Konig doesn't even say what process was used to make the wheels. Try asking the company that set up the group buy what process was used to make the wheels...if they are that light I wouldn't buy them unless they were at least semi-soft forged, or even better forged. Rota Slipstreams are a decent cheap light wheel...
Sometimes companies are wierd about what information they give out to the public...I guess they think we're idiots and will just believe what they tell us to, but anyways. They might have been more forthcoming with their distributors, so asking the people that started the groupbuy might get you the info.
Yeah the guy who's selling them comfirmed it was 10.9lbs for the 15x6.5 Konig Heliums. I'm really interested now. He also says that its made of lightweight alluminum so I don't know if thats a good thing or a bad thing.
The reason for me asking is becasue 10.9Lbs is pretty light for some wheels that only sell for $365? It just sounds fishy to me. And the fact that they are new just means that no one has them yet and no one knows anything about them except what everyone has been told.
I mean even the Rota Slipstreams sells for more and weights more. The Kosei K1 is also another good canidate, but seels for well over $100 for each. All other lightweight wheels that I have seen cost well over $1000.
Yeah i see where you're coming from. We'll see though. If they don't weigh what they say they do i'll make sure they know i'm pissed and i'll get everyone who bought the wheels off groupbuy together and write konig some nice emails and go fron there. I don't think there will be any problems. I saved the email konig sent me for proof just incase.
The could just be cheap because they are new and you are talking about a group buy.
Or, they could be cheaper because of the process used to make them. Casting is cheaper than forging, but it is also weaker, and for a light wheel that means that they will dent easier. Personally I would not buy an 11lbs wheel that is cast...
Bampf yeah you're right. But i figured i'd get them anyway and try them out. $365 is really cheap so i'm not out much if something happends. My tires are going to cost more then my rims, that's kinda messed up and just one of my shocks costs about the same as my wheels and tires together.
Do not use them for the track until you know that they are constructed well. The track puts more stress on the wheels than street driving. I have seen pictures of wheels that have completely sheared off on the track and it's not a good situation.
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