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Shelby Brake caliper cover fit on a 2008 sgt 18" Torque Thrust wheels

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#1 OFFLINE   joshri54


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

I just purchased the Shelby brake caliper covers for my 2008 shelby GT. Will these calipers covers fit over my stock brakes and still provide enough clearance between my 18" torque thrust wheels and caliper? It already looks like a tight squeeze especially in the front. I still have original brakes. If I do need to also purchase the wheel spacers whats would be a good size and will they effect handling?



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:19 AM

wheel spacers will also effect safety.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:35 AM

would NOT use the spacers

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

I have them on my SGT of 3 years, they are close on the front, as long as you can place a paper business card between the cover and wheel your ok. I called the manufacture when I purchased them because I had the same concerns, that what they told me and they were right. I had to adjust a little to get the card clearance, you my too

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:05 AM

Thanks for the feed back. After further research on wheel spacers and your opionions 07SGT and 39mustang I have decided not to go with spacers.. Thanks. And thank you sgt1864, When i finally get my covers I'll try the business card trick. Next winter I will have to get bigger wheels and upgrade the brakes! This car loves spending all my hard earned money! :rockon:

Edited by joshri54, 15 December 2012 - 12:06 AM.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:11 AM

Yah kinda like a wife

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:22 AM

Yah kinda like a wife

Except the car doesn't b1tch when you spend money on it, just the wife.

Edited by MyBlueHeaven, 16 December 2012 - 09:35 AM.

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Mods include:

Kenne Bell 2.6L Stage 2 Intercooled 13psi, Ford Racing Hot Rod Cams, Ford Racing Valve covers, BBK Ceramic Long tube Headers w/catted x pipe, Kenne Bell 130mm mono blade throttle body, John Lund racing custom tune, Moroso aluminum coolant / SC coolant, and power steering tanks, Shelby fuse box cover, Shelby brake reservior cover, Borla touring mufflers, JLT Oil Separator.

Suspension and drivetrain
Ford Racing 3.73 gears, McLeod Street Extreme Clutch, Scott Drake Dif cover, Steeda billet lower control arms, Steeda aluminum street adjustable panhard bar, Steeda heavy duty panhard bar brace, FRPP LCA relocation brackets, Bob's axle reservoir kit; Steeda adjustable street upper control arm and mount; Axle Exchange aluminum one piece drieshaft.  BMR tubular radiator support, Ford Racing GT500 Strut Mount (M-18183-C), Maximum motor sports caster camber plates, RTR adjustable front Sway bar end links.
GT500 Rear Spoiler, Staggered 18" FR500 Wheels, Ford Racing Brembo 14" Front Brake Upgrade Kit, Rear 13.8" Rotor & Caliper Brake Upgrade Kit, Goodridge stainless steel brake lines, Shelby brake cooling bezels and ducts w/piaa lights, Silver "Pit Stripes" W/ TRT and social director stickers. matching Shelby Lower grill, APR front splitter, Shelby gauge pod

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