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Old 01-26-2009, 05:39 PM   #1
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I have 18" Motegi Touge Racing series rims on my wrx. Had them off for brake work and i weighed them. Rims+ tires = 44.6 lbs. Is that considered heavy?

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Old 01-26-2009, 05:54 PM   #2
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What Size & Brand / Model of tires?
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:06 PM   #3
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225/40/zr18 BFG g-force. But my point wasnt actually really related to the wheels themselves. Is the whole package kinda heavy? I recently grenaded my transmission, so im just wondering if some outside variables helped in that adventure....besides the fact I was driving of course!
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:24 PM   #4
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They're not THAT heavy and sure as hell didn't help grenade your transmission.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:25 PM   #5
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no not really. my 18x8.5 wheels are ~18lbs a piece and my tires (255/35/18) are 26lbs a piece. = ~44lbs.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:32 PM   #6
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Your transmission DID NOT grenade because of your "so called" heavy wheel/tire combo. While two or three people may argue it, the 02' tranny is not known for being a Meritor 12 speed that last a million miles in a semi truck.
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:10 PM   #7
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Your transmission DID NOT grenade because of your "so called" heavy wheel/tire combo. While two or three people may argue it, the 02' tranny is not known for being a Meritor 12 speed that last a million miles in a semi truck.
Yes! I realize that I am the final reason why my trans went. I come from the smash and grind honda community. I would like smaller lighter wheels, but dont have alot of money, and need something to fit over my pro-drive brakes.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:30 PM   #8
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Enkei RPF-1's are about as light and cheap as you can get. They MAY clear the Alcon/Prodrive kit but I can't say for certain. They clear the 328x28 ST kit and just barely don't clear the 332x32 kit. You're inbetween those sizes with the Alcon units, so it's gonna be based on caliper size.
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