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    how much will wheel wieght affect performance?

    Hey guys,
    I was thinking about getting new rims, but I the ones I want are about 16lbs each. Will this affect performance? if so is it a noticable difference, or a negligable amount?
    I don't want the teg to feel more sluggish then it already is.
    Thanks guys!

    #2
    When my buddie put his 17" volks on his 99 Prelude vtec, you couldn't really tell untill vtec kicked on, then It felt like a normal motor. It didn't kick in hard like it did before he installed the rims.

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      #3
      i have an RS , non vtec, Im sure 2 lbs heavier on each wheel might make a difference, I just hope not that much.

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        #4
        read this thread it might help u figure out what it will/won't do to change wheels

        http://www.g2ic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=109982

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          how much will wheel wieght affect performance?
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            #6
            thats alot Schu.

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              #7
              depending on how much, but yeah alot......espceially if it is chrome.

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                #8
                I'd stick with 15-16" if you're serious about the performance of your car.

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                  #9
                  The best thing about having 15" wheels are the tire choices.

                  I'd love to run 225/45-15

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                    #10
                    it affects performance probably more than what most people think.

                    do a google on rotational mass/intertia.

                    it's possible to have lighter rims with a bigger diameter and still lose power to the wheels just because of the larger diameter wheel.

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                      #11
                      I think the drag racing crowd is more into this theory. I agree that lightweight is great and all, but it doesn't always have to be 15" or 16".

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                        #12
                        14" wheels at about 10lbs, it als matters where the weight on the wheel is....

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