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Given the wondrous state of some of our roads in the UK and the very real chance of a daily fight between potholes and speed humps, anyone have any experience / views on ability of lightweight wheels to cope?
Less mass = less resistance to knocks and shocks?
 

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I know Mclaren specify they cannot be repaired, when damaged, only replaced. Same for lightweights but not standard cast wheels.
 

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lightweight wheels will be stronger due to the forging process and also the compliance of the suspension, i think you can get the alloys repaired if its just a scuffed lip but not if the get buckled which will be very hard to do. see video of 10 tonne per sq cm been forced onto these forged alloys. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mSGlWLw48w
 

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lightweight wheels will be stronger due to the forging process and also the compliance of the suspension, i think you can get the alloys repaired if its just a scuffed lip but not if the get buckled which will be very hard to do. see video of 10 tonne per sq cm been forced onto these forged alloys. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mSGlWLw48w
Already managed to scuff my offside front wheel,and Mclaren re-paired and re-sprayed it no problem.
Very annoyed with myself at the time,seen as i managed 40k in my last porsche without a scratch.But before you laugh,you will be surprised how close to the kerb you get,you get a false perspective because you are sat nearer the centre line of the car,be very careful the first time you drive into a space on the opposite side of the road,i can quarentee you will be closer than you think:(
 
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