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I was suprised on this issue.

I used to have freestyle LR Genuine alloys.

Swapped for Mach 5s

Expected the Mach 5s to be far heavier, they were not.....almost the same.

The reason is Mach 5s 8 spokes and Modulars etc can use thinish steel, whereas the alloy wheel has to have a HUGE lump off ally thickness to get the same strength, and although ally is lighter than steel, when you have that much ally there is no weight saving

IMHO, FWIW, STS, TTFN :P

Nige

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Fill the tyres with hot air (Nige will be able to help you there! :P )

That way they'll be lots lighter..............probably.

Les. :D

i cant believe that anything nige has anything to do with can be called light :lol:

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I have just bought some mach5 beadlocks and posted the question of tubes a few nights ago.Got varying responses but i have done the following-

Sikaflex'd the internal welds on the rims,put the tyres on with tyreseal(truck alloy tyre sealer-free at work :D )put the outer bead on with clear silicone sealer between the flanges.Decided to go tubeless due to the number of sharp edges inside the wheel,plus i would rather have my tyre go flat gradually than all at once :blink:

Paul

p.s my wheels are now a lovely shade of orange B)

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