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Hey - does anyone know where to find the weight(s) of OEM frontier/xterra wheels? I'm thinking of upgrading my 15" XE fronty wheels to 17" SC, but if there's a huge weight difference I probably won't because of the neg. MPG effect.
 

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HA! When I first read this, I thought you were looking for the wheel weights, you know the ones used to balance the tires! I read it again and see you're looking to find out how much the wheels weigh!

I guess I thought the other at first because I gave my truck it's first bath the other day and noticed there were no visible wheel weights. Then after a little exploring I found them attached to the back side of the wheel. Anyway, I had to laugh at my self, and thought I'd let the rest of do so as well!!! :lol:
 

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sorry to dig up an old thread, but I would like to know the stock wheel weights as well. I installed some very light weight aluminum wheels on my last truck and the difference in acceleration was quite significant. I went from a very heavy cast wheel to a forged aluminum which netted almost 15lbs per side...
 

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Have you checked you manual??? I don't know that its there, but worth a shot... I might would call Nissan on that... I cain't think of anywhere other than a manual that would be posted... tires are easy as you can check the manufactures site...

good luck... If i come accross anything, I will post it up... if you find your answers.. please let us know...
 

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05_NISMO_4X4 said:
HA! When I first read this, I thought you were looking for the wheel weights, you know the ones used to balance the tires! I read it again and see you're looking to find out how much the wheels weigh!

I guess I thought the other at first because I gave my truck it's first bath the other day and noticed there were no visible wheel weights. Then after a little exploring I found them attached to the back side of the wheel. Anyway, I had to laugh at my self, and thought I'd let the rest of do so as well!!! :lol:
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Thanks Paul, I needed a good laugh...except that I was thinking the same thing you were. :comphead:
 

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i don't know if you can get in touch with anyone that's a OEM parts supplier (perhaps through a body shop) but they should be able to since they ship wheels all the time... at least i would think...
 

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You'd have to find a dealer who actually has the wheel in stock on the shelf. I don't have it or u'd have the weight. Part no. 40300-EA000, heres a couple of dealers i show having them.
ABC Nissan, AZ
Peoria Nissan, AZ
Nissan of Elk Grove, CA
Jim Burke Nissan, AL
Power Nissan Tempe, AZ

Let's hope there helpfull, and weigh it for u
 

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While rotating my tires yesterday I decided to weigh one of my wheels. It's a stock '05 NISMO wheel with the BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A tire and it weighed in at 66lbs.

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05_NISMO_4X4 said:
HA! When I first read this, I thought you were looking for the wheel weights, you know the ones used to balance the tires! I read it again and see you're looking to find out how much the wheels weigh!

I guess I thought the other at first because I gave my truck it's first bath the other day and noticed there were no visible wheel weights. Then after a little exploring I found them attached to the back side of the wheel. Anyway, I had to laugh at my self, and thought I'd let the rest of do so as well!!! :lol:
The way it's worded made me think he wanted stick on weights as well. :laugh:
 

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FrontierBob said:
Hey - does anyone know where to find the weight(s) of OEM frontier/xterra wheels? I'm thinking of upgrading my 15" XE fronty wheels to 17" SC, but if there's a huge weight difference I probably won't because of the neg. MPG effect.
I have weighed my '06 LE 17" wheels and tires because I am going to be selling them. They weighed in at 62 lbs each with most of the tread still there - only have 1700 miles on them.
 

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Thanks for the data. The wheels on the trucks are cast aluminum alloy which means they are fairly heavy -- most certainly heavier than forged. I've done just about every mod imagniable to two previous trucks including intakes, throttle bodies, superchargers, and many more... The two single biggest bangs for the buck were an electric fan kit and lighter wheels. Both proved themselves at the track.
 

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Ken, can you elaborate on the electric fan kit you mention? What I read that was just a bunch of hogwash, so please do tell?
 

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The electric fan kit I put on was on a supecharged ford truck. It was manufactured by Flexalite and was set up as dual electrics side by side with an electronic thermostat control system and a manual switch. It came with a thermostat module that also hooked up to the a/c relay so it came on automatically anytime the A/C was on and would come on based on the temp sensor probe.

The stock, clutch-driven fan produced enough drag on the engine that you could actually hear it spinning -- sounded like a big rig taking off... Where I noticed it most was taking off from a stoplight in higher heat days.

With the electric fan on, acceleration from a stop was improved rather noticeably as I didn't have the stock clutch fully engaged and producing drag on the whole system.

Keep in mind that electric fan's don't create horsepower. They don't scavenge it like a crank-mounted pulley and thereby "release" some HP by releasing drag. Some say that the increase isn't really there as the additional load on the alternator compensates, but I disagree and my track times showed it.

Some will argue that they don't work, but my 1/4 mile times improved. That's the only way I ever measure.

In my lighter wheels scenario, I went froma 20" cast wheel that was 49 lbs to a forged wheel of the same size weighing 29 lbs. It felt like I had added 35 - 50 HP with that change as I had reduced rotational mass rather dramitically... This really proved itself at the track with an easy couple of tenths, but then I was going from VERY heavy wheels to about the lightest there was in that size....

It's also a good idea to keep in mind that this was a 600+ HP full size crew cab truck putting out almost 800 lb ft of torque and running the 1/4 at about 11 seconds.
 

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did some calculating from others responses. It was said before that the stock LE wheels with tires were 62lbs. I looked up my stock tires (General Grabber AW's) on Tirerack and they weigh 36lbs. That makes my stock LE rims 26lbs.
 

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16" Vs 17" Why The Dif?

My NISMO CC 4x4 came with BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A P265/75 16's. Why does the LE come with 17" wheels, I would think that the high end model (NISMO) would rate the best wheel package, is it the need for higher side walls for off-roading?
 

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blaster21996 said:
My NISMO CC 4x4 came with BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A P265/75 16's. Why does the LE come with 17" wheels, I would think that the high end model (NISMO) would rate the best wheel package, is it the need for higher side walls for off-roading?
Isn't the LE a high end model?
 

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Isn't the LE a high end model?
I don't know, when I was price shopping, I came to the conclusion that it whent something like XE, SE, LE then NISMO! Not that this was the point of my question. The question is what is the difference between the 16" and the 17" wheels? other then size of course. :noworries:
 

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ZOMBIE THREAD REVIVAL!!!!!!

so this thread is really old. but there is a more recent thread with the same name:
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f78/oem-wheel-weight-68755/

it lacked useful information.

i saw in this thread that one member pointed out the 5 spoke 16x7 stock SE/SV rim weighed in at 24 lbs. and the LE rim weighed at 26... with this thread being so old...im not sure that im thinking of the same rims as they WERE.

I am interested in finding out the numbers of the Rim weight and stock tire weight independent of each other so that i can mix and match oem and aftermarket rims and tires of varying sizes, brands, and build composites (p rated, LT rated, triple ply or 6 ply etc etc ) to keep a similar to stock overall weight...or less...but being able to increase the overall wheel diameter.

googling didnt help me much since most the websites i have found were talking about weight specs for the truck, or balance weights. im looking for stand alone figures for the rims, and i can look up the stock tires myself on tirerack. as well as any aftermarket rim weights.

so. does anybody know what the stock weight is for the 2009-2012 5spoke SV, 6 spoke Pro-4x and 6 spoke 18" LE rims?

one guestimation is that the stock 5 spoke was 24 lbs. can anyone confirm this?
 

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adding some information here to possibly help spark some conversation. ive photographed the stamps on the back of an LE pathfinder rim. hoping you all can help me identify a few.







hoping someone more knowledgeable than i can assist. again. these are off the 6 spoke LE 18inch wheels

sorry for some of them being upside down. despite editing them for correct orientation twice...they are somehow, still, upside down. o well. theyre still legible.
 
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