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Forgeline zx3r front
Factory Noble M400 wheels look decent, but they are heavy and known to be a bit weak. Another Noble owner was selling his track day Forgelines, which he said were in good shape. I bought them, and he was wrong. I spent a LOT of time cleaning up an endless number of small dings, apparently from high speed tours of the kitty litter in run-off areas. Then I had them powder coated satin black. They look new.
Forgeline zx3r rear
Both front and rear wheels are 18" in diameter and 1/2" wider than stock. I bumped the tires one size to 235/40 front, and 275/35 rear Michelin Pilot Super Sports. The billet aluminum center caps are now installed, but I don't have any recent beauty shots of the car. Maybe after El Nino runs out of steam there will be some dry days in NorCal.
steel fasteners = heavy
The Forgelines are 3-piece wheels, and mine were held together with steel fasteners. The nuts are heavy, almost 2 pounds total, and the bolts are heavier still. I thought I weighed them, but I can't find the pic.
titanium fasteners = light
The tale of the scale! Titanium nuts shave a bit more than a pound of unsprung, rotating weight. The titanium bolts shaved a larger number of pounds, but I can't find those pics.
carbon fiber mirrors
These mirrors are all up-side. They look much better than the factory mirrors, they are MUCH lighter, and there's a pretty good chance that they enable more air to enter the side scoops leading to the engine bay. These are SPA Technique mirrors that I bought from Pegasus.
old versus new
I think everybody will agree that the SPA mirrors look much better than the bulbous factory parts.
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