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18x9 Saleen Wheels (pics)

Discussion in 'Tires & Wheels' started by 93whitelightnin, December 6, 2004.

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  1. 93whitelightnin

    93whitelightnin New Member

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    Well,........ I finally got my tires. I originally wanted to go with a set of Toyo's, but my local dealer had trouble getting them in a timely fashion, so I opted for a set of Nitto's (255/55R18's)

    I really like the look of them, but they stick out way too much for my liking. I found out the hard way that these 3rd generation X's, require a wheel with a lot of positive offset. Even though these wheels have a 5.95" back spacing, the overall width of 9" put them too far outside the wheel wells for my taste.

    I'm going to go to with a different wheel that's only 8" wide and has 6" backspacing. Oh well,.......you live and learn.

    Here's the pics,.........

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    This is the wheel that I'm more than likely going to go with. I like it a lot, with the exception of the price.

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  3. ton_e_montana

    ton_e_montana Active Member

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    Hell, I like it! Nice X. I have always been a fan of the Saleens
     
  4. Runnin'OnEmpty

    Runnin'OnEmpty Well-Known Member

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    Thumbs up on those wheels! :thumbsup: If there's no problem with rubbing, I'd keep them.
     
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    N2FORD Elite Explorer

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    I like it, that is the way my 18x9's on the front did on my 96. I put 1 inch spacers on the rear (18x10's) to get them out to the edge like the front also.
    Thats is the best looking newer model I have seen!!!
     
  6. TJM623

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    i've seen that exact rim on Ebay for like 800 + shipping if that helps you?
     
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    They look great, ad a set of EGR or OEM flairs and they won't stick out anymore
     
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    They look good, I think the ones that your looking at look a lot better IMHO
     
  9. 93whitelightnin

    93whitelightnin New Member

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    I think this is the one you're refering to,............

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    It's not "exact", but it is close.
    One thing I did notice is, It's a 9" wide wheel. I don't want that, as I would be in the same boat.
     
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  11. 93whitelightnin

    93whitelightnin New Member

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    updated pics,.........

    Here's a few pics of my new wheels and the removal of the roof rack.

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    I think this looks a lot better. I liked the look of the Saleen wheels, but where they stuck out so much, it made them look ghetto.
     
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  13. BBQ_HotDogs

    BBQ_HotDogs A Man Without Wheels

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    Am I lost here? I don't see any Saleen wheels. I see a set of Cobra's. I thought Saleen wheels were all white. Like the ones on Explorerchic's truck.
     
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    Saleens are the straight five star style and cobras have a curve to them.
     
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    TSTONE Giddy up! Elite Explorer

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    that looks awesome - nice truck
     
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    X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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    I kinda like the old look. It's cleaner and it goes well with white. Either way its way better than mine. :D
     
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    I like the truck in the background!!! Let us see more of it. The X looks very nice!!!
     






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