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Guys,

I have a Civic new shape Reg 06 in NHB colour and was thinking of upgrading the alloys to 18" there is the Wolfrace Assassin that has caught my eyes but I'm undecided on colour. I really like the black ones but I'm not entirely convinced about how they would look on a black Civic. does anyone have any good quality photos of both the black Assassins and the silver ones on a black civic.

Any thoughts are welcome also if any one has any suggestions on other rim styles/models sub £900 wheel and tyre package on a black civic. Please feel free to suggest.

I have attached the photos of the rims i currently have in mind.

Thanks all
 

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Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2?

Staffs Deltic car has these shoes, not pricey either I dont think!
 

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rota's are cheap and light. go for the lightest wheels you can afford as the benefits of reducing unsprung weight are well known!

If you reduce each corner by 6kg the benefit is the equliv of 240kg weight reduction!!

Unsprung FTW! :D
 

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Personally i just wouldnt put Wolfrace wheels on any car, just dont like them and my mate hit a bump in the road with some on his ep1 a few years back and it cracked the rim :confused:

Lenso do some pretty good packages, my d1rs are 7.9kg each i think, they are 17" but im sure the bigger ones wont be much more in weight.
 

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I dont think its that much!

But yeah ProRace 1.2's rock
That much saving or that much from unsprung weight?

6kilos per corner, unsprung weight is like reducing sprung weight by 10 times.

6kg x 4 alloys = 24kg
24kg x 10 = 240kg sprung saving...

Im not sure what the saving is on the Pro race alloys, not anywhere near 6kg prob. Maybe 3kg?
 

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6kilos per corner, unsprung weight is like reducing sprung weight by 10 times.

6kg x 4 alloys = 24kg
24kg x 10 = 240kg
I dont think its 10 times, and its not a "one ratio fits all" I imagine suspension setup has a major effect on it.

Some opinions with a "one ratio fits all" approach say it is 2 times, some say 5, some say 3.5. But I think 10 times is a bit optimistic.

I've sheded unsprung weight, my alloys are 9kgs a corner which is approx a saving of 11.2kg of unsprung weight. My car certainly doesnt feel 18 stone lighter (although I wish it did)

But one thing is agreed weight reduction whether it be sprung or unsprung or rotational weight is a good thing and unsprung weight is definetly a great place to focus.

EDIT: my previous Rage Alloys weighed 11.8kgs (I got them weighed as I'm a sado lol)
 

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I dont think its 10 times, and its not a "one ratio fits all" I imagine suspension setup has a major effect on it.

Some opinions with a "one ratio fits all" approach say it is 2 times, some say 5, some say 3.5. But I think 10 times is a bit optimistic.

I've sheded unsprung weight, my alloys are 9kgs a corner which is approx a saving of 11.2kg of unsprung weight. My car certainly doesnt feel 18 stone lighter (although I wish it did)

But one thing is agreed weight reduction whether it be sprung or unsprung or rotational weight is a good thing and unsprung weight is definetly a great place to focus.

EDIT: my previous Rage Alloys weighed 11.8kgs (I got them weighed as I'm a sado lol)
I had read on a few websites that it was 1:10 although having another look there seems to be no definitive answer like you say.

Automobile handling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Either way there is a nice section on Wiki we should all commit to memory and be sad together lol!

I submit to your superior car brain lol
 

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Wow guys thanks a lot for all the information. I never realized the benefits of lighter alloys is so much. So I guess the wolfrace are out of the window. Now I need to find a set that I like and light. Is there any way of knowing the weight of rims cause u don't normally see it advertised when you go and buy then.

One more thing. Any one knows the weight of the standard civic 16" rims with 205/55 R16. So basically I can compare with my new rims.
 

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Wow guys thanks a lot for all the information. I never realized the benefits of lighter alloys is so much. So I guess the wolfrace are out of the window. Now I need to find a set that I like and light. Is there any way of knowing the weight of rims cause u don't normally see it advertised when you go and buy then.

One more thing. Any one knows the weight of the standard civic 16" rims with 205/55 R16. So basically I can compare with my new rims.
I believe:
oem 16" weight 7.5Kg
oem 17" weight 10.5Kg
type-r 18" weight 11.8Kg

without wishing to boast my 17" OZ superleggera weight 6.9Kg :cool:
 

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as coste1l said go for Rota wheels, lightweight and within budget

I saw this set Rota - GRA Gunmetal 18" any thoughts? Price £849 from Revolution is that a good price?

also how would i know if they fit my civic?

Also there is 3 versions

Gunmetal, gunmetal with polished face and the last one is steel gray wny thoughts which would look the best on a NHB civic?
 

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