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Old 01-31-2012, 08:55 AM
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Yes they are the oem wheels. I agree it seems a bit salty on the weight, but that's what he told me, and I can say that my 17" x 9.5" wide aftermarket aluminum wheels weigh like ~22 lb each(can't remember exactly...) so ~18 lb each for a 8" wide wheel seems doable.

I know this isn't quite right, but one way to look at it is that 22lb/9.5" = ~2.3lb/in. So if you take away 1.5" of width * 2.3lb/in that = ~3.5lb reduction. That still only puts you at roughly 18.5lb per wheel.
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I would expect aftermarket rims to weigh less per inch than OEM. When I bought mine, they had used 265/70R17 E load BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/As on them. Bathroom scale (old fashioned, non-digital) said approx. 75lbs - tirerack lists the tires at 51 lbs = approx 24lbs. I didn't take the scale when I had the old tires pulled and current tires installed, but bathroom scale is now 50lbs after I put used 235/70R17 Hankook Dyna Pro AS RH 03s which are no longer listed, but as I recall, they listed at either 28 or 26lbs = approx 22-24lbs. When you factor in that I paid $200 for the set of 4, then sold the tires they came with for $100, they are a steal even at 24lbs!
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Yeah I just think it is "possible" that they are sub 20 lbs. I know they are much "thinner" than my aftermarket wheels, so it seems reasonable. I should just buy them and find out lol...
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those are gonna weigh around 26 pounds
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^you know that from weighing them?
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