Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday July 30, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Legacy Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2007, 10:09 PM   #1
Sumadoggie
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 136495
Join Date: Jan 2007
Default Legacy GT Wheel Weight???

Anybody know the weight of the OEM alloy wheels for the 2006 Leggy GT? Thanks!
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Sumadoggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2007, 11:56 PM   #2
rougeben83
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 115154
Join Date: May 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
2003 Legacy L Turbo
silver

Default

Check legacygt.com IIRC, it's around 20lbs-21lbs. but search over in the wheel/tire section to make sure.
rougeben83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 12:00 AM   #3
Wiscon_Mark
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 94945
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Stevens Point, WI
Vehicle:
1995 Legacy OB 5MT
2003 Forester X 5MT

Default

I thought it was more like 25lbs.
Wiscon_Mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 12:01 AM   #4
superhawk44
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 20264
Join Date: Jun 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: not homeless
Vehicle:
05 LGT arrestmered
07 Aprilia Tuono

Default

20lbs on my scale.
superhawk44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 07:26 PM   #5
Sumadoggie
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 136495
Join Date: Jan 2007
Default Thanks for the help

I'll go check out that forum and see if I can find out. I'm thinking of putting some 18x8 SSR GT7-Hs on a GT wagon and want to lose weight while looking sharp.
Sumadoggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 11:29 PM   #6
superhawk44
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 20264
Join Date: Jun 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: not homeless
Vehicle:
05 LGT arrestmered
07 Aprilia Tuono

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by superhawk44 View Post
20lbs on my scale.
I own a Legacy and weighed my wheels .
superhawk44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 01:17 AM   #7
Wiscon_Mark
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 94945
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Stevens Point, WI
Vehicle:
1995 Legacy OB 5MT
2003 Forester X 5MT

Default

Don't you hate it when the OP ignores what you post?
Wiscon_Mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 08:50 AM   #8
badbasser98
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 104801
Join Date: Jan 2006
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Upstate, NY
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Limited
DGM

Default

Yes, they seem to be very close to 20lbs... not much difference from the "mesh" style 16's from the older GT's which IIRC are around 18lbs.
badbasser98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 01:57 PM   #9
Sumadoggie
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 136495
Join Date: Jan 2007
Default A Great Help

Thanks again to all who helped. It's amazing that neither Subaru of America nor my dealership knows the weight, or at least won't publish it.
Sumadoggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 03:07 PM   #10
LetItSnow
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 38222
Join Date: Jun 2003
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Cicero, NY
Vehicle:
'10 &'12 Foresters
another Miata convert

Default

I'm surprised that more people don't consider the moment of inertia of wheels, although I can't imagine there are published specs for most wheels. Two 20 lb. wheels are only alike in moving mass, not spinning mass, after all!
LetItSnow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 03:39 PM   #11
KD7000
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 16653
Join Date: Mar 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Central MA
Vehicle:
2012 Mazda 3
2004 Honda Pilot

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wiscon_Mark View Post
Don't you hate it when the OP ignores what you post?
What, like your random-ass guess that the wheels weigh 25 lbs?
KD7000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 03:40 PM   #12
badbasser98
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 104801
Join Date: Jan 2006
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Upstate, NY
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Limited
DGM

Default

you are correct sir.. The tire also comes into play regarding rotational mass/forces.
badbasser98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 03:41 PM   #13
Wiscon_Mark
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 94945
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Stevens Point, WI
Vehicle:
1995 Legacy OB 5MT
2003 Forester X 5MT

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KD7000 View Post
What, like your random-ass guess that the wheels weigh 25 lbs?
I was referring to superhawk's post.
Wiscon_Mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 04:28 PM   #14
Sumadoggie
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 136495
Join Date: Jan 2007
Default

In reply to:

"surprised that more people don't consider the moment of inertia of wheels, although I can't imagine there are published specs for most wheels. Two 20 lb. wheels are only alike in moving mass, not spinning mass, after all!"

Absolutely! I'm brand new to the tuning culture and like the look of clean and classy wheels - not too bling please - as much as the next guy, but I want my new wheels to be a performance UPgrade rather than the same weight - or God forbid even heavier - and make my car slower because of a higher MOI.

That said, if the OEMs are 20-21lbs @ 17x7 and aftermarkets I'm looking at are 19-20lbs and 18x8, even thought the aftermarkets are about a pound lighter, I'll still be putting more mass further away from the center of the wheel. There will be a trade-off with less steel belted radial, but how does someone figure out the bottom line performance gain-loss?
Sumadoggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 05:09 PM   #15
rougeben83
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 115154
Join Date: May 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
2003 Legacy L Turbo
silver

Default

A general guideline to use is the 1lb/in rule. That is, for example a light 17" wheel is one that weighs </= 17lbs (there are some that weigh as low as 12-14 lbs.). So for an 18" wheel, 18lbs. and under is a good weight.

Most wheels for those on a budget weigh around 1-2lbs. over this rule, so for example my rota tarmac I's weigh in at 19lbs.

Here's a decent list of wheel weighs for some aftermarket wheels; I don't think it has been updated in a while though.
rougeben83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 07:39 PM   #16
Chi_San
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 53558
Join Date: Jan 2004
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Deadford, OR
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wiscon_Mark View Post
Don't you hate it when the OP ignores what you post?
I thought everyone made threads just so they could type stuff? o.O; No reading involved, ever...
Chi_San is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
stock GT wheel weight (pre MY05)? badbasser98 Legacy Forum 12 09-18-2006 07:24 AM
WTT:my legacy gt wheels and/or wrx wheels and cash for your 5/6 spoke impreza wheels vipernj Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 1 09-11-2005 01:24 AM
Weight of 05 Legacy GT wheel Flo4Legacy Tire & Wheel 0 05-21-2004 02:07 PM
Weight of Stock Legacy GT wheels? Heather Tire & Wheel 5 05-03-2003 11:55 PM
Leg GT wheel weight Legacy STi L Brakes, Steering & Suspension 3 05-27-2001 08:07 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.