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Old 04-27-2013, 09:51 PM
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This is the major reason I tend to go high end forged wheels, super strong and uber light. My last ride had 18x7.5" factory alloy wheels weighing 27lbs each. They had 225/45/18's for rubber. I went with a quality forged wheel. 18x8.5 with 5mm more offset. They weighed 18.5 lbs. each. I mounted 245/40/18's w rated performance tires that weighed 2 pounds more than the factory tires. They where about 1/2" smaller in diameter than stock.. Very minor
My end result was roughly 10-11 pounds less rotational mass, that included forged al. lug nuts too. The results where amazing, better acceleration, better braking and the car really shined at highway speed pickup. It made more difference than the average bolt on mods.
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