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Crossbow 04-01-2008 09:54 AM

Effects of Wheel Size/Weight on Vehicle Performance
 
Articles


Size Matters
http://www.wam.umd.edu/~greghess/sizematters.pdf

Finding Free Power
SCC Technical Assistance Program

Bicycles and Unsprung Weight
http://www.softride.com/bike/cornering.pdf

Fixing the 350Z: Why Lawyers Want Everyone to Run Staggered Setups
Project Nissan 350Z Part 2 - Project Cars - Sport Compact Car Magazine

Big Wheels, Big Trouble?
http://money.cnn.com/2004/12/15/pf/autos/w...day_big_wheels/

Wheel Weights Can Effect Your Vehicles Show and Go
Wheel Tech - Road Wheel Weights Can Affect Your Vehicle's Show...and Go

The Danger of Dubs
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Featu...rticleId=104526

Automobile Ride, Handling, and Suspension Design
Automobile Ride, Handling, and Suspension



Threads


How much does wheel weight really matter?
http://corner-carvers.com/forums/showthrea...rung+and+weight

Are 18" wheels and tires bling bling or a performance advantage?
http://corner-carvers.com/forums/showthrea...heel+and+weight

How much will 17" wheels slow you down
SCCAForums.com - How much will 17" wheels slow you down

Effect of Lighter Wheels?
SCCAForums.com - Affect of lighter wheels

Bigger Wheels and Tires?
SCCAForums.com - Bigger wheels and tires?

Rotational Advice
MX-5 Miata Forum - Rotational weight advice please

If larger wheels are bad...why do sports cars have them?...
MX-5 Miata Forum - If larger wheels are so bad, why does every sports car in the world have them?

Increased Wheel Weight? Significantly Slower?
MX-5 Miata Forum - increased wheel weight = significantly slower?

The Real Effect of Additional Wheel Weight!
MX-5 Miata Forum - The REAL effect of additional wheel weight!

Wheel Weights....Can They Make a Difference?
MX-5 Miata Forum - Wheel weights...can they make a difference?

33.5 lbs/Corner Too Heavy??
MX-5 Miata Forum - Whadda think? 33.5 lbs/corner too heavy?

Wheel Weight Reduction for Bloated Cars
MX-5 Miata Forum - Weight reduction for our bloated cars?

Don't Small Wheels Mean Heavier Tires?
MX-5 Miata Forum - Don't small wheels mean heavier tires?

Whats With Huge Wheels?
MX-5 Miata Forum - What's with huge wheels

18" Wheels too big? Take a Look!
MX-5 Miata Forum - 18" Wheels too big? take a look

I'm Finally Completely Convinced About Lighter Wheels and Tires
MX-5 Miata Forum - I'm finally completely convinced about lighter wheels and tires

Do Wider Tires REALLY Provide More Traction?
MX-5 Miata Forum - Do wider tires REALLY provide more traction?

Unsprung Weight 101
MX-5 Miata Forum - Unsprung Weight 101?

Losing 4 lbs per wheel. Will I notice it?
MX-5 Miata Forum - Losing @4lbs per wheel, will I notice anything?

Unsprung Weight? Is the difference substaintal?
MX-5 Miata Forum - Unsprung weight increase - is difference significant or negligible.....really!

WO! The Joy of Lightweight Wheels!!!!
MX-5 Miata Forum - WO! THE JOY OF 6.5 lbs. WHEELS!!!

0-60 simplified wheel physics and garfield's wheel test
http://www.mini2.com/forum/showthread.php?...3730#post279748

Spreadsheet blows lid off lightweight wheel debate!!!
Spreadsheet blows lid off lightweight wheel debate!!! - MINI2 - MINI Forum

Lightweight Wheels
http://www.mini2.com/forum/showthread.php?...unsprung+weight

In Defense of 17's
http://www.mini2.com/forum/showthread.php?...unsprung+weight

16 or 17 Inch Wheels?
http://www.mini2.com/forum/showthread.php?...ht=wheel+weight

18 or 19 Inch Wheels?
http://www.mini2.com/forum/showthread.php?...ht=wheel+weight

17 vs 18 Wheels on the Mazda 6 @ the Track
Stock 17's Vs aftermarket 18's...1/4 mile time - Mazda6 / Atenza

6tech Article
http://www.mazda6tech.com/index.php?option...id=16&Itemid=32

Wheel Weight and Performance
http://forum.mazda6tech.com/viewtopic.php?...der=asc&start=0

Some Wheel Weight Sites
WHEELWEIGHTS.NET
Wheelspecs.com :: Free wheel database :: street, racing, and off-road wheels & rims :: specs, weights, photos
Miata Garage Tires and Wheels
Solo Racer Wheel Weights!

I will continue to update these links as more are found or added.

Radar_This 02-12-2009 05:41 PM

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