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#563109 - 05/01/08 01:03 AM craig weld dragstars VS weld prostars in Summit  
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in my summit mag theres these rims that look exactly like prostars but they just switched the name up a bit, there about $100 each compared to $160 each, and they look good in the pics, but does anybody know if there made from exactly the same material and if there just as light


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#563287 - 05/01/08 02:52 PM Re: craig weld dragstars VS weld prostars in Summit [Re: monte87LSsssssssss]  
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There is a reason why they are cheaper... Im sure they use different material and are alot heavier.



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#563309 - 05/01/08 04:24 PM Re: craig weld dragstars VS weld prostars in Summit [Re: 1984Monte]  
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I have a set of cragar aluminum rims that look like Weld pro stars and they are really light... these may be the same. I know the street stars are steel and heavy.


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#563315 - 05/01/08 04:45 PM Re: craig weld dragstars VS weld prostars in Summit [Re: Gruvin]  
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If they are legit Greg Weld Prostars, they should be close to the same weight as the normal Weld Prostars..
From LS1TECH from Greg Weld himself..
FACTS

1. Greg Weld sold Weld Racing to American Racing In October of 2006
2. Greg Weld Wheels is a new company with new products that competes directly with American Racing and Weld Racing
3. Neither Greg Weld or myself signed or are under any kind of non compete with American Racing
4. We are not currently doing business with Forgitron.
5. The Greg Weld facility is located in Kansas City, MO
6. We Are working with ALCOA on some of our forged products.
7. The Dragstar name is a trademark of Greg Weld
8. Greg Weld designed the Weld Racing Prostar and Draglite in 1982. The new Greg Weld Dragstar and Prolite are completely re-engineered and improved variations of his original Prostar and Draglite wheels.
9. The new Dragstar and Prolite are LIGHTER and STRONGER than the original designs
10. No spacers are utilized in the new designs
11. YES these wheels were engineered to fit the 4th generation cars
12. YES stock studs will work
13. Yes the wheels will clear the calipers with NO grinding necessary.
14. Greg Weld Wheels are NHRA and IHRA legal


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#563316 - 05/01/08 04:45 PM Re: craig weld dragstars VS weld prostars in Summit [Re: white88ss]  
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somehow I forgot this one
15x3.5=10.5 lbs
15x5=11.5lbs
15x7=12.0lbs
15x8=13.0lbs
15x10=14.5lbs
15x12=16.0lbs
15x14=17.5lbs
17x4.5=17.0lbs
17x7=18.5lbs
17x8=20.0lbs
17x9.5=21.5lbs
20x8=22.5lbs
20x9=24.0lbs
20x10=25.5lbs


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