I've been WAITING for someone to post up about weight difference. I was gonna mention it myself.EibachMBZ wrote:Well said Steve.
I also wanted to add that the weight difference for wider rims will also need to put into consideration. From the tire spec you posted earlier, your rear wheels are about 5lbs heavier than front wheels.
245 and 275 tires have 30mm difference in section width. Based on the service manual, seems like that is far more than the 8mm factory system could accept...
How about this one: Increased wear on axles, bushings, bearings, and brakes from larger wheels. Did Infiniti go into re-engineering these parts for the 2011 EX35 with 19inch wheels? No.
I've heard it b4, its old news on all modified AWD systems.
Heck... its a wonder our cars can even make it down the block. I mean the weight of the driver on the one side of the car MUST throw everything out of balance and out of wack:
Ride height lowered on one side
Tire sidewall all smashed down and messing up the TCS.
Getting honks and mad stares of other drivers cause the speedometer is off; reading slow.
Corner balancing of the car messed up.
Bumps destroying the TPS sensors & alighment bcs of low sidewall height.
Running out of gas from the miscalibrated trip computer.
Goodness. Infiniti spent all this time engineering the drivetrain they must be making a loss on the car... no NO they're not, bcs they cut money in the brake & battery depts.
I know a tonnn of Infiniti owners with warped brakes - I'll let that go for now.
Drivetrain engineers always freak when something is done to the wheel diameter, offset, weight.
Aerodynamics engineers always freak when we drive down the freeway with the window down.
Well we measured the weights of the wheels b4 mounting and they are LIGHTER than the stock wheels. My EX is actually FASTER to react to the throttle now (no its not the theoretically shorter tire diameter bcs wheels were compared side-by-side). Car is lighter and more reactive on its feet than b4 but no one cared to ask; how it handles? I'm good for now - the EX handles greater than ever.
PS: And the difference in weight front-to-rear is a lot less than 5 lbs something like 1 or 2 or very similar I remember. Not taking lab notes so I don't remember but SURPRISINGLY close in weight.