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Those are really sharp. Where did you buy them?

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You can find them at apexraceparts.com. They are the EC-7 on sale for $229 and only weight 21.5 lbs. Very similar to the BBS wheels. They are 18/9.5, half a pound heavier but half the price!

Nick

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You can find them at apexraceparts.com. They are the EC-7 on sale for $229 and only weight 21.5 lbs. Very similar to the BBS wheels. They are 18/9.5, half a pound heavier but half the price!

Nick

 

I was about to say similar huh they are exact copies and how BBS lets these companies get away with this is shocking

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I will post some complete pictures as soon as I get the tires. I am still deciding on tire size, 275/35/18 vs 275/40/18. These are suppose to be for the track but I'm sure I'll put a few street miles on them. With the 35's I will have to make or buy a ramp to get up and down the driveway. I did install one on the front just to check clearance and there was plenty. Here is a few pictures of wheel only.

 

 

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I am struggling between 275/35/18 or 275/40/18. I understand the 35's will handle better on the track but it might be a little difficult on the street because the car sits low already. I will need to drive to and from the track and maybe a car show now and then if I don't feel like changing the wheels. I do plan on keeping the Razors.

Nick

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Just wanted to comment about the tire sizes. Since these wheels are the same size as the stock GT500 wheels from '07-'09, you can use those sizes as a reference. Those were 255/45-18 in front and 285/40-18 in the rear. This should actually be a good setup for both street and track, if you choose to use these for both, and it gives you a larger tire in the rear for some good traction at the track. Just a thought. Nice wheels by the way, they look really good around those Wilwoods.

Edited by bnoslo

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The thing is that you can run 275/35-18's on all four corners which makes managing track tires a whole lot easier. I use to run the GT500 staggered setup but switched to 275/35-18's on all four corners and did not see a big difference in rear end handling on a road course. However I found that the wider front tire helps with handling on the heavy front end. Also there are a few options for track tires at the 275/35-18 size. To date I have not found a large selection of 275/40-18 track tires.

 

Just my two cents...

 

GT

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Few thoughts...

 

Staggered tire fitment with make your car push on a road course

 

Make sure that the 275 35 18 tires have the load rating to handle a Mustang. They are less than 26 inches in diameter(S197 cars spec a 27 inch tire) and are typically designed for lighter cars. People who run 275 35s wear them out quick.

 

At the level you are tracking, NT 01s or R888s are a great choice...available in 275 40 18, tons of grip and acceptable tire wear - they are both a 5k mile rated tire.

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Hay Bud, these wheels fit your big brake kit nicely. I really like them. Great choice. Your Razors fit the big brakes are they 18/9's. Possible availability?

Edited by Lynno

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My suggestion to you Nick is to go with the 275/40-18 in a Nitto NT01 if you're going to use them for track - they will last you a while and will aid you in building up your driving skills along with not taking alot out of your budget. Once you get used to the grip and feel of a comp tire then you may to decide to go to another tire higher up on the scale. JMO

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I got the wheels installed yesterday. I ended up going with 275 x 40 x 18 Nitto NT05 tires on all four corners. Considering my budget and my beginner status I decided to go with 05's over the 01's. As I improve and wear them down I'm sure the 01's will be my next set of tires. Here are a few pictures. Thanks for all of your input.

 

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Great choice! I've been torn between the Apex and the enkei PF01 myself. The PF01 is marginally lighter over the Apex. I already run the Nitto NT05 in 275/40/18 on my current wheels, Alcoa's, which are WAY too heavy for the track. The NT05 is a decent tire, I heard its good on the track but not great. I will go to the NT01 when I'm ready to replace the NT05 And possibly a 285/35/18 for a slightly larger contact patch.

 

I would love to have 18x10.5 to 18x11 on all four corners with a 295/35/18. But then I'm looking at $400+ per wheel.

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Thanks! Nice car El Shelby! It's amazing how the lighter wheels feel on the car. My son moved to North Dallas recently. Maybe I'll join him someday!

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