Radurra Clear Wheels

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rabbitl1, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. #1 rabbitl1, Feb 1, 2007
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    We reported on Radurra's Clear Wheels at the 2006 SEMA Show in Las Vegas where they debuted, but at the time we could only show you live pics of these transparant polycarbonate wheels because Radurra didn't come prepared with a media kit. After checking back with the company's website, we found a new, large gallery of pics that better show off the wheels in their natural state of invisible glory. To recap, they are composed of a hub and outer rings made out of forged aluminum that hold in place a 1.5- or 2-inch think polycarbonate disc that's chemically hard coated. They come in 20- and 22-inch sizes, the former weighing 27 lbs. and the latter 38 lbs. Each wheel costs approximately $5,000, which means the total price to outfit your car will be in excess of $20,000 when all is said and done. Hey, maybe your red-painted Brembo's really are that pretty.

    Gallery: http://www.autoblog.com/photos/radurra-clear-wheels/
  2. They look strange but cool!

    Airtight? ... could you put fish in them, d'you reckon?

  3. lame I thought they used that material to be lighter
  4. yeah I read about these on autoblog. They look crazy, but I wonder how strong they are or if its easy to shatter them.
  5. I don't like them
  6. the next new thing in tunerland <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  7. i want them.
  8. They do. But an inch-thick plate of ANYTHING isn't going to be light.
  9. haha what will they look like after a few hard stops, brake dust city

    no thanks
  10. That looks erotik.

    Isn't this MEGA old?
  11. would it be possible to put holes in that stuff? like make spokes? or would that make it too weak?
  12. they look mad ghey, but it would be neat to see some pics of that car in motion and see the brakes just sitting there, floating
  13. the same effect can be achieved with normal rims if the spokes are skinny enough.
  14. I just wonder if it goes to racing, if the heat from the disks will cause it to deform.
  15. solid discs won't help much with cooling, these things will never see racing... and after an hour of driving itll look like shit
  16. it's mostly just for cruising and show.

    think "2 miles an hour so everybody sees you"
  17. Yes. There is a video of a 350Z doing donuts with them
  18. but not like this. this is DOIN IT REAL BIGG NUGGA
  19. Not really my thing, but SO much cooler than spinners. Especially with nice looking brakes.
  20. They look fun to clean. REAL FUN.
  21. Those are really stupid unless you are marketing brakes.
  22. That Lorinser S-class is seriously great. Best-looking current-gen S-class.
  23. edit - Brabus
  24. What a clear waste of time.

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