of it hiting in the exact same spot. Maybe he will be nice enough to post it up here. :beer:
     
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    Marc Active Member Established Member

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    So if I remember right, isn't it about $250 a wheel to do this?
     
  6. Planeswalker

    Planeswalker New Member Established Member

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    Yes, plus shipping. Was well worth it to be able to run the tires I wanted.
     
  7. Dave G

    Dave G New Member Established Member

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    The widened wheels do look sweet!
     
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  8. TORQJNKY

    TORQJNKY Authorized Vendor Authorized Vendor

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    This is the bracket Planeswalker is referring to. The widened wheels hit the area in the yellow circle when the suspension is extended as little as 2-3 inches. You can either use a spacer with the OEM wheels or cut the bracket and flatten it down like I did for use with the Alcoas. I flattened it because the offset of the Alcoa's puts them flush with the fender already. A spacer would cause them to stick out too much.

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  10. TORQJNKY

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    Great idea and product. But it only took me about 45 minutes a side to modify the existing bracket and I can get full extension on the suspenion with no rubbing with a 11.5" Alcoa. Your relocation bracket would be the way to go if I wanted to stuff a 12" wheel well though. :beer:
     

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