This is a product entry for an off-the-shelf 18x11" D5 wheel from Forgestar Wheels, made for the 5 x 114.3 bolt circle. This wheel is only available in a 56mm offset. The wheels are a direct bolt-up fitment to the rear of an S197 or S550 Mustang, but will require a spacer and longer studs for the front. This 11" wide wheel allows the use of a 315 tire front and rear, but requires camber plates and some front camber on both Mustangs, and either an adjustable panhard bar or a Watts link on the rear of an S197. This is an ideal size for racing use but can be used on the street with similar suspension mods. This is an extreme fitment, and some compromises have to be made to fit this much tire under stock fender contours.
This D5 wheel will clear the S197 14" Brembo front brakes with ease, they WILL ALSO FIT OVER THE 6 PISTON CALIPERS & 15" ROTORS found with many aftermarket brake kits as well as the 2014+ GT500 and S550 Performance Pack.
The factory lug nuts and factory size 13/16" socket will not fit within the wheel's lug nut opening. Please see the optional lug nuts we sell in this section.
Forgestar D5 wheels are produced using Rotary Forged Flow Forming that turns the wheel (or rim section) over a special mandrel and three hydraulic rollers using tremendous pressure. The pressure and turning then force the rim area to form against the mandrel, creating the shape and width of the rim. During Flow Forming, the rim actually "flows" down to create the full rim width. During Flow Forming, pressure applied to the cast rim actually changes its mechanical properties, so its strength and impact values become similar to those of a forged rim. That translates to up to 15% less weight when compared to a standard cast wheel. Our technological breakthroughs in heat treating allow us to increase dent resistance without having to make the wheel heavier. All Forgestar Performance Wheels are compatible with tire pressure sensor monitors and allow clearance for most high performance brake caliper upgrades. CERTIFIED BY: SAE JWL VIA
We have tested this sized wheel with 315/35/18, and 295/35/18 tires (nearly matching the stock tire height for proper speedometer calibration) on a 2.5" lowered car with no issues. We will throw in the standard "Some fender rolling may be required, depending on tire sizes used." - just to be safe. But our car didn't have any body mods, just proper suspension, a perfectly aligned axle (via adj panhard rod or Watts), and some extra front camber.
NOTE: Camber Plates must be installed on your vehicle in order for these wheels to fit properly.
- 5x114.3 (5x4.5") bolt pattern
- 56mm offset
- 78mm center bore
- Flow formed production results in lighter weight and stronger wheels
- Excellent brake clearance both front and rear. We have tested these with 14" Brembo front and 14" GT500 rear brakes
- Knurled inner and outer bead seating areas
- TPMS Compatible; Wheel durability tested
- CERTIFIED BY: SAE JWL VIA
- Weight: 21.1lbs
Read more about Forgestar's technology on their website here.
Read more about Forgestar's testing procedures and data here.
Forgestar Performance Wheels are backed by a lifetime structural warranty to the original retail purchaser. A limited one year manufacturer's warranty guarantees wheels will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal and reasonable use.
These D5 wheels are only available in a black spoke and polished lip.