Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Where the Navy sends me...
It's just simple economics. Why waste time (= money) designing a new caliper bracket when they already had the SN95 ones handy? The M179 wheel was simple - if you look at it and the R58 side-by-side, they're exactly the same, the only difference is how thick the center is where it mounts to the car - no real design work to be done there.
The SN95s had a wider rear track primarily because of the ABS - they needed room to fit the exciter rings on the axles. The wider track doesn't do anything for handling - just makes the car more likely to understeer, which it certainly does with aplomb without a wider rear track.
'89 GT convertible, N/A 357W, MM front susp w/425# coil-overs and Koni D/As, MM TA/PB rear setup (Koni Yellows, 390-430# springs), Stoptech 332mm / 12" Baers, MM 6 point rollbar, Maier 1.5" flared fenders & quarters, 18x9.5" front/18x10.5" rear Enkei RPF-1s (street), 18x10" CCW C-10s (track), etc...
Last edited by Patrick Olsen; 11-02-2005 at 07:23 PM.