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Weight of rims

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by SolReaver, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. SolReaver

    SolReaver Senior Member

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    Im looking at some 17 inch rims, with tires they are 37 lbs each. Is this ridiculously heavy? Im getting a good price on them, but i dont want to waste the $ if the rims are going to slow my car down drastically. And yes, i read the article on unsprung weight :) I just want to get an idea of what the typical 17 inch wheel and tire weighs.
     
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    knowledge Senior Member

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    37lb's... good lord, what are they chrome? My 17's only weigh 21lbs. And 21lbs is concidered heavy! Go to our wheel weight in the reference section!
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    hes saying with tires though...

    but still dude...
    heavy 17s = bling bling ghetto gagster G ridah

    get some nice and light 15s or 16s like rotas or volk or racing hart, or blah blah.

    15s wheel weight= 10 - 14lbs
    16s wheel weight= 11 - 16lbs

    anymore than that, and they are heavy in my book.
    any less than that, and god damn i wish i was as rich as you :)
     
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    knowledge Senior Member

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    My 17's aint no bling bling g ridah's! I just like how they filled in the wheel gap all around the fenders! Not only at the top! But I do eventually plan on getting some rotas also for the track!
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    Velox makes a new 17" wheel that only weighs 12.5 lbs!! :blink:
     
  6. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    still gunna be bad for acceleration cuz the rotational mass is further from the center axis point therefore takeing more energy to rotate
     
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    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    good call, but in less words it's

    moment of inertia
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Rotational moment of inertia, to be exact... :)
     
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    word, i love my 17's and weighing in at 16lbs a rim isn't too shabby, i defy the laws of physics :spin:
     
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