We can all be a little power obsessed – it’s in our blood as automotive enthusiasts. However, don’t rush into that bolt-on performance wish list just yet. Weight reduction is a simple, yet critical, aspect to ensuring your build is squeezing out every ounce of its performance potential. It’s easy, and Motegi can help.
First, it’s important to understand where to start with your weight loss journey. There are two categories of weight you need to consider: sprung and unsprung weight.
Outside of a dedicated race car build, you might not have the luxury of shedding valuable pounds within your interior or by eliminating creature comforts (i.e. air conditioning, power steering, etc.). Your vehicle’s weight – or sprung weight, is the overall weight of every component that is supported by your car’s suspension. Your chassis, body panels, transmission, engine, etc. are all examples of factors that contribute to sprung weight. Sprung weight is usually the type of weight most people think of when referring to “weight reduction;” through methods like carbon fiber body panels, gutted interiors, and tubular crash bars, etc.
Where Motegi Flow Form wheels truly make a difference is in correlation to your vehicle’s unsprung weight – weight contributors that are not supported by the suspension. These include components like tires, brakes, solid axles, and of course… wheels.