Based on my calculations in this thread: http://www.3gwrx.com/forum/index.php?topic=132.0, the stock 08 wheels weigh about 23.2 lbs per each.Hi guys,
any guess as to how much our stock 17's weigh?
That being said, should I go for lighter 17's or lighter-than-stock 18s? ;D
Um... OK.If the wheels are lighter because better metals were used, thus making them light AND stiff, then they're better.
If the wheels are lighter merely because less metal was used, then they may flex a bit when you turn in hard. Not good.
I was speaking more to the manufacturer that plays to the "lighter is better, period" crowd, and who is aiming to meet a price point. Such a manufacturer may well make a lighter wheel, but it may not be as stiff as a higher-quality (and higher-priced) wheel. It takes all kinds, and lots of people swallow marketing-speak without question."I never imagined that rigidity played such a large role and the effects of it!" - My thoughts exactly. I missed taht thread. Too much time in teh OT. I have now been schooled. Thanks.
And yes chrispy, your post did read as being somewhat whacked to me because I was unfamiliar with this 'metal removal' concept. To me, that just does not make sense, as by doing so one would be compromising the strutural integrity of the wheel. But, knowing what types of people are out there, I wouldn't doubt there's some kid in my town who will be taking his dad's Dremel tool to his normally-aspirated Civic wheels this spring to make them lighter so he will be quicker off teh line. Also, does the metal removal concept really apply here? I guess because we do not know the OP's intentions, we don't know. But I'll guess he won't be using is car for any time attack runs.