All of our cast wheel products are produced by only the top manufacturers in the industry. All wheels are low-pressure cast utilizing positive pressure to move the molten aluminum into the mold quicker achieving a finished product that has a higher density, improved mechanical properties and insures the finest quality.
One-Piece Forged Wheels
Forging is the process of forcing a solid billet of aluminum between the forging dies under an extreme amount of pressure. This creates a finished product that is very dense, very strong and therefore can be very light. The costs of tooling, development, equipment, etc. make this type of wheel very exclusive and usually demand a high price in the aftermarket.
This type of wheel utilizes two or three main components assembled together to produce a finished wheel. Multi-piece wheels can use many different methods of manufacturing. Centers can be cast in various methods or forged. The rim sections for 3-piece wheels are normally spun from disks of aluminum. Generally, spun rim sections offer the ability to custom-tailor wheels for special applications that would not be available otherwise. The rim sections are bolted to the center and normally a sealant is applied in or on the assembly area to seal the wheel. This type of 3-piece construction was originally developed for racing in the early 1970s and has been used on cars ever since. The 3-piece wheels are most popular in the 17" and larger diameters