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    • 6sixty Design develops forged magnesium wheels weighing 16 pounds

      Magnesium wheels are for the big boys where shaving every gram matters. You see magnesium wheels in motorsport and of course from the factory on track monsters like the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Well, now you can have a set too.


      6Sixty Design developed these magnesium wheels in 19x9 and 20x10 sizes.

      How light? Here is the 19x9 at 7.55 kg or 16.644 lbs:


      The 20x10 comes in at 9.30 kg or 20.503 lbs:


      Going to magnesium saves about two pounds per wheel over the standard forged offering.

      Is it worth the additional cost? Well, that is up to you to decide.




      ▫️6SIXTY FORGED MAGNESIUM MONOS
      ▫️8 WEEKS BUILD TIME PLUS SHIPPING
      ▫️SINGLE COLOUR OPTION AS SHOWN
      ▫️SPECS PICTURE 20X10 AND 19X9 BASED ON 5X120

      This article was originally published in forum thread: 6sixty Design develops forged magnesium wheels weighing 16 pounds started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 12 Comments
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Is it worth the additional cost? Well, that is up to you to decide.


        Its probably a 'if you have to ask' scenarios, but I may as well.... what are we looking at here?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        Its probably a 'if you have to ask' scenarios, but I may as well.... what are we looking at here?
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        $2500 more than a standard set or so when I inquired.

        I was going to get these but only one finish so no thanks.
      1. Eleventeen's Avatar
        Eleventeen -
        I’m surprised more companies don’t use magnesium. “Mags” were the $#@! 5 decades ago.
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        $2500 more than a standard set or so when I inquired.

        I was going to get these but only one finish so no thanks.
        Actually less of a premium than I'd expect, but I'd probably have sticker shock on what the base set.
      1. imola_shaun's Avatar
        imola_shaun -
        Generic terms like "alloys" and "mags" get thrown around all the time for so many different applications. For starters most, if not all aluminum wheels are alloyed with magnesium. Steel is an alloy.
      1. F16HTON's Avatar
        F16HTON -
        Burn baby burn
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        ok so about how much? I'm curious as well
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eleventeen Click here to enlarge
        I’m surprised more companies don’t use magnesium. “Mags” were the $#@! 5 decades ago.
        Magnesium wheels were on every WWII bomber.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        ok so about how much? I'm curious as well
        @Imran@Evolve can tell you.
      1. LessIsMore's Avatar
        LessIsMore -
        What are CF wheels going for these days? I think they're about as light as you can get.
        Seems like if you really want the most weight-savings and money is no object, you'd skip magnesium altogether.
        Not sure if CF may come with it's own set of idiosynchrosies though ...
      1. LessIsMore's Avatar
        LessIsMore -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eleventeen Click here to enlarge
        I’m surprised more companies don’t use magnesium. “Mags” were the $#@! 5 decades ago.
        That's funny because it's the first thing I thought too - "so "mag" wheels have come full circle". Although, in seriousness, pretty sure the old "mags" were not actually full magnesium wheels.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LessIsMore Click here to enlarge
        What are CF wheels going for these days? I think they're about as light as you can get.
        Seems like if you really want the most weight-savings and money is no object, you'd skip magnesium altogether.
        Not sure if CF may come with it's own set of idiosynchrosies though ...
        $4k per wheel: https://www.boostaddict.com/content....t-4k-per-wheel