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 Post subject: wheels/tires
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:12 am 
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handles much better.

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 Post subject: Re: wheels/tires
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:32 pm 
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More specifics on what you did?


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 Post subject: Re: wheels/tires
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:42 am 
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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)


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 Post subject: Re: wheels/tires
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:42 pm 
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I assume your gutting it to save the weight? You never take passengers?

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 Post subject: Re: wheels/tires
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:52 am 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: wheels/tires
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:35 pm 
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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?


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 Post subject: Re: wheels/tires
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:26 pm 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: wheels/tires
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:27 pm 
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Oops it was a different thread.

Here it is

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

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