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Rims /wheels Weight

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by nash, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. nash

    nash Senior Member

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    Hey everyone here's one for monday moring, hope you all had a great weekend?

    Well i'm just want to know how heavy a rims sould be? I'm guessing the lighter the better, right?
    When it comes to size lets say a 15 inch rims, right , how heavy sould it be? And then a 16 inch rim, and then a 17 inch rim. Now the 15 could more then likely be a stock rim, but thats ok.
    So again I just want to know some good weighs for rims from 15-17 inch inch size?
    Thanks
    peace
    nash
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    standard rule is 1lb per inch = light
    personally i think that rule is crap

    15" should weigh no more than 11lbs
    16" around 12-13lbs
    17" around 14lbs

    now with that said:
    15's are prefered due to the lighter weights and lower rotational inertia (a mass located closer to the central axis point requires less energy to rotate than a mass of equal weight located further from the central axis point) basicly even if you have 11lb 17's ($500+ per rim) an 11lb 15 ($115 per rim) will still be "faster"

    read these for more of an understanding of the importance of wheel weight

    http://www.hondaswap.com/articles/viewer.php?id=40

    http://www.hondaswap.com/articles/viewer.php?id=41
     
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