for cars, are steel wheels quieter than alloy wheels?

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  • for cars, are steel wheels quieter than alloy wheels?


Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 13:37
haven't t tried comparisons but I suspect that alloy would be quieter as steel especially when pressed into shape will ring like a bell when hit where cast alloy doesn't do so as much.
Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 13:40
Wheel type has very little to do with road noise. Tire quality, performance type, and tread pattern style all make the difference in regard to road noise.
Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 13:58
The word alloy does not mean aluminum, it means that there are more than one type of metal or elements or compounds mixed together. Alloy rims are mostly aluminum with some other metals to add Tensile strength (how much pressure it takes to break something (as the nut that just posted after me pointed out I spelled tensile wrong he is half right because the stretch he mentioned is to see when the material breaks)) to the rim, and aluminum does weigh less than steel. Steel can be an alloy too. There is a slight difference in the rate different metals convey vibrations, but as far as tire rims are concerned, the suspension and floor insulation is what makes a difference in car noise. Dopey, after me doesn't answer your question but decides to correct my spelling and add nothing. He shouldn't be on here.
Answer #4 | 22/12 2013 15:00
"tinsel' strength, I like tht. It's tensile -- stretchablity
Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 07:07
The wheel material will have no noticeable impact on the amount of road noise that is heard inside the vehicle, it's that simple.

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