Q: How much lighter are carbon fiber wheels than aluminum wheels?
A: Our carbon fiber wheels are between 30-50% lighter than the OEM aluminum wheels they replace with no decrease in durability or stiffness.
Q: How are they made?
A: It is a similar process used in the manufacturing of certain aerospace and F1 parts. Carbon Revolution has a proprietary/patented manufacturing process that is unique to wheels. Our wheels are manufactured in a state-of-the-art production environment that is ISO quality certified.
Q: Are Carbon Revolution’s wheels entirely of carbon fiber?
A: The barrel, spokes and hub face are all carbon fiber. Aluminum is used for the replaceable hub/backing plates and cone seats for the lug bolts/nuts.
Q: What does one piece construction mean?
A: To optimize stiffness, weight, and durability our wheels are manufactured as one single piece of carbon fiber composite. The face, spoke, and barrel are a continuous structure. Carbon Revolution wheels are not bonded, glued, or bolted together.
Q: Does using carbon fiber for wheels have any effect on road/tire noise?
A: Yes. . Carbon fiber has a much higher damping characteristic than aluminum. As a result, using carbon fiber as a wheel material significantly reduces noise transmitted to the cabin of the vehicle.
Q: Isn't carbon fiber brittle?
A: It depends on the intended use and design of the part. In certain applications, such as the front wing of an F1 car it can be. However, in the case of our carbon fiber wheels it is not. Our wheels are designed to meet or exceed OEM metal wheels levels of strength, impact resistance, and durability at a fraction of the weight. They have been tested in labs and tracks around the world and perform extremely well in all conditions.
Q: What happens if I "curb rash" my wheels? Are they repairable?
A: If the damage is primarily to the clear coat/resin and does not extend below the first layer of carbon fiber it is possible to repair them. Contact us directly before having any repair work performed.
Q: Where can I purchase your wheels?
A: Our OEM wheels are only sold through official vehicle manufacturer’s parts channels. We are not able to sell our OEM wheels directly to the consumer.
Q: If I wanted to have a custom set of wheels made can you do that? What about a "group buy" for 10-20 sets for the same type of car?
A: Due to the unique methods used to manufacture carbon fiber wheels it is not possible to produce custom "one off" or low volume wheel sets to order. The engineering and tooling costs make this impractical.
Q: I have Carbon Revolution OEM wheels on my car. The front wheels have a white coating inside the barrel. What is the best way to clean this?
A: The white coating is known as Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC). The recommended cleaning method is mild dishwashing liquid, water, and a soft brush. Do not use any harsh chemicals or high-pressure water on the coating as that can damage it.
Q: Can I paint the white coating that is on the inner barrels of my wheels black so that it is easier to keep looking good?
A: Painting the Thermal Barrier Coating will destroy its heat protection characteristics and can lead to wheel damage.
Q: Can I use “wheel cleaning” sprays/chemicals that are sold at auto parts stores on my carbon fiber wheels?
A: No, only mild soap and water should be used on carbon fiber wheels. A good rule of thumb is; if you would not use it on the paint of the car (fender, hood, etc.) do not use it on the wheels.