I also heard that Rudge wheels can destroy the drivability of your 356... people say they are heavy... looking at the tech articles on the Registry website http://www.356registry.org/tech/wheels.html
the difference is 4.5lbs/wheel... 19.5lbs for the Rudge and 15lbs for KPZ or Lemmerz... no big deal I think…
Comparing the drivability of the alloy-steel (9.5lbs) to the steels wheels I have to confess I do not see a big difference on the feeling at normal driving... So as long as the area around the rivets is not cracked I do not see a reason to be afraid of them... they do look nice and will go on my AT2 Dame Sunroof Coupe that is a driver and spends some time being driven in the city and also enjoys some spirited 110mph driving on the highway... no racetrack turns or races against the clock!!
And I have to agree with Omar, Steve and Jim that they look very nice... I never heard complaints from the Gullwing Mercedes guys about them…
There goes another shot of a beautiful black Coupe with painted Rudges:
I think it will look even better on an ivory car
Ibrahim, no worries on installing them on the Carrera... they will stay on the Coupe... the Carrera will remain with its original GT vented drums together with the alloy-steel wheels... I wouldn't mess up with its originality
Regarding the idea of SS wiring the nuts... it seems nice, but I think that Loctiting them will be enough... anyway I will keep on checking the wheels for any loose nut as suggested by Steve.
I am quite curious to see any change on the drivability of the car... as soon as it is installed I will give an honest opinion about it!!
Jordan, your wheels look gorgeous!! Would you have pictures of your car with them on? BTW would you be able to tell us your findings on the drivability of the car when you moved from the normal wheels to the Rudge ones?
Once more, many thanks folks for all the kind comments!! I hope to come up with new pictures soon!