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Will I notice a difference in performance between the standard wheel and the lightweight wheel?
 

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Will I notice a difference in performance between the standard wheel and the lightweight wheel?
Slightly, I believe. I have my factory recommended Pirelli Sotto Zero winter tires on standard wheels and they do feel a tad heavier and thump over the bumps a bit more than my lightweight wheels. Mind, some of that is down to the winter spec tire, itself. I doubt there is any measurable difference in performance, though. Just a slightly different feel thing, that you won't miss anyway, unless you do a back to back comparison.
 

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I'm not speaking from direct 12C experience, but given the rotational inertia of wheels and the huge impact of unsprung weight, I'd expect a significant difference. Probably lost on amateur drivers like me though. So the only disadvantage of a light wheel is cost and aesthetics IMO.

6E, are you going to brave sand and salt?
 
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