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Old 09-03-2014, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default 17x5 Skinnies over Baer 6P Brake Kit

Well I'm hoping people might have some insight on this. I ordered some Weld 15 inch rims/slicks for track. I want to order a matching pair of rims/skinnies for the front of the car but the calipers are huge and I'm not down grading.

So my question is this..

These rims have a 2.2" backspace, can I add a 2" Spacer and clear the Caliper? Is there ANYTHING I can do to get a legit skinny on front without changing the brakes?

These are the actual rims if it helps at all
http://www.americanmuscle.com/weld-r...17x5-1114.html

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17" Racestar skinnies fit over my Baer 6P's with no spacers, but 3" studs.

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Old 09-04-2014, 09:29 AM   #3
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Well I'm hoping people might have some insight on this. I ordered some Weld 15 inch rims/slicks for track. I want to order a matching pair of rims/skinnies for the front of the car but the calipers are huge and I'm not down grading.

So my question is this..

These rims have a 2.2" backspace, can I add a 2" Spacer and clear the Caliper? Is there ANYTHING I can do to get a legit skinny on front without changing the brakes?

These are the actual rims if it helps at all
http://www.americanmuscle.com/weld-r...17x5-1114.html

2011 Mustang 5.0
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17" Racestar skinnies fit over my Baer 6P's with no spacers, but 3" studs.

^ This!

They should fit fine. Most skinnies fit over Brembos and large brakes.

I would go with a 17x5 and you should be in good shape. You can also feel free to hit up Weld directly. They're very knowledgeable on their Wheels and can answer any questions!

-Dan
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:11 PM   #4
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Thanks fellas. I contacted Weld Racing as suggested and spent nearly a half an hour on the line with Gayle. Ultimately she said that I needed an 18x5. I wasn't aware they made bigger skinnies but Summit Racing had the rim I wanted in an 18x5 with the correct offset, etc.

I appreciate the help!!
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