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Old 05-06-2003, 02:37 AM   #1
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why is there such a huge price.....



why is there such a huge price difference on the 17" hm4's for the mini and the 18" pg4's ?

17" hm4=359.95 U.S each
18" pg4 =764.95 U.S each

these prices are from www.bavauto.com
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Re: why is there such a huge price.....

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why is there such a huge price difference on the 17" hm4's for the mini and the 18" pg4's ?

17" hm4=359.95 U.S each
18" pg4 =764.95 U.S each

these prices are from www.bavauto.com
From what its made out of?
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Old 05-06-2003, 02:41 AM   #3
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Re: Re: why is there such a huge price.....

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From what its made out of?
that wouldnt justify double the price for an inch larger diameter...there wouldnt be that much more material used...
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Old 05-06-2003, 02:46 AM   #4
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PG's are normally mulit piece no? are HM3's multi or single?
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i think im agreeing with Gamite. arent the PG's multipiece rims and the HM's a single? (im really not to sure though)
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Old 05-06-2003, 08:27 AM   #6
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jeremy why dont you call them and ask, ive always wondered myself


nice to see your looking at prices now!!!!
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PG's are normally mulit piece no? are HM3's multi or single?
that makes sense......but still, its a pretty big jump.....you can pick up hre's for that price
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I work for american racing custom wheels.
And i can tell you forged wheels are alot more expensive. Depending on the company i would believe if they were double.

Thats the price you pay for lightweight wheels.

Also because its a different style the price wouldn't be the same. Not all 17 are the same
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Old 05-06-2003, 11:13 PM   #9
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Trevor what's the scoop on Rial GS wheels.. are they good quality? do you know
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Old 05-07-2003, 12:47 AM   #10
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one peicee wheels cost alot more to make from what I've been told
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Old 05-07-2003, 02:21 AM   #11
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Also because its a different style the price wouldn't be the same. Not all 17 are the same
i think your missing the point.....the wheels in discussion are 17" hm4's and 18" pg4's its the same rim just different sizes and number of pieces..
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It's just a guess but I imagine the 2 piece rims are 1 piece aluminum 1 piece magnesium which would make them lighter than an all aluminum rim. Magnesium is an ultra-lightweight material that a lot of racing teams have used for many years. Unfortunately it's very expensive, and isn't as durable as aluminum.
This would explain the jump in price if they were using magnesium + aluminum.
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straying off topic a little (to kinda go with what Dj said) but does anyone know how much those carbon rims are gonna cost when they come out? (from what i know , they are suppose to be like 4-8 lbs each? )
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