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Old 03-10-2011, 09:46 AM   #19 (permalink)
Piwoslaw
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Yeah, I figure that kit will weigh at least 1.5kg, if not more than 2kg, so shipping would be a killer. Gives me all the more reason to visit Scotland this year

I got that brake work done today, and weighed the steel wheel with a winter tire on it - 15kg. Compare to 12kg for alu wheel with summer tire. Even allowing for the scale being off, that's at least 2.5kg (or 17%) less on each corner. I read somewhere that losing 1 kg on a wheel is like losing 5kg in the rest of the car, but this probably regards acceleration.
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