Green Wheel Weights?

Image from ecocenter.org

Image from ecocenter.org

Absolutely! No, they’re not a special color to match green Mustangs. But they are environmentally friendly! Most of the weights used to balance wheels these days are made out of lead. As anybody who’s ever hit a pothole knows, those lead weights can fall off your wheels. This means that not only are your wheels unbalanced, but there’s a big ol’ chunk of lead sitting on the street. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, until you realize how many millions of cars are on the road everyday, and how many of those are hitting potholes and losing weights.

In the interest of reducing the amount of lead that’s being released into the environment because of all those rogue wheel weights, state governments and even the EPA are working on legislation that will phase lead out. In the mean time, individual companies are also making the switch to less harmful materials, and AmericanMuscle is proud to be one of them. We’ve voluntarily phased out lead weights and switched to steel weights for our free tire balancing. That way, you can feel good about your next wheel and tire purchase. Not only will you be sprucing up your ‘Stang, you’ll be helping reduce the amount of lead pollution in your home town. It’s a win-win situation.

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  • http://www.meandmymustang.com Zyon

    I love the fact that these weights are green but when you folks did my GT3 rims there were about 15 weights on one of my wheels and they were chrome (or nickel) plated weights. Not bad unless you have black rims (Like I do) and the weights really stand out when someone is looking at the rim close up.

    • Brain Freeze

      Then paint them black to match the wheel, duh.

      • PonyFan

        I agree paint them, but 15 is a bit much.

        • http://www.meandmymustang.com zyon

          The bad thing is…I still have a shake in the steering wheel after putting them on. I’ve decided to accept it and wait until this spring when I’m going to put on a set of MT’s

          • Brain Freeze

            That shake means they’re out of balance and unsafe. Eventually, you’ll have strange wear patterns in the tires.

  • Ralph Nader

    Come on, guys, get real. Lead wheels weights are better for the environment than high performance cars. Lower gas mileage depletes our natural resources quicker. Smokey burnouts increase pollution.

  • Nate

    I guess I won’t be buying my new bullitts this summer after all. Trying to make my car as anti-green as possible….

  • Mike

    So these new steel weights will rust and look like junk. I am sure they will also scratch up your wheel being hammered on too.

    • http://www.meandmymustang.com zyon

      They are not hammered on, they are taped on with 3M adhesive.

      • Travis

        i about lost it when i read this! +1 sir

      • http://www.americanmuscle.com/ AMStanger

        Those are called sticky weights. They’re used on wheels that don’t have the correct lip structure for hammer-on weights. When sticky weights are applied correctly, they adhere as well or better than hammer-on weights.

        • Burnout

          Will they stay on when i do smokey burnouts?

          • pete khanj

            NOOO not at all. i got sticky weaights and they flew off on the ride home.

            offroad x pipe, burnouts, and lead weights… dilligaf about the environment?

          • Smokey Burnout

            I’m with Pete.

            If I cared about the environment, I wouldn’t drive a hot Stang! It passes inspection for emissions, so I’m doing the best I can. Forget about Al Gore and Ed Begley!