Originally Posted by NacsMXer
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.