Car: 2008 FD2, Vivid Blue
Join Date: 8th June 2010
Location: Northumberland, UK
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ultra-lightweight 17in Oz Alleggeritas on the FD2 - mini review
As some of you on here will know, been constantly striving to keep lower the weight in my FD2 for better handling and power/weight ratio. So I fitted these ultra-lightweight Oz Alleggerita rims a couple of weeks ago in 17 x 8 plus Yokohama AD08s. The rims weigh just 7.04kg per piece and coupled with the amazing rubber, I've been blown away with how good the handling is just now. Obviously, the smaller rim size lowers unsprung weight (compared to 18-inch Rota P1s I had) but another bonus is that with a higher sidewall, there's just good bit more compliancy in the tyre, which makes the handling over typical A/B roads so much better (and more comfortable). However, this doesn't come with any penalty as the steering is stuning - so pin sharp and precise with masses of feedback - and the grip is just out of this world (time for a baffled sump!). Here's what they look like...