My other car switched from 1 piece rotors to larger 2 piece rotors (33% reduction, a little over 6 lbs) and the weight loss was immediately noticeable. You probably won't notice 1 or 2 lbs (except in your head) but depending on the setup and your sensitivity, you should notice more. The less weight on the wheels, tires, brakes, and suspension, the better comfort and performance. Tire weight isn't as important for performance as tire compound, tread, and construction and most tires don't have a 9 lb difference so you don't have much play there. The suspension can't be easily changed for lighter components. But there are bolt on solutions to reduce weight - the brakes and wheels.Anybody try lighter wheels and performance tires for better handling?
Hello Chitty and others, I'm a noob and need help please.Your bolt pattern is 5x112. Your suggested offset is 35-50. Your hub centerbore is 57.1. That means the minimum size you can use is 57.1, anything larger and you have to use a hubcentric ring to reduce its size down to 57.1 Most aftermarket wheels use large centerbores so that they will fit on a variety of cars.
Tire rack, discount wheel direct, they all sell wheels. If you're looking for OEM wheels try looking through the wheel gallery in the FAQ.