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Old 01-22-2006, 01:01 PM   #1
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I plan on getting some wheels

size: 17x7
offset: 48
weight: 22lbs

here're some questions that I have right now

1) is 22lbs pretty heavy for a 17" rim? I know some light rim is only like
16-17lbs...but thats still only a 20-25lbs different after all for all 4 wheels...
which shouldnt be that much of a different overall right?

2) what size of tires is the best for my setup with prodrive springs?
I have a 2005 RS btw ...i see people running many different size
which get me kinda confuse...some run 215,225,235,245 / 40,45,etc
tell me the pros and cons please...

thanks for the help...did a search but nothing I found is helpful to my questions
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Old 01-22-2006, 01:27 PM   #2
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You didn't search very thoroughly.

Is 22lbs too heavy for 17" wheels?
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Old 01-22-2006, 04:42 PM   #3
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if you look carefully to my question...is 22lbs too heavy is just PART of question #1, my main question is DOES IT MAKE that much of A DIFFERENCE
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Old 01-22-2006, 04:51 PM   #5
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The stock wheel weighs about 16 pounds, so that is what the suspension was engineered for. Higher weight is not desirable. Whether it makes much of a difference is difficult to say, but it is not desirable.
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