Other than rims load rating there's also tyres load rating to consider so whichever the weaker link will fail...
typical 18" with pcd114.3 x 5 will have a 690kg on each rim or 2,760kg for all 4 rims which i think is adequate for most cars (even SUVs)
tyres to "match" the rim load rating in this case should have min. load index of 89 or 90.
if about 2.7tonne, should be more than enough for me ....
''The maximum load rating is shown on all OZ wheels (e.g.: MAX 650 kg)''. Saw this on OZ website. If possible, look at the back of the rim, is stated there. cant advise on buffer though...
As for potholes, many factors to consider. how fast are u going, how deep is the pothole, what angle u hit the pothole, how thick is your tyre......
thanks for this information!
i didnt know about it ...
, i will drop by one of the workshop to see if i can look behind the rims ...
let me share my personal views
1) probably he has his reasons , so NO comment
some wheels had embossed or engraved the max weight on the back of the wheels , may be you can ask politely the sellers for this Informations. (100% answer your Question is write an email to OZ for details , do take note of the technical specification's like wheels size and PCD etc.
Max Load for same model 8x18 offset 40 but PCD 5/112 and 5/120 are difference (let me tell you 99.99 % my answer)
BUffer ? = to me no standard answer , Why ? to me BUffer is like Safety factor, is up to manufacturers wants 1.1 or all the up to 1.5.
this 1.1 and 1.5 will be determined by the design and Cost.and weight ,Quality or last Commercial factor
for me Max load for safety reason higher the better but you have to factor in the cost.
2) it is truth hit pot holes OZ wheels will GG ? MY personal view this applied to ALL wheels.
Good quality wheels is certified generally stronger.
thanks u Bro for your comments
i am asking here, cos i am a NOOB (newbie) , like what i said, i heard from some "OLD BIRDS" so come here ask for others comments....
MCF is afterall a friendly and caring forumn ya? can ask questions and hopefully seek some answers ....
I find that TS's worries are unfounded. It's because he listens to what other ppl instead of thinking things thru that he had to ask such questions.
Truth is there are so many forces acting on the wheels of the car both static and dynamic(when the car is moving) how are you going to know what's going to happen? If it breaks it breaks. There's no sensor to show you a figure.
Another thing is about statistics. How often does your car carries the full load of passengers and barang barang? Are you a PHV driver?
Then there's pot holes. Are there many pot holes on sg roads? Weather is so dry and hardly any rain how often will you see a pot hole? FYI pot holes most likely appear after many days of heavy rain.
That's why I say the worries are unfounded. Use your brain, dont listen so much to others. Or Google for answers to your questions if you require spoon feeding.
bro, i did try to google and find the max weight of OZ GT wheels
but i cant find ..
if you are so kind and give me the answer ...will greatly appreciate the help!
ps. i am not a PHV driver, if i am , i wont bother to zhng rims ya ?
Edited by TeamAMG69, 23 April 2019 - 04:01 PM.