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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 10, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Heavy Ralley Wheels

Just went to a set of American racing TTDs. I sold my ralleys on e-bay.
I didn't think they were that heavy. Shipped them UPS. The rear 15x8s weighed 30lbs and the fronts weighed 25lbs. With centers and rings.
I will be saving about 55lbs. I don't have to go on a diet after all.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 10, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Heavy Ralley Wheels

44 lbs Exactly. 55 was a little high.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 10, 01:42 PM
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Re: Heavy Ralley Wheels

That's exactly why I'm planning on ditching the old rallys, love the look but they weigh a ton. I wonder how much I'd save from a set of draglites or the new Billet specialties drag wheel. Those TT's are not exactly light weight.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 10, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Its like taking off those work boots and puttin on the tennis shoes.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 10, 01:17 PM
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Build enough horsepower and it won't matter.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 10, 04:47 PM
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Re: Heavy Ralley Wheels

If you removed the Ralleys @ 55 lbs....what do the new wheels weigh ????

Saved maybe 20 lbs. ???? But every bit helps

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 10, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Heavy Ralley Wheels

The Ralleys weighed 110lbs all four. The TTDS weigh 66.
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OK...make sence now What was I thinkin'

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 10, 07:28 PM
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Re: Heavy Ralley Wheels

If it were a drag car this would be a huge gain..

I have always been told for every 100 lbs of weight you remove from your car your 1/4 mile times can improve by as much as one tenth of a second. Every 1lb of rotational weight is good for 4lbs of static weight depending on the weight of the wheel X the force of the launch/acceleration.

Another thing to consider is even though you lost weight overall you gained diameter and more weight is concentrated at the outer diameter than before. In other words you likely gained rotational mass by changing to a larger diameter wheel/tire combo. It will take more power to turn the wheel/tire combo than a smaller diameter wheel/tire combo of the same weight.

Its a give/take situation.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 10, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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I stayed with 15in wheels.
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