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Old 09-22-2003, 02:57 AM   #1
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Default can't find weight of OEM WRX wheels

I'm trying to decide between 17" and 18" P1's and I'm curious how the stock wheels compare in weight. Will I be losing much going to the 18" P1's performance-wise?
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Old 09-22-2003, 03:02 AM   #2
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16.5 pounds each just the wheel itself.
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Old 09-22-2003, 05:22 PM   #3
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16.5 pounds each just the wheel itself.
that's not bad. Going to tough to match that weight in 17" and really tough 18"
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Old 09-22-2003, 05:59 PM   #4
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SCC uses 1lb or less/inch of diameter as the definition of a light weight wheel. What you also have to consider is that a lot more of the stock wheel's mass is nearer to the center vs. a lot of aftermarket wheels.
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Old 09-22-2003, 06:09 PM   #5
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What you also have to consider is that a lot more of the stock wheel's mass is nearer to the center vs. a lot of aftermarket wheels.
sorry if this sounds dumb, which is better?
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Well, I'm not comparing any wheels to the stock wheels because I won't have them on the car much longer regardless... I'm just trying to decide what wheels WILL be on the car.
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Old 09-22-2003, 06:15 PM   #7
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according to this

http://www.europeanspeed.com/wheelweights.htm

the P1 in 17" are 20.4 lbs so I assume the 18" are even heavier. Prodrive doesnt list the weights on their webpage, so can anybody confirm these numbers?

I like the P1 design in 17" but 20lbs is getting kind of heavy. I am shooting for 15-17lbs in a 17" rim,
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Old 09-22-2003, 06:45 PM   #8
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best site for most of the wheel weights = http://wheelweights.net/
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Old 09-22-2003, 11:07 PM   #9
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sorry if this sounds dumb, which is better?
Keeping the weight closer to the center of rotation helps with inertia (easier to accelerate and brake the wheel).
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