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PlasticMac

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As Benny Hill once said "... well, I like them sir ..."
I understand tbe theory of unsprung weight etc, but I'm pretty sure a kilogram or so on each corner isn't going to make much difference to my daily drive.
It's fine as it is, and, they do look good 👍
Mac.
 

depronman

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As Benny Hill once said "... well, I like them sir ..."
I understand tbe theory of unsprung weight etc, but I'm pretty sure a kilogram or so on each corner isn't going to make much difference to my daily drive.
It's fine as it is, and, they do look good
Mac.
If only it was a kg on each wheel. Much more like plus 5 to 6kg


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audifan

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I run 17" wheels but not the original Audi fragile ones. My ones are RS4 replica dual PCD (100 and 112). I have found them very robust and have survived many pot holes without buckling. Sorry do not know their individual weight or how they compare to the Audi ones. They look almost identical to the Audis.
 

Joga

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If only it was a kg on each wheel. Much more like plus 5 to 6kg


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And all that weight will not only be included in the cars kinetic energy, but also be part of the wheels moment of inertia which one will have to "feed" at every acceleration, and then give it away to brake heat.
 

PlasticMac

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And all that weight will not only be included in the cars kinetic energy, but also be part of the wheels moment of inertia which one will have to "feed" at every acceleration, and then give it away to brake heat.
That's true, but if you ever had a, so called "friction" toy car, you'll know how useful kinetic energy is when your rolling along!
Mac.
 

dj_efk

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Today I found the mod I need most...but sadly I’m very sure it’s well beyond my abilities :(
Ha, I’ve basically been near-harassing @timmus to develop a version of this for my iPhone X!

However he doesn’t have the time he’ll need to develop this into a product unfortunately.
 

steve_c

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Today I found the mod I need most...but sadly I’m very sure it’s well beyond my abilities :(
And here's the link:
 

RobTT

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And here's the link:
I have just read and re-read the post to see if I could kid myself into thinking I could do it lol...
 

dj_efk

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Shame...I’d take one for an iPhone X too!
Yep, I think there would be a healthy demand for this. I would pay good money for one (somewhere around the £175 mark?), especially if it just automatically synched to the car's stereo system and you could use siri to send messages and make calls etc.
 

Rusty911

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Yes very very heavy and ultra soft. They buckle by just looking at them
Not to mention they ruin the ride unless you have ultra smooth road where you live

Paul


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I'm being careful not to look at them and will trail the car to somewhere with a smooth bit of road.

Even so, nice to have a set here as sooner or later a car will crop up that just screams out the need for them. I've got a set of the lightweight 15's here as well, so they make for the ideal Summer / Winter pairing.
 

depronman

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I'm being careful not to look at them and will trail the car to somewhere with a smooth bit of road.

Even so, nice to have a set here as sooner or later a car will crop up that just screams out the need for them. I've got a set of the lightweight 15's here as well, so they make for the ideal Summer / Winter pairing.
Ha so the cat is out of the bag. You are doing a track day A2
Now I get it


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timmus

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Today I found the mod I need most...but sadly I’m very sure it’s well beyond my abilities :(
Ha, I’ve basically been near-harassing @timmus to develop a version of this for my iPhone X!
However he doesn’t have the time he’ll need to develop this into a product unfortunately.
I have just read and re-read the post to see if I could kid myself into thinking I could do it lol...
Yep, I think there would be a healthy demand for this. I would pay good money for one (somewhere around the £175 mark?), especially if it just automatically synched to the car's stereo system and you could use siri to send messages and make calls etc.
Thank you, guys.

Yes, I'm pleased to say that the iPhone dock works in exactly the way you describe. I hop in my car, and the phone automatically sync's to the stereo via Bluetooth, whether or not the phone is on the dock.

Unfortunately, because the dock was made with the 30-pin connector found on earlier iPhones/iPods, its life is now limited. Consequently, I need to develop a new version that's based around a Lightning connector. This is most definitely something I want to do - for myself and for others - but I simply don't have the time to devote to such a project right now. It could be a good project once the long winter evenings arrive, though. Watch this space, but patiently. :)

Cheers,

Tom
 

cheechy

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And all that weight will not only be included in the cars kinetic energy, but also be part of the wheels moment of inertia which one will have to "feed" at every acceleration, and then give it away to brake heat.
Everytime I've moved from 17" sports to pepperpots its been akin to adding 20bhp to initial acceleration. Staggering difference.
 
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