A little comparison for those that may want this set-up in the future.
240 Cup wheel / ADVAN A005 - 16 x 7 • 190/580/16 = 27.3 lbs
LSS wheel / TOYO R888 - 16 x 6.5 • 195/50/16 = 32.8 lbs
XXR 527 / ADVAN AD08R - 17 x 8.25 • 215/40/17 = 40.8 lbs
240 Cup wheel / ADVAN A005 - 17 x 8 • 230/625/17 = 33.7 lbs
LSS wheel / TOYO R888 - 17 x 7.5 • 235/40/17 = 39.5 lbs
XXR 527 / ADVAN AD08R - 17 x 8.25 • 235/40/17 = 44.5
Most people aren't going to run something as light as the 240R wheel and A005, so you can use the LSS + R888 combo as a good benchmark of a lightweight wheel/tire set. As you can see, the XXR's are 5 lbs per corner heavier in the rear, and 8 lbs per corner heavier in the front. I went with the 17" front because I like the way they look better in black, so I added more weight there than you will if you go with the 16 x 8 & 205/45/16 front sizes. Consider the 16/17 XXR's as 5 lbs per corner heavier.
I didn't notice any driving differences, but I drive on them pretty slow because of how low it is in front, and again, it's just for photography.
Also, I rub just a bit in front with -1.5° camber, and I'm dropped .75", so if you get my exact set-up you'll need to have more camber than that. I plan to remove a shim from each side soon, which should give me enough clearance. Simon (KWYK) runs -2° front camber and has no rubbing issues.
A shot from yesterday.
by Andrew Thompson
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