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Lightweight road wheels

I am looking to replace the alloys on my QV mito, and have seen the OZ ultralegeras, they weigh in at 8.7 kg unshod, what wheels are your lightweight choice. I am not creating a track car, but just improving (in my opinion) an already good package.
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what size are they, as this will have a huge impact on the weight? Also look for lightweight tyres

Advan Racing RS is very light: 8kg for 18x9"
Advan Racing RZ : 7.5 kg for 18x8"


think i found the size of the OZ you refer to: 18x9"

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Oz ultralegeras would look nice on the Mito, not to far off the design from the OEM QV wheels and they do some nice colours.
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team dynamics pro race 1.3 are very light, if the offset is not correct for you the pro race 1.2

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team dynamics pro race 1.3 are very light, if the offset is not correct for you the pro race 1.2

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funnily enough the 1.3 aren't all that light, the 19x8.5 are 14kg !
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MAK XLR are also very light

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In my 156, I have 17'' OZ allegeritas on slick tyres, for track use - these wheels weigh 7.2Kg each....quite an advantage in the track, compared to 12 Kg for the GTA 17''... The difference in handling is noticeble!
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Out of interest how heavy are 156 teledials 16"? Just replaced my steels with a set of them.

Ive noticed the car sits slightly higher, although ride and acceleration seem unaffected, so the overall wheel diameter must be bigger. Was thinking of replacing the tyres they came with for some lower profiles- how much smaller should/can I go?
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Out of interest how heavy are 156 teledials 16"? Just replaced my steels with a set of them.

Ive noticed the car sits slightly higher, although ride and acceleration seem unaffected, so the overall wheel diameter must be bigger. Was thinking of replacing the tyres they came with for some lower profiles- how much smaller should/can I go?
Fiat ePer lists them at 10.0kg each.

Presumably they are fitted with 205/55 R16 at the moment? In my opinion this is the best tyre size - you could go 205/50 R16 (GTV size) but it does leave more of an arch gap.
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In my 156, I have 17'' OZ allegeritas on slick tyres, for track use - these wheels weigh 7.2Kg each....quite an advantage in the track, compared to 12 Kg for the GTA 17''... The difference in handling is noticeble!
Nice The look dear...
Do they clear the 330 GTA calipers ?
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funnily enough the 1.3 aren't all that light, the 19x8.5 are 14kg !
weights depend upon offset, the lower the offset the higher the weight, just a tip when looking up quoted weights.
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wheels ordered

Thanks to all that commented. It turns out the QV has a very large caliper which ruled out the OZ wheels. The MAKs that phillgtv mentioned looked similar, were the same quoted weight at 8.7Kgs nominal, and came in the correct fitting, although I had to go 1/2" wider at 18"by 8".
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weights depend upon offset, the lower the offset the higher the weight, just a tip when looking up quoted weights.
true, ie. they always quote the weight for the highest offset, in the case of the PR 1.3 this is et52 I think
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