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What is the maximum weight that I can have that will not have a negative affect on performance? The wheels im looking at range from 23 to 26lbs is that gonna be alright or should I look for somethin lighter?
 

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Lighter the better (obviously). My last set of rims were 24.5, current rims are 20.8. You wouldn't think it would make that big a difference but oh my! It does.
 

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Found me a set that's 21.5lbs and I think that's about as good as im going to get. I could find lighter but most of the ones I have found are not really the style and price im looking for. Alot of the heavier wheels I have looked into are nice but I dont wanna mess up my performance :(.
 

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21.5 is not bad. It's amazing how quickly performance deteriorates with each pound added at the wheel.
 

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Ya it is and I dont think alot of people really take it into consideration when buying wheels. I will be placing my order in the next couple weeks if everything goes as planned and i'll post some pictures up.
 

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[quote author=tigermack link=topic=135835.msg2925722#msg2925722 date=1234240639]
What styles are you looking for? It'd be easier for us to help you find if we know something?
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18X8 with a deep lip in either chrome or bright silver that's under $180 a wheel and includes all the hardware. Also some tires that can get with the rims for under $115 a tire with mounting and balancing included for free. I think i found my set but im still looking around so any suggestions would be nice.
 
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