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#16 siggy

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 09:31 PM

THEY ARE ALLOYS

It would be far too expensive to make them in steel. Alloy is much easier to cast

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 09:51 PM

Those rims cast in steel would weigh about forty five pounds each! Imagine that on your suspension.

I don't have the mag so this is the only photo I've seen of them, but I am now certain having looked again that they are Minilife alloys. The profile around the dish is exactly the same, and the slightly elliptical spokes.

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 10:16 PM

sorry to break the bubble but it has written in the spec that there 13 x 7 chromed steel eight-spoke wheels. Yokohama 048r 175/50x13 semislick road tyres

edit: do minilife do steel, or has miniworld written it wrong, secondly there definitley not wellers i agree

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 04:58 PM

I CAN read

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 05:18 PM

THEY ARE ALLOYS

It would be far too expensive to make them in steel. Alloy is much easier to cast

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If steel wheels are more expensive to produce then how come the vast majority of production cars come with steel wheels as standard? Steel wheels are only pressed and welded where as alloy have to be cast and then machined. Surely pressed is cheaper than cast?

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 05:30 PM

thats what i thought rob, becos 5x12 weller wheels are cheaper than 5x12 minilights. im guessing they have the same volume of metal

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 06:26 PM

there nice wheels

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 06:27 PM

sorry wrong pic..... :fear:

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#24 siggy

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 10:33 PM

Cars come with steel wheels because the shape of them is very basic, a couple of pressing's and weld them together, same as Wellers. LOOK at the shape of the Minlifes or whatever they are called. Each spoke is shaped and they are in one piece. They would have to be cast or macHined on a CNC lathe or miller. This would be very expensive and time consuming

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 10:46 PM

How do you know they are in one piece?

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 10:54 PM

Can you see any bolts or sharp edges?????????????

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 10:57 PM

Can you see bolts or sharp edges on any steel wheel? Why are you so certain they are alloy?

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 11:04 PM

Yes you can see bolts or sharp edegs on steel wheels.

30 plus years playing in motorsport and the motor trade

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 11:11 PM

That doesnt explain how you can tell they are not steel. Ive never seen steel wheels which are bolted together! Ive spent a few years in the motor trade myself and still there. Has anyone else seen bolted steel wheels? I maybe wrong!

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 11:18 PM

Dunlop Denovos, these were actually rivited but close enought to bolts

Alloy wheels are 99% of the time in one piece, except for modular rims.

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