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mash 08-21-2012 02:52 AM

wk2 SRT wheel weight ?
 
the wk2 SRT wheel seems heavy to me as i tried lifting one and it was extremely heavy don't know how heavy but if some one knows that would be helpful (looked every where couldn't find it) so i am looking for lighter wheels to improve performance and times and these are my two options.

http://www.tirerack.com/upgrade_gara...raphite+Silver



http://www.bbs-usa.com/road-wheels-d...m?CLID=48&WF=8

Milous 08-21-2012 04:45 AM

Re: wk2 SRT wheel weight ?
 
I believe that the stock wheels are around 42lbs. If you're only reason to change them is for a supposed performance gain, your $$ would be better spent elsewhere.

mash 08-21-2012 05:33 AM

Re: wk2 SRT wheel weight ?
 
its not for that only looks is a factor.
dont you think going from 42lbs to 29lbs would make any difference?

already got the bwoody, borla attak , billet technology catch can and still waiting so i thought this would help.

Milous 08-21-2012 05:44 AM

Re: wk2 SRT wheel weight ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mash (Post 673246)
...dont you think going from 42lbs to 29lbs would make any difference?

Stock tires? What about fitment, better check that out for front. -50 lbs might be good for a quarter/10th or maybe a third of a tenth at best.

mjw930 08-21-2012 10:36 AM

Re: wk2 SRT wheel weight ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Milous (Post 673240)
I believe that the stock wheels are around 42lbs. If you're only reason to change them is for a supposed performance gain, your $$ would be better spent elsewhere.

Is that wheel alone or wheel/tire? Seems like a lot for a forged wheel.

mash 08-21-2012 12:58 PM

Re: wk2 SRT wheel weight ?
 
i guess its wheel only, thats what you pay for light weight.

mjw930 08-21-2012 04:27 PM

Re: wk2 SRT wheel weight ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mash (Post 673418)
i guess its wheel only, thats what you pay for light weight.

Well, with a factory price of over $1400 PER WHEEL, they aren't exactly cheap.

The 18 x 10 BBS forged 2 piece wheels on my Porsche weigh 22 lbs and only cost $900 each. The 20 x 10 version weighs 25 lbs. but it's close to $1500 per copy.....

http://www.bbs-usa-appguide.com/whee...-2011_1958.jpg

I would think our wheels are closer to the 32 lb range. I really don't think the cast OZ's are lighter than the forged SRT wheel. If they are then there must be a reason, perhaps the high weight of the vehicle and some engineer getting silly with an FEA simulation.....

Regardless, 10 lbs / corner on a 5000+ lb vehicle isn't really going to be felt in your butt, in your hands or on the lap times IMHO.

mash 08-21-2012 06:10 PM

Re: wk2 SRT wheel weight ?
 
you got a point. but as they mentioned on the site its about 750$ each for the BBS and thats not so bad.

mjw930 08-21-2012 07:58 PM

Re: wk2 SRT wheel weight ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mash (Post 673537)
you got a point. but as they mentioned on the site its about 750$ each for the BBS and thats not so bad.

Double check then lug spacing, I think we need 5x127 and the BBS site doesn't show that size.

Angelo cherokee 08-23-2012 04:54 PM

Re: wk2 SRT wheel weight ?
 
well going to lighter wheels will not improve your performance! It will improve your handling + your acceleration will better than the stock wheels as far as I know.

Don't get lighter wheels with cheaper quality like the ones made in china, Taiwan... and so on.

Get lighter wheels, but something made with quality. Like BBS, RAYS, Yokohama, Enkei and these known brands for their quality. So you can use those wheels effectively just like you are using your stock wheels.

mjw930 08-24-2012 10:45 AM

Re: wk2 SRT wheel weight ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Angelo cherokee (Post 674415)
well going to lighter wheels will not improve your performance! It will improve your handling + your acceleration will better than the stock wheels as far as I know.

Don't get lighter wheels with cheaper quality like the ones made in china, Taiwan... and so on.

Get lighter wheels, but something made with quality. Like BBS, RAYS, Yokohama, Enkei and these known brands for their quality. So you can use those wheels effectively just like you are using your stock wheels.

Isn't handling and acceleration considered performance?

mash 08-24-2012 01:21 PM

Re: wk2 SRT wheel weight ?
 
:confused:thats the question ??


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