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
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.
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