Yeah but you would really be surprised, see the wheel weight effects the motors ability to perform, accel, cruise easily, and has much more effect on all 3 than everything else.
In just about every case when people go from 31's to 35s and think they need gears all they really need is to lose the weight to gain there accel back, see going from like a 30" tire to a 35" tire is only a few hundred rpm a 3.23 ratio is like 150 rpm diff at 65 mph between a 30" and 35" tire, a 4.11 is like a 300 rpm diff at 65 between a 30" and 35" tire.
So in dealing with that the 300 rpm difference isn't really what is killing your accel, but overall the lack of hp and the weight sucking hp of the wheel, this isn't to say that the roll out of the tire isn't affected or changed, but if you could get a 35" tire that weighed the same as a 30" tire you would see and feel that the weight is far more detrimental than the tire hieght and roll out change.
If you have steel wheels and go to alum you will feel the diff that it makes, if you have alum cast wheels the only way to lose weight is to go to a forged or billet wheel, or titanium, but until i can find someone to make a titanium wheel for less than a few thousand that is out.
This is why it is important to go to the lightest wheel you can when you go to heavier larger tires, same with hubs and rotors and drums if they are lighter they help performance more, everything in sprung weight needs hundreds of pounds even thousands to make a difference, whereas unsprung weight is pounds to get a difference, in motors grams makes a big difference, but everyone thinks oh heavy big truck so what kill it some more make it perform worse, you guy's gotta stop thinking like that, so what it's a few pounds