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Old 09-15-2002, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default On a stock 2000 RS, will adding 4 to 5 lbs per wheel feel much slower?


I have a 2000 RS (Mostly stock).

I am running the stock RE92 tires and factory wheels now. I ordered the 17" Rota Tarmacs and was considering the S-03's for them or a similar "all-season" tread design. It looks like I may be adding 4 to 5 lbs per corner.

I am no drag racer, but enjoy every bit of acceleration I have. As racers, do you feel the EXTRA ROTATIONAL WEIGHT will be really noticable?

I can just sell the tarmacs when they arrive and get new 16" tires.

I would like to rallycross, and was told by everyone the 17" tarmacs will take it, no problem.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-15-2002, 10:39 PM   #2
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When I swap between my stock wheels and my 17" speedlines with RE730's on them, I feel a difference in straightline speed. The stock wheels can definatley accelerate faster than my speedlines. However, with the speedlines the car handles much better (I think that's mainly because I have the stock tires on the stock wheels still).

I personally plan on getting some all season tires for my speedlines to run all year, and then a set of Azenis for the stock wheels to use for auto-x.

Hope that helped.
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Old 09-15-2002, 10:43 PM   #3
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I can feel the difference between my TE37's and my oe rims when I swap them over for winter- there's about a 5lb difference per corner.
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Old 09-16-2002, 01:56 PM   #4
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Getting rid of the RE-92's, and keeping the stock rims is where I would start.
IMHO the RE-92 is round, black, junk to be disposed of ASAP.
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Old 09-16-2002, 03:35 PM   #5
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my current rims are 24lbs (they were cheep sub $400) any way yes it maeks a noticable differnace when i put my set of "race rims" a set of my2000 rs rims on..
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Old 09-17-2002, 01:00 AM   #6
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I just went from stock wheels w/ RE92s to Prodrive P1s w/ Sumitomo HTRZ lls last week. They definatly had more weight but I don't notice much acceleration loss. Handling w/ the sumitomos is so much better. The biggest change I noticed is that the car is less bouncy during shifts, the sidewalls don't flex as much, making it smoother at shifts. For me a little extra weight is no big deal. I have no regrets going with the 17s. Since you already ordered the wheels but are unsure about the weight, you might want to look at Toyo Proxes. They are lighter than most and have a good reputation. My advice would be to give them a try.

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