Fit 2018 wheels on 2019 GT350R

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    Hi Guys,

    I am a happy owner of a 2019 GT350R and I just got 2018 GR350 Wheels to be used as a daily drive. (and keep my factory wheels for the track)

    I heard I would need get new bolts to make it fit. Does anyone have done it and know exactly what to do?

    Thank you!
     
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    I believe you only need open lug nuts.
     
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    I am on the other end of this question,.....

    It said in the owners supplement (2019 gt350/R) that the carbon wheel should NOT be used on other cars, including other Mustangs

    Does that mean don't put the carbon fibers wheels (now that they are coming up on the used market) on the NORMAL GT350? Or are they referring to non 350's altogether

    I just wonder why did they change the factory rims starting in 2019. Are they lighter? Wider? Had issues?
     
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    IMO Ford is covering their asses because you need longer studs to run them so there's not a factory mustang they will just bolt right up to.... normal mustangs have narrower front fenders so there's fitment issues with that too, but non R 350's just need studs to run the carbon wheels as far as I know.
     
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    Like Jason said, it's mostly/fully a liability statement because concessions are required to make the wheels work in either direction (R wheels to non R car and vice versa). The track width (for lack of a better term) measured from hub face to hub face is the same on both axles on both cars, thus the wheels will fit. But going either direction requires addressing the stud issue. Also like Jason said, putting non R wheels on a R car only requires open lugs, but the studs will protrude quite a bit. R wheels on a non R car requires longer studs and/or the hub assembly.
     
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    it's not uncommon for any wheel mfg or retailer to tell you something won't fit even though there are ways to make things work.... I've ran a lot of wheels on various cars over the years that "won't fit" haha... next up for me are the PP2 replicas that are advertised not to clear gt350 brakes.... :)
     
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    You gonna put those on the 350? I'm thinking you'd hate the offset if the replicas match the real ones. I have real ones if you ever need some measurements. Ford, IMO, has been killing it in the wheel department lately with good looking factory wheels. Both 350 wheels are almost not worth changing; the R for sure. Just put some real ones on my sons S197 car. They look every bit as good as any aftermarket wheel we could have picked out.

     
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    I think those are pp1 wheels, i'm doing the pp2 replicas but likely same/similar offset to oem... running the 19x11 50mm (i believe oem is 52mm) offset square w/ extended studs and 25mm spacers.

    agreed the oem wheels these days are pretty nice though!
     
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    Aaahhh shit dude, my bad. I saw PPx and just kept on truckin, LOL (brain saw what it wanted to see). You are correct sir.
     
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    I love most Mustang wheels, that includes the GT350 from 2015-2018

    Somehow, I think the 2019 on just got kinda ugly for my tastes
     
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    Does anyone know or has anyone tried to see if the PP2 wheels will fit over the GT350 brakes without modification? I was looking into different brake upgrade paths, and honestly upgrading to the GT350 brakes is almost the best deal / option than just replaing aprts / rotors / rear upgrade etc. But, I don't know if the PP2 wheels will fit over the GT350 brakes.
     
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    Not sure about the OEM fronts... I'm using the 19x11 pp2 rear w/ a 25 mm spacer on front and it clears on mine...
     
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