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.
04-07-2008, 12:00 AM
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.
04-07-2008, 10:23 AM
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.
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.
04-07-2008, 11:38 PM
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.
04-07-2008, 11:53 PM
Anyone know what a stock wheel and tire wieghs? Preferably on a 16inch rim?