New wheels on the 96 GT

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  1. BMAC96GT

    BMAC96GT Active Member

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    Got a set of 18x9 FR500s. Werent really looking for a set but got a ridiculous deal on them yesterday. Car looks pretty good I think but I think a chrome or polished wheel pops on this color. Wheels are for sale if anyone is interested lol

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    ElrodKTPQ_89 Legend

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    Those look great on that color! I'd leave em!
     
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    I think it looks great, nice grab indeed. Only thing I'd change/add is a rear spacer to make the rear a little more flush.
     
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    I loved the old ones better. The chrome just made the car pop.
     
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    Yea I agree. Plan on selling the FRs and getting chrome or polished saleens. And I meant to ask you, what's your opinion on polished wheels? Aren't yours polished?
     
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    At first I wasn't a fan of them but they've really grown on me. They're easy to clean and maintain. Whenever I want them to shine I just grab some aluminium polish and steel grit and go to town. Chrome seemed like too much work for me to keep clean so polished was the next best thing.
     
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    looks pretty good to me. i'd run a spacer too in the rear but still nice looking wheel on that blue.
     
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    If you lived where there was snow you'd hate a polished wheel. :p The road salt kills a polished wheel. Admittedly once I find me a Mustang I will not be driving it in the winter unless my DD or the wife's car breaks down, but I will never own a wheel I have to polish again.
     
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    Well, this car doesn't come out in the snow/salt, and rarely in the rain so maintaining polished wheels isn't too much of a concern
     
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    Looks great! I think the car would benefit from some dish in the rear and about an inch drop all around but that's just me.
     
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    Yea Im gonna throw some spacers on there when I get the saleens and its gonna have to stay this ride height for a while until I get coils
     
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    Nice, what finish are you going to get on the Saleen wheels?
     
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    I'm going back and forth between chrome and polished
     
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    The FR's look good but the chrome cobra's look better.