Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/45/17 on OZ Alleggerita 17" x 8" wheels. I've been eying up this combo for several months now.
This will be the 3rd set of aftermarket wheels I have bought for my WRX. At 15.7 pounds the Alleggeritas are nearly as light as the 15.3 pound 17" x 8" WedsSport TC105Ns I'm currently using.
The 22 pound weight of the Michelin Pilot Super Sports more than makes up for that difference when compared to the 26 pound Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Specs I've been running for some time now. All of the quoted weights were posted on Tire Rack's site. The OZ and Michelin site data is very close to TRs.
The WedsSports were / are a less than an ideal fit on the WRX with their +42 mm offset, requiring a fair amount of negative camber (~ -2 degrees) to clear the rear fenders.
I stupidly had them powdercoated last year in a finish that was neither especially good looking or durable. I think they botched the powdercoat baking process that left the finish more prone to chipping than standard painting. The relatively large metalflake silvery finish looked good on a sample swatch, but not so much on the finished wheels.
I suppose I'll hang onto the Weds / Dunlop for autox use for a time, then possibly selling them to recoup some of the $2100 + cost of me WRX's new shoes.
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Michelin*Pilot Super Sport