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Old 05-10-2000, 04:14 PM   #1
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Post A question on wheel weights

So, this is actually two questions in one. I am curious what the stock wheels weigh on my 00 R.S? How does that compare to a either a 16" or 17" set of Volks or OZ's?
Question number two is about 50's vs 55's: I know the traction and sidewall flex on this issue has been driven into the ground. But what about impact/blowput resistance? I spend a fair amount of time on fire roads and once experienced a blow out on my AWD Honda 12 miles out in 95degree heat. Ugly. Also a freind hit a pothole in his A4 with some 17" 215/50's and dented his rim. What is the best setup choice for 75% highway and 25% dirt? TIA
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Old 05-10-2000, 04:17 PM   #2
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Hey... I would guess that the MY00 wheels are around 17lbs (no tire) since that is approx that weight of the previous 2 years. Try a search, I know that wheel weights have been kicked around before.

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Old 05-10-2000, 04:36 PM   #3
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my OZ F1 plus weight w/o tires 22 pounds each that is with the center locking system on.
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Old 05-10-2000, 09:47 PM   #4
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A person would have to be crazy to go off road w/ 17s on their sube...I did last wekend while working the rim of the world rally in palmdale...punctured a sidewall and bent a tire in less than 20 miles...If you are doing "off road" get 15 or 16s. By the way, my wheels are 17x7.5 volk te37s but with rubber bands (215/40s) there is no protection. Two sets of tires is a must so I've ordered a set of 15s for the ruff stuff.
forgot...stock 00 wheels 18+, volk 17s 14+, volk 15s 8+.

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Old 05-10-2000, 10:12 PM   #5
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stock 00 wheels=16.5lbs
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Old 05-11-2000, 02:10 AM   #6
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just to confirm, stock MY00 rims yes are 16.5 lbs without tires. I have set of them sitting in my garage.
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Old 05-11-2000, 05:43 AM   #7
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FYI, I've compiled a simple Impreza wheel chart at Subaru Impreza Wheel Chart.
Please feel free to comment here or by email so I can update the chart.
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Old 05-11-2000, 11:24 AM   #8
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WaC,
Are the links reversed for the MY00 and MY98-88 Imprezas? The link for the former ("Impreza Outback Sport") shows a 5 spoker, and the other ("2000 Impreza RS") shows a 6-spoker on, as is titled, a 2000 RS...

Or maybe I'm just confused...

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Old 05-11-2000, 02:24 PM   #9
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WaC, that's great! I know the Honda guys had something like this, nice to know we now have this resource available.

Although I do like answering questions when I can, I must've answered this one about 4 times now.

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Old 05-11-2000, 05:16 PM   #10
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Hello,

Just thought I'd add this data: Racelines make an RL-7 in a 15x7, 16x7, and 17x7. The weights, as I recall, are 15, 16.5, and 18 pounds or something like that. My 15s are 15 pounds a piece, as measured on a scale which confirmed the literature I had seen.

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Old 05-13-2000, 12:39 AM   #11
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Thanks to the thoughts guys. You all generally seem to agree with my thoughts. Given the light weight of the stock wheels they are staying for now. I hadn't previously thought about 15's, but that makes sense. I'll start saving my pennies. In the interim, those crappy factory tires need to be swapped out for a set of Michelins(205/55VR16). Later
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