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#4496481 - 08/23/17 09:05 PM Interesting Asymmetric Pocketing on Wheel
thescreensavers Offline


Registered: 12/21/09
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Loc: Jupiter, FL


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.
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#4496544 - 08/23/17 10:57 PM Re: Interesting Asymmetric Pocketing on Wheel [Re: thescreensavers]
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Registered: 11/14/08
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Is that to offset the weight from the TPMS valve stem?
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#4496652 - 08/24/17 06:11 AM Re: Interesting Asymmetric Pocketing on Wheel [Re: thescreensavers]
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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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#4496704 - 08/24/17 07:48 AM Re: Interesting Asymmetric Pocketing on Wheel [Re: thescreensavers]
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Gives the critters a choice of entry and exit.
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