Should We Change the Wheels? - 2015 Ford Mustang GT Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Ford Mustang GT: Should We Change the Wheels?

August 17, 2015

2015 Ford Mustang GT

The combination of the flat-faced wheel design and the color black make the wheels on our long-term 2015 Ford Mustang GT boring to a fault. They get lost in photos, they don't work with the car's bright orange profile well and, in my opinion, they just look way too bland. I'm not the only editor that feels this way, but there are a few voices of dissent in the office that like the black wheels and want to keep them.

This leaves us with a few options.

A: Find some different wheels we all like. Buy them.
B: Take off the wheels, buy some spray paint, paint them, see how long it lasts.
C: Leave them as they are and be sad.
D: Stark robotic reversion technology.

If I had my way, everything in our fleet would be riding on a set of Volk TE37SL's (yes, including the trucks) but that's not the only set of aftermarket wheels available. There are classic wheels like the American Racing Torque Thrusts (a personal favorite of mine for muscle cars) or several different wheels available from Ford that look pretty good too.

Painting the wheels is the cheapest option, but probably because it will make the wheels look cheap. With track use and the potential for curbing, it's likely that they'll chip or peel pretty easily.

We've got some modifications in the works for our Mustang and I just don't think we should leave the wheels out of that equation. What would you do?

Travis Langness, Social Media Editor @ 12,864 miles

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