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Old 03-21-2016, 03:14 PM   #1
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Aluminum wheel option weight question

I asked dealer if there is any weight savings from these other wise I wouldn't care, dealer didn't know? Anyone know if this is an advantageous option from that perspective beside looks or know the weight difference between stock rims & aluminum? looking at 14 inch wheels duel axles

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Old 03-21-2016, 03:28 PM   #2
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For replacing stock steel car wheels measuring 14 inch or 15 inch in diameter with aluminum wheels of the same size, the weight savings will be 3 to 4 pounds per wheel. Replacing 16 inch steel wheels with aluminum should save 5 pounds per wheel. SUVs and pickup trucks with heavier 17 inch and 18 inch steel wheels can result in savings up to 10 lb. per wheel when replaced by aluminum.

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Old 03-21-2016, 03:29 PM   #3
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Well I have the steel spoked wheels on my TT and I can tell you they will rust. I have had to sand off the rusted areas several times over the years and touch them up with paint. Nothing like bleeding rust on white painted wheels. As for weight I don`t know how much difference there is.

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Your maximum weight saving will be 10.8 pounds total on 14" Aluminum Trailer wheels.
It wouldn't be a fuel saver compare to cost. They look nice the same with white painted wheels and both require maintenance to keep them looking nice. I have chrome wheels and they need attention too.
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I think the aluminum wheels will dissipate heat better too
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