[V8] DTM wheel size

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 17:04:29 EDT 2007

I'm looking foward to getting some lighter wheels/tires on my new
black 93.  The wheels that came on it are Moda by BBS 17x8 with
245/40's and each weighed 40-41 pounds.  I have already changed those
to my Mille Miglia Cup 1 replicas with 255/40's that weight a whopping
52 pounds each.  I have some OEM 16x8 BBS with SP8000's that weight a
little less than the Modas, but those SP8000s are pretty beefy and I'd
like to see what else I can get on them in 225/50-16 to lighten them
up some more.  I'm really disappointed that I didn't get to go pick up
the car in San Diego and experience the power at sea level.


Here are some pix of the car with the different wheels...


On 4/9/07, Coleman, David <David.Coleman at blackrock.com> wrote:
> Scott, your concern is the same as mine -- both unsprung weight and
> susceptibility to damage.  Plus the car's lowered w/ H&Rs, and the ride
> would certainly be more harsh w/ 18s.  I have essentially no clearance
> issues w/ the 17x8s as is, and if I do go 18s, will keep overall tire
> diameter as close as possible to the 215/60-15 OE size.  The weight IS a
> killer though.
> -dc-

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