New Velgen wheels


BtwoG

GT Owner
Dec 8, 2013
1,012
Atlanta, GA
As many of you know, I've been critical of the fact that we cant find modern tires for our 05-05 Ford GTs, and for those of you who have NFGTs, you know how great the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are. So I set out on a mission to find a set of wheels that matched the Michelin PSC2 tires. I reached out to a friend who works at Steeda since they deal with a number of aftermarket wheel suppliers for Mustangs, and he directed me to Velgen wheels. Scott at Velgen suggested their forged series and I liked the look of their 7 spoke dual block design (VFDB7) as it has a similar appearance to the optional BBS wheels. After 56 emails back and forth with Scott, we settled on color and fitment (20x12 in the rear and 19x9.5 in the front finished in satin black). I had Tire Rack provide the PCS2s (Pilot 4S's are also available in this size), which are sized in 345x30x20 and 265x35x19. The circumference in the front matches OEM exactly and in the rear is 2.4% smaller (the popular Bridgestones I replaced are 1.1% smaller for comparison).

The wheels look absolutely amazing and I couldnt be happier with the results. The new wheels really modernize the car, and I feel the rears look absolutely sick and compliment the "hips" of our cars. The new rubber is light years ahead of the Bridgestones. I also took the opportunity to restripe the car from white to black, which some might feel is sacrilege, but it goes great with the satin black wheels. In full disclosure, I am "sponsored" by Velgen, which essentially means that he provided the wheels slightly below his cost, so he can post pictures of the car on his web site. We havent taken those pictures yet, but I'll add links to them when we do.

If anyone wants any details on anything (I have a big spreadsheet on various tire sizings as part of my research), feel free to reach out.
Bill

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Tomcat

GT Owner
May 23, 2013
1,087
North Carolina & Perdido Key
Is the GT lowered (with suspension mods) or stock ride height?
Looks good!
 

DakotaGT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 9, 2012
1,541
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Looks fantastic! I agree, I am impressed with the PSC2’s on my NFGT, and just put some on my McLaren; much improved on that one, too.
 

BtwoG

GT Owner
Dec 8, 2013
1,012
Atlanta, GA
Is the GT lowered (with suspension mods) or stock ride height?
Looks good!
I had the lowering kit on it and when I converted to Penskes a few years ago, I actually had them raise it just a touch. It's definitely lower than stock, but I dont know how much.
 

Bbhaynes

Member
Sep 8, 2021
14
Madison, MS
Looks great! I did the Forgeline wheels on my GT with Cup sport 2 on my mine and handling and traction is amazing. Also did the 4S’s on the front.

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GKW05GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
May 28, 2011
2,681
Fayetteville, Ga.
Looks outstanding in person and wheel fitment in opening is perfect.
 

roketman

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 24, 2005
7,559
ma.
The wheels look terrific!
May I recommend Stillen stone guards (mud flaps) to save your lower rockers?
An excellent product
The rears are terrific too!
 
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PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,755
Kalama, Free part of WA State
Ditto on the Stillen mud/stone flaps.
 

BtwoG

GT Owner
Dec 8, 2013
1,012
Atlanta, GA
The wheels look terrific!
May I recommend Stillen stone guards (mud flaps) to save your lower rockers?
An excellent product
The rears are terrific too!
Great idea. Purchased.
 

GTMD

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jan 4, 2011
911
NorCal
Love the look Bill! Great choice on wheels/tires!