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    Default questions about alloy rims.

    From the net searching I've gathered that:
    Alloy wheels are lighter than normal factory fitted steel wheels
    They offer smoother steering and braking performance
    But I like to know
    What sort of better performance you get with alloy wheels - do you really feel the difference?
    How much do they cost?
    Do they wear & tear quicker compared to normal steel wheels?
    Do they reduce fuel comsumption (as they are lighter)?
    Why don't manufacturers fit them as standard?


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    90% of the alloy rims in our market are heavier then the stock steel rim and hence put a burden on suspension (depending upon size) and they also increase the fuel consumption.

    You wont get any better performance with alloys, their only + is that they enhance the looks of your car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asjdsm View Post
    From the net searching I've gathered that:
    Alloy wheels are lighter than normal factory fitted steel wheels
    They offer smoother steering and braking performance
    But I like to know
    What sort of better performance you get with alloy wheels - do you really feel the difference?
    How much do they cost?
    Do they wear & tear quicker compared to normal steel wheels?
    Do they reduce fuel comsumption (as they are lighter)?
    Why don't manufacturers fit them as standard?
    mate u got totally wrong information...
    alloys are heavier then normal steel wheels except light weights ones..
    they have v.bad impact on fuel consumption and suspenion...
    they are not quicker then normal steel ones...
    cost depends on the rims.. u choose
    and the most important thing according to the condition of pakistani roads they are v.easy to break.. as i had experience this by my self..
    Time for change

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    no topic starter is right, when u search for Alloys vs Steel RIms over internet u will come with this result that, 'Alloys are ligter than steel ones' but in our market we find 95% alloys heavier than the steel rims, rest i agree that, they are more vulnerable on breaking due to conditions of our roads.

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    Alloys for bike
    available at muree road start form 2.5k till 5k per pair
    stronger the spoke rims , maintanace free ( sedha krwana nahi parta)
    in case of collison i have seen bent front shocks but alloys were at their place . try to get japanese one , china ones also serve the purpose
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    japanes alloys are best
    weigh of the alloy is depend on its size
    1.60-18 alloy would be lighter then 1.85 alloy
    if one would buy good japanese alloy for his GS150 OR CG125 then he should also take care of rims size(if he is keen on weigh etc) so if he would go for 1.60-18 alloy for gs150 then i dont think the alloy rim with tyre will be heaviour then steel rim having tyre on it,
    if you realy need to buy alloys then must buy any japs brand like ENKEI RIMS, that will serve you better then stock spokes rims, but that would be costlly, do not go for alloy rims located in local market, just try to locate in scrap markets, if you are lucky then you will must find it for u,
    if you are looking for fuel eco then no need to be worry if you applied same size of alloys with stock tyres,
    no doubt it will good for looks but once get faulty then hard to repair,
    i recentlly bought YAMAHA RD125LC alloy rims, its japs, and in mint condition, cost 12k
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    Quote Originally Posted by hidalgo View Post
    Alloys for bike
    available at muree road start form 2.5k till 5k per pair
    stronger the spoke rims , maintanace free ( sedha krwana nahi parta)
    in case of collison i have seen bent front shocks but alloys were at their place . try to get japanese one , china ones also serve the purpose
    ^+1 ... alloys are much better and way too stronger than spokes wheels... i hv used them in jailing for seven years, many times hit them very hard in bumps but they never bent or needed any maintenance or alignment issues ... about weight, yes they are little heavier than spokes but not much, so fuel avg will be compromised too. .. the lighter ones u talking about are not available here because they r made of exclusive metals and very expensive...

    about manufacturers here not installing them... big vendors like pak suzuki and atlas will never include them in even 100 years... bhai un ka bus chalay to production cost bachanay k liay spokes ki jaga tinkay laga dain...

    a good quality chinese set would cost around 4.5k..

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLLDuDe786 View Post
    90% of the alloy rims in our market are heavier then the stock steel rim and hence put a burden on suspension (depending upon size) and they also increase the fuel consumption.

    You wont get any better performance with alloys, their only + is that they enhance the looks of your car.
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    RX115 mashAllah bro these are really sexy alloy wheels i really like them

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLLDuDe786 View Post
    90% of the alloy rims in our market are heavier then the stock steel rim and hence put a burden on suspension (depending upon size) and they also increase the fuel consumption.

    You wont get any better performance with alloys, their only + is that they enhance the looks of your car.
    Very well put
    That z d reason my car z still running on stock steel rims.

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    bro's i want to install the rims of 125 in a 70 cc bike please tell me how to do this correctly ,

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    the 70 cc bike is yamaha dhoom yd 70 . please help

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    Can anyone here tell me from where to buy quality branded alloy rims like HRS, Advanti, BBS, MOMO ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj2006 View Post
    Can anyone here tell me from where to buy quality branded alloy rims like HRS, Advanti, BBS, MOMO ?
    Only genuine brand i have found is lenso. Rest all are copies. Searched in isb and lhr. Everyone keeps copies and claims them to be original
    What goes around, comes around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilalicious View Post
    Only genuine brand i have found is lenso. Rest all are copies. Searched in isb and lhr. Everyone keeps copies and claims them to be original
    Yeah but i don't like lenso designs, Chinese copies are useless. currently looking for Advanti wheels importer as i like their designs. Heard there is someone in Karachi who imports Advanti alloys.

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