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Old 02-03-2011, 02:10 AM   #1
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Default Should I ditch my 2007 GT500 wheels for 2010 GT500 wheels?

Alright here's the deal. I'm buying a set of wheels regardless for a set of track rubber (auto-x), but since I've got brembo's that does limit my wheel options a tad. Now, I've got 2007 GT500 wheels on my car now. I like them, they look pretty damn slick, but for some reason, I just don't feel them as much on a 2010 body style as much as the older body. Part of me was thinking about snagging up a set of 2010 GT500 wheels and using those for my street tires and using the 2007 wheels I have now for the track rubber. It would be SLIGHTLY cheaper then the other wheels I'm looking at, Steeda Pentars. But, the GT500 wheels are quite a bit heftier.

I don't really CARE what my track wheels look like, I mean, as long as they aren't steelies, I'm good.

So I dunno, lighter wheels for the track, or a set of wheels for the street that I think fits my car better and cheaper overall. My wife seems to think think that the 2007 GT500 wheels look better, and that she'd rather have me spend more money. I don't think I've EVER heard her say that about my car purchases before. I may need to get that in writing.

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Old 02-03-2011, 06:23 AM   #2
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Hmmm of course its personal preference but I would go with the 2010 GT500 wheels for daily street use, I think they would look better.
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I also have the '07 GT500 wheels but I prefer them over the '10 style. Just my 2 cents. Go with your gut.
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Personally I love the 2010 GT500 wheels, going to be picking myself up a set later on this year potentially.
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The 2010 GT500 wheels are so sexy. I love mine. Small gallery here -> http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsnyng/...7625322234707/
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:30 PM   #6
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I like the 2010 much more but i've always liked that 5 spoke look.If it's really what you want to do than go for it.
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i liek the wheels oyu have now on the 09 down body, but the 10 wheels are much better on the new style. You can get the FRPP ones for $164 each in 18" right now brand new.

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Why not the 2011 track pack wheels?
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They aren't wide enough to run the tire I'm going to be autocrossing on. Secondly, aren't they 19's?

18x9.5 is basically the sweet spot.
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I like the 2010's GT500 wheels, but my opinion is bias. The 2011 Track pack wheels (take offs) are 19's front and 20's rear. I would love to move to those, but they are a little more expensive than the ones I have now. You can however order them just in 19's but would rather save $ with buying them from someone who just doesn't want them.
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