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Old 09-14-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
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Im looking for a set of 4 more wheels for this winter and performance wise also; and probably looking at used Bonne/GP/GA wheels that are 16". Are the gold/silver web design wheels the lightest available? I used to have steel wheels with only hubcaps before I got my 17'*, and they were pretty light compared to the new wheels.
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steel ones with hubcaps will be the lightest you can find. Put some fake spinners on them and you are set.
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or go to the junkyard and get 4 spare tires....LOL...sorry...had to say it
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steel ones with hubcaps will be the lightest you can find. Put some fake spinners on them and you are set.
WTF? You feelin ok Macho?
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feelin fine

it will look funny.
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feelin fine

it will look funny.
Spares with spinner hub caps would look funny
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yea...some of those caps that keep spinning after you stop.....now that'* class

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You should get spares with those 2 inch oversize hubcaps itll be like rolling on 18s
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spares will give you a higher gear ratio and be quicker... Till they pop.

Don't try performance turning though.
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On the topic of lighter rotating mass...I wish I paid more attention but I was reading some magazine and they were talking about Pontiac making aluminum brake drums for a short span, '87-88 rings a bell...Anyway they were something around 8lb lighter on the outside which is of the most benefit. I forget which car though! But I remember reading it and thinking "That might work on ours" so something made me think that haha...ahh I'll tear my collection apart later and see if I can find it.
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