Jump to content
TEAM SHELBY FORUM

2011 SVT wheels


shelbynuts
 Share

Recommended Posts

Would it be crazy if I wanted to put the original version of the 2010 gt 500 wheel on the SVT package 2011. I suppose this compromises the handling of the SVT package. But those damn wheels are not right. Especially on the grabber blue. I just like the 5 spoke style better!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Originally, when I saw a black n' white photo of the 2011 SVT PP wheels in the Ford GT500 order guide, I didn't like them one bit! However, just like the initial reaction to the back end of the 2010/11, once you spend some time around the real thing, it does grow on you. Same thing with the PP wheels. I've seen several new PP Shelby's and I think they're just perfect for the SVTPP and visually represent all the great changes to the 2011 (since many of them are stripe delete units). The only practical criticism I have versus the 2010 wheels is the lip at the bottom of each spoke running the circumference. This may be a design factor to beef up the rim... but I can see where it's probably a pain to keep the deep corners clean. A small price to pay considering the performance enhancements IMO.

Edited by SVT NAJA
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, if you do change them, I would venture to say that there would be no less than 4 dozen people here that would disagree with your feelings about the SVT wheels, and would line up to buy them off of you in a heartbeat, sorry hoofbeat.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The gearing was changed to match the larger wheels / tires, so your gearing and speedometer would be off. Unless you are buying the SVT package for the stripes, I would just not bother with the option if you are getting rid of the PP wheels / tires.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Originally, when I saw a black n' white photo of the 2011 SVT PP wheels in the Ford GT500 order guide, I didn't like them one bit! However, just like the initial reaction to the back end of the 2010/11, once you spend some time around the real thing, it does grow on you.

 

 

I sure am glad that Fugly Butt never grew on me............... :hysterical:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, if you do change them, I would venture to say that there would be no less than 4 dozen people here that would disagree with your feelings about the SVT wheels, and would line up to buy them off of you in a heartbeat, sorry hoofbeat.

 

 

Well! I didn't say I was gonna sell the 2011 wheels. And ur statement is a good one! Brings to light other opinions! Glad u responded and will see how I like those donuts on this new car. And yes. Sounds like more money than brains. I was gonna buy the 2010 wheels/tires and swap for car shows just for SAGs. But then I would run into a guy like u that would point out the fact that the wheels and car don't match based on package. I think I'll just stick to the basics.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Alright guys!!!!! I get the picture and will quit whining. I will take ur word for it since my wife says I have a mental condition. U know. OCC disorder with the older pp wheel style. I give UP!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The SVT wheels look harder to clean.

 

 

They don't just look it, they are difficult to clean! However, the color being what it is, you cannot tell when they are dirty.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

:dance:

WOW...that looks awesome with the stripe delete and SVT Package Wheels. :drool:

 

AAAHHHH! What do u know? Ur just the guy with the stat #s!! Just kiddin. :dance:

Edited by shelbynuts
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Right on! Dude... U ever watch the movie Slap Shot! U might need a pair of glasses like the twins wore!!!! :hysterical3:

 

 

None of the OEM wheels Ford has put on these cars are great. If you don't like them, put on a sweet set of aftermarket wheels......there are so many great ones to choose from.. I have the 20" Shelby "Razors'................love 'em!!!!!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I didn't like them that much when they first came out as well, but they definately grew on me and I really like them now!!

 

But even though lighter then the 2010 wheels i still do prefer my wheels to the 11's.....I would be happy with them if I was to buy an 11 though, thats for sure....Now those thin stripes thats a different story(not a fan) :dance:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 11 months later...

wheels are a very personal thing, but i love the SVT wheels. i have the same style and color on my daily driver and a huge bonus is they always look clean because they are the same color as brake dust. but yeah, they are a pain to clean.

 

 

 

haha...just cleaned mine today. I have a sterling gray mustang and I like how they look.

 

I do have a question though...what is the best way to get these wheels to shine. Do you use traditional wheel polishers that are for chrome or aluminum...or do you use something different?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They are fugly.... i wouldnt take a 2011-2012 anyways.... the back looks fat and ugly them taillights are ugly and from what i heard they are pretty heavy * I hope we can be mature and not take this to heart*

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...
...