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Post by alkemist on Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:36 pm

I'm on the verge of picking up a new set of black FR500 rims and tires, but then was wondering if it would look strange with a Roush front. Any opinions?
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Post by SVT_N8 on Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:42 pm

hmmm, cant say i've ever seen that combo before
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Post by Croft on Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:23 pm

I wouldn't go with a complete black wheel with your car. You need a wheel that is going to balance out the silver and black. Just IMO.
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Post by chrisverneuil on Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:05 pm

You could try to swap wheels with someone for a little bit just to see how they look. And i dont mean borrow them but just swap one side and see how it looks. Take pics and see how others feel about it.
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Post by kooldawg6 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:27 am

As Laura said, I'm not sure how the black wheel will look with all that silver. Sure it's been done, but...eh... Maybe the FR500 in the gray/anthracite would be better suited. I also agree that a wheel swap and pics would be the way to go. I have the black chrome, which depending on the light angle will look very similar to the black.
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Post by kooldawg6 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:32 am

As long as you get he ones with the polished lip, it will look ok, but definitely take them off and avoid the winter chemicals or the lips will be ruined.

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Post by TT_05_Stang on Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:02 am

silver and black look pretty pimp... I would go with a gunmetal prolly if it was me.




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Post by alkemist on Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:37 am

I was thinking about a black and silver theme, but then I have red seats too.. kinda throws a wrench in there. I don't plan to Roush up the rest of my car either. Was just looking on their site and they do sell 2007 GT500 look a like wheels lol.
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Post by chrisverneuil on Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:03 am

You can go to ebay and pick up a set of black leather seat covers pretty cheap. and sell ur to cover the cost:)
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Post by kooldawg6 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:04 am

Well, if Mike (05RedDevil) had gotten the FR500 wheels, you'd know exactly how they would look with the Roush front, but...
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Post by alkemist on Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:14 pm

I picked up my car today.. and the rear bumper looks so much better, not 100% perfect, but it's as good as it's going to get.

I asked my sister and my mom, and they both said black is too dark for my color. I think it looks pretty sick but maybe I'm not ready to go that extreme since I'm having second thoughts about black. I may think about the anthracite/gray's instead. They both like my stock rims.. so that kinda tells you something. I thought my stockers looked good until I started paying more attention to other mustang wheels and shopping for rims lol.
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Post by alkemist on Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:23 pm

Black chrome is also starting to linger on my mind. I'm not a big fan of chrome on itself, but the black chrome may give me the best of both worlds?
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Post by kooldawg6 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:29 pm

Stockers look ok on a not so modded exterior...


...but once you go and start modding large pieces, the stockers definitely hinder the looks...


It's ok if they like the stockers...they're just not as much of a hardcore Stanger as others... tongue
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Post by alkemist on Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:14 pm

kooldawg6 wrote:Stockers look ok on a not so modded exterior...
...but once you go and start modding large pieces, the stockers definitely hinder the looks...
It's ok if they like the stockers...they're just not as much of a hardcore Stanger as others... tongue

Yeah, thats for sure. My pony looks like it needs new shoes, those just don't do it justice anymore. When I first bought the car, I thought they looked awesome lol.
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Post by alkemist on Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:39 pm

What do you guys think about these? Can you stagger these? Shows 18x9.5 so I'm not sure if that is considered deep dish or it has to be 10's



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Post by kooldawg6 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:59 pm

Those are deep dish. I see they make them in 18x8 and 18x9.5, so yes you can stagger.
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Post by alkemist on Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:02 pm

Looks like I'm back to square one with rims. Well, at least it's still snowing, so still some time yet before spring. These are a little more pricier than the FR500 take offs, but they are Caroll Shelby wheels :o

I was actually originally looking for a two tone rim but somehow I ditched that idea somewhere.
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Post by kooldawg6 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:20 pm

They are a bit pricier and would defintely not let them see winter chemicals. I had my black chrome out in the winter chemicals one time and they cleaned up fine with no spots. I won't go trying it again though I do have a set of staggered 18s (8.5 and 10)just sitting in the shed. They are the Rev Wheel Cobra 340C (charcoal) (Halibrand knockoffs). The polished lips were trashed during a winter, but I sanded them down and they are now brushed aluminum lips. Still ok, but not shiny anymore. That is the only thing wrong wih them. They would go rather inexpensively and are definitely a classic wheel that you don't see everyday






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Post by alkemist on Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:31 pm

Here's some quick photoshopping work. What do ya'll think? I like the black, silver and red theme on those rims.

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Post by kooldawg6 on Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:35 am

I don't know. IMO, the only colors those wheels really look good on are the dark blue and white cars. Maybe it's due to the fact of the classic wheel on the old school Shelby colors...

The main thing is, that if you like them enough to be happy with them, then that's all that matters
I know wheels can be a tough choice as I've had 4 different sets counting the original 17" Bullitts on mine
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Post by alkemist on Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:19 am

I seem to be super picky about wheels, just like when I'm purse shopping lol :p I can look at a ton and pass on them, then just have "that one" jump out at me. I think these are alright, but don't know if I just have my head in the cloud thinking about having real CS wheels.
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Post by alkemist on Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:24 pm

lol, here's some more photoshop torment/spam. These are FR500's (black), 2010 GT500, and 2007 GT500 (all replicas). I seem to prefer the 2007 GT500's better, but they only come in 18x9.5's. Not sure if it will loose the stagger effect with the same widths. Just keep in mind, I threw on the rims on my stock tires, and I didn't play with the brightness/contrast so they stand out a little.





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Post by alkemist on Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:46 pm

And one more.. Anthracite FR500

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Post by kooldawg6 on Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:57 pm

I've always been partial to the FR500 since they were introduced nearly 10 years ago. I almost bought a set of them in Anthracite for my car during the winter of '08, but fortunately procrastinated long enough to see Laura's black chrome set...and then after that fateful day at the drag strip last Spring...I instantly knew what wheel would destined to be on April! Either set of those FR500s will look good as the anthracite is along the same color as your car and then the black with polished lip have nice contrast with your car. IMO, the '10 GT500 wheel doesn't flow and the '07 GT500 wheel just looks too plain, but is a great choice for an inexpensive wheel that allows big brake upgrades! Even though the GT500 wheels are same size all the way around, they put a slightly wider tire on the back to give it a staggered appearance.
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Post by Dominican7 on Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:53 am

I like the Anthracite FR500...IMO
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