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17x8 Konig CounterSteer Type X

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires Marketplace' started by JdMeF9SiR2, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Jan 14, 2022 at 5:47 PM
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    GoldenTaco27

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    I'm currently running Raceline's Defender 935's (16x8) and see that they weigh 26lbs. I love the look of these FN's and see that they are 6lbs lighter-- assuming tires weigh the same, will I feel those 6lbs in every day driving? Rotational mass is something I am not very knowledgeable on, but I would assume the braking would be slightly better (?) and possibly some MPG increase. After almost 5 years of adding weight to the truck (skids, bumpers, RSI camper, etc), I am looking at ways to lighten where possible and would not hate an aesthetic change to keep things fresh. Thanks for any info you guys may have.
     
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  2. Jan 14, 2022 at 6:50 PM
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    Logic would say yes. But I don't know if that translates to real world results. I would love to know your experience if you make the switch.
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2022 at 6:57 PM
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    Thats what I am thinking... real world results would probably be almost impossible to see/feel despite the 23% reduction of rotational mass on each corner. Curious to see if anyone says differently though :notsure:
     
  4. Jan 14, 2022 at 6:59 PM
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    that all depends on the driver, but i think you'd feel it if you're looking for it. 6lbs is significant for unsprung weight.

    i have run Six Shooters for years, they are like 24lbs or something. next week I'm mounting up a new set of Volks which are 17lbs give or take. it's taken a lot of effort to get those and for the same reasons you mentioned and more. and i really like E tires on light wheels, because they are less compliant and allow for a lot more road feel to get to the driver.

    if you really want to experience a difference in the driving, then get a set of Wilwood brakes for the front. they are 17lbs lighter than stock per side unsprung weight. that is huge. it made the truck much nicer to drive, more responsive, and of course better braking.

    https://www.summitracing.com/int/se...=part-type&SortBy=Default&SortOrder=Ascending
     
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  6. Jan 14, 2022 at 7:23 PM
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    That's an insane weight difference for something that out preforms to OEM. I have the Powerstop setup for slightly less coin :spending:... unsure if that was a weight savings or not, but they work better than OEM for sure. If I can get a deal through my neighbor.... I would consider giving the Wilwoods a shot though. Thanks for the info!
     
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  7. Jan 14, 2022 at 10:06 PM
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    Another brake option with 17's is OEM 5th gen 4runner brakes.
     

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