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Old 06-06-2011, 10:28 AM   #15
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Could you post a close-up pic of the finish, maybe just one spoke section or lug area of the wheel? Just looking at those pics above, it appears to be matte black finish. Matte black has a mostly smooth finish/touch to it, just like any matte black paint. Textured looks more like a teflon type finish, bumpy and slick feeling.

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Will do as soon as I get home, thanks Tony. It definitely feels like a sand paper type finish.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:44 AM   #16
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:48 AM   #17
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:37 PM   #18
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Here's the close up pic Tony. I think it looks like the textured ones in the link I posted.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:58 PM   #19
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Lookin good! Can't wait to see it in person!
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:18 PM   #20
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Nice choice - looks real nice on your care! Thanks for sharing...
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:45 PM   #21
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Anybody that switched to 18s confirm that their car is actually faster?
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:54 PM   #22
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:51 PM   #23
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Anybody that switched to 18s confirm that their car is actually faster?
Its a fact that switching to lighter wheels makes your car faster.

Padre went from 12.85 @ 108.6 mph to 12.73 @ 109.9 mph when he switched to 18" wheels (this was using DA correction factor on the runs to make it valid).

I shaved over .1 tenth switching to light weight 20" wheels. I'd probably shave another .1 if I dropped down to 18" wheels.

Heavier wheels need more energy to get moving. Lighter wheels spin up faster which equals faster acceleration.

Another important reason guys are switching to 18" wheels is so they can run 18" drag radials. You'll get a lot more traction off the line because 18" tires have more sidewall. That allows the tire to flex and grab (hook up).
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:00 PM   #24
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I bought the same wheels as the OP and definately noticed a big difference in acceleration. Like he said it felt like you had 2 people get out of the car.
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I'm confused a little.. Many people say how much faster it is and is very noticeable -- but, the times posted show 0.12 s diff and 1.3 MPH.. That's not what I'd call very noticeable. Now, if someone went say, 12.8 to 12.5 I'd call that noticeable, but not very.. I've been looking at options of different wheels/tires -- I like the idea of the smaller wheel, just don't know if I like the looks -- but, if I'm only looking at shaving off a tenth -- it's just not the money for me for a full set -- I wouldn't mind the 18s in a DR due to my blower, but for daily driving I don't think I'd notice that one bit.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:21 PM   #26
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I'm confused a little.. Many people say how much faster it is and is very noticeable -- but, the times posted show 0.12 s diff and 1.3 MPH.. That's not what I'd call very noticeable. Now, if someone went say, 12.8 to 12.5 I'd call that noticeable, but not very.. I've been looking at options of different wheels/tires -- I like the idea of the smaller wheel, just don't know if I like the looks -- but, if I'm only looking at shaving off a tenth -- it's just not the money for me for a full set -- I wouldn't mind the 18s in a DR due to my blower, but for daily driving I don't think I'd notice that one bit.
I have been out driving all day and I honestly feel more of a difference with these wheels than when I did when I added long tubes, offroad x pipe, catback, under drive pulley, thermostat and CAI all at the same time!

I went to the track last week and this was my best time slip.
DA was +3518 :eek:
Corrected should be about 8.597 @ 86.492 MPH

I will go back this week. The only difference will be the wheels.

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Old 06-07-2011, 01:25 AM   #27
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Glad you finally have your wheels! Car looks great!!!
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:00 AM   #28
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I like em, and I'm also planning on dropping down to 18s. I'm thinking of running Weld's Street Performance RT-S wheels with 245/50s up front and 305/40s in the rear. I liked reading your thoughts and impressions on the 18s.
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