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Old 07-29-2014, 09:06 AM   #1
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Hey all. Haven't seen a thread on this, so I thought I'd share it. Thought it might be helpful.


2010 GT Stock 18s with Michelin MXM4 235/50/18's=51lbs

2010 GT Premium 19s with Pirelli Nero 245/45/19's=57.7lbs

I think it would be a great list to have if we could have a bunch of people post any not listed if they have a chance!



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My 17X10.5 FR500s with 315/35R17 Nitto NT05s weigh 52 lbs each, my 17x9s with 255/45R17 Summitomos I never got around to weighing, but they should be 40ish lbs each
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How accurate is a bathroom scale? I've weighed wheels by themselves and also by 1)holding the wheel while I stand on the scale. 2) I put the wheel down 3) compare weights before and after I put the wheel down.
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How accurate is a bathroom scale? I've weighed wheels by themselves and also by 1)holding the wheel while I stand on the scale. 2) I put the wheel down 3) compare weights before and after I put the wheel down.

This is what I do, and I've gotten more consistent results this way than just putting the wheel on the scale. It's not going to be exact, but I'll bet it's within a pound.


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I'm hoping to replace my OEM wheels with some lighter Enkeis next year. I had some Enkeis on my Mazda and was really happy with them.
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2010 GT Premium 19s with Continental ContiPros 255/40/19: 52lbs
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I will weigh my 18" Pony Package wheels once I switch them out for winter.
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OEM Wheels:


2014 OEM 19" Premium "Painted Aluminum" wheels with P-Zeros = 61 lbs approx. with center caps & TPMS installed.

New TSW Wheels:


TSW Nurburgring 19x8.5 w/Micky Thomp 255 = approx. 56.4
TSW Nurburgring 19x9.5 w/Micky Thomp 285 = approx. 57.2

I say "approx", b/c I weighed my OEMs while in AM shipping boxes and I'm estimating the boxes to be 2 lbs. Unfortunately, I only know the boxed weight. My goal was to see how much I saved with getting new tires. And I knew the boxed weights of the new tires from AM from their UPS labels were 58.4 (front) & 59.2 lbs (rear).

So I saved about 4.5 lbs per tire on the front & 4 lbs per tire on the rear!
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My factory 19x8.5" GT/CS wheels with 245/45-19 Pirelli P-Zeros weighed in at 61.2 lbs each.


The new 20x9.5" Roush chrome wheels and 275/35-20 Cooper Zeon RS3's tipped the scales at 65.2 lbs each. I definitely incurred a bit of a weight penalty, but it's hard to argue with when the wheels look so clean/OEM on my car.

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My factory 19x8.5" GT/CS wheels with 245/45-19 Pirelli P-Zeros weighed in at 61.2 lbs each.

The new 20x9.5" Roush chrome wheels and 275/35-20 Cooper Zeon RS3's tipped the scales at 65.2 lbs each. I definitely incurred a bit of a weight penalty, but it's hard to argue with when the wheels look so clean/OEM on my car.
I love keeping an OEM look when possible.

Unfortunately, none of Ford's factory wheels are really lightweight. But you also went with bigger & wider rims @ 20"x 9.5" and wider tires @ 275. So its understandable to have gained those 4 lbs.

FYI, this thread was made b/c wheels weights are SO important to all aspects: handling, acceleration, braking, etc.

So whenever I've shopped wheels, the first thing I look at is weights. If the wheels are "heavy" I don't include them in the list of possibilities. Then I sort the "light wheels" by weight... Then I go through and select the ones in right price range.... THEN I look at which ones I like the appearance of AFTER first making sure they're fairly light, and in my budget.

I used to go all out on tires too and get Pilot Super Sports... lightweight, super sticky, and hold up pretty well. But they were quite a bit more money, so I'm "experimenting" this time and got some Mickey Thompsons.
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