Hope the new year is treating you all well. I wanted to provide a couple of updates, and give congratulations to those recently joining the Signature Owners Circle.
Full Sized Spare Available:
This is an option that was actually created due to the wants of the GT350 crowd here on 6G. Whenever you purchase a set of Signature Wheels you have the option of having us build a full size matching spare for your vehicle. For $725 it can be built in the same design and finish as your original wheel, and is fully customizable as to the sizing/offset you want. The spare can be built in diameters as small as a 17’ depending on the wheel profile, and as narrow as 8” wide.
I got in contact with member jaRS through the forums. He has an Avalanche Gray GT350R that is currently in for some detail work. After speaking with him about wheel options it became clear that his main concern was having a wheel that was strong enough to handle repeated track use without failure or fatiguing. After seeing that all of our forged wheels are JWL and VIA certified he decided that the SV502 was the right wheel for him. jaRS is also the first member to take advantage of our custom full sized spare option. Definitely looking forward to seeing his R when it is all complete.
Happy to announce our FIRST GT500 customer coming into the Signature Owners Circle. I had the pleasure of meeting this Merkyworks through the mustang forums. He had done a lot of research on the type of fitment he wanted for his vehicle, and basically knew the offsets/sizing that he desired. I really enjoy working with customers that have a vision in their mind, and just need us to bring it to life. We are currently building the very first set of SV103 to be placed on his platform, and look forward to working with more GT500 customers in the future.
As many of you know I am a mustang enthusiast first, and not just a wheel salesman. If I can find good deals or info to pass along to the community I always will. While browsing through the most recent Ford Performance catalog I came across a nice find. Ford Performance is now offering a black open ended short lug nut for the S550 platform. Not only is the price right, but it is a great solution for those R owners buying a set of Signature Wheels and need an open ended lug nut for the extended front studs. This will also serve well for any GT350 / S550 owners planning to run extended studs from ARP.
Soon I should be able to offer a newly designed titanium option from ZL1 Addons. Stay tuned, and contact me if you have any questions about a set of wheels for any of your cars or SUV. Still awaiting my first Boss customer.... @byronj
Its a gloomy gray morning today in Calilfornia. Rather fitting for the next Avalanche Gray GT350 I am about to share with you. I received a PM from @Hawaiikid a couple days ago regarding a set of Signature Wheels. Hawaiikid had been a previous customer of Forgestar, due to the price point of the wheels. However, he was disappointed in the longevity of the finishes, and knew the wheels weren't fully forged. After owning the GT350 he knew the car was special, planned to keep it for a while, and wanted to invest in a quality set of wheels that would last through all situations. We spoke on the phone regarding his plans, and decided that the SV107 was the right wheel for him. This will be the FIRST GT350 to showcase this wheel profile, and I am very excited to see the results. It will be a long 5 weeks, but until then here are a few pictures of his car and a rendering of the wheels. Pleasure to meet you Billy!
I wanted to introduce you all to latest member of the Signature Owners Circle. Jerry was referred to me by another GT350 owner that was very happy with the SV501’s he recently received. Jerry has a shadow black 350R that he plans to use as a weekend toy. With the possibility of the car appreciating in value he wants to keep the OEM carbon fiber wheels and SC2 tires tucked away safely. I showed him some concept photos of our soon to be released SV701 and he knew that was the right wheel for him. Happy to have him as part of Signature Nation, and I look forward to revealing the new wheel profile soon.
I will also have a set of SV501 in GT350R specs available for purchase in 2-3 weeks. PM me for details.
Anti slip bead knurling
Performance center caps
Congratulations to @Docsean1 for snapping up the GT350R sped SV501 that came available. These will be going on his GT350. The doctor is also part of my DCTMS RS550 carbon fiber steering wheel group buy. Glad I could get him setup with a set of our lightweight track wheels, and interested in seeing the custom powder coating he has planned. Thanks again brother, and I look forward to seeing the rest of the cars in the stable :cheers:
Hell of a week here at Signature Wheel. Still tingling with the news about the GT500 that is coming. Here is some more buzz for you.
Lorenzo is joining the Signature Owners Circle after a few months of contact on Instagram. Lorenzo has a clean Mystic SN-95 Cobra, and will be the first of its kind for Signature Wheel. Excited about this project as we will also be debuting a set of the soon to be released SV701. After speaking for a while it became clear that he wanted a different look for his car, and this wheel fit the need. Congratulations again!
Next up for introductions is S550GTCS. One of the cool things about the wheel rep process is that I am here to meet your needs. Often times I get PM’s from people I have never seen or met before. Sometimes it ends with one PM after a quote on pricing. On this occasion I was able to provide S550GTCS with a set of SV502 for his ride. Not until we spoke a little further did I realize this was a pretty serious track car. Once I saw the photos it really hit me that this was a sick S550. This will be the first S550 GT on the SV502 and I am excited. This member is rather local to me as well so I look forward to taking some photos of this car myself. Congrats!
First glimpse of the Signature Wheel SV501 mounted on a GT350. Vehicle belongs to my friend/customer Clint. He owns a speed shop called The Snake Pit in Ohio, and can be found on Instagram @the_snake_pit . Specs are below.
17” Lighting Blue GT350
Stock suspension with 38 miles
Signature Wheel SV501
Modified GT350R specs to reduce rear wheel poke
20x11 front 305/30/20
20x11.5 rear 325/30/20
Well guys I have some updates to share with you. Noticing that from the customer service standpoint providing regular updates goes a long way. Lets begin.
UPS Shipping Rate Increase Starting 2/1/18
We have been notified by UPS that some of the worldwide shipping rates will be increasing starting in February. This will result in an increase in our pricing at the same time to offset it. If you have a desire to get into a set of the wheels before any increase in price lets get it handled before the end of the month. We only ask for half to start the build process, and if that is paid before any price increase you are good to go.
SV501 / SV502 Track Series Wheel Options
-Complimentary anti-slip knurling is being offered on this wheel until 2/1/18. After that date it will be a $400 option. All of you track rats should jump on this ASAP!
-We have added additional color options for the Track Series Wheels. Initially this lineup was only available in matte black. Now it can be ordered in gloss/matte black, gunmetal, and bronze.
Signature Wheel Precision Series SV701
We have been working hard to get our new Precision Series of wheel developed. The first in the series is the SV701, and this is a studio shot of the first produced wheel in Rose Gold. It is an absolutely gorgeous profile that will compliment almost any vehicle. Luxurious, muscular, intricate, and still strong enough to handle track use.
Due to the added CNC time for the wheel, pricing for this profile will fall between our monoblock and 2-piece options. I have the opportunity to move the first sets ordered before February at a lower introductory price. Moral of the story is lets start 2018 off with a bang, and get things moving before prices go up in February
2018 is off to a great start. The year is already moving along quickly. We have some new customers, previous customers, and wheels to introduce. Lets get to it.
One of the interesting things about the posts on the forums is you never truly know who sees them. ldp82 contacted me via PM regarding wheels for his 16 Tech Pack. His chief concern was a lightweight wheel for the vehicle. Even though he shares his name with a famous actor, ldp82 is a low key gentleman and his car is stored away for these cold months. I look forward to getting his car in the limelight with the new wheels. As many of you know my first GT350 was a tech package, so that vehicle has a soft spot in my heart. Very much looking forward to providing a set of SV501 for his ride
Jason is one of my good local buddies. He has been around the block with HRE’s, CCW’s, True Forged Wheels, and various others. He has a BUILT 1995 turbo cobra with a mod list that is far too long. After seeing the SV108 on my car he decided to make the switch and buy a mean street setup for his car. The vehicle makes over 800hp to the tire so anti-slip bead knurling was a must. The curves of the SN95 will look great with the design on the new wheels. I will personally be getting with him to take better photos of his car.
I believe TYGT350 was the first S550 we have ever had on a set of our Signature Wheels. His car is totally underrated. The fitment and stance on his car really tipped the scales for a few customers who were unsure about ordering the wheels. With that said, I had to show some photos that he recently sent me to edit. Here are the SV104 on his ride. I am very appreciative of him being part of Signature Nation, and an ambassador for us in the S550 crowd. You can also find him as @5150_5.0 on Instagram.
First Production SV701
Last but not least are a few photos of the first set of the SV701 Precision Series in Rose Gold. The longer you stare at it, the more intricacies you will see. Definitely contact me to get in on the introductory pricing before January ends. We have some GT350R and SN95 sets in production now.
Just for Fun
Also had a few renderings done for some of my potential customers of the wheels on their cars. The Mach 1 photos were edited by the owner of the car, as well as the black SN95 cobra. Unfortunately many of the Foxbody, SN95, New Edge, and S197 guys don’t realize we can cut wheels to fit any platform. Check these out and let me know what you think.
Sunday funday boys! I can honestly say that I am starting to get excited about the coming months ahead. As customers start reciving their wheels it is becoming clear that this will be a hot summer. Take a peek….
Had the pleasure of working with another GT350R owner on providing a lightweight and strong street setup for his R. The goal for my GT350R customers is to provide them with a formidable wheel that doesn’t take away from the cars amazing factory styling. This will be the first GT350R on our SV104 profile, and happy to have him as part of Signature Nation. The car is tucked away in the NY weather, so I look forward to seeing them debut in the spring. Congrats Craig!
I was sent a sneak peek at the very first set of our SV502 to be mounted on ANY vehicle. With the new release of this design I can already tell that it will be KILLER on the GT350 platform. @Honeybadger has a lot of weight on his shoulders as this will set the tone for all other cars to follow. I will not have anymore photos to share until Honeybadger is ready, but I can tell you that from what he has shown so far the results will be amazing. Both a beauty hard parked, and a beast on the track.
The Snake Pit
My buddy Clint has been making some progress on his GT350 on our SV501. The Ohio weather has his car stuck indoors, but idle hands are the devil’s playground. His most recent endeavor was the installation of Ford Performance Lowering Springs, GT350R calipers, camber plates, and Caliperfexion brake studs from @Epiphany. It is amazing what the addition of our Signature Wheels, the calipers, CC plates, and studs can do for the aesthetics and performance of the GT350. Of note here as well is the reduction of the rear wheel poke of the factory R specs with our custom offsets.
I also want to take a moment to highlight one of our very first S550 customers @chrisgonzales. Chris has been part of Signature Nation for a while now and has been heavily tracking a set of our SV104. Proving the track prowess of our designs is a major priority of mine. With the release of our new Track Series wheels Chris naturally has a set of SV501 on order for dedicated track use. Just want to extend my personal thanks to him again for continuing to be a part of our company as we move forward.
Finally, the first ever vehicle to debut our new SV502 Track series wheel. I always great pride in having our platform be the first to debut newly released wheels before the Chevy, Porsche, and BMW guys. This is a 19x11 square setup with anti slip bead knurling weighing 20.8 lbs each. @honeybadger has done numerous upgrades to his GT350 to prep it for a very busy track season this year. I am looking forward to seeing his car in action at the private track day at Buttonwillow raceway in April. This is the same setup we will be providing to the Ford Performance Racing School, although in different offsets/sizing.
Anyone interested send me a PM so I can get your deposit in before the end of the month. Any SV501/502 order placed today will get complimentary anti slip bead knurling. These are also now available in gloss or matte gunmetal, bronze, and black. Enjoy, and thanks to Kevin for being part of Signature Nation.
I got my SV104s wrapped in Cup2s and weighed them last night. With tpms all four weigh 48.1 lbs. These are in R spec. The heavier 315s make up the difference in the extra weight of the front backpad. The weight of OEM R wheels and tires has been posted elsewhere and they were 46.6 front and 47.2 rear. Overall a pretty neglible difference between OEM R setup and the sigs.
February is here and I hope you are all planning to do something special for your cars. I can think of four beautiful hoops every car needs. Here is what a few of your fellow enthusiasts have planned.
SV103 GT500 Wheels
We just completed our very first set of SV103 for a the S197 GT500 platform. We will be shipping these to the new owner soon and can not wait to see the results. These are a 20” setup in our Brushed Triple Black Tinted. The owner Brad is a lowkey guy, but you can find some pictures of his car on Instagram @merkyworks.b2749
We have been looking diligently for a Boss 302 to debut a set of our wheels on. Luckily @BryonJ from Track Mustangs Online decided to make a move on a new set of wheels for his 13 Boss 302. I really didn’t come to appreciate what the Boss 302 was as a track performer until the GT350 came about. Seeing Byron’s car and reading up on the roadrunner engine it is a hell of a car. Needless to say I think the SV108 coming for his ride will be more than amazing. Once he finalizes his specs we will be getting them into production. Included is a quick photoshop done of the future results. Thanks Byron!
As I spend more time showing our new profiles on Instagram I have been able to reach enthusiasts that do not participate in the forums. This is how I met with Blu Voodoo. Todd has a 2016 DIB tech package that he tracks 4-5 times a year. He has taken the initiative to add external coolers that keep it running cool on track days. With track use in mind he wanted a set of lightweight wheels that could handle the abuse and look good. Todd ordered the first ever set of SV501 in gunmetal and took advantage of the free anti-slip knurling being offered at the end of January. Looking forward to seeing these on his DIB tech. Check him out on Instagram @Blu_Voodoo .
Mike is also a customer that I met through his account on Instagram @Mikey_Cobra. His 96 cobra was in need of a new set of wheels since the Saleens on it now have become too common. Mikey saw the new SV701 Precision series and decided to pull the trigger. The car currently has a Griggs hood, built 5.3L stroker motor, watts link, coil overs, and some other goodies. A set of wildwood big brakes will also make their way onto the car to compliment the new wheels. Looking forward to seeing this one play out on the streets of New York.
Widebody 1970 Mustang Project
Also wanted to drop in a quick photo from a customer building a cusom widebody 1970 Mustang with a set of our Signature ONE Flagship Series wheels. This will be a long project until completion as it is being done in his garage. Nevertheless, this one is going to be more than special.
Getting closer and closer to valentines day. Let me share with you what has happened since we last spoke….
Wanted to extend some congratulations to member HR213 for joining Signature Nation. HR213 has a grabber blue GT350R, and will be the first to join the team. We are building him a set of SV502 for track use. I am VERY excited that we will have some excellent representation up in the Pacific North West this year. HR213 is an instructor for motorcycle racing and bought the R for some 4 wheel fun. Be sure to check him out on Instagram @nw_track_addicts_ponchofever, and on youtube at NW Track Addicts. Congrats again, and thanks for choosing to work with us at Signature Wheel.
Got a quick update from member RCSpins who has received his SV501. The weather outside is frightful, so the GT350 is still sleeping indoors. However, here are a few pics of what is to come. There is also a little something lurking underneath the car cover that I hope to get my hands on….
Got a couple quick photos of the SV103 we built for @merkyworks.b2749 GT500. These should be mounted up soon and the brushed triple black tinted will make a nice addition to the car.
First GT350 SV107
HawaiiKid is about to receive his newborns. These are the first ever set of SV107 built for the S550 Platform, and also the GT350. The finish on these is our brushed triple black tinted.
As I continue to expand deeper into the mustang scene I had a quick photoshop done of our SV102 on a foxbody. I got some good feedback from some potential customers, and will have a few more done as well. We have several profiles available to be built in a 4 lug as well.
My SV108 GT350R
Had the opportunity to work with local photographer Summit SS that hit me up on Instagram. I have to say I was pleased with the results, and definitely inspired to upgrade my camera equipment. Enjoy!
February seemed to have just come and gone. I just got back from driving from California to Florida, and have a few things to share.
SV701 – 20” GT350R Spec
Got the first set of gloss black SV701 cut and shipped for our GT350R customer. These are 20x11 and 20x11.5 with custom offsets to reduce the rear wheel poke. Installation of these is highly anticipated
SV501 Track Spec - Gloss Gunmetal
This is our very first set of SV501 track spec in a gloss gunmetal finish. These have been built to a square rotatable 19x11 setup. I have to say that I do like the new finish. These are being shipped out to member @ldp82 for some track use
SV502 Track Spec – Gloss Bronze GT350R Spec
Member @jaRS got his GT350R spec SV502 mounted on his Avalanche Gray R with 305/325 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. These are the first set of SV502 completed in gloss bronze, and the first setup in an R spec. These were installed by TR3 Performance in Florida and they took the time to provide us with some weights, and a couple of quick photos. JaRS will get us some pro shots later, but here are a couple of quick ones.
Weights are quite impressive as the full mounted and balanced wheels weigh 53.1 lbs front and 54.3 lbs rear. The OEM GT30R wheels with SC2 Tires weighed in at 46.4/46.8 lbs front and rear. Keep in mind that the MPSS are listed as 4lbs heavier than the SC2 tire for the front and rear respectively. Our R spec setup is only 7 lbs more front and rear, which puts the wheel at roughly 3-4 lbs heavier than the carbon fiber wheel in the same sizing. Not to mention at a fraction of the cost. Included in this were some weights of the TiKore titanium lug nuts vs OEM GT350R.
SV107 – GT350 Square Non-rotatable
We are one step closer to seeing the first set of SV107 on a GT350. Hopefully the Texas weather holds out and these get mounted tomorrow. Built in a 19x11 square fitment.
SV103 – 20” GT500 Spec
Our very first S197 GT500 will be on the ground soon as well. We got some weights on his 20x10 / 20x11 setup and the customer was VERY pleased with the weights. These are lighter than some 19’ setups we have seen being built for the GT350. Again, we are hoping that the Texas sun shines bright soon for these.
Signature ONE – 1970 Fastback Widebody Project
We recently received updated photos of a customers 1970 Mustang Fastback widebody project. This is a garage build and the owner hasn’t posted much online. Progress and our wheel fitment has been amazing to say the least.
Part of my goal with the Signature Wheel is to establish a strong bond with several road race teams and enthusiasts to show the track prowess of our wheels. I have been working with a group of individuals that have their own racing team. I had some renders done of our wheels on their black GT350 for visuals. Curious to hear which you all like best. I think @CSL wanted some renders of the SV104 and SV101 as well, so these should fit the bill.
Brushed Tinted Vs Brushed Triple Black Tinted
Here are a couple quick pictures of the brushed tinted (right) vs brushed triple black tinted (left) finishes we offer. I am a big fan of these tined finishes since they all seem to react differently depending on the lighting conditions. Gives the wheel much more depth. Brushed triple black tinted is shown on the GT350 wheel as well
As always I am looking for enthusiast to work with on their projects. If you have any questions about a wheel selection for your vehicle, or know you want one of the lightest fully forged wheel setups at the price point please send me a PM. Do it once. Do it right. Do it Signature Wheel.
Pulled from another one of our customer threads...
[S550GTCS] Toward the end of last year I was looking to buy a set of forged wheels for my mustang. I was riding on GT350 OEM wheels that I bought from a member because they were wide and they were cheap, however they left much to be desired as far as weight. My front wheel weight ~31lbs and the rear weighed ~29.5lbs. Originally I had almost decided on Forgeline GS1Rs, but I hadn't fully committed because of the high price.
Toward the end of last year I saw Terrance's (50Deep) post on signature wheels and the track oriented SV501/2s being really light fully forged wheels. At first I was a little hesitant about the brand because, to be honest, I just had never heard of it before. After looking into it not only on these forums, but other car forums as well, I noticed some pretty high end cars riding on Signatures, so I decided to inquire. I asked 50Deep for a quote but clarified that I was not intending to buy for some time. I was trying to figure out offsets to fit an 11" wheel in front of my GT. My setup was a little unique because I was planning on buying coilovers that have a slotted strut hole to allow a wider wheel in the front of the car. For the rear of my car, I also planned on buying GT350 brakes which require the 350 rear knuckles to be used. This in turn pushes out the wheel vs a standard GT. Long story short, after emailing a few people, I had a really good idea of the offsets I wanted and contacted T to put my order in.
I decided to go with the SV502 and at the time only matte black was available as a color for the wheels. A week or so later, Terrance contacted me explaining that they were about to start offering other wheel finish colors and that perhaps he would be able to get my wheel order changed to a different color if desired. This was great as it gave me a chance to get a wheel that would stand out instead of boring matte black. Ultimately I went with matte bronze. Then it was just a waiting game. Terrance continually updated me with projections on when they would be finished and how soon I could expect them.
They finally arrived at my doorstep on March 1st, 2018. Four boxes with no visible damage. I opened them and found that the wheels were very well protected inside - especially the lip and face of the wheel. I didn't think to take a picture of the packaging, but I did take a picture once I uncovered the wheel face.
Not a blemish on any of the wheels. My initial impression was that they were beautiful and after picking up one of the wheels I felt how light it was compared to the OEM GT350 wheels. Weighing them, the front 19x11 et30 was 21.3lbs and the rear 19x11 et54 was 20.3lbs. Unfortunately the wheels got to my house at 6pm and it was too late to have tires mounted. I took the wheels and tires to a local tire shop and after getting confirmation from the guys that they could mount the tires without damaging the wheel lip, I dropped them off and went home - they were pretty busy and my wait time was 3hrs. Got a call 2.5 hours later saying the mounting was done so I went to go pick them up. As the guys at the tire shop were helping me load them into my car, they were raving about how light they were and that they must have cost me a fortune - the quality shows.
Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to actually take the car out yet because of rain, but I'm excited for next weekend to see the effect of dropping almost 40lbs of unsprung weight.