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Old 01-30-2008, 12:05 AM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone knows what amount of performance gain if any can come from a lighter tire/wheel combo. My stock tire/wheel weight is 88lb each. Rims are 26lb. Standard rated tires avg around 38-40 lb each. The E (80psi 3250lb) rated tires that came with it are approx 60lb. ea. My thinking is about 20lb less a corner unsprung weight would be a good thing. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old 01-31-2008, 04:47 AM   #2
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They say for every 100 lbs you gain .10 off your 1/4 mile time. I found that to be pretty accurate. I knocked off 500 lbs and gained .6 seconds. I don't know how much that will matter on the street but probably some.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:59 AM   #3
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its unspring rotating weight so the benefits are even better
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:47 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. It will go 0 to 60 in 6.0-6.2 as is. Just trying to find out if it may enhance acceleration a bit more with less wheel weight. Love to piss off those ricers.
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Old 02-02-2008, 04:06 AM   #5
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What mods do you have to make it that quick? That's awesome! I'm happy with 7 flat but I'm not finished yet...
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Just a few mods. I'm hoping to get to the track near us soon to get a good read before doing more stuff. I know I'm limited by the weight of this beast but its been pretty fun so far. I love pulling the Tundra's and Titan's, they get so pissed off.
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Just a few mods and you're in the 0-60 in 6 flat?

What year is your truck? 4x4? quad cab?

The track is fun. It's fun to stomp unsuspecting victims! I had people asking what I had in my truck when I was running 15.4s completely stock with toolbox and full tank of gas.
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quote:Originally posted by dline:
its unspring rotating weight so the benefits are even better
Yep. Lighter wheels/tires make a huge difference.
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The less rotating mass the better.
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