What are custom forged wheels?


What are custom forged wheels?

If you are new to the sports or luxury car market, you might wonder what all the fuss is about regarding wheels. After all, aren’t all wheels basically the same? However, you will soon learn that not all wheels are created equal. To understand the benefits of custom forged wheels, you first need to know a little about wheels in general, especially if you are looking to outfit your vehicle with new ones. At Pfaff Tuning, we work alongside some of the industry’s most popular and highest quality wheel brands like HRE, Brixton Forged, Vossen, ADV.1, and many more. If you are looking for information about forged wheels, then you have come to the right place at Pfaff Tuning. In this blog, we share some information about forged wheels and why you should consider these wheels for your vehicle! 

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Wheels vs Rims 

Although some people use the terms interchangeably, wheels and rims are not the same. A rim is the outer part of a wheel that holds a tire. The wheel also contains a centerpiece known as the hub, as well as spokes that connect the hub to the rim.

Cast Wheels 

The most common type of wheel is known as a cast wheel. There are a few different ways that wheels are cast. The most basic is gravity casting, in which molten aluminum is poured into a mold and allowed to settle via gravity. Gravity casting is inexpensive, but because the mold is not densely packed, gravity cast wheels must be heavier than other wheels of the same strength. Low-pressure casting moves the molten aluminum into the mold under positive pressure. This increases the density and allows for lighter and stronger wheels. These wheels are slightly more expensive than gravity cast wheels, and they are the most common wheels on the O.E.M. market.

Forged Wheels

Forged wheels are created through an entirely different process. Rather than being poured into a mold, a solid billet of aluminum is forced through a series of forging dies under tremendous pressure. This creates an entirely different crystalline structure within the metal. Forged wheels have a cross-linked grain structure that makes them extra light, extra strong, and extra tough. They are also more impact-resistant than cast wheels.

Why choose forged wheels for your vehicle?

People choose custom forged wheels for many reasons. In general, though, the most popular reasons include:

  • Smoother Ride
  • Improved Aesthetic 
  • Superior Performance
  • Increased Car Value

In a nutshell, if you want to make the most of your performance car, or to create the ultimate luxury experience, custom forged wheels can help. They are a smart investment for personalizing your ride.

If you are looking into purchasing forged wheels for your vehicle, then Pfaff Tuning is the place to be. We encourage you to continue browsing through our website to learn more about our services and products. Click here to find our contact information, schedule an appointment, or to speak with a representative.