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    lightweight wheels

    how do i find lightweight wheels?? from what everyone has been saying it's definitely an advantage to find lightweight wheels, but when i've been looking, i don't see any mention of weight. so what do i do to make sure i'm not stuck with big heavy wheels???


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    Re: lightweight wheels

    The best thing to do is to look for forged wheels. Forge wheels tend to be a lot lighter than regular wheels. But they do cost a lot more . GFG wheel company an affilate of Giovanna wheels makes some nice wheels.

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    Re: lightweight wheels

    what weight would be considered 'light' or a good weight??

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    Re: lightweight wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by T_Dogg8
    what weight would be considered 'light' or a good weight??
    My Bazo b4's with tires and in the 23 inch diameter weight about 93 pounds each

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    Re: lightweight wheels

    See how much your original wheels weigh, remove one put it on a scale with tire and rim. Try to get one that is close. To Weight just remeber lighter is always better.
    Quote Originally Posted by T_Dogg8
    what weight would be considered 'light' or a good weight??

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    Re: lightweight wheels

    Welds Evo rims are the lightest 24's you can get they are 5lbs lighter than stock but its about $6000 for rims

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    Re: lightweight wheels

    With as much as the truck weighs, why go with light weight rims? Its not like its a race car where you have to worry about unsprung weight, i mean an esv is like what,, 6600 lbs? I will take "heavy" rims that can stand some abuse, as opposed to "light weight" rims that i would have to baby.

    Remember though this is coming from a guy that wants 22' HRE 648s for his ESV.

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    Re: lightweight wheels

    i don't need 'light' i just don't want to go to heavy. i agree i wouldn't mind a beefy rim that can handle punishment, but i also don't want to have some of the problems people have talked about with having heavy rims. if i could find them around stock weight i'd be happy.

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    Re: lightweight wheels

    does anyone know the weight of stock? i don't know when i'll have a chance to weigh my rims, so if anyone already has their rims and tires of their truck and could weigh them real quick, that'd be great.

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    Re: lightweight wheels

    Your stock wheels and tires weigh between 62-65 lbs.

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    Re: lightweight wheels

    cool.....thanks for the info.

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    Re: lightweight wheels

    Hey Tdogg,

    As mentioned above, the Weld EVO's are an excellent choice. Forged is the only way to go. My cast MB's are extremely heavy and I would never consider cast rims again, in my opinion form should follow function and most of the ultra pricey are nothing special.

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    Re: lightweight wheels

    I have several friends with Weld EVO's, they are very nice wheels.

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    Re: lightweight wheels

    where can i look to buy those wheels?? and does a lighter wheel provide any more risk of bending??

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    Re: lightweight wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by T_Dogg8
    where can i look to buy those wheels?? and does a lighter wheel provide any more risk of bending??
    A lot of the forged wheels even though they are lighter they are much stronger than cast wheels weighing much more. Tire Rack sells some of the Weld EVO line. http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/evo/evo.jsp

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