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Can anyone tell me if 18" wheels will fit over the brakes on a 2011 supersnake? I have the big brakes front and rear.

 

Reason being, there are a lot more high performance/race tyres available in 18" size.

 

I have 18" Alcoa KR wheels on my 2010 GT500 and have the Shelby (Baer) big brakes front and rear. I had to trim the tips of the 4 bolts that attach the calipers to the brackets on the rear brakes but it was a easy mod and that allowed the brakes to clear the wheels.

 

 

Phill

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I have 18" Alcoa KR wheels on my 2010 GT500 and have the Shelby (Baer) big brakes front and rear. I had to trim the tips of the 4 bolts that attach the calipers to the brackets on the rear brakes but it was a easy mod and that allowed the brakes to clear the wheels.

 

 

Phill

 

Any chance you can post some photo's up? What size tyres are you running front & rear?

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Any chance you can post some photo's up? What size tyres are you running front & rear?

 

Let me see if I have any pics handy. I thought I had a few in my profile thingy. I'm running the stock KR "Winged Boot" tires, uhhhhhh.....Shoot, I can't remember what size they are. I'll check in awhile and post the sizes.

 

 

Phill

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Shelby say that 18's won't clear and its too much money for me to buy something that doesn't work.

 

Would appreciate any advice.

 

The link below shows a 725 Super Snake with the oem 18" wheels installed at the drag strip..............

 

http://www.teamshelby.com/forums/index.php/topic/27944-super-snake-drag-racing/?hl=jas427&do=findComment&comment=422151

 

The big Baer 6 piston front calipers are shown behind the 18" oem GT500 front wheel at approx. the 36 second point.

 

The reason why the 2013/14 GT500 requires a 19" wheel is because they have 15" front rotors. The Baer Extreme's installed on the Super Snake are 14" diameter, I believe the Wilwoods are also 14".

 

If you do the Baer Extreme 15" upgrade shown in the link below..............then the 18" wheels will no longer fit.

 

http://www.teamshelby.com/forums/index.php/topic/85960-baer-extreme-front-upgrade-14-to-15/

 

 

 

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