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Old 02-25-15, 09:10 AM
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So as many know I have a very low mile all original FC in excellent shape. I have gone through and upgraded all of the suspension with coil-overs and full adjust-ability etc etc. The bane of this car has been deciding on wheels, and the biggest reason is I am keeping the fenders stock and original. I do NOT want to roll/pull if at all possible. Trying to maintain the highest originality value possible for the future IF I sell it.

I DO want to make this thing sit better, and overall look better then lowered on stock gxl blades.

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The Budget:
$1200-$2000 and the closer to $2000 the more I will want tires with that.

Thoughts So far: Not really looking for anything larger then 17x9 out back as this is NA until the day it dies. I do not want work equips or enkie rpf1s, as to me, they are soooo over played on the FC. (some of you bros make them sing though) I do take this car on spirited drives often as well so I am not looking at cheapy knock offs.

I just want something with a nice lip in the rear, prefferably gold/chrome combo but with white chassis ideas are open. Lets all come up with something great!!

Figured this would be a fun community game during the winter months hehe
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Old 02-25-15, 09:56 PM
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i would go with some bbs rs, perfect classic clean look. or something maybe 5 spoke? are you looking for something aggressive or simple clean look?
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Old 02-25-15, 11:02 PM
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I'll toss the Mustang Bullet wheels into the ring.
A simple classic design with the proper heft for the FC to sit on visually.

I'm not a fan of "spindly" wheels, especially in sizes over 17".
Too much air in the wheelwell, makes stock rotors look puny.
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Old 02-25-15, 11:16 PM
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17x9 +22, lots of brands make this size, knock offs or the real deal. Shouldn't have to much problems with rubbing if any, might need to add some camber but not much. I am a fan of spoked wheels, like a 5 or 6 spoke. Te37's, or a copy cat, look good on just about anything. It's going to be tuff to find anything with a lot of dish in a size that you won't have to at least do some rolling.
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Old 02-26-15, 06:44 PM
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alright, some good ideas so far. I will prime it with some ideas I have been kicking.

- AW7 in gold
- Volk GTC
- work VSxx
- R32 stockers in bronze (not the gtst, the dished ones)

My only problem is trying to figure out what will fit. I have been using FC3Spro' table but I would hate to pull the trigger and be stuck with something.
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Anything with a mesh type spoke looks amazing on these cars IMO. Crown vic rims are nice if you can get your hands on them and they definitely wont break the bank either

Are you planning on running wider sticker tires? are you more concerned about the look or are you planning on tracking it?
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Old 02-26-15, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ibeljin View Post
Are you planning on running wider sticker tires? are you more concerned about the look or are you planning on tracking it?
I'm sure he wants to be grounded to the ground but his tires also need to be resistant to flat spotting because his car is mostly grounded to the garage.
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I'm sure he wants to be grounded to the ground but his tires also need to be resistant to flat spotting because his car is mostly grounded to the garage.
this guy..... No no, the few track days a year we get at BIR I plan on attending to at least run the road course as much as I can. Contrary to what Clokker would have you believe, in the spring/summer months I drive this thing a lot, just happens work is only 10 minutes away so do what you will there. But I go out of my way to hit windy country roads.

It needs to have good looks, yet still allow me to perform.
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if your keeping the stock tire width i would go with crown vics (obviously have a bias because i own a set) if you want wider tires and you have more budget to play with Rays TE37's are nice rims as well, you might be able to find a knockoff that looks similar without paying out the **** for em

OH but dear lord please don't buy a set of massive 18" chrome rims with some silly offset that doesn't even fit the car. some fckn kids these days...
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there is a whole world of wheels out there to choose from, and plenty of them look good on the FC. i do find that a 5 spoke wheel nearly always works on the FC, there is something classic about it, second pic is proof of concept.

here are a few suggestions.

the budget wheel. for some reason i think S5 T2 wheels look great on S4's.

not budget wheel. i would go with a moderate size, 17x8 is good, 17x9 in the back, or even go 16's. i went with a set of Volk Grc's on my car. mine are actually 17x7 and 17x8, and i went with 225/245 tires, but next time i think i will do 205/225
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Find a 17x8 to 17x9 in the +25 range and run 235/40/17s all around.

MB weapons are pretty cheap and reasonably light.
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My vote S5 vert wheels. Not only are they BBS wheels, they are light. My vert wheels weigh as much as the tire mounted to them. If you go with the S5 convertible wheels, I do recommend removing the factory clear coat on them. The look so much better naked with a good polish.
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you guys are making me consider the r32 option more and more as a track wheel. Anyone watched speed master? That movie is my cars inspiration, minus the end of the movie after the whole transformation.
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you guys are making me consider the r32 option more and more as a track wheel. Anyone watched speed master? That movie is my cars inspiration, minus the end of the movie after the whole transformation.
Use 17s for track wheels. You have so many more tire options that way.

17X8 SN95 Mustang wheels would make excellent track wheels for your car.
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go with the r32 wheels man. They're rad and it seems like you already have your mind made up!
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Originally Posted by j9fd3s View Post
not budget wheel. i would go with a moderate size, 17x8 is good, 17x9 in the back, or even go 16's. i went with a set of Volk Grc's on my car. mine are actually 17x7 and 17x8, and i went with 225/245 tires, but next time i think i will do 205/225
This is actually my number one choice at the moment in gold with polished lip, what offset did you end up with on those? They seem to sit just right on stock body.
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My vote S5 vert wheels. Not only are they BBS wheels, they are light. My vert wheels weigh as much as the tire mounted to them. If you go with the S5 convertible wheels, I do recommend removing the factory clear coat on them. The look so much better naked with a good polish.
This. I really prefer period appropriate wheels on an older car, or even older wheels on a newer car to putting a brand new set of Forgestars on a 30 year old car. Also, consider having a set refurbished. I did that on my RX-8, got to pick the color, and was very happy that I did so vs. buying a set of Enkei wheels.
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This is actually my number one choice at the moment in gold with polished lip, what offset did you end up with on those? They seem to sit just right on stock body.
the short answer is i don't know.

the long answer is that these wheels came in 5x100 and they used an adaptor to mate them to the car. the offset sticker on the wheel is WITH the spacer, which i didn't get with my wheels. so i had to source a couple pairs of spacers, and lug nuts, and oh btw they take special valve stems too.

i do not know if the spacers i have are the "right" ones, although it ended up working perfectly.

if you need volk parts shoot me a PM, i have a couple sources now
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Alright boys, my dream set of Volk GTC's just came back up online, and I am haggling over a couple hundred but it seems like a done deal.

I have read the FC3Spro guide as well as checked the wheel fitment thread and some say they should fit, others say probably gonna rub.. so I want to be sure as this is going to be around $1600 internationally shipped.

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17x8+35 Front

17x9+22 Rear

Looks like +5mm spacer on the front with a 225 wide tire?

FC3S Pro v2.0: Mods - Rims
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yea that will work fine.
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unnngh wish me luck dudes. putting in final offer.


EDIT: Got em... woooooooooooo!
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I had the R32 Bronze on my FC and I really liked them
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I hear you on the rpf1.

What do you think about Old School RPO1 or 2's?
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Meercat has a really cool set of VaporWare steelies you could maybe imaginary buy.
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GTC in the mail. game was fun.
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