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Post by MakingHole on 11/23/2010, 12:58 pm

After looking around no one makes a competition tire that will fit the 2010/2011 Shelbys with 19" and 20" wheels (Mine has the SVT PP). The question is will an 18" wheel fit over the front brake rotor or do I have to wait for Nitto to catch up with the times?
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Re: 18" wheel on 2011 Shelby?

Post by 07Shelby500 on 11/23/2010, 1:03 pm

Should fit. Pretty sure you have the same front brakes as I do on my 07.
I've been running into the same problem but in a different way. I want to use the 19" 2010 Shelby wheels on my car but I know as soon as I increase power I'm going to need to run a drag radial or similar at all times and there just really aren't any choices out there for the 19" wheel right now.


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Re: 18" wheel on 2011 Shelby?

Post by Leonard 95 on 11/23/2010, 1:05 pm

18s will work all the way around will work fine, no brakes changes where made on 2011.[list=1][*]
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Re: 18" wheel on 2011 Shelby?

Post by SSRob on 11/23/2010, 1:24 pm

Look at the RTR wheels if you want a close match to the SVT wheels.

A lot of guys on the Shelby forum are fitting Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires on these for fall/winter driving.
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Re: 18" wheel on 2011 Shelby?

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Post by 03.sonicblue on 11/23/2010, 2:33 pm

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Re: 18" wheel on 2011 Shelby?

Post by Guest on 11/23/2010, 8:33 pm

BJ and I tried to put some 18s on his 09 gt500 but the fronts would not fit over the brakes. I know they can fit 18s just have to make sure they are specifically made for the bigger brakes.

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Post by ARMORINE on 11/23/2010, 8:40 pm

Joshua wrote:BJ and I tried to put some 18s on his 09 gt500 but the fronts would not fit over the brakes. I know they can fit 18s just have to make sure they are specifically made for the bigger brakes.

its all about the caliper side clearance. been reading into this since i REALLY REALLY want a set of gt500 take off brakes on my sgt.
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Re: 18" wheel on 2011 Shelby?

Post by Shelby10' on 11/23/2010, 9:47 pm

SSRob wrote:Look at the RTR wheels if you want a close match to the SVT wheels.

A lot of guys on the Shelby forum are fitting Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires on these for fall/winter driving.

Ive heard great things from those DWS tires. Might be picking some of those up at some point. Still looking for a replacement tire for summer time fun. Looking at the Ntto NT05s

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Re: 18" wheel on 2011 Shelby?

Post by SSRob on 11/23/2010, 9:49 pm

Do you not like the F1 tires? I've been pretty impressed with them. But they are pricey.
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Re: 18" wheel on 2011 Shelby?

Post by Shelby10' on 11/23/2010, 9:55 pm

SSRob wrote:Do you not like the F1 tires? I've been pretty impressed with them. But they are pricey.

I have found them to be lacking in grip. They are great for cornering, but lack the compound to really handle straight line torque. I have done a ton of research....and found that most out there agree...the F1s are just not doing the job. And for the price...they are a down right dissapointment. There are a lot of tires out there that are half the price and out perform the F1s. I am looking into this for the spring. I will let you know what I end up getting and throw some feedback your way.

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Re: 18" wheel on 2011 Shelby?

Post by Oldokie on 11/24/2010, 9:33 am

There is a Road and Track article on these tires this month. They used a set of G1 & G2 tires on a Z06 vette and ran them on a track. The verdict was that the new G2s were far better on a cornering track. Of course they did not test them in a drag race scenario which is what most here are interested in.
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Re: 18" wheel on 2011 Shelby?

Post by MakingHole on 12/1/2010, 12:13 am

What backspacing and offset do you need to fit a 18"x11" wheel in the rear? I want to run 315's for track days.
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