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#1 N/A-PWR

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:26 PM

SHOW YOUR WHEEL WEIGHT

 

Hello,

To have a Fast pick-up in speed of your TORANA, requires your wheels to be as Light as possible.

I just happened to have two new tyres put on the Mags and took the opportunity to quickly weigh them before they were reassembled.

I thought we all could weigh our Wheels, Mags, Rims and Tyres and put up a Photo of them, so we can have a great idea, what is best to buy.

I am in the process of getting a Platform Scale to do this weighing job more accurately, but for now, I will start the thread off with these shots:-

 

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As we progress, I will put all the information in Weight order. Good Luck Dave I

 

 

SO this MAG is a 14" x 7" and weigh's 5kg, with a 185 x 14 x 9kg tyre on it.

I also have a standard steel rim with a tyre on, and it weigh's 19kgs.

 

these tyres are only cheap 70 profile, so with better tyres, put up the Brand and size of tyre too.

 

Will add more as we go, so  Show Your Wheel Weight


Edited by TORYPOWER, 08 February 2014 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:02 PM

Dave, you've obviously had way too many of those VB's today. :spit:

 

Some of your threads are excellent ideas but this one not so much.  :lol:  



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:57 PM

Thank's Wayno,

and here is a 13" x 6.5" Torana Hotwire at 5.5kgs:-

 

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:55 AM

I agree the VB is probably effecting his brain

 

However this is a relevant idea as lighter wheels go to unsprung weight which when reduced helps the car accelerate,stop and steer

 

We used to often weigh wheels and tyres for the racecar to pick the lightest combo that will do the job



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:07 AM

Thank-you Datto, I did notice the differences between light and heavy wheels is the reason we all need to know, the flash wheels we see for sale, could be just that.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:34 AM

If you want light buy Centrelines.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:46 AM

Hi Mark,

Can you weigh one and give us the size it is too.

 

Here is a 14" x 8" steel rim I had made in 1983 so I could have 245 tyres fit neatly under the un-flared guard in the LC 'S':-

 

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6 1/8" off-set and is 11kgs

 

also, this rim stole 10 miles of fuel per tank of fuel and robbed the pick speed of the engine, so they were just for show


Edited by TORYPOWER, 09 February 2014 - 10:54 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:51 AM

good thread,

 

i'll do the jongbloeds and a super light shortly



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 11:04 AM

Here is a Chrome 13" x 6" Torana Rim with a 205/60/13 tyre on:-

 

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this set weigh's, 14.5kgs

 

 


Excellent Welby,

Thank-you

 

good thread,

 

i'll do the jongbloeds and a super light shortly



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:39 PM

OK,

here is a 13" x 4.5" Torana steel rim:-

 

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at 6kgs

 

and a 13" x 5.5" Torana steel rim:-

 

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at 7kgs

 

notice how the 14" x 6" mag is only 5kgs

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:19 PM

WHEEL WEIGHT INDEX

Click this and it takes you to the post, and the link is the Picture.

 

MAG or RIM ONLY:-

 

1kg

 

2kgs

 

3kgs

 

4kgs

 

5kgs - 14" x 7" alloy - http://www.gmh-toran...-1391847403.jpg

 

5.5kgs - 13" x 6.5" alloy Hotwire - http://www.gmh-toran...-1391867773.jpg

 

6kgs - 13" x 4.5" steel rim - http://www.gmh-toran...-1391938485.jpg

 

7kgs - 13" x 5.5" steel rim - http://www.gmh-toran...-1391938478.jpg

 

8kgs

 

9kgs

 

10kgs

 

11kgs - 14" x 8" steel rim - http://www.gmh-toran...-1391906966.jpg

 

12kgs

 

13kgs

 

14kgs

 

15kgs

 

 

 

WHEELS with TYRES on:-

 

7kgs

 

8kgs

 

9kgs

 

10kgs

 

11kgs

 

12kgs

 

13kgs

 

14kgs - 14" x 7" x 185/70/14 tyre - http://www.gmh-toran...-1391847406.jpg

 

14.5kgs - 13" x 6" x 205/60/13 tyre - http://www.gmh-toran...-1391907653.jpg

 

15kgs

 

16kgs

 

17kgs

 

18kgs

 

19kgs

 

20kgs

 

 

Will add new wheels to the list at the next page



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:02 PM

These are approximate to nearest kg without tyre

 

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15X7   Dragway DRAGLITE STEEL RIM ALLOY CENTRE  10kg (14 inch shown on car)
15X10 Dragway DRAGLITE STEEL RIM ALLOY CENTRE 13kg
 
 
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Dragway DB132  15X7 BILLET WHEEL  7kg
Dragway DB132 15X10 BILLET WHEEL  9kg

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:04 PM

Excellent Lee, just what we need



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:15 PM

You've totally swayed me Dave good work. I have got some 15in Weld Draglites at home I can weigh for the thread, i'll do them in the next few days. They would have to be one of the lightest rims around.

 

Good idea once again Davo, champion.  :spoton:



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:18 PM

Great Wayno,

We do need to know what are the lightest in wheels and tyres, although, looks are important too at a cost. Regards Dave I



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:32 AM

Try this site. It might have a few bits of info that maybe of interest.

 

http://www.wheelweights.net/



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:29 PM

Thank's for that LXSS350

Try this site. It might have a few bits of info that maybe of interest.

 

http://www.wheelweights.net/

 

I will put that in the list, and the more Torana Wheels, the better too. Dave I



Even, HQ and Commodore too etc, as they are used in conversions hey


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:47 PM

Heres my wheel weight

 

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Hehehe. I have a few floating around i'll have a look on the weekend. 

 

Cheers. 



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:20 PM

Just bought this very accurate 1960 Avery Scale for $15, weigh's to 20 stone in ounce graduations.

There is 2.2 kg to the pound and 7 ounces = 200 grams too hey, she will do the job just nicely.

 

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p.s. I weigh in at 15 stone, 5 pound and 6 ounces 



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:23 PM

Cheers DJ, thank's



http://www.gmh-toran...ht/#entry809148



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:45 PM

Just bought this very accurate 1960 Avery Scale for $15, weigh's to 20 stone in ounce graduations.
There is 2.2 kg to the pound and 7 ounces = 200 grams too hey, she will do the job just nicely.
 
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p.s. I weigh in at 15 stone, 5 pound and 6 ounces 


Couldnt you clean your feet before you stood on it Dave :lol:

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:53 PM

needs a Torana sticker on it hey Wayno



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:00 PM

Hotwire Mag14x8" (HQ stud pattern) mounted with 265/50/14 Bridgestone Tyre = 20.8kg (45.84lbs)



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:03 PM

Thank-you



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:29 PM

As promised.

Weld draglite

15x8- 5kg
Tyre- 8kg
Total- 13kg

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