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Old 02-07-2014, 03:58 PM   #11
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If I tried driving 60-65 on thr freeways in L.A., the fuel savings wouldn't make up for getting run off the road by all the aggressive drivers.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:03 PM   #12
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biggest increase aside from driving style I saw was when I went to light wheels. 12.8lbs each(= I can get 40+ on the highway at 74mph with my auto easily.
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It sounds like the biggest improvements I can make are to reduce the drivetrain weight. This increases my mpg without changing my driving style. Ill look into it. Thank you guys for all your input
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Changing drive train weight will make a minuscule difference the only reason he notices a difference is because he runs rota slip streams which is the lightest but weakest wheel on the market. Motegi makes a wheel too called "tracklites" and there about the same weight and just as fragile. If you look at there specs the wheels really are not meant to be on our cars.
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Changing drive train weight will make a minuscule difference the only reason he notices a difference is because he runs rota slip streams which is the lightest but weakest wheel on the market. Motegi makes a wheel too called "tracklites" and there about the same weight and just as fragile. If you look at there specs the wheels really are not meant to be on our cars.
You obviously do not know what your talking about. Weight below the suspension or "unsprung" weight makes a drastic difference as compared weight above the suspension. This debate came up a long time ago here on the forum and a scientific journal was found that performed a test and 1lb reduction in unsprung weight under the suspension was equivalent to removing 10lbs above the suspension. So going from stock wheels that weight about 20lbs to about 13lbs reduced the "overall" weight in my car by over 240lbs...

And say what you want about lightweight wheels, but I have ran them on my car for 3 years now and hit some pot holes that should have bent or cracked my wheels and I have never had a single issue. What specs are you saying makes them to where they should not be on our cars?
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The only reason I can see you saying they are "fragile" is because they are cast and not forged correct? Do you realize that rota actually produces oem wheels for toyota vehicles. Also pretty much any oem wheel is cast and not forged.... If you are doing hardcore autocross then I could see an issue with any wheel.. there have been just as many instances of high end wheels breaking at autocross events as rotas...
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No they are fragile because they are thin walled to make them lighter there max weight is literally the weight of our car any bump or pot hole could shatter your wheel.
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Rotas regular wheels is what goes on manufactured cars if what your saying is true, I've worked for Toyota and never saw rotas, but they sure as hell ain't putting slipstreams on stock cars.
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No they are fragile because they are thin walled to make them lighter there max weight is literally the weight of our car any bump or pot hole could shatter your wheel.
I would like to see where you obtained the information on the load weight of a rota slipstream. Please post that.
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It's been posted everywhere, on many many forums. If you care so much type it into google. There load limit is about 650 a wheel, 650x4 is 2600lbs, which is the weight of our car.

The face that you don't even know how much they really weigh shows your ignorance.
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