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Well I think I'm going to buy these set of rims this forum member is selling me, as shown in the 2nd set installed on the car:
http://www.300cforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4852


I have the stock chrome 18's on my C now, and have heard from many of you that when upgrading to 22's it effects the wear on the break and several other ride factors. Lexball weighed them for me and said each rim is about 78 lbs. Thats 20 or so pounds heavier than the stock ones on there. Do you think I will get away without upgrading to a Brembo and Wildwood brake kit if I just keep them on for the summer? What am I going to notice besides ride quality with my heavier rims?....any of you have 22's that are substantially heavier than stock?


Also if anyone knows anything about these rims before i decide to buy them I'd greatly appreciate it....as I know alot of you hate seeing fellow C owners buy cheap rims which cause nothing but nightmares. I know they are not a 3 piece rim, nor forged, and I have a TON of potholes in my area, so you think theyll hold up for the summer, provided I'm careful? I was going to get the Sequence SQ2's, but after alot of people on here telling me otherwise, do you think these are any better for that price range?



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For what it's worth, That's a lot of unsprung weight. My 22 combo weighs 56lb. The price is a more but the quality of the rim is far better. You shouldn't have a problem with the brakes, it will be the unsrpung wieght that will get you. Unsprung weight is the bounce you'll receive while driving. The additional weight will also affect your accelleration and handling. He dosen't state what brand of rims they are, but those styles a replicated by a ton of wheel manufactures. The higher end rims will reflect that price.
 

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As fatchance said, the lighter the wheel the better it will handle....but just so you know, its not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I have 22" cast wheels and the weight with tires is around 70lbs per wheel. From everything I read on this forum I was expecting the worst......but after I put them on it was not nearly as bad as I expected. The most noticeable change is in the acceleration (although I only have the 3.5L engine, and it still has plenty of power with 22's).....braking is barely a noticeable difference. It also still handles very well on the freeway....again, much better than expected. I commute to work every day and drive bewteen 70-80mph the whole way and it handles great. Now if you were to drive my car, then drive fatchances car, you would notice a big difference in handling.....but I dont think it is that big of a deal for the average driver. If you have the money, get forged wheels, no question about it. I didnt have the money, so I stuck with cast wheels.....and I am still very happy with my decision.

BTW, what brand are the wheels he is selling? If possible I would try to at least stick with a reputable cast wheel company....those look like cheapy wheels (like the ones being sold on ebay) and probably arent very good. For around $2500-$3000 you can get a good set of forged wheels with tires.
 

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hey ink/fatchance, thanks for the input. the brand name of the rims are 'visions'......ive never heard of them. and yes, i did notice that they looked like the cheap 22's on ebay and are probably of poor quality (made in china), even though they are wrapped in pirellis. the guy said be bought them from a rim shop called Mercados (im assuming in the Chicago area-any one here familiar with them) i only plan on having them on my car for about 6 months or so. after buying a fully loaded C i really cant afford to get expensive rims right now, so thats why im just trying to get these to hold me over for the summer, till i can afford to upgrade.

in regards to unsprung weight, does this mean that i will notice a more bumpy ride? i got the self sealing tires on now and boy i tell ya, you can i feel every single pothole and crack in the road.

i got a TON of potholes here where i live, so do you think its really a bad idea to get a cheap rim like this if im drivin on it every day over potholes? as long as i keep my speed down, and creep over them i dont think it should damage the rim much (or will it?). like you said ink, im expecting the worse, and i think everyone is making the situation alot worse than it seems. in fact i was going to buy the set of rims you got from ktrends, but you beat me to it (damn you, lol). i dont think these rims will be a problem, even with all the potholes. id imagine if i hit a serious pothole goin 50+ it would probably warp the rim and cause me some major problems, but im willing to deal with that if it happens.
 
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