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  1. Stanced

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    #1 Stanced, Feb 1, 2018
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    [FONT=.SFUIText]Hey guys, I searched for awhile looking for something like this and couldn’t find much. Here’s my contribution! I know this won’t be for everyone. It’s a strictly function setup and not the prettiest, but definitely gets the job done.[/FONT]

    [FONT=.SFUIText]Front wheels - Vision Sport Star II 17x4.5 $121.00[/FONT]
    [FONT=.SFUIText](I did have to machine down my front calipers a few MM)[/FONT]
    [FONT=.SFUIText]Front tires - Mickey Thompson sportsman 26x6-17 $ 198.00[/FONT]
    Combined weight - 34 pounds

    [FONT=.SFUIText]Rear wheels - Motegi MR135 17x9.5 with a +45 offset $132.00[/FONT]
    [FONT=.SFUIText]Rear tires - Mickey Thompson 305/45/17 $267.00[/FONT]
    Combined weight - 54 pounds

    [FONT=.SFUIText]Total - $1436, about a thousand dollars cheaper than what a race star setup cost. Weight savings were pretty significant too, I'll post them once I get my hands on a scale :thumbsup:[/FONT]


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    Yes I know the tread is on the wrong side, I was just test fitting for clearance. I'll need to raise the back about an inch.
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    Very cool! Good looking car too. I used LMR 17x9 FR500s (20lbs and $125) for the rears until getting the f14 drag pack. Could not find an inexpensive alternative for the brembo front that didn't require cutting/grinding. You also lucked out on not having to use the racestar specific lug nuts.

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    Photobucket blows balls
     
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    I see that. Switching to flickr.. will update the pics. smh
     
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    Can I assume that those fronts would fit non-Brembo cars without needing any grinding?

    I am looking for a value front wheel setup for occasional trips to the strip.
     
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    I'd say yes. I barely had to take any off of my Brembos.
     
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    Where did you order the wheels from?
     
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    Wow that's pretty cool you got the 17s to fit up front!

    Do you mind posting a pic of how much material had to be removed from the caliper?
     
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    Wow looks like a great setup!
     
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    Looks very close on the rear. I have seen tires rub on hard launches at the track.
     
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    Seems odd they don't sell matching rear wheels.
     
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    #14 Slow89, Feb 5, 2018
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    I was about to say, you have the tires on wrong lol. Good cheap set up man. Loving both front and rears. Makes me think about selling the SVE 17’s.
     
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    Any options for 18's to fit a 305 tire on a gt pp?
     
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