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Old 11-25-2021, 02:50 AM   #1
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F53-F59 Aluminum Wheel Upgrade

Has anyone upgraded wheels with Forged Aluminum wheels? Did it make your Coach ride smoother? Did you feel any difference in your steering wheel input?

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Old 11-25-2021, 04:27 AM   #2
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I don't understand how changing the rims, within the same size parameters, could change the ride or handling?
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Old 11-25-2021, 11:14 AM   #3
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It won’t. Although the weight would decrease. Including the weight in your pocketbook.
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Old 11-25-2021, 03:48 PM   #4
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Aluminum rims look better and have the functional advantage of not having crappy "hub caps" to interfere with checking tire pressure or correctly installed extensions.
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Old 11-25-2021, 05:30 PM   #5
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I have the OE steel wheels with stainless steel simulators. My left front wheel “squeaks” when driving and I couldn’t figure out why. My alignment guy said it’s almost certainly just the wheel simulator flexing with the wheel. I didn’t realize wheels flex that much…
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