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i have the plain nasty 16" rims that came with the car.. and now i'm considering buying the bbs ch 18's.. but which is a heavier wheel? im guessing the ch's by a little.. actually, i have no idea..
 

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i weighed my nasty lookin stock 16X7 rims with 225/50 tires and it came out to about 45lbs per wheel.....18X8.5 CHs are about 24lbs + around 25lbs for say 235/40/18 tires...so total the CHs with tires will come out to 4-5 lbs heavier per wheel, give or take a pound or two.....i doubt you'll feel the diff on the street, so don't sweat it, chs are sweet rims!
 

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bmkev46 said:
i weighed my nasty lookin stock 16X7 rims with 225/50 tires and it came out to about 45lbs per wheel.....18X8.5 CHs are about 24lbs + around 25lbs for say 235/40/18 tires...so total the CHs with tires will come out to 4-5 lbs heavier per wheel, give or take a pound or two.....i doubt you'll feel the diff on the street, so don't sweat it, chs are sweet rims!
Agreed. Ch's look great on the car as well. :thumbup:


http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=BN4&url=/wheels/index.jsp
 

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dont forget that with a larger wheel the weight is concentrated further from the center which really compounds the effect of those few pounds. aka go for as light a rim as you can afford and still like the look. I just recently switched from style 45 16s to kosei k4r 17s and saved about 5lbs/wheel. I can definitely tell the difference. The car is quicker and much more responsive.
 
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