My $60 set of Saleen wheels

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  1. white95

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    One evening after work last week, I stopped at a truck stop before jumping into traffic. As I returned to my GT, a gentleman called out, "Hey man, would you sell me those wheels?" Initially confused, I looked around and decided that he was talking to me. I glanced down at my wheels (the stock split spokes on my '98 GT) and then looked over at the S10 he was driving. Confused and realizing I still haven't responded, I gave him a puzzled look and he then said, "Would you trade me your wheels for a set of black 18" Saleen wheels?" I immediately felt better about this situation and asked about the tires. He was honest about the rear tires being decimated but the front tires were in decent shape. I agreed and I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.
     
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    I went home and sent him a few pictures of my split spokes

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    He sent me a few pictures of the wheels on his foxbody

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    After seeing that his wheels were in need of some tlc I decided to trade. I put my Konigs back on the 98, "sardine canned" the split spokes and made it happen the next Monday

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    nice trade, are they staggered?
     
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    This wheel was the worst out of the bunch. I gave it a quick clean up and this is what I'm working with

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    Plans:

    1) Spend some time to give them each a thorough cleaning and decide if they need to be repainted.

    2) Install a pair of 295/35r18 Michelin Pilot Sport tires on the rear

    3) Install them on my 95 GT and take pictures :)


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    I still have no idea who would make that trade, definitely a good deal for you.
     
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    Yes, they are 18x9/18x10 from www.wheelreplicas.com
     
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    Deals like this don't come around often and you gotta jump on it when it does


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    Did he tell you why he wanted the stockers??
     
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    Hell of a deal

    I love some stock split spokes but I dont think Id trade saleen reps for some
     
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    Dude probably wanted something that didnt stick out like 6" in the rear. That and those tires are hit.
     
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    I have y2k cobra rims on mine and I'd trade then for a decent set of those split spokes....
     
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    Chris hit that nail on the head. He mentioned that he knew the right offset and tires would work but they'd fit my ride much better. He figured I'd jump on his offer.
     
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    *poll added*


    I'm partial to the storm trooper look but I've also had silver/grey wheels since 2006... Not sure what direction to go but I am leaning towards flat black plastidip in the meantime.

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    Tough call between white and gloss black. I don't like the way the grey looks at all.
     
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    No gold


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    I had White Cobra R's on my old White 94 and didnt like em. They look ok but get dirty so quick it gets old. What about doing them in Black with a White stripe around the lip?
     
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    They are going on the 95?

    If so. Red. Because race car
     
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    WHITE on WHITE!! Sick deal btw, id jump on that right away lol.