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Discussion in '2015+ Shelby GT350 Mustang' started by Kav1, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Kav1

    Kav1 Member Established Member

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    MY2018 GT350R is arriving soon and I’m conisdinf keeping the CF wheels for track use only.

    Is there a list of wheels that would fit the R? I’m quite nervous about damage to the CF wheels in routine daily use on our horrible roads in Toronto.
     
  2. JAJ

    JAJ Active Member Established Member

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    Oh boy! Two questions in one!

    The question about wheels that fit the R, "yes" and the wheel suppliers will be all over this post looking to supply your needs.

    The second question is more subtle. The OEM wheel studs on the "R" are a LOT LONGER than the wheel studs on the regular GT350. The fronts are over 3" long and the rear just a bit shorter. That's because the OEM CF rims are very thick in the middle where they bolt to the hubs.

    I am only aware of one brand of aftermarket aluminum rims that are thick enough in the middle that they will go over the OEM "R" studs and allow the use of the factory lug nuts. All the other ones that I've encountered are thinner at the wheel center (like regular aluminum rims) and these will require you to use open-ended lug nuts leaving a length of uncovered wheel stud exposed.

    So, when the wheel suppliers all descend on your post, keep the lug nut thing in mind. I don't think the company that makes the thick center rims advertises on this site, so I won't name them. Do a search on this and a few more GT350 sites and you'll find them.
     
  3. Kav1

    Kav1 Member Established Member

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    Thank you for your reply and info. I did recently read about the wheel studs.

    I’m finding it confusing reviewing old posts.

    There is talk about some wheels that fit like the 6GR but there are vague mentions of rubbing and very little info on weight. I know the weight will go up but it would be nice to not double the rim weight.

    I’d be okay keeping the stock look too. I’m also reading conflicting numbers on the cost of replacement oem CF wheels.

    More questions. Which wheel has the the thicker centre allowing the factory lugs?
     
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    01SVTSnake Thud Thud Thud Thud Thud Established Member

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    Vibe Motorsports make the replica R wheel that will take the stock lug nuts. I am waiting on a set to be shipped myself
     
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    GT Premi Well known member Established Member

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    As if the R's lug nuts don't stick out enough. Now people are resorting to aftermarket wheels that require either leaving the ends of the studs exposed or using super long lug nuts that end up looking like sausage links sticking out of the hub? That compromise itself is enough to ruin the look of some otherwise nice looking wheels. That said, Signature Wheels supposedly can design a wheel any way you need it. So they can probably design one for you that could use the stock lug nuts (if you want to use them) and not leave excess stuff protrusion.
     
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  7. Jake_VIBE

    Jake_VIBE New Member

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    Here are some images of the Shelby GT350/R Full Forged Wheels with OEM LUG Nuts.
    19x11+24mm | 19x11.5+56mm
    305/30/19 325/30/19

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    80-shelby_gt350r_forged_wheels_forged_7spoke_50_cb659884527bac235f7ea7bfbcd3329817a49e32.jpg

    80-shelby_gt350r_forged_wheels_forged_7spoke_51_c71e96c99c8ca01f2be999e06ef77bafc8d66600.jpg

    80-shelby_gt350r_forged_wheels_forged_7spoke_35_7d35141e49db6b043d8d86817d5ca0bfb792b3b8.jpg
     
  8. Kav1

    Kav1 Member Established Member

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    What do those wheels cost? Who makes them?
    Weight?
     
  9. Jake_VIBE

    Jake_VIBE New Member

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    Key Feature Specs:

    -Monoblock 1-Piece
    -Aerospace –Grade 6061-T6 Forged Aluminum for high Strength-to-Weight Ratio
    -OE TPMS Sensors
    -OEM Lug Nuts
    -OEM Center Cap Compatible
    -Light Weight Back-Pad Pocketing Added
    -Made in California, USA

    Weights: Front 25lbs | Rear 24lbs
    Built time 4-5 weeks

    **Can also be built for the GT350 Non-R with the use OEM Lugs as well**

    Another Option Track set up: 19x11 All around

     
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  10. Kav1

    Kav1 Member Established Member

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    What is the weight on the eom CF wheels?
     
  11. Jake_VIBE

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    Last time when we took some off a set of Carbon Fiber wheels here on our Fedex Scale it came in at Front 18.95lbs & Rear 19.65lbs.
    But again all scale measure differently.
     
  12. Kav1

    Kav1 Member Established Member

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    I like the look of these. And the weight is not crazy compared to the cf. they are forged and more expensive. Are there other options?
     
  13. Jake_VIBE

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    There are not many other real options for the Shelby's at the moment, most have to go with a Forged wheels to get more inner barrel clearance.
    The 7 Spoke Forged wheels will give you about 15-18mm inner barrel clearance compare to the other brand that are *cast rotary forged* which will only give you about 3-5mm max.
    Which means if a small rock falls into the part you will get your brakes and inner barrel damaged, from what i have seen.
    Also on a GT350R most other forged companies will required open end lug nuts to be used.
     
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    raiderjatt02 New Member Established Member

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    Another thing to note is the ViBE wheels actually have more front caliper inner barrel clearance than the stock CF wheels. I have their 19x11 square track setup on my non-R. My setup is the only one that won't use the OEM lugs but I like the look of my open lugs. Feels more racey :-D
     
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  15. Jake_VIBE

    Jake_VIBE New Member

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    Thank you brother,
    19x11+50mm | 305/30/19
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  16. Kav1

    Kav1 Member Established Member

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    Thanks Terrance.
    I’ll touch base next week.
     
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    biminiLX never stock Established Member

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  19. Jake_VIBE

    Jake_VIBE New Member

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    The P51 Wheels would work on a GT500. you can do a 19x10+35 & 19x11+50 or 20x10+35 & 20x11+50, same set up as the new 5.0.
    or 19x10 All aorund or 20x10 all around.

    The rear is a very slight aggressive but does not rub.
     
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  20. GT Premi

    GT Premi Well known member Established Member

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    Hmm... Now you have my mind wandering! I'd want some 19s. Where's your order page?
     

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