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What brands of rims tend to be heavy?

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I have heard from people, especially on this site, that rim weight is very important when buying rims, in order to not screw up your odo, MPG, and acceleration. I want to know, what brands of rims or specific models of rims are particularly heavy?

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Konigs tend to be on the heavy side accept for a few models. Basically, all the real popular rims you see are pretty darn heavy. You really don't see a lot of light-weight rims because they are hella expensive for the most part. Konig makes the helium which only comes in 15in and weighs 11 1/2lbs. Rota makes several light weight rims that are relatively inexpensive. If you want a high-quality, light-weight wheel, you are going to pay for it. I am currently looking at the Volk TE37. It weighs just under 9lbs for a 15x6 inch rim and cost around $1300 for a set.

The weight will affect your acceleration and gas mileage. It won't throw off the speedometer, that results from a wheel/ tire combo that is bigger than stock in diameter.
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Thanks Mbow...I appreciate it. Damn it...why are those Konigs so heavy...

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do a search on yahoo and you will find some sites that list the weights of most wheels. i would give ya a link but I am not at my computer. I'll post ya a link some other time if you would like.
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