11/7/2017

Quick Look at an Advanced Wheel

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Although aftermarket wheels are not something we generally look at here, ADV7.2 CF.2 Advanced Series from ADV.1 that was introduced last week at SEMA deserves a glance at the very least for the simple reason that it is an exemplary exercise in materials engineering.

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Although aftermarket wheels are not something we generally look at here, ADV7.2 CF.2 Advanced Series from ADV.1 that was introduced last week at SEMA deserves a glance at the very least for the simple reason that it is an exemplary exercise in materials engineering.

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That is, there is an aerospace-grade 6061 forged aluminum center that is paired with a patented BOXTROM carbon fiber hybrid barrel from British carbon fiber wheel producer Dymag. The two are joined by titanium hardware from Tikore.

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The wheel is up to 40 percent lighter than OEM cast aluminum wheels.

And it looks damned impressive, too.

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