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Old 12-24-2005, 02:12 AM
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drilling holes in a decent pattern in a full disk rim
can this be done ?
does it help with less rotating mass?
will it affect aerodynamics?
has anyone done this and do you have pictures?
will it significantly weaken the rim?
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Old 12-24-2005, 09:56 AM
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dish rims are weaker to begin with so to drill them out will even make them weaker.
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by andy_666
dish rims are weaker to begin with so to drill them out will even make them weaker.
acctually dish rims are stronger than spoked rims... that is the point of dish rims, strong but light...





as far as the holes... don't. dish rims are already light enough, you won't notice the weight loss, and you'll only weaken them...
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acualy i break more dish rims and i havnt even broke a singel spoked my dish rims crack all the time
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Originally Posted by schmuck
drilling holes in a decent pattern in a full disk rim
can this be done ?
does it help with less rotating mass?
will it affect aerodynamics?
has anyone done this and do you have pictures?
will it significantly weaken the rim?
Yes, it can be done, and yes, it will weaken the rim and affect aerodynamics.

I don't do it, but a few people at the track I race with do it. They're usually in the back of the pack anyways.

I'm not so much worried about rotating mass and I am worried about how much weight I have to add to my chassis to make it race legal.

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Originally Posted by andy_666
acualy i break more dish rims and i havnt even broke a singel spoked my dish rims crack all the time

so? the plastic could be different... are they different manufacturers?
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:32 PM
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i was just wondering cause i dont like the look of dish rims i just dont want my truck to be any slower
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