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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:04 pm 
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I'm sure this has been covered before, but the search doesn't seem to come up with proper results.

Am looking for the lightest possible wheel/tire combination for a '90 metro for maximum mileage.

Can you guys post wheel/tire weights?


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I'd like to know the same thing.

I wish I could have used my set of Civic VX 13 inch rims (@ around 9 lbs each), but they had a different bolt pattern. I brought them to a machinist to see if he'd drill a new set of holes, but there just wasn't enough metal in the hub area to do it safely, he said.

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I think you'll be hard pressed to find a lighter rim than the Volk TE37's. Very pricey though. IIRC a 15" rim was about 7lbs

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But a 15" wheel needs a heavier tire. The 12" steel wheels are 9-10 lbs. Combined with a 145/80-12 tire, that's probably as light as you'll get. Unless you find some 12" alloys. How much do the Festiva alloys weight?

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The mark 4/5 version of our cars had 13 in. alloys as an OEM option. I've only ever seen them once though. And again, have no idea what they weigh.

The 1988-ish Mazda 323 also had 13 inch alloys with our bolt pattern. No idea what they weigh. Saw a set the other day.

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I have some Nissan and Hyundai 13 x 5 alloys in the correct bolt pattern. Both weight about 12 lbs. I'd assume most factory 13s are around that weight.

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