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Old 06-04-2001, 02:44 PM   #1
TheNaker
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Post Question RE: OZ wheels and wheel weight

I am about to buy a set of 17" OZ Prodrives for my stock WRX wagon. I have two questions regarding wheel weight:

1- I emailed OZ and they told me that the Prodrives weigh 20lbs and I should consider the Superleggera because they only weigh 15lbs. Why do so many people have Prodrives if they weigh so much more? Is it about strength? Should I consider the Supperleggeras?

2- I am concerned about how much 17" OZ Prodrive wheels (with 215/45/17 P9000s) will affect acceleration. Has anyone with these noticed a difference (slower over the stock 16s)? I know handling will get much better, but will the car feel slower?

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Old 06-04-2001, 08:26 PM   #2
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I just put on 17" P1's, on Saturday with 215/45/17 Toyo T1-S's and the acceleration feels the same

I chose them because the offset is correct for the WRX and I think the SL is "lower" than +52

also the extra strength of the P1..is reassuring..

word is you will bend the suspension arms before the wheels


I really don't think of 15 lb wheels, as anything other than AutoX or track wheels
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Old 06-04-2001, 09:14 PM   #3
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I'm with Frank. I just put my 17" P1s on last week and I think they feel about the same as stock to me. Glenn Wallace has 18" P1s and even he hasn't noticed much if any difference in acceleration feel. Handling has improved 10 fold. Not to mention the Prodrives look terrific.
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