New wheels!

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - Exterior Upgrades' started by boosted4SHO, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. boosted4SHO

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    Just added a set of Ruff Racing 959's in 20x8.5 with a +35 offset. Stuck with OEM size tires. 245/45/20 Sailun Atrezzo SVA1's. Just transferred the tires from my stock wheels for now. Plan on going with Mickey Thompson Street Comp's in a month or so. Got the wheels used. I thoroughly cleaned them, touched them up and sealed them. They are matte black. The car will be lowered with either H&R springs or coilovers in the next few weeks. Car is dirty at the moment but here are a few pics:

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    looks good bro. pics after lowered
     
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    Very nice but do you know how much they weigh, I would like to get rid of at least 40 pounds of unsprung weight. But they do look nice.
     
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    They are lighter than the OEM setup for sure. I'm doing the brakes in a few weeks, I'll weigh them at that time and get back to you.
     
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    No worry's I was just curious, I really want to lose some wheel weight, its got to help a whole bunch of things. I think the stock wheels are over 30 pounds, that is too much weight.
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    Looking very nice good sir.

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    Replaced the rear brakes this afternoon and fulfilled your request. The wheels weigh in right at 53lb with a 245/45/20 inflated to 35 psi. Again, these are 20x8.5 +35.

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    Any way you can weight a stock wheel for comparison? I know there are no tires on them but I am still curious.
     
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    31lbs

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    Thanks. Not light but not as heavy as I would have guessed.
     
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    I think it depends on what wheels you have but I also figured between 31-35 pounds. I would love to find a decent set of wheel that weigh around 22 pounds. I really think that would help the handling a great deal. Thanks for weighing the wheels for us, have a great weekend.
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    Going to give these a try, not exactly what I was looking for but there $189 and weigh 25 pounds, that should be 6-8 pounds lighter then stock. Mostly just buying them because there the lightest ones I can afford. Anyway I post a pic when I get them installed, Merry Christmas everyone!
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    I like them. Post pics when they are on the car. 25lbs is on the lighter side are they 20x8?. When I was looking there were some that were heavier than the stockers.
     
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    I like those too. Looking forward to seeing how they look
     
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    Please tell me where you found these for $189! Their website shows them for $340!!
     
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    Nice. Pic when installed

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    There 20x8.5 an Yes, I have been looking for a light wheel for about a year now. Given the overall weigh and size of the car removing some un-sprung weight off the rotating assembly has got to help both with braking and handling. Short of going down a size 18"or 19" or spending really major cash these are one of the few choices in a 20 inch that are not close to 30 pounds.

    Discount Tire web site, but there is a shop down the road, and I got a little extra off the top, BUT I don't have them yet and they have not called to let me know they where shipped, so we will see if they show up. I don't usually deal with large chain shops but this is new shop and I was across the board impressed, everything was clean and everyone was super friendly. I have no idea how good there techs are but I may give them more business in the future.
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    As requested pictures
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    First Impressions,
    Cloths make the man a wheels make the car, it has a completely different vibe
    Wish I did the brakes before I did wheels, they are very open an you can see ever thing including my rusted top hats of the stock rotors, the car would look much better with pained calipers an new rotors.
    Truthfully, I am on the fence, I don't hate them but I don't love them ether only time will tell, I often have to live with something for awhile before I know if I like it.
    Pros:
    They are 25 pounds maybe even 24.5 my scale was too small for the wheel so it was hard to weigh.
    The big ass chrome grill now looks completely different an not so out of place, it kind of gives relief to all the black.
    They are open so when I do brakes you will see everything and it will look great.
    Cons
    Its a lot of black (for me) takes some getting used too.
    They are 40 offset which is a little less then stock so the tires are set in an look smaller on on the car. Maybe spacer at some point.
    As stated before you get a real good look at the brakes.
    -Anyway just got them on today I will check back when I live with them for a bit, Have a great Christmas All.
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    On a side note, I noticed you're in Tidewater. I was stationed on Ft. Story, Va. for 8 years. I hated leaving that place. It's a vacation spot for active duty lol. Wheels look nice too. Waiting to hear how you finally feel about them.
     

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