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Old 01-28-2003, 02:34 AM   #1
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Default What is a good weight for an 18" wheel? 24#?

I have been looking at 17's for my rex (about 16-17#s), but 18" are looking very interesting. One wheel that I have found is sweet AND cheap, but the weight is 24#. Is this too much? How would it compare with rubber compared to 17s w/ rubber? The last thing I want to do is bog the car down - even though ride height will be the same.

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Old 01-28-2003, 09:51 AM   #2
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24 seems pretty heavy even the P1 doesn't weigh that much and it is considered heavy at about 22#
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Old 01-28-2003, 01:15 PM   #3
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My 18" Limix Linea BE-5 wheels are about 16.5 lbs each. I think the 24 pounders are WAAYYY too heavy for 18" rims. I would definitely suggest looking harder.
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Old 01-28-2003, 09:53 PM   #4
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Default Thanks for the input...

That's kinda what I'd been thinking... oh well, so much for cheap (and I mean cheap) wheels! I just talked to Nino from Nino's Auto Access, and the 18s on his personal car are only 13.5#!!! Gonna keep looking.

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Old 01-28-2003, 09:57 PM   #5
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18" SSR Competition's are 15lbs I believe and are pretty strong too .
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Old 01-28-2003, 11:05 PM   #6
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my 18x8" ssr's are 14.7lb on the scale minus the center cap. Lightest 18" wheel I could find . Almost 2lb lighter than stock...
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Old 01-28-2003, 11:13 PM   #7
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my 18x8" ssr's are 14.7lb on the scale minus the center cap. Lightest 18" wheel I could find . Almost 2lb lighter than stock...
18" SSRs are very light and very nice looking, but the Volk CE28N are the lightest I have ever seen. I think they're about 13.5lbs
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I think that was the weight of the 17" ce28's no ?. Can you show me where you saw that weight ?
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Old 01-29-2003, 12:19 AM   #9
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go with ssr 18's i have them...besides they are great rims
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Old 01-29-2003, 10:38 AM   #10
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Well, I have the 17" SSR's and there 12.5lbs.

Either 18 or 17" SSR's still lighter than stock. I love mine .
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Old 01-29-2003, 02:35 PM   #11
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Cheap and relatively light (17.5 lbs) = Rota Subzero, assuming you can ignore the fact that lots of people have them and a couple of breakage reports. I pound the hell out of mine at the track and have had no problems whatsoever.

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