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Old 10-12-2007, 05:50 AM   #1
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Lightweight 16" rims

What are peoples thoughts? Any experiences? After autocrossing my Sport Edition F2's and my Klingons I've decided I need a lighter wheel (although the Klingons feel about 2 lbs lighter than the F2's).

I also want to go a slightly smaller diameter overall (cheaper tires, slightly shorter gearing effect)

What's the lightest Saab factory 16" wheel?

I like both of these aesthetically speaking....especially the second set.





I don't think I've ever seen these latter pair on a car before...nice looking though...aftermarket fitments are hard to find, and the offsets are usually not stellar for a lowered car...weight is the most key thing though....My F2's weigh about 22lbs a piece....I'd like more like 18-20 lbs I think (less would be great, but I can't afford Volks, gramlights or SSR's....not that they make Saab fitments anyway)
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:53 AM   #2
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I can weigh the first 'Arc' wheel tonight, but it will have an all season on it.

ASA? Cheap and light I think.

SSR makes a 5 x 110.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:08 AM   #3
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Hey, thanks for checking that out...tires generally add 20-25 pounds...if you note the tire model I'm sure I could find a weight for it....

ASA's are decently light...19.5 lbs for the 16" EM9. I'm just wondering if I could get pick up some stock wheels that weren't in the prettiest condition when someone upgrades. I'm trying to do this on the cheap...

I still haven't found any SSR's in 5 x 110...but even if I did, they are way out of my price range right now.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:17 AM   #4
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The tire is a Yokohama Avid A/S in the standard Arc size.

Its on my car that my GF took to work.
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Sweet, I appreciate it...
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:24 AM   #6
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5x112 will fit also. I am running 5x112s on my 02 93 with no adapters and original wheel bolts. I hope this helps you find a bigger selection of rims.
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Saab doesn't make any wheels that are particuliarly light. I have seen 16" BBS RK1's on Saabs. Thats as close to OEM and light as you are going to get as they likely weight about 15-16.5lbs each.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:42 AM   #8
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I have a set of Arc wheels without tires that I can put on my scale this weekend.
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I have a set of Arc wheels without tires that I can put on my scale this weekend.
$5 says they are over about 20-23lbs.
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The Yoko AVIDs weigh 24 lbs.

The Klingons seem lighter than I'd expected. I'm not looking for superlight wheels....just as light as I can find with stock fitments.

My Sport Edition F2's are heavy...some may be due to tire weight...I need to find out what the two different Sumitomos I have weigh....
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:22 AM   #11
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So the Klingons are definitely lighter than the F2's...the tires on the F2's weigh 21.7 lbs, the tires on teh Klingons weigh 21.8 pounds (pretty light for a 225....must be why they didn't last more than a year).

I'm trying to find out the true weight of the F2's, but it's got to be 22-24 lbs at least.


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Found it. Weight of the 17" F2 is 24 lbs.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:20 AM   #12
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Anybody weigh the Arc rims perchance?
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Old 10-13-2007, 11:17 AM   #13
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The steel 16s MAY be lighter, assuming they needed less metal to be as strong as he alums.
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:28 PM   #14
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Yeah, steelies might be lighter than my 17" F2's, but I can't imagine they are lighter than some of the 16" alloys Saab has made in recent years.
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:29 PM   #15
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Yeah, steelies might be lighter than my 17" F2's, but I can't imagine they are lighter than some of the 16" alloys Saab has made in recent years.
My 15" delta's weight like 15 lbs.
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Yeah, the Deltas were pretty light...I mounted snows on those and sold them to a kid with an NG in Starksboro a few months ago...15's are a thought...but I am probably going to install Aero/Viggen front rotors and calipers this winter, so I can't use 15's.
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Yeah, the Deltas were pretty light...I mounted snows on those and sold them to a kid with an NG in Starksboro a few months ago...15's are a thought...but I am probably going to install Aero/Viggen front rotors and calipers this winter, so I can't use 15's.
When's the subie coming out?
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not feeling them as much with that tire size.
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