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    SVT Enthusiast whotrod9's Avatar
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    Wheels for Shelby GT 500

    Has anyone put after market wheels on their GT500. If so can you tell what kind and where they were purchased? I'm having a heck of time finding any that fit, I'm told the wheels that came on the car are fitted and matched and I shouldn't replace them as it will impact the performance. Thank you for the help

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    I've seen a few folks up here put aftermarket rims on their GT500s.

    I'm first just a bit confused...exactly who is telling you the performance is impacted? And what performance is impacted (overall weight? tires that go on the rims?)
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    Hello Richard,

    The parts dept manager at the Ford Dealership is the one that told me the performace would be impacted. He said the car would not handle the same at high speeds and may cause problems. I've searched the web and every site I could find and haven't found anything/aonyone that can confirm this. I don't plan on racing the car, etc but I don't want to do something that could damage it either. Thanks for the reply.

    Walt

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    SVTOA National Staff Greg@SVTOA's Avatar
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    I put custom wheels on my GT500. It certainly did "impact performance"

    My handling, 1/4 mile ET and 60' times improved dramatically


    I run 11" wide wheels on the rear, allowing a much larger tire for better grip/traction/handling.

    CCW "Complete Custom Wheel" makes GT500 wheels to spec with the correct backspacing and clearance for brakes.

    http://www.ccwheel.com






    1993 LX Ragtop Feature Car
    Kenne Bell Supercharged 347CI

    1994 Cobra #2240
    Rio Red
    Vortech Supercharged
    502 RWHP
    11.58@123.41 MPH


    2010 Shelby GT-500
    Kona Blue w/white stripe package
    Electronics Package, HID's, Shelby Car Cover
    Ford Racing TVS Supercharger Upgrade Package
    Ford Racing CobraJet Throttle Body
    Ford Racing "KR" Axle-Back Exhaust
    Ford Racing M-FRT-MSVT SVT Handling Package
    Roush Wheelhop Reduction Kit
    CCW SP500 Custom Wheels (11x18 Rear)
    Toyo Proxes Drag Radials
    11.27@130 MPH
    670 Horsepower on pump gas

    Special thanks to Jayson Demchak and Ford Racing!



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    SVTOA Registered Member 3ponies's Avatar
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    I see lots of GT500s with CS aftermarket wheels. I am thinking CS40s on my GT500 but really don't want 20s!

    09 Roush Stage 3 Black Jack Track Car #37
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    SVTOA National Staff Greg@SVTOA's Avatar
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    Only thing to remember is, it's easiest to order an additional set of TMPS sensors and have them mounted to your new wheels. Leave the originals on your stock wheels, way less hassle this way. You can also obtain the TMPS training tool cheap on ebay or borrow one from someone with an F-150 (it's in the owners manual pouch)


    1993 LX Ragtop Feature Car
    Kenne Bell Supercharged 347CI

    1994 Cobra #2240
    Rio Red
    Vortech Supercharged
    502 RWHP
    11.58@123.41 MPH


    2010 Shelby GT-500
    Kona Blue w/white stripe package
    Electronics Package, HID's, Shelby Car Cover
    Ford Racing TVS Supercharger Upgrade Package
    Ford Racing CobraJet Throttle Body
    Ford Racing "KR" Axle-Back Exhaust
    Ford Racing M-FRT-MSVT SVT Handling Package
    Roush Wheelhop Reduction Kit
    CCW SP500 Custom Wheels (11x18 Rear)
    Toyo Proxes Drag Radials
    11.27@130 MPH
    670 Horsepower on pump gas

    Special thanks to Jayson Demchak and Ford Racing!



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    SVTOA Registered Member 3ponies's Avatar
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    I have Black 18X10 GT500 Wheels going on the Roush for the track. I ordered the TPMS and a tool with them. Should set this up in the next couple of weeks!
    Good point..

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    Try Steve at True Forged Wheels, they will custom build you a set, plus he has a photo gallery on his site. Steve is very good guy to deal with.
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    SVTOA Registered Member 3ponies's Avatar
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    Have you seen the new Steeda Wheels??? I am liking them a lot! They are in many of the Mustang Mags..
    Steeda Spyder Wheel - Black w/ Machined Face/Lip

    Steeda's new Spyder wheels offer great style and strength. Using a low pressure casting process gives these wheels lower weight than standard gravity cast wheels. Steeda's Spyder wheel is...
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    09 Roush Stage 3 Black Jack Track Car #37
    08 GT500 Red Stripe Vert Edition
    65 Fast Back Ground Up Rebuild breaking it in!

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    SVTOA National Staff Greg@SVTOA's Avatar
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    Just thought I would add a little updated info...

    On the 2010-up cars, the "band style" TPMS sensors from '09 and previous years have been replaced by sensors mounted to the valve stem, and they are NOT compatible with the 2010-up PCM, which means if you swap wheels and have those older sensors, you will not be able to "train' them to your 2010 or 2011 car. You will have to go to the new sensors...

    oh, and did I mention that the CCW's look even better with Kona Blue??



    1993 LX Ragtop Feature Car
    Kenne Bell Supercharged 347CI

    1994 Cobra #2240
    Rio Red
    Vortech Supercharged
    502 RWHP
    11.58@123.41 MPH


    2010 Shelby GT-500
    Kona Blue w/white stripe package
    Electronics Package, HID's, Shelby Car Cover
    Ford Racing TVS Supercharger Upgrade Package
    Ford Racing CobraJet Throttle Body
    Ford Racing "KR" Axle-Back Exhaust
    Ford Racing M-FRT-MSVT SVT Handling Package
    Roush Wheelhop Reduction Kit
    CCW SP500 Custom Wheels (11x18 Rear)
    Toyo Proxes Drag Radials
    11.27@130 MPH
    670 Horsepower on pump gas

    Special thanks to Jayson Demchak and Ford Racing!



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    SVTOA Registered Member 3ponies's Avatar
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    They do look good! For my White GT500 I am not sure what I'll eventually do. I don't think I want Chrome with White. On my 09 Black Jack I just put on track wheels, no TPMS stuff on them and no lights are on! When did the TPMS stuff start?
    Thanks

    09 Roush Stage 3 Black Jack Track Car #37
    08 GT500 Red Stripe Vert Edition
    65 Fast Back Ground Up Rebuild breaking it in!

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    Aftermarket Wheels

    Don't know if you're still looking for wheels, but I bought mine from Late Model Restorations. Wheels were less than $200 per wheel. They have various configurations and pkgs. (latemodelrestoration.com)
    These are 18" and required a 1/8" spacer up front because of the caliper.
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