Just curious if the OEM wheels off of an "S" would any good to put a set of paddles on? I am unsure of how much they weigh, so they could be too heavy for all I know.
Well said vidwiz, you hit the nail on the head with your advice. I've weighed the factory 8 spoke 12" wheels and they weigh in at about 8 lbs per front, and 9.6 lbs per rear, not bad for a cast wheel.Best I can tell stock front rims are 6" wide 10 lbs, rears 8" wide, 11 lbs. Haven't seen weights just yet for other wheels but been looking at this closely myself. You'll see a lot more weight reduction from the tires than the wheels. Problem with stockers is the offset and width. Depending on the size tire 8" wide in the front and 10" wide in the rear wheels have been recommended to me for better flotation. And aftermarket offers better, wider offsets for more stability. 8" total wider for example with 4 4 offset front, 4 6 offset rear. Stockers will work but not optimally. I've considered spacers with stock wheels but then you approach the cost of the aftermarkets, you have an extra item to deal with transitioning from the trail, and you don't get the extra flotation so I will probably pony up for new rims.