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Interesting Asymmetric Pocketing on Wheel #4496481
08/23/17 08:05 PM
08/23/17 08:05 PM
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That is a picture of the front wheel of my Camaro SS 1LE (in sig)

Usually pocketing is done symmetrically to retain balance but these are done in a weird way.. also it kinda looks like stress relieving cuts?

If you are curious the wheels have very little(few) balance weights on them.


2017 Camaro SS 1LE (Motul 8100 X-clean 5W40)
1997 Jeep XJ 4x4 (15W40 HDEO Maxlife)
Re: Interesting Asymmetric Pocketing on Wheel [Re: thescreensavers] #4496544
08/23/17 09:57 PM
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Is that to offset the weight from the TPMS valve stem?


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Re: Interesting Asymmetric Pocketing on Wheel [Re: thescreensavers] #4496652
08/24/17 05:11 AM
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Best guess? Balance.

Near the center of rotation, it takes a lot more weight to offset than it does at the rim flange. That would explain why there is such a large amount of metal removed.


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Re: Interesting Asymmetric Pocketing on Wheel [Re: thescreensavers] #4496704
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Gives the critters a choice of entry and exit.


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