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Aluminum Wheels
« on: May 17, 2019, 11:38:28 am »
I understand that Phoenix is now offering Aluminum wheels. Didn't see it on their price sheet, so I'm not sure of the cost, but wonder if there is any real advantage/disadvantage to them or or they just for looks.
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Re: Aluminum Wheels
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 01:26:49 pm »
The upside is that they are a bit lighter weight, more corrosion resistant.  They are also milled on a lathe VS stamped and welded so much less wobble and vibration.  They are cooler running and dissipate heat better.

The downside is there is not that much weight savings.  Alum wheels have a tendency to warp and crack if made to light weight.  Hence good ones are almost as heavy as steel wheels.

On RV's they only use four alloy wheels.  The inside dully's stay steel.  They look nice though ;)