In this article, we'll look at different ones Tire weights. And by that we mean can not be the adhesive weights from Balance the wheels And it's not about particularly light rims either Carbon, magnesium etc. It actually works around the tire on the rim! Since there are countless different tires for cars, trucks or tractors, the question of the exact weight of a tire cannot be answered so quickly, because the respective weight also depends on the type and size of the tire. Nevertheless, tires of the same size can differ not only in terms of driving characteristics, but also in terms of weight.
That is what tires really weigh!
So we want to give you an overview of the different tire weights. On average, a normal car tire weighs around 9 kg, although the actual weight depends heavily on the tire used Material, the tire diameter and the Width is dependent. Compared to car tires, truck and tractor tires are of course heavier. But how many kilograms do standard car tires weigh? Here is a small list of reference values more commercially available Tires and complete wheels, which should provide an overview:
|Steel rim with 16 inch tires||approx. 18-20 kg|
|Run flat tires||approx. + 2 kg|
|Complete wheel aluminum 17 inches||approx. 19-21 kg|
|Complete wheel aluminum 18 inches||approx. 21-23 kg|
|Complete wheel aluminum 19 inches||approx. 23-25 kg|
|Tire without rim 19 inches||approx. 9-12 kg|
|Complete wheel aluminum 20 inches||approx. 25-30 kg|
|Complete wheel aluminum 21 inches||approx. 28-33 kg|
|Complete wheel aluminum 22 inches||approx. 33-40 kg|
|Complete wheel aluminum 23 inches||approx. 43-50 kg|
|Complete wheel aluminum 24 inches||approx. 48-55 kg|
Of course this table is with Be careful to enjoy. Depending on the manufacturing process of the rims (Cast rims, Flowforming rims, forged wheels etc.) and depending on the material used (Carbon, aluminum, steel, magnesium, etc.) the difference can be partly clearly different fail. And also the use of normal tires or one Runflat tires can per wheel make up around 2 kilograms. And in terms of the subject unsprung masses and Lightweight tuning can the sum of llight rim, light tire, light braking system etc. equate to an increase in performance of 10-15%.
How heavy are truck tires?
In the case of a truck, the tire weight mainly depends on the position of the tires. While tires for the front axle of a truck around the 50 to 60 kg weigh, tires for the rear axle just weigh 30 to 50 kg. The tires from a construction truck are even a little heavier and weigh around 70 kg. All weights are related exclusively on the tires itself. The weight of the rims is can not be included. Here is a small list of reference values more commercially available Truck tires which should provide an overview:
|295 / 60 R 22.5||about 49 kg|
|295 / 80 R 22.5||about 62 kg|
|315 / 60 R 22.5||about 52 kg|
|315 / 80 R 22.5||about 67 kg|
|315 / 70 R 22.5||about 60 kg|
How heavy are tractor tires with rims?
Tractor tires weigh between 80 and 260 kg. Average-sized models weigh around that 160 kg. A tractor tire for crossfit training is lighter and weighs just 80 kg. Without rims, tractor tires weigh almost as much as truck tires, i.e. around that 100 kg.
Tire weights at a glance
We have compiled a table with the different weights of frequently installed car tires. The values are all approximate and of course there are countless other providers and tire sizes. However, our brief overview should be suitable for illustration purposes.
|tire||Weight in kg)|
|Pirelli Zero Corsa Direzionale (19 inch)||9|
|Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 19 inches||9,1|
|Continental Sport Contact 2 18 inches||9,5|
|Michelin Pilot Sport 2 N3 17 inches||9,9|
|Michelin Pilot Sport 2 19 inches||10|
|Michelin Pilot Sport 2 17 inches||9,1|
|Pirelli PZero Trofeo R 18 inches||10,4|
|Continental Sport Contact 3 19 inches||10,4|
|Toyo Proxes T1R 17 inches||10,5|
|Good Year Eagle F1 asym. 18 inches||10,9|
|Pirelli PZero Trofeo R||11,1|
|Michelin Pilot Sport 2 (305/19)||13|
|Pirelli Zero Corsa Asimmetrico 2 19 inches||14,1|
Which factors have an influence on the tire weight?
As you can see from the table, there are factors that can influence the tire weight. As already mentioned, a decisive factor with regard to the complete bike is the rim, which one big influence on the ultimate weight of the tire. This is where you can save the most weight. The selected tire can also make a difference of a few hundred grams make the difference between a simple cast rim and a Carbon or magnesium rim but can easily about 50% lie. Basically, the more inches the tire has, the heavier the rim. The different manufacturers have little influence on the final weight of the tires. Therefore, the tires from the manufacturers hardly differ from each other in terms of weight.
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