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Old 02-16-2014, 02:01 PM   #11
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Are the benefits of aluminum wheels purely cosmetic? (excluding the minimal weight savings)
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:04 PM   #12
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There is significant weight savings. I picked up the steel wheels and tires an then the aluminum ones I just got wow what a difference! I haven't weighed them yet but it seems like 1/2 the weight.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:35 AM   #13
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Fair enough, but even so it's not really THAT much when considering a 5000-8000lb trailer... I'm thinking like 100lbs total at best for a dual axle.

The reason I ask is that I recall a member on here having issues with his aluminum wheels cracking, so there would need to be some serious benefits for me to consider paying extra for that option.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:03 PM   #14
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I was talking about my motorhome steel vs aluminum. I don't know about the trailer wheels. They are much smaller.
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