i absolutely would... the density isnt an issue, so there wont be any premature wear/warping with CF (as opposed to a metal/alloy) & they wont really see any type of significant heat cycling that would cause anything type of diformatiesIf there is any part of a car that I wouldn't trust to be carbon fiber, it would be the wheels. No amount of data and convincing will make me change my mind in regards to safety.
FWIW the article states:Dymag marketed some carbon fiber wheels for cars a while back (they mainly do motorcycle wheels). If I recall right, they hinted they were DOT approved, but they weren't. I don't think they ever got TUV approval either. They no longer advertise them - maybe there's a few sets running around on Ariel Atoms...
Carbon by itself is fairly brittle. It's not a magical substance that is perfect for everything. Even for absolutely flat race tracks, I suspect there are much better materials for wheels when durability, resistance to damage and failure modes are taken into account.
Carbon fiber composites are strong in tension but weak in impact and compression, as in a hoop or wheel.true, but carbon fiber compsites... incredably strong
I mis-spoke. Instead of saying 'carbon composite' I took a shortcut and said 'carbon.' Carbon composite is fairly brittle. It is very strong in tension, but as another poster points out, has much less strength in compression. Brittle materials lack toughness, a quality I'd want in my road-going wheels.true, but carbon fiber compsites... incredably strong