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Old 17th October 2012, 18:58   #61
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Default Re: Lightest Alloy wheel +tyre for my car

Forge alloys are the lightest alloys but they are very much expensive and are out of your budget. For the same alloy and tyre combinations, 14" will be the lightest followed by 15" and 17". So don't upsize to 17". Also the 17" tyres cost a bomb. Which is the stock alloy? Look for 14" alloys from a very reputed brands. Alloys from reputed brands are light in weight. I've no idea about the weight of the tyres.
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Keep stock 14-inch alloy wheels (Are there lighter options available?).

This is the best option. Assuming that you have the SFXi model, the OE alloys are 14*5.5J, 100 PCD, ET=45 and approx 5.85 Kg each. I weighed one of them at the Mitsubishi A*S*S on a digital weighing machine.

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Also, I will go for the lightest 14-inch tyre in the 175/65 185/65 195/60. Which manufacturer provided the lightest tyres? Any recommendations?

Yokos A drives, Michellin XM2 and Goodyear Duraplus are the lightest. The desi MRFs, JKs, Bridgestones are still offerring their older patterns with 2 Polyester sidewall plies whereas most other 'comfort and low noise' tyres have a single Polyester sidewall ply.

For example:
Bridgestone Turanza ER60 185/70/R14 has these specs .....
Tread plies: 2 Steel, 1 Polyester, 1 Nylon
Sidewall plies: 2 Polyester

Michellin XM2 ...
Tread plies: 2 Steel, 1 Polyester, 1 Polyamide
Sidewall plies: 1 Polyester

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Upsize to 15-inch. Will I save weight compared to the 14-inch stock alloys plus 14 inch wheels combo?

15" alloys will be anytime heavier than 14" alloys and don't forget that the OE Mitsubishi alloys came with the JWL certification. This is Japanese equivalent of our ISO standards.

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I know that lighter weight at the wheels helps a lot, but with a 10kg sub in the boot, am I going to save that much by saving about 8-10 kgs at the wheel?

I was recently forced to upgrade the 13" OE alloys on my Lancer SLXi to 14" alloys because the stock tyre size 175/80/R13 is longer available. It took me 3 months to find everything to my liking. My ultimate goal was to NOT deviate too much from OE specs.

old worn-out tubed tyre Bridgestone S248 175/80/R13 = 9230 gms
butyl rubber tube = 980 gms
Mitsubishi OE 13*5J alloy wheel = 5500 gms
OE steel lug nuts (4) = 140 gms
Total weight per wheel = 15.85 kg

all above replaced with ....

New tubeless Turanza ER60 185/70/R14 = weight 8640 gms
Dzire OE 14*5.5J alloy wheel = 5900 gms
Forged Aluminium Lug Nuts (4) = 55 gms
Total weight per wheel = 14.59 kg

Thus weight reduction per corner = 1255 gms
Total weight reduction of car = 5020 gms (unsprung)

This unsprung weight multiplies 7 times and adds to the sprung weight when the car is in motion. So theoretically my car is now 35 kg lighter and I can feel it while driving.
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Default Re: Lightest Alloy wheel +tyre for my car

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I have three options
Hi,

Go for option 1 if you want to go light.

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I know that lighter weight at the wheels helps a lot, but with a 10kg sub in the boot, am I going to save that much by saving about 8-10 kgs at the wheel?
Weight borne by the suspension is very much different from the weight not supported by it. It is very much advisable to reduce as much as unsprung weight as possible for better handling. Though, ride might get better over uneven surfaces.
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Default Mitsubishi Lancer SLXI - Best Tyre Upgrade options

Hi All - back on Team BHP after a long time. Turns out the Bridgestone Potenzas (195 65 R14) on my Lancer seem to have finally given out and I just learnt that they don't make the Potenzas anymore.

The dealer I went to was suggesting me to go with Falken tyres (195 60 14), which he was willing to procure for me at 4.8 k per tyre. Are these any good? Also will going with a 60 instead of a 65 be a problem?

I would really appreciate it if you could also recommend a few other tyre models from companies like Bridgestone, Michelin and Yokohama that I could consider.

Although my Lancer is more than 16 years old, I plan to keep her around for some time and would like to go in for the best tyres.
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Default Re: Mitsubishi Lancer SLXI - Best Tyre Upgrade options

I would suggest you take a look at the Michelin XM2 tyres. They don't have the 195/65 options but the 195/60 shouldn't be that bad. All my cars have the Michelin's (1 - XM2 and 2 Primacy 3ST). They last long, have good grip and are very silent. I'm sure the bridgestones and Yokohamas are also equally good but you won't go wrong with the Michelins.
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