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Old 04-06-2008, 10:50 PM   #1
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I was working on the car a bit today and my buddy noticed how light my MT rim and slick combo was. I had my 325/50 drag radial in the truck, so we weighed it. The tire alone was 37 lbs 7 oz! My 28x10.5 ET drag mounted on a MT drag wheel was 35 lbs 4 oz. I had to DR mounted on bogarts previously, so just the swap had to save me 10 lbs a side!

Doesn't 37 lbs a tire seem crazy heavy? My scale is accurate, its a digital I use to weigh refrigerant drums.

We were really shocked.
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That is crazy. My 18's with 285 gsd3's on it wieghd in at 57lbs and when I went with the same size Nitto it went up to 63 lbs. But my Hoosier dot drag radials 275/50/15's on my 15x10 prostars weigh 32lbs mounted on the wheels!
I think the 325/XX/15 nitto weighd 42lbs on the pro star but it is alot more tire.
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That sounds about right. I noticed my MT drag radials weighed about the same by themselves as my prostars and previous hoosiers combined. ET drags will be replacing them once they are done.
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Yup Heavy as hell!
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on the same wheels 325/50/15 MT DRs are 15lbs a side heavier than 10.x28 ET Drags with tubes, they are bus tires lol.
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I have 2000 Corvette wheels with BFG KW's. "The best street tyre ever" or whatever people used to say about them.

They weighted in at about 50 lbs a wheel/tyre. Thats 200 lbs of shoes. Pretty heavy.
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Anyone know what a stock wheel and tire wieghs? Preferably on a 16inch rim?
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