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Charley3 10-10-2013 01:34 PM

Icon vs Silverstar wheels?
 
Is one lighter than the other?

Ed209 10-15-2013 09:32 AM

The Silverstar weighs 22 lbs.

Charley3 10-15-2013 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Ed209 (Post 16853233)
The Silverstar weighs 22 lbs.

Thanks for the info. Now I can weigh one of my Icons, then compare.

Ed209 10-18-2013 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Charley3 (Post 16869265)
Thanks for the info. Now I can weigh one of my Icons, then compare.

Hey Charley - weighed the Icon yet?

Charley3 10-18-2013 01:25 PM

No. I have them in storage in the rafters. I'm handicapped. I need to get someone to take one down for me. My cousin doesn't have time right now.

Eventually I'll weigh an Icon.

Ed209 10-18-2013 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Charley3 (Post 16949234)
No. I have them in storage in the rafters. I'm handicapped. I need to get someone to take one down for me. My cousin doesn't have time right now.

Eventually I'll weigh an Icon.

Just curious - I'm betting the Icon is maybe a couple pounds heavier, nothing significant.

Charley3 10-18-2013 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Ed209 (Post 16955834)
Just curious - I'm betting the Icon is maybe a couple pounds heavier, nothing significant.

I'm guessing they weigh the same, or Icon may be 2 or 3 lbs heavier. I really wanted Silverstar, but I got Icon because that's what was available at the time.

Ed209 10-20-2013 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Charley3 (Post 16961178)
I'm guessing they weigh the same, or Icon may be 2 or 3 lbs heavier. I really wanted Silverstar, but I got Icon because that's what was available at the time.

Guess I wasn't very careful the first time using bathroom scales, did it again and they are actually 20.5 lbs. Grabbed a Ravine, thinking it might be about the same, and it weighed in at 17 lbs. :eek:

I thought you were collecting Silverstars and Icons, and wanted both. Sounds like you intend to mount tires and drive em.

Charley3 10-20-2013 02:56 PM

I intend to (eventually) mount the only stock 16 x 7 that I have, which is Icons, when I get around to it, but I'm in no hurry because first my XJ will need larger tires (245/75R16C) and regearing. So for now, I'll keep using my Ecco and 30 x 9.5 R15C.

Maybe I can also find some Silverstars in future for my collection, but right now it's not a high priority. I'm moving next week. I've been spending money on Jeep mods and remodeling the place I'm moving to. Money is tight. Don't need more stuff to move right now.

I want your Silverstars because they are in exceptionally good condition, which is hard to find. So I'd buy them, even though this is not a convenient time for me to do so.

I never said I don't mount wheels from my collection. I mount what I want to use (from what I have available). Wheels are made to be used.

The exception is my new-in-the-box Jeep Alcoa Rocky Mountain Edition wheels. They are rare, forged, and NIB. I won't mount them. Some day another collector with more money than me will want them, and I'll have the only NIB for sale.

Charley3 10-20-2013 03:08 PM

BTW - Spring scales are notoriously inaccurate.

You need to use either a new digital scale or ideally an old fashioned sliding weights scale.

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Either that, or use an object of a KNOWN weight to calibrate your spring scale. For example, put an object you KNOW weighs exactly 20 lbs on the scale. Then adjust the needle until it reads exactly 20 lbs.

Then your spring scale would be reasonably accurate.

Ed209 10-20-2013 07:34 PM

My mistake, I assumed that all your collector wheels were just collecting dust in the attic. I don't collect wheels, but just accumulate them, and then when I'm sure I'll not use them, move em out. If I decide not to use the Silverstars, you'll get first shot at them.

I'm sure you're right about the scales, but calibrating them would be pretty low on my priority list. Anyway, I just realized that with the Ravines at 17 lbs and 31x10.5 Grabbers at 39 lbs, I could drop 72 - 56 = 16 lbs at each corner, and that's got to be significant, and more importantly, I could get my spare back on the mount without getting a hernia! :laugh:

Charley3 10-20-2013 08:48 PM

A 245/75R16 load C weighs a little less than a 31 x 10.5R15 load C when comparing same brand/model of tire.

So figure in tire weight, as well as wheel weight, when comparing tire/wheel combos.

I didn't intend to collect. I accidentally accumulated same as you, but accumulating is morphing into collecting because Jeep wheels are cool.

Ford Explorer and Ranger wheels are cool too, are hubcentric (like most stock Jeep wheels), fit YJ, XJ, TJ, ZJ, and offer different (less) BS choices than Jeep wheels.

I don't own any Ford wheels (yet), but they do interest me.

Charley3 10-20-2013 08:51 PM

One thing your scale has told us for sure is a Ravine is 3.5 lbs lighter than a Silverstar.

That is surprising, useful info, and interesting.

Charley3 11-22-2013 12:21 AM

Icon weighs 21 lbs. I weighed one.


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