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Weights of various wheels and tires

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A thought: wheel weight motorsport1 <mtrsprt1@warwick> Tue, 13 Jan 1998 06:39:15 -0500
[gti-vr6] BBS RC...long "Motorsport 1" <mtrsprt1@warwick> Fri, 24 Apr 1998 07:16:09 -0400
[gti-vr6] Correction on wheel weight "Rodrigues,Manny" <Manny_Rodrigues@so.xerox> Thu, 13 Aug 1998 12:24:45 PDT
Re: [gti-vr6] Wheel size and hp losses "Myron Ybarra" <YbarraRonTracey@worldnet.att> Thu, 13 Aug 1998 23:24:00 -0700
[gti-vr6] Correction on wheel weight Benjita@aol Fri, 14 Aug 1998 11:20:28 EDT
[gti-vr6] New Wheels! "Tom M. Matthews" <tmmatthews@worldnet.att> Mon, 12 Oct 1998 18:16:02 -0400
Accurate SSR Integral wheel weight "H. M. Harvey" <hank@grove> Thu, 27 May 1999 16:34:39 -0400
Re: [gti-vr6] Wheel weight for stock 15" 7 spoke off a 98' "Billy T." <btylaska@hotmail> Tue, 21 Dec 1999 11:36:53 CST
Re: [gti-vr6] Yoko A520's --- Stock wheel weight jeff bowermon <jbowermo@yahoo> Wed, 5 Jan 2000 07:25:24 -0800 (PST)
Re: [gti-vr6] Yoko A520's --- Stock wheel weight jeff bowermon <jbowermo@yahoo> Wed, 5 Jan 2000 07:27:04 -0800 (PST)
Re: [gtivr6list] 15's vs 16's "Simon O. Quezada" <QuuePaz@worldnet.att> Thu, 16 Mar 2000 11:19:24 -0600
Weight of wheels/tires Andy Nguyen <aqn@panix> Sat Jun 30 20:38:39 CDT 2001
Re: [gti-vr6] Zender rear upper wing for MK3 GTI Enrique Ramirez <Enrique.R.Ramirez@syntegra> Sat, 15 Jun 2002 16:36:17 -0500



From gti-vr6-owner@dev.tivoli Tue Jan 13 10:26 CST 1998
From: motorsport1 <mtrsprt1@warwick>
To: gti-vr6@dev.tivoli
Subject: A thought: wheel weight
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 06:39:15 -0500
 
heres a list of weights of various popular wheels that was featured in
the oct 97 issue of street power. definitely something to think about
when buying wheels.

wheel:                  size(inch)      weight(lbs)
Rota Group N1R          16              16
Fondmetal 9A            17              23
antera 161              17              28
motoform sekta          17              29
arbet III               17              24
OZ Competition          17              27
smith infinity          17              22
cromodora ego           16              21
cec 139                 17              24
motoform talon          17              29
weld evo sl 5           17              19
simmons FR17            17              22
fittipaldi 500mod       17              25
antera 163              18              32
racing sparco NS-II pyt 17              21
TSW VX1                 17              23
racing sparco NT        18              25
momo ssf                17              17
BBS RC(my choice)       17              16 *** the lightest wheel
myrtle shoot            17              32 *** the heaviest wheel
antera 145              17              24
arelli Q                17              25
arelli pulse            17              23
rial viper              15              16
concord racing          15              23
carusi 62               17              27
arbet V                 15              20
roh Reflex              17              20
fittipaldi avus         17              26
Marx                    17              21
club linea special      18              24
enkei zenkei            17              25
OZ F1 racing            17              25

For all of you who are in the market for wheel, this list should help
you out quite a bit. Lightweight wheels = quicker accelaration

If you want to respond to me, please do not send this entire list to me.





From gti-vr6-owner@dev.tivoli Fri Apr 24 06:27 CDT 1998
From: "Motorsport 1" <mtrsprt1@warwick>
To: "GTI VR6 Mailing List" <gti-vr6@dev.tivoli>
Subject: [gti-vr6] BBS RC...long
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 07:16:09 -0400
 
i just put on my new 16" RC with Pirelli p7000 205-45-16.  Combined they
weighed 37 pounds. The factory wheels/tires (9spoke Long Beach & 195-50-15
Pirelli Winter Asymetricos 210A) weighed 38 lbs. All the weights were taken
on a postal scale.  So for the person who claims the 17 RC's weigh less than
factory, weigh them again.  As for the 18" Kinesis weighing less than 15"
factory wheels, what?!?
I had 17" HRE 550 (split 5 spoke) that weighed 20lbs and they were a true 3
piece wheel.
as for my new combo, RC & P7000, i am quite impressed. Normally, when i put
on my summer wheels and tires (my past combos were 215-40-17 Yok AVS and
Moda M1 & the above mentioned HRE's and the same Yoks, and i even ran 16" OZ
Evolutions with 205-45-16 Conti Sports) the cars steering always felt
different and i felt the acceleration was effected. The M1's weigh 25+ each
without tires. so the new BBS RC feel great. Turning feels just as good with
the stock stuff, maybe even a little better. i drive in SE NY and the roads
tend to suck but the car feels good. I took a drive thru Harriman State PArk
on monday, and they have just repaved some roads with super twisties and the
car has never felt better. it feels quick and light.
my opinion is do it right the first time. you may have to spend the money
twice. bend a cheap wheel and you have to buy another. ask some TSW owners
about how soft they are?
just some thought and opinions.

-dave


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From gti-vr6-owner@dev.tivoli Thu Aug 13 18:01 CDT 1998
From: "Rodrigues,Manny" <Manny_Rodrigues@so.xerox>
To: GTI Mailing List <gti-vr6@dev.tivoli>
Subject: [gti-vr6] Correction on wheel weight
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 12:24:45 PDT
 
Correction:

18 lbs. for the 7 spoke Jetta GLX wheel.

Thanks,
Manny
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From gti-vr6-owner@dev.tivoli Fri Aug 14 01:28 CDT 1998
From: "Myron Ybarra" <YbarraRonTracey@worldnet.att>
To: "Kevin Collins" <collinsk@sprintmail>, "Dylan Gordon" <Dylan.Gordon@trizechahn>, "GTI-VR6 Mailing List" <gti-vr6@dev.tivoli>
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] Wheel size and hp losses
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 23:24:00 -0700
 

Kevin wrote;
 
> I *think* the RK's are somewhat light, not sure how much.  I do know that
> 16x7 RX's weigh 22 lbs, and 16x7.5 RC's weigh 16 lbs - according to Tire
> Rack, who should have the correct info.
 
I called the Tire Rack and was informed the 16x7.5 RC were 14.5 lb. each. 
I am considering buying the SSR Integral (16x7.5) which is the semi solid
forged wheel (MOMO adopted the process to make the Super Lite) which also
weighs in at a scant 14.5 lbs.  Surprisingly, a real inexpensive wheel, the
Borbet type T (16x7) , tips the scales at 18 lbs.  This may be the bargain
performance wheel for the VR6.  

Myron Ybarra
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From gti-vr6-owner@dev.tivoli Fri Aug 14 10:31 CDT 1998
From: Benjita@aol
To: gti-vr6@dev.tivoli
Subject: [gti-vr6] Correction on wheel weight
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 11:20:28 EDT
 

   Rodrigues,Manny wrote:
    
   > Correction:
   > 18 lbs. for the 7 spoke Jetta GLX wheel.
   
   That sounds WAY low, dude.........
    >>
  
  
  FWIW, I weighed a stock '95 GTI VR6 wheel and a '97 DE wheel today.  The '97
weighed in at 18.75 lbs.  The '95 at19.25 lbs.  This is using the same scale I
use for shipping.  I had to answer my own question, since I could NOT find
this info in the archives, where it had been purported to be.
  
  Cory
  Black '95 

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From gti-vr6-owner@dev.tivoli Mon Oct 12 17:59 CDT 1998
From: "Tom M. Matthews" <tmmatthews@worldnet.att>
To: GTI VR6 List <gti-vr6@dev.tivoli>
Subject: [gti-vr6] New Wheels!
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 18:16:02 -0400
 
Got my new 15x7 Borbet Type S put on last Friday. Sharp looking wheels
(even my wife likes them!), and only 15lbs each. That's 4-5lbs lighter
than my stock Long Beaches. The VR6 likes the light wheels...it's not a
huge difference, but very noticeable. Tire Rack has them for $145/ea.

Next up is a set of 215/45R15 Toyo T1's, and a nice coat of black
powdercoat for the wheels :)

Tom M. Matthews
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'95 GTI VR6
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From http://www.realbig.com/miata/miata/1999-05/3585.html Thu May 27 16:34:39 1999
From: "H. M. Harvey" <hank@grove>
Subject: Accurate SSR Integral wheel weight
Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 16:34:39 -0400
 
Rec'd my new Integrals from Tire Rack today, shipping time 1.5 days, not too
shabby.  They are gorgeous.  Just got back from the Post Officer, figured
before I mounted them I'd weigh them so we'd have an accurate weight for
sure.  Answer - a 16" SSR Integral weighs 15lbs. 9oz.

Drive on...
Hank & Belle
&#104;ank&#64;grove<img src=/i/dn.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>
'99 Silver
RAGS 57
"HANKS"
Murphy, NC

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From btylaska@hotmail Tue Dec 21 11:36:53 CST 1999
From: "Billy T." <btylaska@hotmail>
To: gti-vr6@dev.tivoli
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] Wheel weight for stock 15" 7 spoke off a 98'
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 11:36:53 CST
 
I hear that the 95 GLX wheel is only 14 pounds, but mesh wheels look booty 
that small, unless it is a 2.0 16V BBS on a Rabbit.  98 and 97 DE are the 
exact same wheel, so 18.75 would be the weight of your wheel.

Kosei K1 racing is made in a 15 for our cars, tips in at 15 lbs or less.  
Retail for 139 each from Tire Rack. These are gonna go on my car.

b-
tired of big heavy wheels, though they do look the business.





From jbowermo@yahoo Wed Jan 5 07:25:24 -0800 2000
From: jeff bowermon <jbowermo@yahoo>
To: gti-vr6@dev.tivoli
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] Yoko A520's --- Stock wheel weight
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 07:25:24 -0800 (PST)
 
My 98' 7 spoke (same as 97's) weighs 19lbs. In the
archives, someone says that the 17" Borbet is 18lbs. I
called tire rack to check on this and they said the
16" is 20lbs. I guess the archives are wrong. Granted
it's  only 1 pound but i still want lighter than stock
for my moola. Here's the other info I received:


Borbet 16" and 17" Type C 20lbs 16" 24lbs 17"

BBS RC 16" (unpolished)14lbs

BBS RX 16" (unpolished)18lbs

Mille Miglia 16" and 17" Spider (unpolished)22lbs 16",
24lbs 17"

SSR Integral 16" 14lbs

OZ F1 Cup Corsa (white) 16" 20lbs 17" 22lbs

OZ F1 Cup Corsa (anthracite) 16" 20lbs

Mille Miglia Porsche Cup 1 17" 24lbs

Hope that helps,

Jeff B.
98' GTI-VR6





From jbowermo@yahoo Wed Jan 5 07:27:04 -0800 2000
From: jeff bowermon <jbowermo@yahoo>
To: gti-vr6@dev.tivoli
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] Yoko A520's --- Stock wheel weight
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 07:27:04 -0800 (PST)
 
Which year stock wheel only weighs 16lbs??? My 98 sits
at exactly 19lbs. 





From QuuePaz@worldnet.att Thu Mar 16 11:19:24 -0600 2000
From: "Simon O. Quezada" <QuuePaz@worldnet.att>
Subject: Re: [gtivr6list] 15's vs 16's
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 11:19:24 -0600
 
A  TSW Trophy "16x 7.5 " weighs exactly  20 Lb. no tire,  with  205 45 16 mine weigh in at 36. Lb. with air.
Don't know if that helps .



From
From: Andy Nguyen <aqn@panix>
Subject: Weight of wheels/tires
Date: Sat Jun 30 20:38:39 CDT 2001
 
Following is the weight of various wheel+tire combos, as well as of
tires and wheels.  Those that I have personally weighed (on a bathroom scale)
are so indicated.
Other numbers are compiled from emails, Web sites, etc.

Wheel+tire lbs. Personally
verified
My stock VW 9-spoke ("Long Beach") wheel w/ 205/50-15 Kumho Victoracer auto-x tire 38.5-39 Y
205/50-15 Kumho Victoracer auto-x tire (according to Kumho's Web site) 20.0 N
My stock VW 9-spoke ("Long Beach") wheel 18.5-20 N
16x7.5 Kosei K-1 Racing w/ (size?) SP8000 tire 36 Y
17x7.5 Kosei K-1 Racing 16.5 N; see here
Nissan 15x7 w/ 225/50-15 Kumho Victoracer auto-x tire 38 Y
BMW 17x7.5 wheel + 235/40-17 Michelin MMX Pilot 39 Y
BBS 15x7 w/ 225/50-15 BFG R1 (old style, not G Force), Peter's BMW 34 Y
17x7.5 TSW Concept II w/ 215/40-17 Yok AVS-I 39.5-40 Y
17x7.5 TSW Concept II w/ 205/40-17 Pirelli P 7000 35 Y
Tires lbs. Personally
verified
My half-worn Pirelli P7000, 205/40-17 13.5-14 Y
My half-worn Yok AVS-I, 215/40-17 18-19 Y
Brand new Kumho Ecsta 215/40-17
[ 05 September 2001 ]
22-23 Y
Toyo T1-S 205/50R15
[ 28 Jan 2002 ]
18.5 N
Toyo T1-S 225/40R16
[ 28 Jan 2002 ]
19 N
Wheels lbs. Personally
verified
Rob Heckel's 15x7 wheels 15 Y



From
From: Enrique Ramirez <Enrique.R.Ramirez@syntegra>
To: chris collier <collier@iglou>
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] Zender rear upper wing for MK3 GTI
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 16:36:17 -0500
Cc: GTi-List <list@gti-vr6>, VWGTIVR6@yahoogroups
 
Chris,


I the K1 are 17x7.5 35mm offset and weigh around 16.5 Lbs a piece. I
am running 235/40R17 Pirelli PZero's and they only rub under extreme
trail braking in the front. Amazingly I can run them without spacers
in the back! The stock wheels and tires rubbed on the coilovers when
I put them on, and these don't!

As for strength, I cracked one, but it was a pretty good impact. Check
out the video of it at http://www.racingforthechildren.org

Later,

Enrique




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