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Old 07-18-2005, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default Gold PFF7's on WRB STI

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Old 07-18-2005, 11:49 PM   #2
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Looks great Joe. Prodrive = t3H good

Keep up the good and tasteful modding. Have fun and be safe...
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:52 PM   #3
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They were my first mod on this car. I didn't like the look of the bbs wheels just not my style and hard to clean. Just recieved the JDM Fogs today there going on next once i can get them protected with Rock Blocker!

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Old 07-19-2005, 12:18 AM   #4
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You added several pounds per corner for wheels that most folks wouldn't be able to distinguish from OEM (most folks being those outside the Suby community).

Still, they look nice. But what do you care if "people" like them... it's what you like that matters.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:53 AM   #5
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Let me tell you one thing. The stock wheels are far from the so called "light" those things are heavy as hell i'm thinking there up in the 40-45 range. Regardless a few pounds of weight aint going to hurt this car has the power to move the wheels.

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Old 07-19-2005, 01:11 AM   #6
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Let me tell you one thing. The stock wheels are far from the so called "light" those things are heavy as hell i'm thinking there up in the 40-45 range. Regardless a few pounds of weight aint going to hurt this car has the power to move the wheels.

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Of course they are in the 40-45 range.....16.5 for the rim + 27 for the tire = 43.5

Factory tires (RE070) are about 4-6 lbs heavier then most 225/45/17 so I guess if you changed the tires and then got heavier rims it all equals out but the problem comes when you keep factory tires and still get heavier rims. it all slows the car down, but if you don't care then more power to you
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:13 AM   #7
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The Pff7 is around 22.5 pounds and the 18 inch tire is around 15-18 pounds so it's very close regardless up the psi to compensate



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Old 07-21-2005, 12:31 AM   #8
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The stock wheels are far from the so called "light" those things are heavy as hell
The OEM BBS wheels are exceptionally light for their size. Not the lightest possible but close enough. The 18x8 Prodrive wheels are about 4 pounds more, each. Nice wheels, just a tad heavier than some prefer.

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Regardless a few pounds of weight aint going to hurt this car has the power to move the wheels.
Yes the STi has lots of power, but even with 300hp, heavier wheels can still make a difference.

If you've switched to Pirelli PZero Nero M&S, you have an excellent all season performance tire (I use them myself as winter tires), and they're lighter than the RE070s. They also have a softer sidewall (giving a cushier ride) and don't have nearly the dry grip. All tires compromise in some way.

OEM tire is 27lbs., vs. 24lbs (or 23 if you went for the 225/40s) for the 18" Pirelli. You're up a pound per corner overall (or maybe none at all). Not a lot, and not enough to hinder straight-line performance (though you're already giving up a bit of dry handling from the different tire).

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up the psi to compensate
Interesting. Are you suggesting that increasing psi will compensate for a heavier tire/wheel combo?
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Always loved the PFF7's, but unlike most Nabisco/Subie guys, I'm not a fan of gold, pewter would have been my choice.
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