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Has anyone mixed an OEM solid spoke and hollow spoke on the same axle? The weight difference is close to 5 lbs. I know in the front would be a bad idea because of handling, but i thought perhaps in the rear it would be ok since I believe only one wheel is the drive wheel (without traction control activated), but I'm not sure which side that is. Anyway, I figured if the lighter wheel is mounted on the drive wheel, the other wouldn't matter that much. Am I way wrong? Would it screw up the trany or differential? Any ideas/comments would be appreciated.

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...in the rear it would be ok since I believe only one wheel is the drive wheel (without traction control activated), but I'm not sure which side that is.

I really doubt this is the case. I think both rear wheels are driven. Else my dyno results (with traction control disabled) would be all screwed up.

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Haven't done it and don't think it's a hot idea.

1. Both wheels are driven, and its an open differential (torque goes to wheel with less grip).

2. Different rotating masses bring to mind all sorts of problems. For starters, unbalanced braking (the heavier wheel will take more effort to slow down from the same speed), the heavier wheel will demand more from the suspension such that the heavier side will not be as responsive to rebound/jounce, the tires will not likely wear evenly (asking more from the tire mounted on the heavier wheel), cornering will be direction specific (heavier mass will be inboard on some turns, outboard on others, outboard mass is harder to control).

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