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      07-16-2012, 06:35 PM   #23
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Wow thanks guys. Very helpful info. Now is a couple of pounds per wheel a big differences? Say like a 18lbs wheel compare too a 20lbs one?
Love the bbs FI. Hating the price lol
Saw in the local classifieds a set of bbs LM-Rs 19s for sale. I believe their 20 something pounds. Anyone know if this is lighter then the stock 19s?
You will feel the difference in wheels at about a 3 lb weight difference. The car will feel quicker on turn in, and will ride better over bumps. You will accelerate and stop faster as well, although at a 3 lb difference, the change will be tough to detect. Basically, you can run a stiffer suspension and preserve a given ride quality by lightening your wheel/tire combo.

Equally as important is the weight distribution. More weight at the hub is not as big a deal as more weight at the periphery. Consequently, tire weight is ultimately more important than wheel weight in terms of overall dynamics.
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      07-16-2012, 06:45 PM   #24
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Oh I have the non zcp ones. Same weigh? Heavier?
Non-ZCP are lighter. They are forged. Not sure on the weight... How about you do a search? You have 220M wheels.
Thanks for your info.
I tried searching for the oem but couldn't find it. Guess I didn't look hard enough.
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Wow thanks guys. Very helpful info. Now is a couple of pounds per wheel a big differences? Say like a 18lbs wheel compare too a 20lbs one?
Love the bbs FI. Hating the price lol
Saw in the local classifieds a set of bbs LM-Rs 19s for sale. I believe their 20 something pounds. Anyone know if this is lighter then the stock 19s?
You will feel the difference in wheels at about a 3 lb weight difference. The car will feel quicker on turn in, and will ride better over bumps. You will accelerate and stop faster as well, although at a 3 lb difference, the change will be tough to detect. Basically, you can run a stiffer suspension and preserve a given ride quality by lightening your wheel/tire combo.

Equally as important is the weight distribution. More weight at the hub is not as big a deal as more weight at the periphery. Consequently, tire weight is ultimately more important than wheel weight in terms of overall dynamics.
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Just the type of info I was looking for!
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Going to a 18" wheel from a 19" is a better bang for your buck. You will notice a performance difference between two wheels of equal weight but different diameter.
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Going to a 18" wheel from a 19" is a better bang for your buck. You will notice a performance difference between two wheels of equal weight but different diameter.
I didnt know that. If the wheels are equal in weigh, how is a 18 better then 19?
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