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  • Wheel Tech Information - Performance Benefits

  • …beauty, there are equally important performance benefits to be derived. Reduced Unsprung Weight Compared to Steel Wheels This is one of the most critical factors affecting a vehicle's road holding ability. Unsprung weight is that portion of a vehicle that is not supported by the suspension (i.e.…

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  • Pre-order the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

  • …while delivering durability, traction and increased tread life. The tire is comparatively light, with weight savings of up to 10% compared to tires of similar dimensions. This reduces unsprung weight to improve handling. In addition, this Max Performance Summer tire has a treadwear rating of 300,…

  • Ever wonder why aftermarket wheels are so great?

  • …good looks. Aftermarket alloy wheels produce a number of performance benefits for your vehicle, starting with reduced unsprung weight compared to steel wheels. What is unsprung weight? Any portion of your vehicle not supported by the suspension system. Without that support, those components get hit…

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  • Review of: Continental ContiEcoContact EP

  • …setup. By comparing them to the previous tires I used on the front, these Eco Contacts win. I can%27t find flaw with them. On a light car, unsprung weight makes a huge difference and these EcoContacts did increase my fuel mileage, handling and performance when compared to the Falcons and the…

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  • Lightweight Rims for your Mazda Miata

  • …bolt pattern, 30 mm offset and 15x7 in a Miata-specific center bore. They only weigh 13.2lbs – which is important because keeping the unsprung weight down improves ride as well as acceleration and braking performance. These rims come in three different colors — black, silver and carbon…

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  • World Challenge at Autobahn

  • …GT class. My favorite wheels are the BBS wheels. I also like the OZ Racing wheels. Both of these wheel lines can be seen on your daily driven cars. The BBS wheels look great on the BMW's. Whether you track your car or it is just a daily driver it will update the look and reduce unsprung weight..

  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport

  • …the steel belts to enhance high-speed handling, wear and durability. The Pilot Super Sport offers weight savings of up to 10% compared to tires of similar dimensions. This reduces unsprung weight to improve your vehicle's handling. Contact one of our sales specialists for more information on the…

  • Lightweight, Track-Proven Wheels

  • …some lightweight wheels for your BMW 3 Series or Mazda. Take a look at the Kosei K1 Racing or the Enkei RPF1. Both of these wheels will reduce unsprung weight and make your car stop faster and accelerate quicker. Both are goals of every track and autocross racer. Next Generation Motorsports is just…

  • Mazda Lightweight Wheels

  • Looking for a lightweight wheel for the Mazda to reduce the unsprung weight so the brakes and suspension don't have to work as hard? Take a look at the Enkei Racing Series RPF1. It is a nice upgrade without breaking the bank on a tough durable lightweight wheel. In 17" they weigh 15 lbs.…

  • Tires & Wheels for BMW Club Racing

  • …the Kosei K1 Racing wheels work really well on the E36 M3 cars. They are both very light -- the C2 at 19 lbs. and the K1 at 16.8 lbs. Reducing unsprung weight and getting to the same size wheel and tire on all four corners is a good thing for racing. By doing this you will reduce the understeer and…

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  • OZ Racing Wheels

  • …series, these cars are dedicated race cars but they are running street wheels that anybody can buy and use on their own car. Lightweight wheels will improve the car's performance by reducing unsprung weight. Even though the wheels are light they are also still very strong. Sounds like a win-win.

  • Mazda Miata Wheels

  • …the pros use! Take a look at the Enkei Racing Series RPF1. The 17x7.5 wheel only weighs 15.2 lbs. By increasing thewheel size and reducing unsprung weight, your car will be quicker in acceleration, stop faster and the suspension does not have to work as hard. Freedom Autosport is running these…

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