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Who has lightweight wheels?

This is a discussion on Who has lightweight wheels? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Looking for some good looking lightweight wheels at a descent price to put some dr's on. I know forged wheels ...

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    Who has lightweight wheels?

    Looking for some good looking lightweight wheels at a descent price to put some dr's on. I know forged wheels are lighter than cast, so that is what I am looking for. Weld had some five spoke wheels that I liked but their website has been down. I know American Racing acquired them...does anyone know if that as anything to do with it? Show me what you got with size and offset.

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    since you looking for weight reduction @ the wheels... do not neglect the tire weights... chose your tire accordingly and note that the 1lb saved on tire will have more benefits than 1lb saved on the wheel since it's further away from the center of rotation (more rotational inertia)
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    Of course, but for tires the rear has to be drag radials which decreases the options pool. I'm thinking BF Goodrich in the 275 - 295 range. I hope that I wouldn't need to go up to a 315's with my 3k stall.

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    No one runs light wheels??? And I don't mean prostars or draglights...something with some style. What happened to Weld???

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    Nevermind about Weld's website. I can now see that it has been under construction.

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    Weld went out of business.

    The ProStar design was sold to Jegs/Summit if I recall correctly.

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    there is ccw: http://www.ccwheel.com/
    and forgeline: http://www.forgeline.com/

    I almost bought a set of CCW... great value for light wheels. Ended up going w/ a more budget oriented choice. A set of 4 light wheels will run you around ~2500-3000

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    Weld didn't go out of business. They were "acquired" by American Racing who has continued the Weld brand name.

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    Dont forget about HRE. they make high quality stuff and look good too.

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    Thanks to my buddy from north of the border. The problem with both those companies is that the smallest sizes they offer are 18's and up. And very expensive.

    I've heard of HRE but what does it stand for so I can check out their site?

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    LOVE my fikse wheels..but there not cheap 17x9.5s ..belive there around 18.5lbs a piece...real light

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    the link is www.hrewheels.com . But I will tell you now they arent cheap wheels. My boss at my body shop actually knows the owner of forgeline wheels, they are based out of a suburb of dayton ohio where I live. they make great wheels too. www.forgeline.com

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    I have OEM C5 Z06 wheels and the front ones are only 22 lbs, and the rears are only 25 lbs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by screamin chicken View Post
    I have OEM C5 Z06 wheels and the front ones are only 22 lbs, and the rears are only 25 lbs...
    Stock SS and WS6 wheels are both lighter.

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    I don't think so, mine were heavier

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    Wheel Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (lbs.)
    WS6/ZR1 (chrome) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.5
    10 Spoke SS (painted) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.0
    10 Spoke SS (chrome) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.0
    Firehawk (painted) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.0
    Firehawk (chrome) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.0
    2000+ Z28/Camaro 16" (painted) . . . . . . . . 17.0
    1998 Z28/Camaro 16" (chrome). . . . . . . . . . 21.5
    5 Spoke Firebird/Z28 16" (painted) . . . . . . . . 19.5
    1997 to 1999 C5 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.5
    1997 to 1999 C5 Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.0
    Centerline Rebel 17x8 (Orbital 2000 Series) . . . 26.0
    Centerline Telstar 15x4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.0
    Mille Miglia 17x9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.5
    AFS ZR1 17x11 replica (painted) . . . . . . . . . . 24.0
    Fikse FM5 17x9.5 Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.0
    2000+ Corvette Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.1
    2000+ Corvette Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.1
    Weld Prostar 15x8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.0
    Weld Prostar 15x3.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.0
    Bogart Dragstar 15x10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.0
    Bogart Fluted Star 15x3.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.5
    American Eagle 077 16x8 (all finishes) . . . . . . . 26.0
    American Eagle 077 17x8 (all finishes) . . . . . . . 28.0
    American Eagle 077 18x8 (all finishes) . . . . . . . 30.0
    American Eagle 185 17x8 (all finishes) . . . . . . . 22.0
    ROH Snyper 17x9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.0
    American Racing Torq Thrust II 17x9.5 . . . . . . . 24.0
    American Racing Torq Thrust II 17x11 . . . . . . . 27.0
    Konig Monsoon 17x9.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.0


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    Hell no you weren't too late. Thanks guys. I love having information such as this at my disposal.

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    My wheels aren't listed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    My wheels aren't listed
    I already heard about those. They're like 40lbs each aren't they?

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