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Old 09-17-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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I didn't realize this was being done for general consumers.

Look at the close up pictures

http://www.hrewheels.com/wheels/seri...=/CARBON/CF40/
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its been around since years ago.

meh
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I'm technologically on the short bus, I guess. Even my company supplied phone is an old Nextel. :(
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its been around since years ago.

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Yep.

Watch me hit the curb/apex by mistake and blow 3k real JDM style.
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Yep.

Watch me hit the curb/apex by mistake and blow 3k real JDM style.
I would think that you'd jump into a large body of water and kill your car Cuban-style






Seen those on quite a few cars around here though. I know there is a light blue Audi R8 V10 on a set.
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I remember the magnesium wheels on my Ducati weighed like 2 milligrams, **** was nuts.
Im not sure it would be good on a car though, since your likely to curb them and they have a lot of sideways stress being put on them. A motorcycle is always putting force staright down on the wheel.
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Yep.

Watch me hit the curb/apex by mistake and blow 3k real JDM style.
So freakin nice tho. Man, I need a raise.
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When I worked at BBS, they had a few motorcycle rims in there....those things were insane.
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Seen those on quite a few cars around here though. I know there is a light blue Audi R8 V10 on a set.
Is the buoyancy on CF good? in that case I'll take a set, or two.
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Is the buoyancy on CF good? in that case I'll take a set, or two.
Given that most of them are heavier than stock hoods...I don't think that'll be a wise idea
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Given that most of them are heavier than stock hoods...I don't think that'll be a wise idea
Good not Hood.
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I wanna see plastic/composite wheels. Seems liek they could make them very light and strong.
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I wanna see plastic/composite wheels. Seems liek they could make them very light and strong.
Not sure why you don't see them yet...


Had Magnesium wheels on an old Fiat... Really wanted to light one on fire...just for fun
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hmm i would think that the wheel would be carbon wrapped... not solid carbon.

Carbon doesnt have the ductility of a traditional metal.
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Not sure why you don't see them yet...


Had Magnesium wheels on an old Fiat... Really wanted to light one on fire...just for fun
I cut a chunk off of a VW engine block and light it. I burned longer than I though and it wouldnt go out, left an interesting scar on my old driveway.
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Let me know when someone starts making them in 13's. Until that point they are useless for us.
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i've visited an independent laboratory that test the strength/durability of new wheels that are trying to be brought to the marketplace. exotic materials like carbon fiber simply don't hold up like good ol' fashion metal. most failed miserably.
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What about making the rim barrel from aluminum and the spider from carbon? That seems like it would make a bit more sense to me.. I'd be afraid of a carbon barrel on a tire machine...

Of course there probably is some sort of engineering wisdom on it that will descend upon me with the fire of a thousand suns.
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I've seen a few of the UK-made CF wheels post-damage, and really don't like the way they come apart - centers and barrels. Don't know anything about pricing or the details of the HREs' construction. If the aluminum center is actually bonded to the barrel with a proper adhesive, it might have a chance. HRE centers are pretty darn nice. But in general, I just don't like the way carbon fails for a wheel. I'd rather have something that can deform significantly and still hold the car off the ground, maybe even hold air. For the same money as the UK CF stuff, I'd rather have a forged mag one-piece BBS.
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