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Old 01-17-2007, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default Snow properties of rims?

So I have Rota SDRs and they fit all nice over my Stopteck BBK but those SDRs love to get snow-cake on the inside of the rim like I have never seen before (and not from driving in deep snow). So are there better rims in terms of snow collection properties? I did not find anything useful about this when i searched. I found:
(http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=179569)
for fitment issues so that is a great resrouce.

Would spraying the inside of the rims with something help, or am I just stuck casue I have to run at least 17x7 rims for those brakes?

Any input including just a link to a thread I missed would rock.

Thanks.

these won't fit I think:
http://www.pirellicompetizioni.com/e..._135_90_16.jpg
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:50 PM   #2
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Default Properties I mean

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Old 01-17-2007, 10:07 PM   #3
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I misspell everything too
but use the spellchecker everytime

I am a electrician not a spelling teacher thank God

and that means I make alot more the the poor teacher
I did the same thing on a thread m/s clutch...
wow what a flame event.. I still have scars.
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silicone might help???
How about a Thin layer of lithium grease???
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:15 PM   #4
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Thanks, Dave. I PMed a mod. to change it for me. they might just let me burn but that won't be too bad I guess.
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:17 PM   #5
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I'm not a mod in Tire&wheel. Best bet is to report your post. Or report this post.

And thank you for caring about spelling
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:40 PM   #6
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sorry. no idea how to do that but I will look and figure it out.
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Old 01-18-2007, 12:59 AM   #7
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:15 AM   #8
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Back to topic for a moment - I have used Pam (cooking spray) with pretty good success in the past. Don't ask why it came up.
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Old 01-18-2007, 12:47 PM   #9
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french fries?
snow packed into wheels is a minor nusance. in fact Compomotive rally wheel u linked would be worse if snow did pack into it, the smaller openings make it more difficult to poke the snow out than the SDR and others of same design.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:09 PM   #10
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More left-foot braking=more heat=more snow melt!! Seriously, my enkei rpf-1's rarely accumulate any snow unless what I am driving in is deeper than the hub height. I think the spokes being thin and the gaps between he spokes being large helps avoid snow-pack.
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:30 PM   #11
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I think “Pam” is the way to go. The snow does not get caught in the spokes, but rather behind in the large smooth area of a 7.5 rim. and it IS a big issue cause just a little snow that will not release causes havoc with the balance of the wheel. Never had the stuff melt off from braking, always had to stop and dig it out by hand. I will try some silicon spray or something this year...assuming we ever get snow or I go some place that does.

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Old 01-18-2007, 07:01 PM   #12
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I had Rota SDR's and I know what you mean about the propensity for the style of wheel to want to collect things. The lip on the outside edge of the 'barrel' of the wheel really catches on to things. Mine used to drive me nuts when I washed my car because of the water that it would tend to hold on to.

Actually, now that I think about it back when I had my 2.5 RS my wheels seemed to collect snow too although only after driving in a few inches for over 1 hour.
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:24 PM   #13
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I know what you mean about the outter rim. Amazing how stuff just sits there no matter what speed you drive*...like dirty water after driving around NYC, etc. something to think about for next time.



*ok, I have never driven on a wet track day.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:08 PM   #14
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I saw it on a impreza rally car. I assume its for snow?

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