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45#'s sans the tires....i know from searching hi and low that the OEM 18"ers WITH tires come to 56#'s...


so whats a toyo proxes 20 inch tire of the stars weigh?
 

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I saw in a thread somewhere that the stock 300C wheel weighs 25-26lbs. :smoker:
 

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eudaman said:
who do you have to know to get some response on wheel weight? geeeeez!
You have to know someone who knows how to use an exclusive feature on this forum called search.

Stock wheel weight is listed at either 24 lbs or 26 lbs in various threads, an example is: http://www.300cforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1140&page=3&pp=10&highlight=weight+stock see post #25.

As far as a Toyo tire, go to toyo.com, navigate to your particular tire, click on "get the tech specs" and you will get a lot of info including weight.

Geeeez!
 

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frank29 said:
You have to know someone who knows how to use an exclusive feature on this forum called search.

Stock wheel weight is listed at either 24 lbs or 26 lbs in various threads, an example is: http://www.300cforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1140&page=3&pp=10&highlight=weight+stock see post #25.

As far as a Toyo tire, go to toyo.com, navigate to your particular tire, click on "get the tech specs" and you will get a lot of info including weight.

Geeeez!
ok searchmaster, i bow before your most excellent searching prowess! i did look though....the missing link was the toyo tire weight. somehow neglected venturing to the toyo site.

ok so the rim in question weighs in at 45#'s and the Toyo tire is 32.9 lbs. bringing this to a grand total of 77.9 lbs per wheel/tire.

22 lbs overweight, not unlike the girls you used to date in college ;-) so i would think there would be a "morning after remorse" should i nab a 22 lbs overweight setup? performance issues, heavy zapatos, friends making fun of you?
 

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eudaman said:
should i nab a 22 lbs overweight setup? performance issues....?
eudaman, you might be asking for trouble. I have no interest in changing my stock wheels, sooo, I haven't paid a tremendous amount of attention to the threads addressing this. That being said, I have picked up: that amount of extra weight (about 40% increase) is going to cause a whole host of problems (handling, safety, braking, and God knows what else). I wouldn't do it. Apparently, the safe way to do it is with a more expensive forged wheel.....the cast wheels may look just as good, BUT.
 

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Just weighed mine

I just installed my MC2ning FZ6 wheels. 20" with Toyo Proxes.

I stuck one on the bathroom scale before putting it on...about 55 pounds. Damn heavy. :) Not sure what the stockers weighed in at with the self sealing Contis. I put em in storage before I could weigh em. On that note, what's the best way to store a wheel and tire long term? On the side or on the tread?

Josh
 

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I just installed my MC2ning FZ6 wheels. 20" with Toyo Proxes.

I stuck one on the bathroom scale before putting it on...about 55 pounds. Damn heavy. :) Not sure what the stockers weighed in at with the self sealing Contis. I put em in storage before I could weigh em. On that note, what's the best way to store a wheel and tire long term? On the side or on the tread?

Josh
I did some looking around for this answer because I may eventually store my stockers, if I get 20 inchers.

Found these write-ups.
In short, store them in plastic bags, and stack them on their sides. If still mounted on rims, reduce the air pressure to 15psi. Don't store in light or freezing temperatures.
http://www3.telus.net/Volvo_Books/susp11.html
http://www.goodyear.com/rv/tirecare/maintenance.html
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=37
 

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joshmillslane said:
I just installed my MC2ning FZ6 wheels. 20" with Toyo Proxes.

I stuck one on the bathroom scale before putting it on...about 55 pounds. Damn heavy. :) Not sure what the stockers weighed in at with the self sealing Contis. I put em in storage before I could weigh em. On that note, what's the best way to store a wheel and tire long term? On the side or on the tread?

Josh
Josh,

If dismounted, then 'barrel stack' them without direct contact of a concrete garage/warehouse floor...as the concrete will actually deplete the natural oils right out of the tires over time. Place them on a large piece of cardboard or a plastic tire disc...large enough so that the entire sidewall area is in contact with the cardboard/plastic. If still mounted, then you can stand them upright or barrel stack them in the same manner as if they were dismounted, but with reduced air pressure since there will be no outward pressure (vehicle weight) to offset the tire's internal air pressure. It's actually always best to store tires dismounted so that the tire's inner liner will remain moisture free, since internal air pressure actually contains moisture. Also, if storing tires for several months, then it's also best to store each tire separately inside an airtight plastic tire bag, in order to keep out dust and the ozone...which has a tendency to breakdown/dry-out a tire's inherent natural qualities. Irregardless, no matter what you do to protect them, tires will still eventually dry-out over an extended period of time. My recommendation is that if you do in fact plan on storing them for several years (without intermittent use), then it's actually better for you to just sell your old tires and possibly get new ones if and when you do decide to go back to 'stockers' at a later date. :wink1:
 

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Thanks for the replies. I've got em stacked up in the garage :)
 
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