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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-29-2003, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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Wheel Weight Rating

What is the minimum weight rating for a rim that will be put on a 96 Thunderbird? I figure the car weighs 4000lbs (erring on the fatter side to be safer).. so.. wouldn't 4000/4 equal 1000lbs per wheel? How much of a margin do I need to have to make sure I don't bust something when loaded with passengers?

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Are there any companies that make light weight alloys for our cars? I looked at Center Line's stuff and they some goodlooking, lightweight rims in our bolt pattern(42mm offset) but they're only rated around 1200 lbs...

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*whistles* Boyd Coddington is even more expensive than Center Line. Yeesh. So.. a wheel rated at 1200 lbs is too light-duty for these cars? I've emailed center line, but I dunno how much help they're going to be.

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