I can't imagine that they would. CF may be strong, but when it breaks, it doesn't deform like metal does, it shatters, and I would imagine that having a rim shatter on your car would be just about the most dangerous single failure a car could have. Talk about a lawsuit waiting to happen...
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Originally posted by triggrhaapi@Apr 29 2003, 03:50 AM like I said before, CF is too brittle to be used exclusively for rims. some ppl use it for driveshafts, but when those break, they tear the shit out of all the parts around them.
that's gotta suck to repair
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Yea carbon aluminum alloy. Its will have a new name. Thats what steel is. Iron and carbon, its only like 4%-10% carbon but a lot lighter and stronger due to the alloy characteristics. They cant make pure carbon wheels, it would be to expensive and to brittle, not to mention not even close to being strong enough. Not sure if youv ever seent them (i live in florida so i have) but the tiles on the space shuttle are pure carbon.
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