New member with some wheel questions. Just got an intense blue 2020 GT n-line two days ago. I'm not hugely knowledgeable about cars, but I sure love this one.
I'm a big cyclist though and I know wheels and tires are super important. Thinking of getting some new rims and summer tires and keeping the originals for winter duty. They should work fine for the Philly area, I think.
Hoping for a little advice. My first question was how much do these OEM rims weigh. Looks like Will_p says 26 pounds?
Second question is, will I feel a difference when spirited driving on back roads if I get lighter (say 16/17/18 pound) rims? Was looking at enkei rpf1 and mr131 traklite. Is it ridiculous to use those on the street?
Last question was can I change to a 17x8 or 18x8 inch rim size? Tirerack says 8 inches is the widest width possible on the GT. Would there be any performance benefit from that extra half inch of width? Also is there any reason not to take the rim diameter down an inch to 17? Keeping the original profile height the same, of course.
Thanks in advance!