Weight of factory wheels

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Has anyone weighed their stock wheels or stock wheel/tire assembly? I’m searching for new wheels/tires and would like to find something very similar to minimize excess unsprung weight.
I’m purchasing volk racing wheels the 17x8 is only 17 pounds. They carry our lug pattern and bore spacing is 112. They’ll fit no problem .I’m excited to feel how different it will be at a total of 40lbs lost.

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I’m purchasing volk racing wheels the 17x8 is only 17 pounds. They carry our lug pattern and bore spacing is 112. They’ll fit no problem .I’m excited to feel how different it will be at a total of 40lbs lost.

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Will they hold up to loads/towing/offroading?
 

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Will they hold up to loads/towing/offroading?
Being that they are forged, they should be stronger and lighter than factory cast wheels.
 

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Beautiful wheels and will for sure be strong. I used Volk and Rays on my Mustang on race tracks... not a single one ever failed.
 

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RAYS makes some wonderful wheels. I had a pair of white 18" TE-37's on my 1999 Prelude back in 2000. The weight savings was amazing and instantly felt..... just that price! ouch!!!
 

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i personally think the weight is only important when it comes to not giving ford ammo to say your heavy tires/wheels caused a failure. So that means to me sticking with a size and type of tire they supply or downsizing and playing with the wheels some. In my case, if i go down to 17's, i will reference that the LT265/65R17 is an option on our trucks, at least with fx4 package. Per the brochure. So the weight that matters to me, would be the weight of that 17" wheel PLUS the LT tire they supply. Tire rack says that tire is a hankook dynopro atm and it weighs 44 lbs. There are lots of other tires at that weight you can choose from. So that's my max weight. If the wheel is 27lbs-guessing- that's a total weight of 71lbs per wheel/tire assembly for your max and as long as you keep same diameter and width, there is nothing ford can say about it.
 

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I’m excited to feel how different it will be at a total of 40lbs lost.
With as far as those -10 offset wheels are going to stick out, you're probably going to kill any positive effects of lower unsprung weight with the added wind resistance and scrub radius.
 

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With as far as those -10 offset wheels are going to stick out, you're probably going to kill any positive effects of lower unsprung weight with the added wind resistance and scrub radius.
That was just a pick of the wheel actually going with 30ish + offset I don’t want them sticking to out to much.
 

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i personally think the weight is only important when it comes to not giving ford ammo to say your heavy tires/wheels caused a failure. So that means to me sticking with a size and type of tire they supply or downsizing and playing with the wheels some. In my case, if i go down to 17's, i will reference that the LT265/65R17 is an option on our trucks, at least with fx4 package. Per the brochure. So the weight that matters to me, would be the weight of that 17" wheel PLUS the LT tire they supply. Tire rack says that tire is a hankook dynopro atm and it weighs 44 lbs. There are lots of other tires at that weight you can choose from. So that's my max weight. If the wheel is 27lbs-guessing- that's a total weight of 71lbs per wheel/tire assembly for your max and as long as you keep same diameter and width, there is nothing ford can say about it.
Stock 17’s are 25 lbs tires 33lbs
i personally think the weight is only important when it comes to not giving ford ammo to say your heavy tires/wheels caused a failure. So that means to me sticking with a size and type of tire they supply or downsizing and playing with the wheels some. In my case, if i go down to 17's, i will reference that the LT265/65R17 is an option on our trucks, at least with fx4 package. Per the brochure. So the weight that matters to me, would be the weight of that 17" wheel PLUS the LT tire they supply. Tire rack says that tire is a hankook dynopro atm and it weighs 44 lbs. There are lots of other tires at that weight you can choose from. So that's my max weight. If the wheel is 27lbs-guessing- that's a total weight of 71lbs per wheel/tire assembly for your max and as long as you keep same diameter and width, there is nothing ford can say about it.
stock 17’s are 25lbs and my stock tire is Bridgestone dueler h/t 685 255/65/17 are 33lbs, Wheel at tire weigh 58 together.
 
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