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Should I ditch my 2007 GT500 wheels for 2010 GT500 wheels?

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Old 02-03-2011, 02:10 AM   #1
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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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Old 02-03-2011, 07:05 AM   #3
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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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Old 02-03-2011, 07:24 AM   #4
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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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Go with what you like because YOU are going to drive it. Everyone is going to give you a different opinion and its just going to confuse you at the end. Bottom line is, that you are going to take the advice that you wanted to hear any way
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I'd say go with the 2010's!!!!

Now I'm going mess things all up.....take a look at the brembo wheels on a silver car.....
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I think they look badass on silver/dark grey!!!
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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.

cjs has them on sale:

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Tousley ford has them for $137 a pop.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:34 PM   #14
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I say get the 2010 GT500 wheels, they look a lot better IMO.
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Just to clarify, I will NOT be going over an 18" wheel on this car, for any purpose.

A.) I think wheels larger than 18"s look stupid for the most part. (Brembo wheels are the exception) B.) Tires are super expensive. C.) I'd like to ride on tires that aren't rubber bands.
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The 2010 *coupe* gt500 wheels are 19".

The 2010 *convertible* gt500 wheels are 18".

Find a set of 'vert takeoffs if you want the smaller ones.
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The 2010 *coupe* gt500 wheels are 19".

The 2010 *convertible* gt500 wheels are 18".

Find a set of 'vert takeoffs if you want the smaller ones.
I know this. The price I said earlier was for the 'vert ones.

Thanks for the look out though.
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Oh....

Sorry! :0
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Nothing to be sorry for, you were just offering help.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:22 AM   #20
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i would say the 2011 gt500 ones. they are pretty cheap, only 1400 with tires from cjponyparts
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