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Old 12-28-2005, 09:54 AM   #1
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I just got my car and it came with a set of 17" OZ Prodrive wheels. They look nice but way a ton from comparing them to similar wheels. I'm just wondering if the extra weight will negatively affect the performance of my car. Each wheel is about 20 pounds from what I've found. I don't plan on competing in any types of racing just some spirited driving and possibly and auto x event here and there. Just trying to get some ideas of what you guys think of them. I know there isn't much I can do since I have them already but I might consider selling them and picking up a lighter set if it's worth it. Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:57 PM   #2
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20lbs is not all that heavy for a wheel, everything you look at will range from 18-22lbs, and those are considered light weight.
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:45 PM   #3
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Wheels which are much lighter like SSR Competitions will make your car a little faster due to the unsprung weight reduction, but you won't notice it much until you get into very competitive racing. I would stick with the Prodrives as they are built well and are strong enough to handle a few potholes.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:24 PM   #4
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The prodrives may be a LITTLE heavier, but they are incredibly strong, which IMO makes up for it. I would rather have a little bit more unsprung weight (probably not noticable to the average driver) than to get a uber light wheel that bends from a pothole. Plus since you already have the wheels it would not be economicaly smart to sell them for something else.
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:59 PM   #5
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They're good looking wheels... my main issue with them is that they aren't wide enough. IIRC the P1's only come in 17x7 and 18.7.5... there is no 17x8, 17x7.5 option.

If you are not autoxing hard core I would just keep them.
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:05 PM   #6
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They're good looking wheels... my main issue with them is that they aren't wide enough. IIRC the P1's only come in 17x7 and 18.7.5... there is no 17x8, 17x7.5 option.

If you are not autoxing hard core I would just keep them.
The thing is though like I do, he has a wagon so the skinnier wheel combined with their high offset makes running them with 225s easy with no worries of rubbing, even when lowered.
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:35 AM   #7
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I have a set of P1's on my wagon, they are so much nicer on the street, slightly heavier turning in slow speed, that's all. Currently running Toyo proxes 225's and the rears rub occasionally and slightly (rubbed the "treadwear" lettering) when driving hard (spirited) through corners, lowered on Tein H-techs. Rubbing could be remedied with more neg camber, have -0.8 now. But yeah, they are heavier than I expected but will do fine on the street and work for trackdays too.
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