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    Quote Originally Posted by Electric Tire Shredder View Post
    Interesting. I, too, am curious about their actual weight, since there doesn't seem to be a weight spec for that tire at GeneralTire.com, & TireRack lists it at 18Lb, equal to the lightest all-seasons they sell in that size. That would make the total 32.2Lb

    My own tires actually weigh a bit more than their TireRack spec.
    My wheels match exactly the GoodWinRacing spec.
    This is from generaltire.com...
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    Well now I'm even more curious! Will you be able to weigh them separately when they arrive? (or even together?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electric Tire Shredder View Post
    Well now I'm even more curious! Will you be able to weigh them separately when they arrive? (or even together?)
    They're being delivered mounted and balanced, so the best I could theoretically get is wheel+tire+tpms+balancing weights....but I don't own a scale. :/ Maybe I'll take one for the team and grab a bathroom scale tomorrow.

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    Maybe find a scale that functions without unpackaging it, so you can return it "unused" after you're done.

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    I'll chip in $5 for a scale
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    205/50-15 Kumho PA31 tires
    Abarth front springs and Abarth/Koni struts
    500 Madness rear lowering springs with Koni yellows, Energy bumpstops
    ST rear swaybar

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    There usually is a bug difference between cast and forged wheels.. I'm surprised that there is no mention of any this.
    Maybe forged wheels are so expensive they aren't considered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinvb View Post
    There usually is a bug difference between cast and forged wheels.. I'm surprised that there is no mention of any this.
    Maybe forged wheels are so expensive they aren't considered?
    The stock abarth wheels are forged and ~4lbs heavier each than the cast wheels in the same size (and same design, actually) that I just ordered...

    But yes, for me personally the expense of really good aftermarket forged wheels is beyond the point of diminishing returns for the 500e.

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    There's at least one relatively new (to me, anyway) subset of reasonably priced but lighter cast wheels with rims formed by spinning after casting, as in "spun aluminum". I believe most, if not all, of the choices I have found & listed above use this process.

    For example:

    Advanti Storm wheels use it & call it DST (Dynamic Spinning Tech): http://www.advantiwheel.com/advanti-dst/
    Enkei RPF1 wheels use it & call it MAT: http://enkei.com/engineering/
    Konig Dial-In & Hypergram use it & call it "Flow Formed" (scroll down at http://konigwheels.com/wheels/flow-f...els/hypergram/)
    O.Z. Alleggerita HLT seems to also use it & call it "HLT": http://www.ozracing.com/world-of-oz/...uction/668-hlt
    Last edited by Electric Tire Shredder; 04-26-2017 at 09:48 PM.

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    I didn't get a scale because I'm lazy but the alleggeritas did come with these tags on them and I feel like Sergio is a pretty straight shooter. Anyone who weighs a painted car wheel to the thousandth of a pound is alright by me....
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    It's the tires I suspect are heavier than the spec, which would add rotational inertia. If you do before & after 0-60 runs it will tell us if there's any significant difference, if you can do it at about the same ambient & motor/batt temperatures, & charge level.

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