Saleen wing.

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  1. martinbaca18

    martinbaca18 New Member

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    Does anyone know the weigh of these Saleen wings? I would take mine off and weigh but owner installed the wing and basically permanently on the trunk lid. [​IMG]


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    I wouldn't imagine more than a few pounds. Mine has to be less than 5 if I had to guess. The new edge saleen wing looks bigger than mine, but if it's fiberglass it still can't weigh more than 5. I could still be way off though
     
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    I would guess 5 pounds also

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    Ok. I thought it would be about around 10 lb because when I lift the trunk lid the struts can't hold up the weight. I got hit on the head so many times because that


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    Probably time for new trunk struts... I'd buy them first before I took that wing off
     
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    that big old thing has to weigh more then 5 lbs imo. the struts are easy enough to replace.
     
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    Yeah I'm going to replace them after I buy more important stuff for the mustang. Like an intercooler for my Vortech! Ha ha


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    That is probably a solid 10 lbs.
     
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    Go to the junk yard, get better struts.
     
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    well ya know the other thing that doesn't help the situation is how far it hangs over the edge. I would imagine that it is fine on level ground with it straight up but as soon as that lip is just a fraction over 90 degrees gravity is already having its way with it.

    How about you have a upholsterer make a nice pillow to go on the bottom of the spoiler lip so it will not hurt your head as much when it falls?
     
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    If it's a real Saleen spoiler it doesn't weigh much at all and made of urethane. They are actually really thin. Just added mine last summer. My trunk struts were fine with the old GT spoiler, like Scott said it's because all the weight of the spoiler is so far back off the lid. Mine falls now too.
     
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    as much as I love the look if my car was beating up on me and leaving marks it might be a deal breaker :)
     
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    Just wear a helmet lol

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    I think I am going to make a line of either sock/ski hats for the winter, or skull hats for the summer with a large padded "SALEEEEEN" logo wrapping around it for protection.
     
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    That would be the only way to do it!

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  17. Nuttinbutcrumbs

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    My first car was an '87 crx and that was one heavy azz hatch. I bought parts store struts and they slowed it down some so it didn't hurt as much when it hit your head but I never could get it to stay up. So I carried a about a 3' 2x4 w me to prop it up., Twas embarrassing. But anyway as far as removing the weight to go faster, it's hardly worth messing with. What's the rule of thumb, -100lbs is about -.1 in the 1/4 mile? If new struts don't work, carry a 2x4 with a notch cut in it with you... Maybe paint it black...
    Ps: the best weight reduction for a daily driver? Cigarettes and coffee.

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