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Top 100: Aluminum Wheel Cuts 318 Pounds Per Axle

Alcoa's wide-base aluminum wheel measures 22.5 inches by 14 inches, and with a load rating of 12,800 pounds, it is capable of replacing two 8.25-inch wheels in a dual pair. Replacing dual steel wheels and their tires with the 71-pound aluminum wheel and a low-profile, wide-base tire saves 318 pounds per axle.

December 01, 2002

Alcoa aluminum wheelAlcoa's wide-base aluminum wheel measures 22.5 inches by 14 inches, and with a load rating of 12,800 pounds, it is capable of replacing two 8.25-inch wheels in a dual pair. Replacing dual steel wheels and their tires with the 71-pound aluminum wheel and a low-profile, wide-base tire saves 318 pounds per axle. Alcoa claims fuel savings between 2 and 5 percent, too. Estimated price: $400 each.

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