Depends on what you want to do with them. Carbon Fiber would save the most weight, but you probably won't be allowed to race with them. Magnesium is the next best, but I have seen alluminum rims with close savings. Alluminum will be more durable. PVM has some good rims. They are light and cost less than most. Here is a pic of their new jobbies.
If I was on the market for aftermarket rims, I'd stay away from carbon and magnesium items because there are not the most durable option and I don't like the idea that a minor cock up when changing tyres etc. could result in a financial disaster. I'd go for forged aluminium rim's because they are not so fragile and the weight difference isn't _that_ big on quality items...
I dont understand why you would spend all that money on aftermarket rims...get some prolite rotors for the front, drill out the rear rotor, and spend the extra cash you woulda spent on the rims on tires and trackdays and learn to get fast..you go to the race track and will see very very few people running anything but stockers...you can only get slicks for 16.5s as well...Do you wanna look pretty or do you wanna be fast?
getting lighter rims would cut down on a lot of weight...not because they weigh less but becasue when the wheel/rim starts spinning it has a greater wieght because of the gyroscopic force...there's something that explains it better than me in sport rider
yes it is true that the rims cut down on weight and there for less rotating mass making it easier to turn it..but unless you guys are looking only for an extra half a second a lap, then theres no reason to spend the cash, cause thats all your gonna get
Sure it could - but I think Quicktoy's point is that improving your riding is a much better way to get that extra 0.5 second and a whole lot more! If you're a pro and ride perfect then losing that extra weight might be worth it. However, if you're like the rest of us, a few trackdays will make quite a bit more difference in your lap times than some light wheels.
exactly ridgerider...yall come to jennings and practise in this offseason..i'll be tuning my 636 at jennings Jan24-25 to get ready for homestead race in miami in early february
First year expert ...uhoh
hope to get down to 20s consitently at jennings on my takeoffs
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