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Lightweight 16" wheels

I have an '02 Ext Cab XLT RWD with the stock 15"(?) steel donuts. I wanted to get some strong, lightweight 16" wheels to improve handling and braking. I drive exclusively on streets/freeways and I don't really haul anything excpet for the occasional 1000-lb pallet of goods under my camper shell.

Tirerack.com has some 16x8 AT Italia 5 Razze wheels that weigh 22.5-lbs. They're quite unspectacular in the looks department, but my number one priority is low wheel weight. Does anybody know of any better/lighter alternatives?

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go with 15's instead of 16's... cheaper tires and less weight
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Stay with the 15". or atleast i would. they will keep the weight low.
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i have a set of stock 16's from an 01 ranger if you are interested.
they are like 15 lbs. ea. (wheels only)
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for handling you will want larger wheels, so 16 or 17 inch would be good. youll want forged aluminum, check out centerline, they always have some clearance wheels
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