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Old 12-17-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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Steel VS Aluminum

What are the advantages between the two materials on wheels?
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:43 AM   #2
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cost and weight mostly


steel is heavy, wheels are cheaper

alloys are lighter, more expensive
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cost and weight mostly


steel is heavy, wheels are cheaper

alloys are lighter, more expensive
Understood, but what affect does the weight difference have on the truck if any?
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The greater the weight of the truck, the less carrying capacity you have and the harder it will be to stop the truck. Those are the two biggies.
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Understood, but what affect does the weight difference have on the truck if any?
fuel milage too
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unsprung weight should be minimized if possible to improve braking and suspension performance.
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