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Lacks Chromtec composite wheels featured on pickup truck

Lacks will provide two new 20-inch versions of its Chromtec composite wheel technology for this 2016 truck program.

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Posted on: 7/27/2015
Source: CompositesWorld

Lacks Wheel Trim Systems (Novi, Michigan, US) announced that its Chromtec lightweight composite wheels will be featured on a 2016 full-size pickup truck. 

Lacks will provide two new 20-inch versions of its Chromtec composite wheel technology for this 2016 truck program. The wheels are the first application of Lacks’ next-generation Chromtec technology and they are the first-ever, fuel-efficient wheels designed specifically for a truck that help improve the program’s best-in-class fuel economy rating for 2016.  

Benefits of the next-generation Chromtec wheels include: up to 4 lb per wheel lighter than the previous wheels used on this platform; up to 10 lb per wheel lighter than competitors 20 inch wheels; a world class finish, design flexibility and proven durability.

“Our composite wheels allow this OEM to feature the lightest weight, high-volume, 20 inch wheels in the full-size truck market,” said James Ardern, general manager of Lacks Wheel Trim Systems. “This particular full size pickup truck is outperforming in fuel economy, and we are pleased to be part of this success with our Chromtec wheels.”

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