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Offline Arabas

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Tires' weight
« on: October 05, 2011, 08:56:00 AM »
when changing a wheel, too much talk about the weight.
not so much fuss though (if any) when we replace the tires.
maybe because grip and/or price is more important to some people or maybe because this factor don't come in mind.
 but in the fight of reducing the unsprung weight, both wheel and tire weight count, so one could easily gain -5lbs from each corner of the car just by selecting a light tire.
-20lbs is a significant diet especially on unsprung weight

here are some weight examples i found for 245/45/18

29 lbs Falken FK452
27 lbs Re 050 Bridgestone
25lbs Michelon Pilot Sport 2
25 lbs Pirelli PZero
26 lbs Pirelli PZero Rosso
28 lbs Continental sport contact 2
24 lbs Continental sport contact 3
28 lbs GY F1 assymetric
29 lbs Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1
26 lbs Yokomaha ADVAN Sport

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Re: Tires' weight
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 09:49:31 AM »
More info about the weight of tires according to DTD:


Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec - 27 lbs and 32 lbs

Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110 - 25 lbs and 27 lbs

Bridgestone Potenzas RE050A RFT - 31 lbs and 34 lbs

Nitto NT05 - 25lbs and 28lbs

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Re: Tires' weight
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 09:56:41 AM »
My tires (& others):

24 lbs Continental Extreme Contact DWS
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Re: Tires' weight
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 04:48:26 PM »
I have 235/45/18 Conti DWS on my fronts and they weighed 23lbs on the scale.  Very significant considering the stock junk is 27.5lbs per tire.  for us LE5 guys, rolling mass reduction is very important :)
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Re: Tires' weight
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 02:04:14 PM »
Tire mass is particularly important, since it's farthest from the axis and therefore contributes the most rotational momentum.  That said, I have the (apparently very heavy) Star Specs because they stick.


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