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This too heavy of a rim?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by 92CHB, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. 92CHB

    92CHB Senior Member

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    I have been looking at Velox's 16" VX-8r's for along time and i love the look of them. I was wondering is 21 lbs per wheel considered a real heavy wheel or moderate weight for a wheel? Heres a link to them if curious what they look like
    http://www.wheelsnext.com/product.phtml?p=...=&inum=&large=1
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    thats fuckin heavy

    but if you are not planning to race with those rims on then who gives a fuck
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    :withstupid: my rotas weight 11.9 lb and I give a shit because i'm going to race on them- But if you just want a set of wheels for cruising around town and looking cool, then who gives a fuck about unsprung weight
     
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    read the article on unsprung and sprung weight or something like that int he refrence or article section

    it will make you rethink anything over 15 inch rims :)
     
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    92CHB Senior Member

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    Yeah i don't plan on racing with those rims. But will they weight effect the "fun" factor of every day driving? meaning i can't that accelerate quickly and be as agile(sp?), within reason. Also i am curious, does anyone know how much honda 13" steelies weight? I have seen the weight for the 14 or 15's before on the thread, i am just curious for comparison. thanks.

    any got the link to that article could find it.
     
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    does anyone have an idea if it would effect the so called"fun"factor like i explained before? I have found a real good deal for these rims and i am indecisive if going with a wheel that weight will hurt me in the long run.
     
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    i run 17" 5zigen fighter's. i was scurd that i'd lose alot of performance when i put them on but you know what? the only thing i noticed was my car handled waaay better. im sure it had somewhat of an affect on my acceleration tho- but well worth the nice appearance
     
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    Ehhh, I'd rock those wheels for around town. Hell I've gone through 3 sets of 16's already, and the fun factor never really was gone gone on my civic, just yeah you could tell there was a difference.
     
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    check the wheel weight writeup in the reference section- i'm pretty sure there is a weight for steelies there
     
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    you will definitly notice it, and you will definitly be slower.

    but if you don't give a shit about it, then sport them
     
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    [threadjack]does anybody know how heavy my 5zigen fighters are?[/threadjack] thanks
     
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    bam!

    here ya go:

    --> weight <--
     
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    HellBentHONDA Senior Member

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    so is 17lbs for a 17" wheel good? im thinkin so..

    ..since i run 14.7 (could be better with practice) with an LS tranny and stock intake and exhaust. i honestly didnt feel a loss of power when i put them on.

    dohch22a4 runs 14.1 with a jdm gsr runnin an LSD tranny with 15's i think. i bet i'd easily run that with aftermarket intake/exhaust with his tranny...
    BTW thanks :)
     
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    generally 1lb per inch is "considered" light

    but if you are seriously looking for performance
    15s should be under 11lbs
    16s should be under 13lbs
    17s shouldnt be on your car.... but under 15lbs


    with that said.... go read my articles on unsprung weight and rotational mass and you will understand that even if you have 11lb 17s you would still be better off (faster) with an 11lb 15.... and this isnt even taking the tires into effect
     
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