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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
What are the best wheels to go with if you want to drop some weight? I've seen a few 15x8's in the teens, but they didn't have the backspacing. Does anyone make good lightweight wheels of the same dimentions as the stock 9c1's that can just be swapped in and out? I like and want to keep using my 235/70 15's. Maybe go to 255/60 15's later on.
 
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I'm not fully understanding what you are looking for. Did you want the same dimensions as the stock 9C1 wheels (15x7) or did you want the 15x8's? I'd personally go with the 15x8 if you are serious about going to 255/60's.
 
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Gah, I had my numbers off. I would like to keep the stock 15x7 size. 255's fit on just fine on them. 235's would be a little narrow on 8" wide wheels.

Any lightweights?
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Check out Summit Racing's web site for these part numbers....

MTT 358431
CRR 9375850
USW 975450


These are all 15x8" rims with a 5x5" bolt pattern. Backspacing ranges are 3.5" to 3.75"......which should be OK.

You'll need to call Summit to find out what the weights were since they didn't have them listed on the site.

And I wouldn't try to stay married to the 15x7" wheel size. You won't find much (if anything) on the aftermarket that has a 5x5" bolt circle.

KW
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Originally posted by Chris and the Green LT1:
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=CRR%2D3975850&view=1&N=400292+4294923105+4294878962+4294822793+4294906449

Plenty o'backspace, eh? Trying to find out how much those things weigh.
I have some American Racing Rims that are nearly exactly the same as these Cragers. They are not a 'weight saver'!

Call Summit and ask them the shipping weight of a single rim....and then subtract a pound and you'll pretty much have the weight of the rim......

KW
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I'm going to buy the Centerline Telstars in 15x8.

I believe that's about 19lbs and around $135.
 
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