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dont they make cf rims now?

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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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why would you want cf rims on your car?

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why would you want cf rims on your car?
no i just wonderin cuz j. at nikis place said that they were makin them..i believe..cant remember

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they were talking about carbon or something but i know they didnt say carbon fiber

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they were talking about carbon or something but i know they didnt say carbon fiber
<---bad memory ...must be carbon

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MVR makes some CF rims. The CF is insdie not outside tho.

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I think Josephine said there was a company that is currently developing CF rims but they weren't available for sale yet. I think she also posted some pics of them and they didn't look too good in CF.

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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.


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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.
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lol joesphene didnt say carbon fiber, she said carbon, and BMW ///M was devoloping them for use on a future ///m car...they were 4 pounds....
 
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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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lol joesphene didnt say carbon fiber, she said carbon, and BMW ///M was devoloping them for use on a future ///m car...they were 4 pounds....
opps..i kinda forgot

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