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here's one more thing, and maybe this is just me or I'm in a small minority, but I'm really particular about how the stance and tuck/poke is. before ordering my wheels, i messaged probably 20-30 owners who had aftermarket wheels for their sizes and offsets, mostly bc forged and signature wheels. i kept a document of all these specs and had lots of pictures also sent to me.

i started seeing a pattern of how signature offsets, for eg, were and also saw i didn't like how much the rears poked out (too fat, not flush). to me actually the oem cftp rears are pretty good, so i just went out a little bit but not as much as signature tends to. actually Shelby American 500 wheels are set about right for the rears (et44) imho.

now the fronts on the cftp i think look too tucked in. and just like most, i pulled them out quite a bit. but here's the other reason i went with spacers: i can control the look of the fronts by swapping out spacers, if i want them more in or out. i had a very good idea of the offsets i wanted but still didn't know exactly how it would look. and again, I'm really particular about this, so going with the spacers allows me this option, especially since once you build the wheels your can't change them.

all that said, i love the look beyond words, so happy with the look i just stare at the stance all the time and smile 😎 i wanted a clean, flush, yet a strong look. again i might be in a small minority in doing this but i have zero regrets.
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I concur on the sunken look with the front CF wheels. Adding negative camber for the track exacerbates the problem. I’m running 3/4” wheel spacers (and longer studs) up front. I do have -3.5 front camber though.
 

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This is a thread on my 2022 CFTP GT500 in the new grabber blue metallic. Hope you'll follow along with me. I ordered the car on 11/26/21 and received it on 7/2/22 (a total of 7 months and 1 week, or about 220 days).

Here is my GT500 delivery video from 7/2/22, what a day it was. And just for kicks, here was my GT350R delivery video from Nov 2018.

This was the first time I laid eyes on my 500 :love:...

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I asked the dealer to NOT remove any protective tape or plastics whatsoever...

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I also instructed the dealer to NOT wash the car, so they obliged :LOL:. Filthy is quite an understatement...

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My 500 showed up with 9.9mi on the odometer...

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The car also only came with "5 miles until empty" and by the time I got to the gas station, I had 1 mile remaining...

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This was the 1st picture I took after the car's first wash...

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A few days later, I removed the CF wheels and put on my new custom BC Forged wheels (5 weeks from order to delivered). These wheels are about as close to "replicas" of the CFTP wheels as they get and I got them in the "brushed dark black" finish which I simply love (close up pics to come later on)...

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And since I'm running squared, I've got OP Mustang's 27mm spacers up front. Fantastic quality and super lightweight...

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More details and pics coming soon!
Stunning, I want to trade colors with you… Congratulations
 

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This is a thread on my 2022 CFTP GT500 in the new grabber blue metallic. Hope you'll follow along with me. I ordered the car on 11/26/21 and received it on 7/2/22 (a total of 7 months and 1 week, or about 220 days).

Here is my GT500 delivery video from 7/2/22, what a day it was. And just for kicks, here was my GT350R delivery video from Nov 2018.

This was the first time I laid eyes on my 500 :love:...

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I asked the dealer to NOT remove any protective tape or plastics whatsoever...

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I also instructed the dealer to NOT wash the car, so they obliged :LOL:. Filthy is quite an understatement...

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My 500 showed up with 9.9mi on the odometer...

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The car also only came with "5 miles until empty" and by the time I got to the gas station, I had 1 mile remaining...

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This was the 1st picture I took after the car's first wash...

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A few days later, I removed the CF wheels and put on my new custom BC Forged wheels (5 weeks from order to delivered). These wheels are about as close to "replicas" of the CFTP wheels as they get and I got them in the "brushed dark black" finish which I simply love (close up pics to come later on)...

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And since I'm running squared, I've got OP Mustang's 27mm spacers up front. Fantastic quality and super lightweight...

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More details and pics coming soon!
AWESOME SIR, your Mistress (New GT500) Looks very nice, Enjoy her sir and stay safe.
 

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going in for PPF today, should be done by Saturday! stay tuned...
I have it Ceramic coating done first, I did that as advised by several Car Painters and my Detailing guy, here it only costs 300 to 400 bucks for high quality ceramic coating due to much cheaper labor costs. So it was a No brainer for me. I heard it costs much more in the USA so I understand if some don't do it before PPF. MY PPF cost for the whole car was less then 2000 U.S Dollars again cheaper labor. ;)
 

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I have it Ceramic coating done first, I did that as advised by several Car Painters and my Detailing guy, here it only costs 300 to 400 bucks for high quality ceramic coating due to much cheaper labor costs. So it was a No brainer for me. I heard it costs much more in the USA so I understand if some don't do it before PPF. MY PPF cost for the whole car was less then 2000 U.S Dollars again cheaper labor. ;)
really? i dont know a single detailer/ppf guy who recommends ceramic and then PPF, usually it's PPF first. if ceramic first it's just going to cause less adhesion for the PPF. but anyway thanks for chiming in!
 

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really? i dont know a single detailer/ppf guy who recommends ceramic and then PPF, usually it's PPF first. if ceramic first it's just going to cause less adhesion for the PPF. but anyway thanks for chiming in!
Well my PPF sticks just fine with Coating under it. I waited a week before PPF after the coating was applied. Its pretty common practice over here, I've seen Lambos Porsches, and Other high end cars being done. Anyway good luck and enjoy your New GT500 :)
 

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thanks and yes sir that size all around. plus lots more tire options in that size ;)
Gorgeous car!!! Congrats, man. (y)

Your square setup via spacers is giving me something to think about. Do you plan on tracking your car?
 

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Gorgeous car!!! Congrats, man. (y)

Your square setup via spacers is giving me something to think about. Do you plan on tracking your car?
thanks! as for tracking, i'm hoping for 1-2x per year. feel free to msg me if you wanna talk wheels and offsets and spacers and all that stuff.
 

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here's one more thing, and maybe this is just me or I'm in a small minority, but I'm really particular about how the stance and tuck/poke is. before ordering my wheels, i messaged probably 20-30 owners who had aftermarket wheels for their sizes and offsets, mostly bc forged and signature wheels. i kept a document of all these specs and had lots of pictures also sent to me.

i started seeing a pattern of how signature offsets, for eg, were and also saw i didn't like how much the rears poked out (too fat, not flush). to me actually the oem cftp rears are pretty good, so i just went out a little bit but not as much as signature tends to. actually Shelby American 500 wheels are set about right for the rears (et44) imho.

now the fronts on the cftp i think look too tucked in. and just like most, i pulled them out quite a bit. but here's the other reason i went with spacers: i can control the look of the fronts by swapping out spacers, if i want them more in or out. i had a very good idea of the offsets i wanted but still didn't know exactly how it would look. and again, I'm really particular about this, so going with the spacers allows me this option, especially since once you build the wheels your can't change them.

all that said, i love the look beyond words, so happy with the look i just stare at the stance all the time and smile 😎 i wanted a clean, flush, yet a strong look. again i might be in a small minority in doing this but i have zero regrets.
This is helpful perspective... don't want to end up like this! 😜

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Went for a nice drive tonight and broke 100mi on the odometer :LOL: . PPF is done and feels a lot better driving around. Drove by a brand new Corvette C8.R tonight (yellow with black stripes) and he was giving the thumbs up and I returned the favor. Good vibes!

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Which vendor/site did you order this from?
my buddy who also owns a 350r... hopefully it's okay with Tim that I post it...

 

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so i came from a black GT350R. and if you have ever owned a black car, you know that nothing looks better than a mean and clean black car. but that clean look lasts all of 15 seconds. yup, 15 seconds.

well enter grabber blue metallic. the car had not been washed for 16 days. here is a picture of it before, during, and after. and what i learned is that there is no difference between a dirty grabber blue and a clean one :LOL: ...

BEFORE wash...
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DURING wash...
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AFTER wash...
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