Wheel size S550 with Brembos

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Wheel size S550 with Brembos

Postby Bullitt66 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:45 pm

Newbie here so please enlighten me.

From a little googling, I think S550 GT 19” rim is 9” wide with 42mm offset. Right????

I’m after some old skool 5 spokes (bullitt style torq thrust etc) but I can’t find anything in this size.

Is the Brembo set up the same on a S197? Did S197s come with 18” rims? I can get torque thrusts in that size but I’m dubious they will clear the brakes...

Yes I know they’re 18” but I can get a deal on a wheel & tyre combo

Cheers for any advice

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Re: Wheel size S550 with Brembos

Postby slowhand99 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:38 pm

Bullitt66 wrote:Newbie here so please enlighten me.

From a little googling, I think S550 GT 19” rim is 9” wide with 42mm offset. Right????

I’m after some old skool 5 spokes (bullitt style torq thrust etc) but I can’t find anything in this size.

Is the Brembo set up the same on a S197? Did S197s come with 18” rims? I can get torque thrusts in that size but I’m dubious they will clear the brakes...

Yes I know they’re 18” but I can get a deal on a wheel & tyre combo

Cheers for any advice


Yep, me too, been looking for ages. only 19's and up will fit. Trouble is, a lot of 5 spoke 19's won't fit either. I've decided to wait and see if I can get a set of OEM Bullitts when the official model is out.

GT standard rim sizes are different front and back. 9j x 19", offset 45, fit with 255/40 R19 tyre on the front; 9.5j x 19", offset 52.5, fit with 275/40 R19 tyre on the back. I'd go for replacements with smaller offsets though to move them out a touch.

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Re: Wheel size S550 with Brembos

Postby cati » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:27 pm

Only two possible ways is spacers or wait until the bullit wheels are released

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Re: Wheel size S550 with Brembos

Postby Bullitt66 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:54 pm

Thanks for your replies though I can’t say either option appeals.

The genuine Ford parts do look the dogs but I can’t begin to think of the retail cost, plus shipping plus duty...

And spacers are a poor engineering solution. Best case is reduced bearing life, worst case is catastrophic failure leading to death of me or another road user. It’s one thing putting them on a 100bhp buzz box, but on a 2 Ton 400hp bruiser...

Anyway the hunt continues as I reckon those clever Chinese will make snide copies once the 2019 model goes on sale :cow

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Re: Wheel size S550 with Brembos

Postby badhand » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:05 pm

Bullitt66 wrote:I reckon those clever Chinese will make snide copies once the 2019 model goes on sale :cow


Thought you were concerned about safety? :lol:

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Re: Wheel size S550 with Brembos

Postby slowhand99 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:33 pm

I thought the Chinese made the OEM wheels. :?

They also made my iPhone and that seems to work OK.

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Re: Wheel size S550 with Brembos

Postby Bullitt66 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:02 pm

Showing my age here but I had issues with spacers back in the 70s on an escort mk2. And that weighed as much as an empty crisp packet.

Really don’t want to lose a wheel on the Muzzie

For sure Chinese parts aren’t tested the same way as genuine parts (if at all) but NO aftermarket wheel will be, even a Foose or an american racing wheel. The torque thrust wheel shape ‘looks’ quite a sturdy casting compared to many wheels with an intricate cast spoke shape. Less likely to fail?

From my experience the biggest issue with cheap wheels is getting them to balance and corrosion. Unless you hit a huge pot hole, a wheel is unlikely to fail whereas the spacers are adding stress on every corner.

Just my 2 cents...

Anyway please chime in if you do find a retro torque thrust wheel to fit without breaking the bank

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Re: Wheel size S550 with Brembos

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Re: Wheel size S550 with Brembos

Postby cati » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:28 pm

only fits with spacers cochise, like i said a couple of posts up. they are tight as a nun's bum with standard s197 brakes hate to think of the metal on metal action with big ass brembos...

Like i said only real option is bullet copies - which IMHO look cack as no deep dish. American racing and american muscle will be your best bet when they hit the street.

unless your dead set on the wheels then Baer racing might do a fitment of their callipers which on the old s197 did fit under twenty inch wheels as chip the foose, fitted them on his models of the s197 with his version of the wheels


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