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Old 05-09-2014, 01:42 PM
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Default Who's using 17x8 inch wheels?

I am curious who is using 17x8 wheels this year. What tires (brand and size) are you using?
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:52 PM
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17 " Hoosier tires and Enkei wheels from Discount tire CO

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Old 05-12-2014, 05:19 PM
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I visited their web site and they don't list enkei wheels.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:04 AM
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275, 255, or 245 hoosiers?

No one else using 17s? Or don't want to give away secrets :-).
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:54 PM
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I don't use them in AS, I use 18x10's, but in T3 I had to use 17x8. I used Enkei RPF1's. I was limited to 255's by rule in T3, but I think everyone will still use 275's. I used 245's the first year and they were to small.

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Old 05-24-2014, 05:41 PM
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I'm using 17x8 Motegi wheels with 275/40 Hoosiers.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:11 AM
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Have you seen any advantages with the 17's??

It would be interesting to weigh a 17 x 8 and a 16 x 8 wheel/tire combo and compare. I know wheels weights are all over the place, but some readily available (not stupidly expensive) wheel/tire combos.

I always figured the 17 x 8 package would weigh more. Anyone done a comparo??

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Old 05-26-2014, 06:46 PM
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I did it because most of my wheels had issues, either needed new centers and one needed an outer rim and the other an inner. These were very light wheels so hard to compare what I am running now. The brakes have more clearance which is nice. The sidewall is a little lower as I attempted to keep the circumference the same but I still run the same pressures.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:04 PM
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The 17" wheel tire combo we run is 4 ozs lighter than our 16"s

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Old 06-04-2014, 07:02 PM
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Well I know every little bit helps, but that sounds like a wash to me. Heck, I can add more weight to the car by drinking a bottle of water before I go out!

Just curious, what wheels are you running and what do they weigh?

Thanks for the info.
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