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Old 02-21-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default True STARFISH weight

sorry fellas, i know i posted this in the wheels section, please dont yell at me. but has anyone actually weighed their starfish 99+ gt rim? there are two sources that I found that say its either 17lb or 22lb

17lb means that its a pretty awesome wheel to have on your car and that putting anything else on there (unless you spend a good amount of money) will only slow your car down. So i was looking to pick some up from this guy on cl so wanted to see if anyone can truly confirm this weight.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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Damn.. I gave my spares to my brother for his '95.

They aren't heavy wheels at all... But honestly, I'd kill for some better looking wheels and sacrifice a few pounds.
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yeah, i would not mind having some nicer looking rims if they weighed only a few pounds more, however the 2000 cobra r 's I have weigh close to ten pounds more a piece
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:05 PM   #4
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Only true forged or partially press formed wheels can have low wheel weight. I believe the starfish wheels are cast then machined, so I would believe the 22 lbs before I would believe the 17 lb. Of course it depends on the wheel width, more width = more weight.
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i dont know exactly where this information came from, not sure if its really from ford or not:

http://www.miracerros.com/mustang/2000_specs.html

the wheel listed as wheel "D" is only 17.55lb and its a 16 by 7.5, the starfish is a 17 by 8 however it does look like it has considerably less material on it however does not have the weight on it... so it possible could be 17lb?
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Only true forged or partially press formed wheels can have low wheel weight. I believe the starfish wheels are cast then machined, so I would believe the 22 lbs before I would believe the 17 lb. Of course it depends on the wheel width, more width = more weight.
I think I am aligned with FREYES on this. I don't have personal knowledge of the actual weight of the wheels in question, but due to the process used to make the wheels, I think that 22lbs is MORE LIKELY the correct weight.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:42 AM   #7
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I've been looking up my rims and I learned that theirs a myth to be only 17lbs. So when I went to go patch a tire I put em on a house scale I brought along. It's not the most accurate scale in the world but 17.5 is close enough for me to be happy I kept them. About to shoot em black and drop the car 2" do to the rim only being 17" but I hadn't realized how light they were
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