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Author Various
Categories All Honda/Acura
Create Date January 18, 2002 17:41
Last Update April 11, 2002 23:25
Wheel/Tire Weight Database

Compiled by: Andrew Chan (daedalus@escape.ca)
Last Update: 09 Jan 99

Many thanks to those who have made contributions and corrections to this database.

This is intended to be a general guide only, in no way does the information presented here guarantee accuracy. Results may vary, so use this database at your own discretion.


Remember, light weight does NOT necessarily translate into less rotational inertia. That depends on the distribution of the mass in the wheel; specifically, the distance from the axis of rotation. If we were to assume that the distribution of mass is similar from wheel to wheel (of a given diameter), then yes, a lighter wheel will have less rotational inertia, and will require less torque to get it spinning at a certain speed, ie. it will get to a certain speed quicker. If you go an inch or two up in wheel diameter, or even going 0.5-1 inch wider, you are effectively increasing rotational inertia. Just think of the mass that is present along the circumference of a wheel (not to mention a possibly heavier tire).

Ah, but how much mass is significant? I don't think many of us will notice a 2lb-heavier wheel (of the same diameter) in everyday street driving. However to serious autocrossers, racers, or those of us with particularly fine butt-dynos, every ounce may count.

Simply put, a lighter wheel/tire reduces unsprung weight and enables the suspension to react quicker. Think F=ma; for a given Force F, a reduction in Mass m results in an increase of Acceleration a.

Be sure to read Shawn Church's Benefits of Light Wheels
and Jerome Soh's Theory of a Rotating Mass



STOCK/OEM WHEELS

 * indicates weight quoted by manufacturer

                                             lbs.
                                             ----
-Integra-
92 GS alloy                   14X5.5         15.5
94-95 GS-R 5-spoke            15x6           16
96 GS-R 6-spoke               15x6           15.5
JDM Type-R 4-bolt             15x6.0         12.3

-Civic-
92+ Civic steel               14x5           18
96-97 Civic HX                14x5.5         11.75

-Prelude-
93 Prelude VTEC               15x6.5         22.5
95-96 Prelude Si,VTEC         15x6.5         17

-Miata-  from Jaime Villacorte's page at http://www.wenet.net/~jaimev/features.html
90-92 factory alloy           14x5.5         12.5
92-93 BBS                     14x6            8.5
94-97 factory alloy           14x6           10.5   '94 polished version same
95 BBS                        15x6           10.5
96-97 5-spoke polished        15x6           14.5
97 6-spoke polished           15x6           14.52



AFTERMARKET WHEELS

-Advanti-

  Racing Jazz            16x7           18.5

-BBS-
  RS 3-pc                15x6.5         15

-Borbet-

  Type M                 16x7.?         23
  Type C                 17x7.5         29

-Desmond-
  Rega Master EVO        15x6.5          9.4

-Enkei-
  Zo Ku                  17x7           19.8

-InterMilano-
  Racing Gear RG-6       15x6.5         11
                         16x7           16
-Keizer-  (race applications)
                         13 x 8         7.5  incl. 15 aluminium outer bolts
                         13 x 9         7.8  incl. 15 aluminium outer bolts

-Konig/Rota/Dial- (all *)
  Cobra                  14x6           14
                         15x6.5         16
                         16x7           19.5
  GTR                    15x6.5         16
                         16x7           17.5
                         17x7           19.5
  Impact                 17x7           21
  Tuner                  14x6           12
                         15x6.5         17   (?)
                         16x7           17.5
                         17x7           18
  Villain                15x6.5         14.5
                         16x7           17.5
                         17x7           18.5
  Racing Seneka          16x7           19
  S5R                    17x7           23

-MIM-
  Vento                  15x6.5         19.8

-MOMO-
  Arrow                  16x7           30
  Superlight             17x7           17      semi solid forging, by SSR?

-Mugen-
  RNR                    15x6.5         10.5
  MF10                   16x7           11      forged Al; weight quoted by King Motorsports
  RG                     16x7           13      pressure cast

-Phantom-
  MZ Air Wave Cooling    16x7           15

-Racing Hart-
  CP-F                   15x6.5         10.5 *  made by SSR

-Spoon-
  SW388                  15x6.5         8.5

-SSR-
  Schumacher             16X7           15
  Type X                 15x7           10.5 *
  Integral A2            16x7           16 *
  Type M                 15x6.5         11 *

-TRM-
  Typhoon (Kosei)        17x7           23

-TSW-
  Blade                  16x7.5         21
  Evo                    15x7           17
  Quad                   14x6           12.5
                         15x6.5         15

-Volk Racing- (race applications)
  TE37                   15x6.0          8.1 *  forged Mg
                         15x6.5          8.8
                         15x7            9.2
                         16x7           11.2
                         17x7.5         15.0

-Weld- (race applications)
  Type 72                13 x 8          9.0

-Work-
  Ewing RSBeta 3-pc      15x6.5         15.0




TIRES

(nb. weight depends on the state of wear)

BFG R1                 205/50R-15      20.0     new, unshaved

Dunlop SP8000          195/55ZR-15     22.0 *   new
                       205/50ZR-15     21.4 *
                       205/45ZR-16     17.8 *

Nitto NT505 Exit GS    205/45VR-16     20

Pirelli P7000          205/45ZR-16     18  *    new

Toyo Proxes T1         205/50ZR-15     22

Yokohama A008 RSII     205/50ZR-15     20

  Note:  Dunlop and Pirelli corporate websites also list weights

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