Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005 - 2014 Mustangs
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


2005 - 2014 Mustangs Discussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.
Sponsored by Latemodel Restoration


Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-28-2013, 03:32 AM   #1
07BLACKGT
5th Gear Member
 
07BLACKGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Vehicle: Guess
Location: Above Florida
Posts: 2,919
Default 18" AFS Bullitts fit Brembos! Pics Inside

I seem to have found the only 18" Bullitt style wheels that clear Brembos without a spacer.

I found some 2012 take-off Brembos on a another forum's classifieds. I was able to get a great deal on them, so I decided to take a gamble and see if they would fit these wheels. Everything I've seen about assorted bullitt style wheels says Brembos won't fit. Even the wheel manufacturer's website says this wheel won't fit the GT500.

Apparently they didn't test fit it.

They are made by AFS. I bought them on eBay in 2009. Not even sure if you can get them anymore, but if you want bullitts and Brembos, be on the lookout!

They are 18 x 9 up front. The only reason they fit is because they have no lip up front. There's actually a decent amount of space between the caliper and wheel spoke.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Oh also the Brembos are pretty sick. I basically only bought them for appearance, but they do inspire a lot more confidence in high speed braking. Braking on off-ramps is effortless. I have yet to put the Brembo pads on the rear, so I believe the brake bias is off a little. This is causing the front wheels to want to lock/activate ABS too early. I hope replacing the worn out stock rear pads will do the trick.

I am likely going to paint them red to match my interior, but I'll rock the all black look for a while. The CF hydro-dipped finish from the previous owner is bubbling off, so they'll have to be repainted anyway. I have black lug nuts on the way, and I'm going to have to do something with these fake snake center caps.

Thanks for looking.
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
__________________
07BLACKGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
Antonio323
4th Gear Member
 
Antonio323's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Vehicle: 2010 Ford Mustang V6
Location: California
Posts: 1,086
Default

Nice score and nice pics! Those Brembos look great.
__________________

2010 Mustang V6

Performance:
SCT SF3/X3 Tuner, BBK Cold Air Intake, Custom H-Pipe, Flowmaster American Thunder

Appearance:
5% tints on back windows, 20% tints on side windows, DG Custom Auto quarter window louvers, Mustang third brake light tint, 3DCarbon 3D500 spoiler, GT500 steering wheel, Pioneer AVIC-X930BT, Metra 99-5823CH, Shelby GT500 leather seats, SHR Chrome Fuel Door
Antonio323 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 08:11 PM   #3
americaniron
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Vehicle: 06 Mustang GT
Location: Elizabeth City N.C.
Posts: 2,781
Default

Good to hear that the wheels worked out for you.

When you do get around to painting them, you can get new Brembo brake decals here at this link. You can get them in a few different colors too. I went with silver, when I painted mine blue.

http://www.xenonmods.com/newallcaliperdecals.htm
__________________
americaniron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
Carcrazycorey1
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Vehicle: 2005 Mustang GT
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Posts: 178
Default

Your car is incredibly clean
__________________
2005 Mustang GT. K&N CAI, Pypes O/R X-Pipe, Corsa Axle-Back, SCT SF3/X3 Tuner with 93 Race Tune loaded, SR Lowering springs, BMR LCA's, 10" RE Audio SEX10D4 Subwoofer with Hifonics Brutus BRX1100.1 Mono Amp in a ported 1.10 cf^3 box.
2011 Yamaha FZ6R. Two-Brothers Black Series full exhaust, Fender eliminator, bar end mirrors, 6000k HID, Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires.
Carcrazycorey1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 09:27 PM   #5
Ricardo
3rd Gear Member
 
Ricardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Vehicle: '07 Mustang GT
Location: Utah
Posts: 725
Default

Oh god wish mine from AM woud do this, they'd have another $1300 from me.
Ricardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 09:50 PM   #6
aaquib1992
4th Gear Member
 
aaquib1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Vehicle: 2008, V6, PP
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,716
Default

Nice bro, those brembos look good.

And that paint looks wet!
__________________


Steeda CAI, 91 tune, GT axle-backs w/ H-pipe, P/P stock TB. Dinosaurs!
aaquib1992 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 11:38 PM   #7
TheDivaDanielle
3rd Gear Member
 
TheDivaDanielle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Vehicle: In Progress
Location: DC
Posts: 640
Default

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!

No way. Now I need to find these for winter wheels!!

20" American Racing Torq Thrust M's for the summer
18" AFS "Bullitt" and Torq Thrust M knockoffs for the winter.
__________________
2013 Mustang GT Convertible - Very Far from stock
2014 Ford Focus ST - Also far from stock :-) Stage 3 in ricer talk.
TheDivaDanielle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 11:51 PM   #8
MrSlik
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Vehicle: 2005 Mustang GT Convertible
Location: CA
Posts: 11
Default

Looks SICK :-)

Nice find!
MrSlik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 01:09 AM   #9
BleedinBlue
5th Gear Member
 
BleedinBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Vehicle: 2006 Mustang GT
Location: Eureka, Mo
Posts: 4,350
Default

Car is clean as hell. Looks great.
__________________
Resident Sheepdog.





2011 Black on black GT/CS A6
BMR springs, LCA's, panhard, STR.Ts, GT500 AB.
BleedinBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 02:23 AM   #10
CMcNam
3rd Gear Member
 
CMcNam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Vehicle: 2007 Mustang GT
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 736
Default

Holy crap. I wish I had known this earlier. I searched so hard for Bullitt-style 18" rims that cleared Brembos, but apparently not hard enough. Your car looks INCREDIBLE, and the Brembos just bring everything together. Awesome find!

Edit: Dude, please don't paint the Brembos red. I also have a red interior so I know where you're coming from, but they look SO GOOD with those wheels I wouldn't change a thing. It's all up to what you want, but seriously, car looks AMAZING.
__________________
2007 Mustang GT
CMcNam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 02:23 AM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 AM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup