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Old 05-02-2013, 12:29 AM   #1
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I have been thinking about getting some 18x9 and 18x10 black saleen replicas for my mach 1 but I have been wondering will they be too heavy that I will notice a difference? Especially at the track?. I have searched for this everywhere but I just cant seem to find anyone that has an actual time slip or first hand experience going from stock to saleens at the track. I really don't care about the tire cost, all I want to know is if they will weigh my car down significantly that I will indeed become slower.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #2
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Heavier wheels will reduce peformance, but not nearly as much as your having a set of 18"s out back. Personally, I don't see your average person as anywhere near likely to tell the difference between two wheels identical in all ways, say 3 lb's difference between them. While it is certainly prefferable to have the least weight possible for a faster time down the 1320, unless you are 100% dedicated to improved times, get what looks good on the street for most of your driving.

If you have the funds, get a set of Saleens for the street and a set of 15" Welds for when you go to the strip. This will VASTLY improve your times/grip and be a win/win!

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Old 05-07-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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Heavier wheels will reduce peformance, but not nearly as much as your having a set of 18"s out back. Personally, I don't see your average person as anywhere near likely to tell the difference between two wheels identical in all ways, say 3 lb's difference between them. While it is certainly prefferable to have the least weight possible for a faster time down the 1320, unless you are 100% dedicated to improved times, get what looks good on the street for most of your driving.

If you have the funds, get a set of Saleens for the street and a set of 15" Welds for when you go to the strip. This will VASTLY improve your times/grip and be a win/win!

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You know what, you're right I guess I'll just go ahead and get them, thanks.
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