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Old 09-18-2010, 03:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It's just a styling thing.
The number of spokes has nothing to do with the number of bolts, though 5 spokes and 5 bolts create some symmetry.

BTW: I'm known for my profound dislike of 5-spoke rims
What's not to like about a lower-vibration (and therefore potentially incrementally lighter) design?

As long as there is some engineering sense behind a design, I can live with it.

I have a great dislike for 6, 8, and 10 spoke wheels.

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What's not to like about a lower-vibration (and therefore potentially incrementally lighter) design?
The lightest OEM rims for my car, is a 7-spoke design - both in 15" and 16".
They're lighter than the 5-spoke designs.
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I had an R5 was my second Renault and a good car. I put an oil pressure gauge on it and whilst going over some rough rr tracks it broke the fitting off somewhat seizing my engine I fixed the engine and drove it another year. Still getting 35 mpg without trying.

As far as 5 spokes I believe it to be the mark of the devil. The Pentagram you know.
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As far as 5 spokes I believe it to be the mark of the devil. The Pentagram you know.
...are you implying that CHRYSLER MOTORS™ is owned & operated by the Devil (wink,wink)?


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As far as 5 spokes I believe it to be the mark of the devil. The Pentagram you know.
Well, it all depends.
Standing on two "feet" with a point up the symbology is positive.
Standing on a single point, there are negatige conotations:



Higher aspirations vs. base instincts.

When a five spoke wheel is spinning, it's anyone's guess.

Pentagon symbology

Pentagram

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As far as 5 spokes I believe it to be the mark of the devil. The Pentagram you know.
If the devil is in a rim he's going to get seriously dizzy
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Could be harmonic resonance. Rotary and radial engines (aircraft) almost universally have an odd number of cylinders. Could be for the same reason.

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I have a great dislike for 6, 8, and 10 spoke wheels.
Prius rims (2004-2009) mostly came with the 6 spoke wheels, although they are a lot thicker than what I would consider "spokes".


Would a first generation Insight have three spoke rims?
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I prefer to think of it as a spokeless wheel with three major and nine minor vents. Similarly, the Civic Hybrid wheels are a spokeless, five vent design:

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