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Author:  qatnip [ Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:12 am ]
Post subject:  wheels/tires

handles much better.

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q69 ... d16yev.jpg

Author:  davewill [ Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: wheels/tires

More specifics on what you did?

Author:  qatnip [ Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: wheels/tires

davewill wrote:
More specifics on what you did?


Sure.
lowered on megan racing coilover kit; strut tower brace from, a couple of links in back
18x8.5 volk ce28n
235/50 pilot sports
back end gutted, seats removed, paneling off (still in progress)

Author:  jimbo69ny [ Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: wheels/tires

I assume your gutting it to save the weight? You never take passengers?

Author:  qatnip [ Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: wheels/tires

correct. less weight to haul around. It is my dedicated commute car. one passenger at most and rarely.

i did targeted soundproofing to compensate for increased noise due to stripping, but did not like the heft that it added back and it was not as quiet as I want it.

so I am building a sound proof barrier between two front seats and back.

Author:  ddoxey [ Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: wheels/tires

qatnip wrote:
correct. less weight to haul around. It is my dedicated commute car. one passenger at most and rarely.

i did targeted soundproofing to compensate for increased noise due to stripping, but did not like the heft that it added back and it was not as quiet as I want it.

so I am building a sound proof barrier between two front seats and back.


In my former life as a Prius driver, I changed out my wheels to the JDM G-Sport wheel. This was increase of 6 lbs per wheel which resulted in a 10 MPG drop in efficiency.

Did you happen to get the weight of the original Rav4 wheels?
Are your Volk wheels & tires less weight?
Was there a noticeable impact on your range?

Author:  jimbo69ny [ Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: wheels/tires

I posted the weights a while ago in this thread the stock wheel and tire weights 45.6lbs.

I am looking into making a wheel swap too, again. So far the lightest wheels I have found are the Enkei RPF1's. I'm pretty sure I already posted this before too. You'd have to look back through the thread.

Author:  jimbo69ny [ Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: wheels/tires

Oops it was a different thread.

Here it is

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=778&hilit=lightweight+wheels

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