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Old 17th January 2006, 12:48   #1
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What are the advantages of alloy wheels. Does alloy wheels improve FE
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Plz do a search on the forum, I am sure this question has been answered before
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Alloys in no way improve fuel efficiency.They improve handling and the looks.and along with alloys you can also get tubeless tyres which will make highway driving a lot safer as there are less chances of it bursting.before selecting make sure the overall diameter remains the same as that of your original wheel otherwise you may have problems with your speedo and odo.

which car is this for by the way ?

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Originally Posted by revtech
Alloys in no way improve fuel efficiency.
Thats an incorrect statement revtech.

The overall weight saving provided by alloys (Whats the weight of your wheel-tyre combo??), improves FE almost like any other weight saving in the car. The difference being the fact that this weight saving is on mass that is rotating, so it probably has a greater affect than a weightsaving in/on the car.
However, overall the change in FE will probably be negligible.

However do note that chances are, when upsizing to a larger alloy wheel and broader tyres, sometimes the overall weight goes UP. (but there are several advantages to cancel that out).

Anyway, Kashd, as Abhay said, this topic has been discussed several times before. I suggest you look at the "wheels and tyres section" and do a search. Burried in a lot of those threads are some great info on the advantages of alloys.

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