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Steel VS Aluminum

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ARC, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Dec 17, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    ARC

    ARC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What are the advantages between the two materials on wheels?
     
  2. Dec 18, 2011 at 1:43 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    cost and weight mostly


    steel is heavy, wheels are cheaper

    alloys are lighter, more expensive
     
  3. Dec 18, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    ARC

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    Understood, but what affect does the weight difference have on the truck if any?
     
  4. Dec 18, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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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.
     
  5. Dec 18, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    fuel milage too
     
  6. Dec 18, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    steve o 77

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