When it comes to making vehicles quicker and faster, we often look to improving the horsepower and torque of the engine through fuel injection tuning and adding or changing out engine components. Decreasing the weight of a vehicle weight also offers performance benefits, as the engine doesn’t have to work as hard over a measured distance, which decreases the amount of time across said distance. Decreasing the weight of your wheels, however, can also offer the added benefit of increasing horsepower.
Steeda has been modifying Ford vehicles for decades now and the company has spent plenty of time both on the racetrack and on the dyno searching for better power and performance. In the video below, Team Steeda explains how a lighter set of wheels—in this instance, the company’s APEX Race Parts wheels—can improve the wheel horsepower of your vehicle by freeing up rotational mass. This concept applies to both drag racing and road racing/autocross, and if you happen to flex your pony’s muscle in all areas, you’ll likely enjoy the benefits of Steeda’s APEX wheels, which you can check out HERE.
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