BUILD Jeff’s Cookie Cutter Mustang part 2

Dr. Jimbo

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TCG Blue
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Bad ass!

That color is on point man.

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Jeffs FRC

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Velgen Classic 5's are sick, especially with that concave look out back
What finish or color are you thinking on the rims?
Most likely a gunmetal type finish. I really think this color looks good with a darker color wheel. I'm going to throw my bronze Billet Specialties on to see how that color works as well, and if I love it, I might go with a bronze street setup.
Please don’t do cheap ass Late Model Resto wheels on this car……
I see your point, but many of the newer LMR wheels are actually very nice. The ones I posted are flow formed wheels that are approximately 10lb lighter per wheel than stock while being wider. And being flow formed, they are also stronger than factory wheels that are cast aluminum. They are a pretty great value for what you get at $1,200/set, and they look pretty good.
 

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Most likely a gunmetal type finish. I really think this color looks good with a darker color wheel. I'm going to throw my bronze Billet Specialties on to see how that color works as well, and if I love it, I might go with a bronze street setup.

I see your point, but many of the newer LMR wheels are actually very nice. The ones I posted are flow formed wheels that are approximately 10lb lighter per wheel than stock while being wider. And being flow formed, they are also stronger than factory wheels that are cast aluminum. They are a pretty great value for what you get at $1,200/set, and they look pretty good.

I hear ya, but do you want to look like every other Mustang out there?
 

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Most likely a gunmetal type finish. I really think this color looks good with a darker color wheel. I'm going to throw my bronze Billet Specialties on to see how that color works as well, and if I love it, I might go with a bronze street setup.

I see your point, but many of the newer LMR wheels are actually very nice. The ones I posted are flow formed wheels that are approximately 10lb lighter per wheel than stock while being wider. And being flow formed, they are also stronger than factory wheels that are cast aluminum. They are a pretty great value for what you get at $1,200/set, and they look pretty good.

A flow-formed wheel still has a cast center. So the barrel is stronger as it is formed with pressure when spinning. So there are benefits there over a cast wheel. I don't know I would say they are stronger than a factory-cast wheel. As those are heavier because they use a thicker wheel casting. That is why flow-forged is lighter.

100% forged wheel > Flow-Formed wheel > aftermarket cast wheel.

You can get truly forged wheels for reasonable prices these days. Not the $10k HRE wheels. But there are plenty of suppliers now doing a fully forged wheel with a good price point. I paid $2,400 for my forged wheels on the S550. With our shitty Chicagoland roads, I think it was worth it. But with the small number of miles you put on your car, I am sure a Flow-forged wheel will be fine.


I am sad to see the blue car leave. Having a quick MT car is rare. That definitely got it some extra cool points. But I am sure the A10 will be easier to drive as well as be easier on parts.
 
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I hear ya, but do you want to look like every other Mustang out there?
That has to be one of the hardest things to do with a popular mass-produced car. It drove me nuts trying to find a wheel I liked.




Also, don't do the repro GT350 wheels. They just look off in photos and in person. Maybe a set of used real GT350 wheels?
 
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Jeffs FRC

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I hear ya, but do you want to look like every other Mustang out there?
That is pretty much impossible no matter what you do. There are a lot of these cars on the road. And I've never seen either of the LMR wheels in person on another car. I have seen quite a few 6GR's though.
Jeffs FRC Jeffs FRC do u plan on putting the GT500 big vent on the hood that looked great on the blue one
At this point, no. I'll be doing very minimal work to the aesthetics of this car. Wheels and lowering obviously, and then might have the calipers done. Other than that, not much.
I dig that thick 5 spoke look
Yea me too.
A flow-formed wheel still has a cast center. So the barrel is stronger as it is formed with pressure when spinning. So there are benefits there over a cast wheel. I don't know I would say they are stronger than a factory-cast wheel. As those are heavier because they use a thicker wheel casting. That is why flow-forged is lighter.

100% forged wheel > Flow-Formed wheel > aftermarket cast wheel.

You can get truly forged wheels for reasonable prices these days. Not the $10k HRE wheels. But there are plenty of suppliers now doing a fully forged wheel with a good price point. I paid $2,400 for my forged wheels on the S550. With our shitty Chicagoland roads, I think it was worth it. But with the small number of miles you put on your car, I am sure a Flow-forged wheel will be fine.


I am sad to see the blue car leave. Having a quick MT car is rare. That definitely got it some extra cool points. But I am sure the A10 will be easier to drive as well as be easier on parts.
Yep, I'm familiar with the flow formed process. I would still wager they are stronger than factory wheels. Definitely MUCH lighter that's for sure.
That has to be one of the hardest things to do with a popular mass-produced car. It drove me nuts trying to find a wheel I liked.




Also, don't do the repro GT350 wheels. They just look off in photos and in person. Maybe a set of used real GT350 wheels?
GT350 wheels are not even on my radar. I think they're ugly.