IW STi Forum banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
1,604 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Never really bothered to weigh a set of tires before I installed them but figured what the heck.

I'm using a Pitney Bowes postal scale, 100lb capacity x 0.5oz of resolution. Weighed my four brand new RT615s in size 245/45/17 and came up with the following:

28lbs 1.5oz
28lbs 2.5oz
28lbs 4.5oz
28lbs 7.5oz

Funny how Falken lists these tires at 27.1lbs shipping weight.

Just figured I'd post to see if anyone else has noticed some differences in their tires.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
100 Posts
Stee said:
Never really bothered to weigh a set of tires before I installed them but figured what the heck.

I'm using a Pitney Bowes postal scale, 100lb capacity x 0.5oz of resolution. Weighed my four brand new RT615s in size 245/45/17 and came up with the following:

28lbs 1.5oz
28lbs 2.5oz
28lbs 4.5oz
28lbs 7.5oz

Funny how Falken lists these tires at 27.1lbs shipping weight.

Just figured I'd post to see if anyone else has noticed some differences in their tires.
why not 255's?
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,604 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
robertaflack said:
why not 255's?
The 255/40/17s don't really offer THAT much more tread width/ section width over the 245/45/17 and I wanted the taller overall diameter(+0.6"). Keep in mind that Falken uses a 9" wheel to measure their 255/40/17 as opposed to an 8" wheel for the 245/45/17.
 

· I Solve Problems
Joined
·
18,782 Posts
Stee said:
I wanted the taller overall diameter(+0.6").
keeping the miles off the OD? :D
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top