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Do VW steel wheels or alloy wheels weigh more?

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Old January 1st 05, 05:54 AM
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My 14" GTI alloy wheels with 185x14 tires weighed less than 13" steel
wheels with 185s. Some alloy wheels are light and some are heavy. It
looks like those wheels are less than 28 lbs. You can remove one of
your wheels and weigh it. The only mystery is how much the tire you
choose will weigh.

"Fred Fartalot" > wrote:

>Yes, I know Golfs come standard with 15 inch wheels in the US and Canada -
>mine were upgraded to 16 inch German wheels.
>Yes, I know the original intent of alloy wheels was light weight and this is
>a marketing angle for selling them and that lots of alloy wheels are
>actually heavier than the steel wheels they replace.
>Yes, I know alloy wheels are more prone to damage and cost more than steel
>wheels and might be hard to replace in kind if needed down the road.
>Thanks for the replies so far and its all interesting, but who will finally
>get the big prize for answering my question?
>"Fred Fartalot" > wrote in message
>> I am thinking of replacing the stock 16 inch steel wheels on my 2004 Golf
>> with 16 inch alloy RAVE wheels.
>> Will the new alloy wheels be heavier or lighter weight?
>> I asked the VW dealer last week and the 2 guys there argued about it and I
>> never got an answer and finally just left.
>> Thank you.
>> maybe the weigh exactly the same?....


Jim B.

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