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What are the lightest OEM F/L/M wheels?

Of all the 16" wheels that Ford/Lincoln/Mercury have made, which ones are the lightest? I am curious because I'm wondering if there is a lighter weight option than my 16" early SC wheels. What about Taurus SHO wheels, Windstar wheels and so on?

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I know the Octastars for the Mark VIII's are supposed to be the lightest offered for those cars, but I can't remember both the weight for them and the weight of the SC wheels.

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So the Octastars are lighter than the snowflakes, right?

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You know what, I thought I had read that somewhere awhile back, but now that I'm looking I can't find it. And what I'm seeing now is people are saying snowflakes are lighter, so I don't have a clue, good luck haha.

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I think a 16" aluminum spare would be the lightest wheel possible.

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i can tell you that fanblades are way lighter than your sc rims.

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The optional SC 15" aluminum spares are ridiculously light.

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I think that the Lincoln guys are running the "snowflakes".

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These rims off of a Taurus SHO are the lightest Ford 16" rim. They will fit the Thunderbird.

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Are all SHO rims 16X7?

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I think they are 16x6.

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I think a 16" aluminum spare would be the lightest wheel possible.
The wheels are light, but so are tire options. Mine end up being heavier than steel 15's because of the weight of the tires. They will at least clear large brakes.
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i'm running the rims off a 93 sho and there lighter than my factory rims, the white rims with white car go nice togeather
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The wheels are light, but so are tire options. Mine end up being heavier than steel 15's because of the weight of the tires. They will at least clear large brakes.
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Has anyone tried motorcycle tires?

Are bike tires lighter in the first place?

I saw a mustang using bike tires for her skinnys in MM&FF. Why did only 1 car I know use bike tires and no one else?

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Has anyone tried motorcycle tires?

Are bike tires lighter in the first place?

I saw a mustang using bike tires for her skinnys in MM&FF. Why did only 1 car I know use bike tires and no one else?
I looked into that, but they weren't rated for the weight. M&H does make some that fit and are light I don't believe they are DOT rated however. I went with continental tires and the tires I got are meant for Jeeps so they are heavy and tall.
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