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Forgestar wheels

Sesshomurai

Anyone have any experience or know about these wheels?

http://www.americanmuscle.com/glossblack-forgestarf14-19x9-0512.html

I'm thinking of making them my spare track set.
 
They will work fine and several members own them but why do you want 19x9? If you're going to run a square setup get 18x9.5 or 18x10 wheels as there are better tire options available for those sizes.
 

Sesshomurai

5 DOT 0 said:
They will work fine and several members own them but why do you want 19x9? If you're going to run a square setup get 18x9.5 or 18x10 wheels as there are better tire options available for those sizes.

Good to know! I did notice better tire options for the 18's. My original thought was to stick with the OEM wheel sizes but 18's square sound like the way to go. Would a smaller wheel will require re-programming the computer? So the gauges are adjusted accordingly?

I'm a noob still....
 
darreng505 said:
5 DOT 0 said:
They will work fine and several members own them but why do you want 19x9? If you're going to run a square setup get 18x9.5 or 18x10 wheels as there are better tire options available for those sizes.

Good to know! I did notice better tire options for the 18's. My original thought was to stick with the OEM wheel sizes but 18's square sound like the way to go. Would a smaller wheel will require re-programming the computer? So the gauges are adjusted accordingly?

I'm a noob still....

Here's a rough estimate of the change in tire diameter

TireFitment.jpg
 

Sesshomurai

Boss_302 said:
darreng505 said:
5 DOT 0 said:
They will work fine and several members own them but why do you want 19x9? If you're going to run a square setup get 18x9.5 or 18x10 wheels as there are better tire options available for those sizes.

Good to know! I did notice better tire options for the 18's. My original thought was to stick with the OEM wheel sizes but 18's square sound like the way to go. Would a smaller wheel will require re-programming the computer? So the gauges are adjusted accordingly?

I'm a noob still....

Here's a rough estimate of the change in tire diameter

Cool thanks. Should I go with the 18x9 all around or 18x10?
 

drano38

Wayne
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Yep, 18" is very popular for track. Like Rick said, way more tire options. And 9.5" is a much better width, and some are using D-Force 18x10.
I run 18x9.5 wheels, square. NT-05 275/40 on 2 sets of wheels now, with 285/35 ready for a set to wear out. Yes my speedometer is off, but we don't look at it on track anyway, and I don't think the small tire affects anything else. And with TracKey, you tell the dealer what tire size to program with it.
For square, I installed Sam Strano's front and rear sway bars. But you can do it with one or the other to save a couple hundred bucks. Square needs a stiffer front or softer rear, or a combo.
But yes, go with at least 18x9.5 wheels.
Staggered 18x9.5 and 18x10.5 is also popular.
Keep reading and asking. I've learned a lot in the last year, and still do every day.
 
Does installing the bars require removing hard bits or just swapping them on? Last car I had you had to drop the entire front suspension to get to the bar.
 

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