Are Lightweight Rims worth the investment?

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My plan is to invest in factory size 15" with PCD 4 x 114.3 lightweight rims, what will be some of the notable differences especially in day to day commute?
 
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lower unsprung mass will always be a benefit.
- more quicker response when accelerating and braking
- you might feel steering is sharper/lighter

disadvantages - potentially easier to crack and break (depending on brand and tyre profile) when impacted by potholes and stuff.

Just make sure you opt for a reputable brand and model.
 
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In addition to the above, theoretically the lower unsprung weight should:
- improve fuel consumption
- prolong durability of suspension parts as they have less weight to control the wheel movements. This also may improve traction marginally.

In short, you won't go wrong by going lighter, just a matter how much you're willing to spend or you can afford, coz the lighter they are usually the more expensive as well.
 
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In addition to the above, theoretically the lower unsprung weight should:
- improve fuel consumption
- prolong durability of suspension parts as they have less weight to control the wheel movements. This also may improve traction marginally.

In short, you won't go wrong by going lighter, just a matter how much you're willing to spend or you can afford, coz the lighter they are usually the more expensive as well.
I doubt FC will improve much if at all. Lower momentum so the car will potentially slow down faster which changes the way people drive.

Oh and lightweight isn't a matter of cost. It's a matter of how strong. The stronger the lightweight wheel is potentially it'll be more expensive.
 

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My plan is to invest in factory size 15" with PCD 4 x 114.3 lightweight rims, what will be some of the notable differences especially in day to day commute?
above all taikor adviced. Bring weighing/luggage scales when plan to buy ori lightweight rims used/new. Do your homework.
Nothing to shy.
i learn from bro @6UE5t post previously.
 

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I doubt FC will improve much if at all. Lower momentum so the car will potentially slow down faster which changes the way people drive.

Oh and lightweight isn't a matter of cost. It's a matter of how strong. The stronger the lightweight wheel is potentially it'll be more expensive.
Probably if city drive might improve coz the wasted power for the initial pick up is less due to moving lighter wheels? Because on the dyno, lighter wheels can gain a bit more power.

I am talking as a potential customer to buy wheels coz generally the lighter ones are also more expensive. We won't have the means to test or know the comparative strength but we only can test the weight and of course can see the price.

Most importantly IMHO, don't buy fake wheels. Buy original brands.
 

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thanks all.
I'm looking at advanti rims because most aftermarket lightweight rims do not have pcd 4 x 114.3 which renders limited choices.
have you all heard from Kean Lee Hin store at jalan ipoh, which is one of the authorized supplier for Advanti rims?

Will the gap between the fender and the tyre look weird with aftermarket lightweight rims?
 

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Probably if city drive might improve coz the wasted power for the initial pick up is less due to moving lighter wheels? Because on the dyno, lighter wheels can gain a bit more power.

I am talking as a potential customer to buy wheels coz generally the lighter ones are also more expensive. We won't have the means to test or know the comparative strength but we only can test the weight and of course can see the price.

Most importantly IMHO, don't buy fake wheels. Buy original brands.
no laaa.. change light weight rims mana ada increase power. It increases response not power! Perhaps a steeper uphill curve but that's about it.

thanks all.
I'm looking at advanti rims because most aftermarket lightweight rims do not have pcd 4 x 114.3 which renders limited choices.
have you all heard from Kean Lee Hin store at jalan ipoh, which is one of the authorized supplier for Advanti rims?

Will the gap between the fender and the tyre look weird with aftermarket lightweight rims?
Not all Advantis are light. Look at the series and do your homework first. The Storm series are lightweight. About 4.6kg for the 15" range.

As for gap - it depends on your tyre profile and how the design is like for the wheel. Some wheels like the RPF01 make the whole tyre look small. But then again you never said what size you're upgrading from. So if your stock 16" or 17", then going to 15" will definitely make the gap weird unless you go with big ass profile tyres. But even that looks sorta kinda weird unless you're looking for comfort.
 

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no laaa.. change light weight rims mana ada increase power. It increases response not power! Perhaps a steeper uphill curve but that's about it.


Not all Advantis are light. Look at the series and do your homework first. The Storm series are lightweight. About 4.6kg for the 15" range.

As for gap - it depends on your tyre profile and how the design is like for the wheel. Some wheels like the RPF01 make the whole tyre look small. But then again you never said what size you're upgrading from. So if your stock 16" or 17", then going to 15" will definitely make the gap weird unless you go with big ass profile tyres. But even that looks sorta kinda weird unless you're looking for comfort.
factory size 15" with PCD 4 x 114.3 lightweight rims (stock) :D

storm series doesn't have that PCD specification.
 

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factory size 15" with PCD 4 x 114.3 lightweight rims (stock) :D

storm series doesn't have that PCD specification.
but those specifically are the ones to get

btw the gap.... that one is down to ur height/offset all of that...they will usually allow u to testfit if they have the rims in stock.
 

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factory size 15" with PCD 4 x 114.3 lightweight rims (stock) :D

storm series doesn't have that PCD specification.
4 x 114.3 you just need more time to find, got one just less common than 4x100. SSR Type C and Evo rega master has 114.3. RPF1 don't have. Do you have pic of your stock rim? see see
 
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you can refer to the link attached, it is the same as my ride.

but those specifically are the ones to get

btw the gap.... that one is down to ur height/offset all of that...they will usually allow u to testfit if they have the rims in stock.
yes but unfortunate as it doesn't fit
 

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factory size 15" with PCD 4 x 114.3 lightweight rims (stock) :D

storm series doesn't have that PCD specification.
Maybe if you have the time, mod to 5 x 114.3 and suddenly your rim choices exponentially increase.
 

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no laaa.. change light weight rims mana ada increase power. It increases response not power! Perhaps a steeper uphill curve but that's about it.


Not all Advantis are light. Look at the series and do your homework first. The Storm series are lightweight. About 4.6kg for the 15" range.

As for gap - it depends on your tyre profile and how the design is like for the wheel. Some wheels like the RPF01 make the whole tyre look small. But then again you never said what size you're upgrading from. So if your stock 16" or 17", then going to 15" will definitely make the gap weird unless you go with big ass profile tyres. But even that looks sorta kinda weird unless you're looking for comfort.
I have seen a few test comparisons before by some international media. Coz they measure power on wheels, got slight increase when changing to lighter wheels.
 

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I have seen a few test comparisons before by some international media. Coz they measure power on wheels, got slight increase when changing to lighter wheels.
you got any links? Interesting how a heavy rim saps power
 

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thanks all.
I'm looking at advanti rims because most aftermarket lightweight rims do not have pcd 4 x 114.3 which renders limited choices.
have you all heard from Kean Lee Hin store at jalan ipoh, which is one of the authorized supplier for Advanti rims?

Will the gap between the fender and the tyre look weird with aftermarket lightweight rims?
Yes, Kean Lee HIn is YHI dealer, Yokohama tyres and YHI deal in a few brands of rims.
Get the correct offset and tyre size, then will look good. Want to rims to look bigger need to get the design with the spokes reaching the edge of the rims....
 

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Yes, Kean Lee HIn is YHI dealer, Yokohama tyres and YHI deal in a few brands of rims.
Get the correct offset and tyre size, then will look good. Want to rims to look bigger need to get the design with the spokes reaching the edge of the rims....
nowadays the standard offset for 15" is always +35. hahaha. go all shops, +35. if want specific offset then need to order.
 

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Yes, Kean Lee HIn is YHI dealer, Yokohama tyres and YHI deal in a few brands of rims.
Get the correct offset and tyre size, then will look good. Want to rims to look bigger need to get the design with the spokes reaching the edge of the rims....
YHI is the same as YHI Advanti with its plant ni Bukit Rambai?