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Old 06-07-2013, 12:45 PM
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2006 Mustang V6: I just went from stock 16x7 wheels to 18x8.5 wheels off of a 2007 Shelby GT all the way around. I had to put 5/16 inch wheel spacers to clear the shorter brake rotor/caliper. Does anyone see any issues I might have with my suspension or other front end parts?
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:25 PM
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Very surprised u needed a spacer given the wider wheels are off a car with bigger calipers and brakes already. But no, you shouldn't have any other suspension issues.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:41 PM
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Thanks! The back of the Shelby wheels are more flat on the back side where the stock wheels are thicker where they bolt up to the hub. Wondering if the gt/shelby's have differant hubs which allow the wheels to stick out a little further. It was so close to fitting. Better looking to do the spacers then hitting the outsde of the caliper with grinder. It was about 1/8inch from working.
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Maybe they do run different hubs.
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Hubs are the same, caliper brackets are different (moves the caliper farther out for the larger GT rotors) and the Shelby GT wheels have a bit more clearance outboard than they do nearer the rim.

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:49 AM
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OP, do you plan on keeping the tires off those wheels, or go with something wider?
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:21 AM
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It came with gforce ta that are 235/50/18 with about 7,000 miles on them. The guy I bought them from said its the widest tire he could get put on the wheels. I don't think thats true so I will look when its time to replace the tires.
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