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  1. If you look at the table at the start of this thread comparing wheel weights. You'll see Volk TE37 and Advan RG are noticably lighter than average. Would you describe those as light weight wheels? The other thing you could do to understand further is compare the weight of regular stock wheels to the wheels in the table. Most factory subaru 16s weigh 16.5lbs see here boy http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2239019
  2. Same circumference It's a simple fact that 17s weigh more than 16s and 7 inch wide weighs more than 6 inch wide. If you want to go bigger but not gain weight you have to go from a regular wheel to a lightweight wheel when you upsize
  3. Thanks Boon Forged are better than 2 or 3 piece aluminium wheels yeah?
  4. Looking at not just 16s but lightweight 16s and had a question Do the quality lightweights Advan, Volk etc use different alloys otherwise they'd be more prone to bending?
  5. Only been on a few days but gotta go - looking good is not worth that big a hit in performance Next wheels will either be lightweight 17s possibly with narrow tyres or back to 16s
  6. To answer my original question SP25 vs. WRX/S-GT 3rd Gen WRX/S-GT for the win An SP25 is a good car but it doesn't make that cool turbo noise or push you back in your seat Also 3rd Gen WRX/S-GT is cheaper than SP25
  7. Just went from 16' Subaru wheels to 17" Advanti Medusas They look awesome but farrrk it's slow now. They must be really heavy!
  8. Ok have since driven 2nd, 3rd and 4th Gen Impreza 2.0, 2nd Gen WRX, 4th Gen Legacy GT and 3.0R and Mazda 2.0 My picks were... The 2nd Gen WRX cos it's the most fun and still looks cool The 4th Gen Impreza 2.0 cos it's surprisingly fast around town with strong brakes and less wind and road roar
  9. For real? How do you explain all the recalls due to this faulty Takata component on Hondas, Fords, Toyotas etc?
  10. Yeah if you read article you will see it's a Subaru USA press release covering the US market This does not mean that NZ Subarus do not have the same fault That's why I started this thread
  11. In the news. Takata propelled airbags have killed drivers with shrapnel. Affects 2003 - 2005 Subarus Anyone know how to find out if my NZ New 04 Impreza has faulty Takata component? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11304559
  12. Yes it is lighter, hard to look that one up as it wasn\'t committed to memory... ;D From the NZ brochures... MY06 (hawkweye) WRX wagon; 2.5L turbo [email protected] [email protected] 1430kg unladen mass F 4-pot/R 2-pot ventilated disc brakes 17" wheels with 215/45-17 tyres MY08 (fugly) WRX hatch; 2.5L turbo with AVCS [email protected] [email protected] 1395kg unladen mass F vented/R solid sliding calliper/1-pot brakes all around 17" wheels with 205/50-17 tyres. Both run the same (ratios, final gearing) manual gearbox. Yeah hawkeye is nicer lookin Any auto trans option?
  13. Yeah had heard WRX S-GT suspension was more compliant. New better independent set up in the rear but softer springs But isn\'t it lighter with the engine and gearbox same as previous WRX tho? Or did they cut costs/improve economy?
  14. Ok guess it\'s different types of cars like Legacy GT vs Legacy H6 3.0 Out of interest have you compared Mazda SP25 to Legacy H6 3.0?
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