Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 20:03:54 +0100
From: Zweef <>
Subject: Re: Saab Wheels on Sale at ebay

In article <CFN375877772866435nopsam.CIS.DFN.DE>, says... > > On Wed=2C 27 Nov 2002 13=3A30=3A56 -0500 tom reingold =3Ctlr244=40optonline=2Enet=3E wrote=3A > > =3E Why are steel rims so undesirable=3F They really aren't that much heavier > =3E than alloy=2C and they can stand to be bent=2E If you bend an alloy rim=2C > =3E you can't bend it back into shape=2E I think alloy rims are hyped=2E > > I don't believe they are undesirable - in fact=2C for heavy duty applications=2C > like snow and rough roads=2C they're much better than alloys=2E > > However=2C this doesn't change the fact that they are generally significantly > cheaper than alloys=2E I think this is probably mainly because people prefer the > way alloys look=2E > First, please switch off HTML in your newsprog, it's total horror to read! Steel rims are cheaper because steel is cheaper than alloy, they're much easier to manufacture and also made in far bigger quantities (basically every car is delivered with them from stock). Funny thing is that they are better in almost every respect (mechanical, durability etc.) except for weight (just slightly heavier, alloy weighs less, but needs more material for strength) and looks, although i've seen some ugly alloy wheels in my lifetime ;-) -- Zweef

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