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01-17-2013 10:06 AM
e30og yea those arent really THAT heavy compared to anything else that size you could have. If it were any lighter I would worry about curb rash ruining them
01-17-2013 01:12 AM
Ox-y-GenIII Thank you 2012 SEL for the info. I've been trying to find the weight of the 17's for ages. My new 18's are 19.8lbs each. Awesome.

edit: woops meants 18's, not 17's.
01-16-2013 07:56 PM
jsr72
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Originally Posted by thenorm View Post
holy crap heavy wheels.
aftermarket seems the way to go. My team Dynamics 17x7" are about 17lbs. the 15" version are about 14lbs.
Relative to the aftermarket, the stock 17" is a bit on the porky side. The stock 16" and 18" are right around the average though.
01-16-2013 02:33 PM
thenorm holy crap heavy wheels.
aftermarket seems the way to go. My team Dynamics 17x7" are about 17lbs. the 15" version are about 14lbs.
01-16-2013 01:37 PM
2012sel 24 lbs.

I sent an ebay message to a seller with one of these and asked what the actual weight is. He just replied with this response...

Hi Mike,
Thank you for your interest in the 17" 2012 Ford Focus factory alloy wheel. The wheel weighs 24 lbs. Let me know if there is anything else I can help answer.
Regards,
Anthony


The stock tires I have on these (Continental ConiProContact 215/50R17) weigh 22 lbs.

So I've currently got 46lbs at each corner and will be swapping them eventually with Titanium Michelin Pilot Sport 3 235/40ZR18 which also weighs 22 lbs and wheels (zillon-esque) in the mid 23 lb range. So good to know I'm not adding weight by going to 18" wheels.



By the way, TireRack.com lists these Ford Racing Titanium style 18" wheels at 25.8 lbs.
25.8 lbs.


And for good measure, based on RonMaiden's post about the 16" wheels...
19 lbs.

I'll be posting just the wheel pictures and weights over on the thread entitled 2012 Focus Wheel/Tire Guide.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=273962

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01-16-2013 01:18 PM
Miller88 The OEM 17'' alloy wheels on my parents 13 Escape are heaver than the OEM 16'' Jeep steel wheels on my Cherokee.
01-16-2013 01:15 PM
Quantos Which ones are that? I assume either 3879 or 3879 (white and charcoal 16")?

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01-16-2013 01:09 PM
RonMaiden I weighed my 16" sport wheels before I shipped them and they were @19lbs each. I've read the 18"s were right around 30lbs.
01-16-2013 11:59 AM
kam327
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Originally Posted by ralck View Post
I thought I saw at one point on Ford Parts (or some similar site) that the 16" SE Sport wheels were 22 pounds each and the 17" SE Appearance wheels (2013 201A package) were 24 pounds each. I have no idea if this is accurate and I can't find it again (yet) to verify.

I also am not sure what the weight difference between a 215/55/R16 vs a 215/50/R17 tire is?
We debated this on another thread a while back. IIRC both are between 20 and 22 lbs.



Car and Driver did a study on this. They showed predictably that increasing wheel diameters on the same car resulted in increasingly slower accelerations and lower fuel economy. But reducing the wheel/tire weight by 5 lbs (e.g. 18in to 16in) increased acceleration by 0.2 seconds and fuel economy by 1 mpg (4.5%). Not really a great tradeoff for giving up some handling ability.
01-16-2013 08:14 AM
2012sel
Does anyone know the true weight of the 17" SEL Wheels?

Anybody know the true weight (not estimated weight) of these wheels?

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