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Old 07-02-2004, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default Weight of wheels??

Anybody with a 2005 LGT care to weigh their stock wheels and tires on a digital scale?

Same goes for the Forester XT?

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Old 07-03-2004, 02:52 PM   #2
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Anybody? Somebody has got to know, or willing to check.

It'll be interesting to know if the LGT wheels weigh significantly more than the FXT.
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Old 07-03-2004, 03:26 PM   #3
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The weight of whole Legacy 17" wheel is 18 kg.
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Old 07-03-2004, 07:06 PM   #4
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Thanks. That's equivalent to 40 pounds! Could that be right? Seems a bit low. I was told my 17" wheels and tires on my 02 Maxima weigh 50 pounds each?

Are the European wheels identical to the U.S. versions? Tire and all?

Now I just need to find out about the FXT?

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Old 07-04-2004, 12:05 PM   #5
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Thanks. That's equivalent to 40 pounds! Could that be right? Seems a bit low. I was told my 17" wheels and tires on my 02 Maxima weigh 50 pounds each?

Are the European wheels identical to the U.S. versions? Tire and all?

Now I just need to find out about the FXT?
The 17" rims are identical, the tire is different. We have the RE50A - don't know if the RE92 is different in weight, but I don't think it will be much.

Also thought that the wheel weights not very much!
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Old 07-04-2004, 01:12 PM   #6
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We get the junk RE-92's in 215/45-17....

...and ~40 pounds would be about right for a light 17" wheel/tire.....~17-18 for the wheel and ~ 22-23 for the tire....maybe a bit more but not too much.
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Old 07-04-2004, 01:28 PM   #7
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Nice, I tried to check, but couldn't find the weight of the tires on the Tirerack website. Do they list that info. somewhere and I'm just missing it?


They do list the overall diameter of the tire, which interestingly enough doesn't always match just because the tires sizes are the same (ie: 215/45 17) each tire may be slightly different in height, even within the same brand.

If the stock LGT wheels truly are only 18 pounds, that's pretty good for a stocker.
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According to Bridgestone's homepage, tire weights are as follows:

RE50 (no RE50A yet) - 22 pound
RE92 - 23 pound

The weight of the rim is ~ 18 pound and really not that bad for a stock rim!

Now you can't imagine the difficulties to find a rim that is not directly from Subaru of Germany (very very expensive) and approved by TUV and has the correct offset... I see me ending up with a porker wheel as a 2nd set for winter/summer
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:14 AM   #9
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Yeah, that's pretty light. And I'll bet the reason your Maxima tire/wheel combo is heavier is because the tire sidewall is quite a bit taller. My friend has one and they seem to be plagued with tall sidewalls and huge wheel gap. Pretty car though.
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