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Old 05-06-2005, 04:33 PM   #11
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sweet...but I hope you never hit a pot hole or scrape a curb!
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Wow, $6500 is so much money for rims. I'm sure there are people that will ****** those in a second. I wouldn't spend that kind of money though, if I had a C5 or C6 I'd be happy with it'* handling already.
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waaaaaaaay to expensive
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I could think of better ways to remove 48 pounds from the vehicle, like taking the passenger seat out, or going on a diet. But hey, for some people 6500 bucks in rims is the way to go
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unsprung weight is pretty important when it comes to performance...so just removing weight from the car wouldn't have the same impact.
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There are truck guys up here who spend that kind of money on their 24" wheels.

Jesse James sells custom billet wheels for motorcycles for more than that....each.

Corvette technology has always been a peek into the future. Just wait a few years and they will be stock on a Sunbird.
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Correct me if I am wrong but isn't rotating mass 10x heavier than non-rotating mass on a car performance wise? So decreasing the weight by 48 lbs would be like taking 480 lbs out of your car thats why some people buy carbon fiber driveshafts...? I dunno I heard that somewhere I cant remeber who said that..... mabey I'm wrong tho....
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Jason you wouldn't want those on MN roads.....You'll shatter them with every pot hole/crack in the road......LOL
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Rotating/unpsrung mass is the big killer Plain rotating (like a driveshaft) doesn't affect quite like that.

Actually potholes wouldn't be bad, carbon fiber does give well into the flat direction.
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Now those are some nice wheels. If only I had 7 grand just sitting around somewhere.....
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