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I'm stuck between these three. Those Enkei are VERY light and also about $500 more than the others. I also want something that's going to stand out on a Tungsten car so I'd prefer gunmetal/black. Right now I'm leaning towards the Falken's. Also 17's or 18's? I am going to track the car a few times so I think a 17in would do better than an 18.
 

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Well, you're talking about very different things. First, which are the Enkei's? Second, what is the casting process on each? I assume the Enkei's are forged while the others aren't?

From a purely looks perspective, I prefer the 2nd or 3rd ones, probably the 2nd overall.

You don't want oversized wheels on the track - especially if they weigh more. Even in wheels of the same weight, you don't want larger wheels as that (in general) means the weight is more towards the outside edge.
 

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From top to bottom, Falken, Enkei, Flik. Since 18s are about $300 more, and like you said they don't handle, I'm going to stick with 17's.
 

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If you plan on hitting the track a lot, I'd recommend getting a set of wheels just for that, perhaps downsized from stock. In other words, 16's or 17's, perhaps with low profile tires. That way you could get ultralight wheels such as Kosei K1 TS's without having to worry about how they'll hold up on real roads.
 

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Showtime, my vote is with your choice, the Gunmetal Falkens would look really slick on a Tungsten car with tinted windows, although ZoomZoom's suggestion is a good one as long as you plan to spend allot of time on the track. Otherwise you'll spend your money on a part time improvement and miss out on the daily fun. JMO
 

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That's the way I'm going to go. Have a set of "bling" wheels and a set for the track. That why I don't have to worry about what my track wheels look like on my car. Track wheels just have to be light, not pretty. I think for now I'm going to go with the gunmetal Falkens. Hopefully they'll put on thicker tires than the 215/50s. I live in WNY which is the pot hole capitol of the world.
 

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If your getting them from Edge Racing they'll be 225/50/17. The Mazda listing is 215's but the Fusion will be 225's just make sure you speak to sales rep when ordering. The Gunmetals look sweet. 8)
 

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confusion is correct about the tire size on the fusion. The 17's are 225/50 default.


For track wheels, I don't know if they offer these in the correct offset for the Fusion, but they probably do (I know they offer +50 and +37, so they probably have intermediate offsets as well):



They're under 14 lbs for a 17" version. Light as hell. Kosei K1 TS. Figure under $800 for a full set - pretty cheap. I don't recommend them for road use in general though - they're brittle since they're so light and are gravity cast, if I remember right. Which is why they're so cheap. Use those with a slightly shorter sidewalled tire like a 225/45ZR17 or something... pretty good combination at a pretty low price.

Of course if you can afford it, there's much better wheels, but that's on the cheap.
 

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Thanks for showing me those, they're cheap for track wheels. I won't be tracking that much because I only like road courses. The two of the three closest require an overnight trip and with my business I can't take that many days off. If I did it more, I could justify spending extra for track wheels. I'm looking for a Mustang to turn into a track slave so hopefully I can find one and I won't have to buy wheels. I'd rather tear up a toy on a track than my daily driver.
 
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