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Old 03-17-2013, 05:56 AM
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Wheel decision help

Hey guys! I am thinking of getting wheels for my car. But I am having a hard time deciding between the VMR V718s and the Forgestar F14. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks guys.
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I vote VMR V718s in silver
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Both wheels are good choices and it really comes down to what you're looking for. The Forgestar F14 wheels are rotary forged and are much lighter and stronger. Here are a couple installed pictures of the wheels in the piano black (gloss black) finish for you guys to check out!







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How is the quality of the VMRs?
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Alufelgen wheels are also great choices. Below are a few pictures of each model for you guys to check out!

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How is the quality of the VMRs?
There are many guys running VMR wheels and they're also fairly popular among our customers. It really comes down to what type of wheel/quality you're looking for and how much you're looking to spend. Though not enforced, there are quality standards to govern the production of wheels. Some countries though, like Germany and Japan, have government regulations requiring aftermarket wheels to meet certain criteria and ensure proper fit. The United States has taken steps to establish guidelines but it will be some time before they can enact regulation of any kind. Consequently, all wheels are not made the same. The performance of an alloy wheel is a direct result of the manufacturing technique employed.

I do want to educate you on the quality and strength of wheels. In terms of the hierarchy of quality and strength the list goes from lowest to highest as follows: gravity cast, low-pressure cast, flow form, and forged.

Gravity Casting (VMR)
Gravity casting is the most basic process of pouring molten aluminum into a mold utilizing the earth's gravity to fill the mold. Gravity casting offers a very reasonable production cost and is a good method for casting designs that are more visually oriented or when reducing weight is not a primary concern. Since the process relies on gravity to fill the mold, the aluminum is not as densely packed in the mold as some other casting processes. Often gravity cast wheels will have a higher weight to achieve the required strength.

Low pressure casting (Avant Garde/Alufelgen)
Low pressure casting uses positive pressure to move the molten aluminum into the mold quicker and achieve a finished product that has improved mechanical properties (more dense) over a gravity cast wheel. Low-pressure casting has a slightly higher production cost over gravity casting. Low pressure is the most common process approved for aluminum wheels sold to the O.E.M. market. Low-pressure cast wheels offer a good value for the aftermarket as well. Some companies offer wheels that are produced under a higher pressure in special casting equipment to create a wheel that is lighter and stronger than a wheel produced in low pressure. Once again in the quest for lighter weight, there is a higher cost associated with the process.

Rotary Forged Flow Forming (Forgestar)
Flow form casting is a production procedure that turns the wheel (or rim section) over a special mandrel and three hydraulic rollers using tremendous pressure. The pressure and turning then force the rim area to form against the mandrel, creating the shape and width of the rim. During flow forming, the rim actually "flows" down to create the full rim width. During flow forming, pressure applied to the cast rim actually changes its mechanical properties, so its strength and impact values become similar to those of a forged rim. That translates to up to 15% less weight when compared to a standard cast wheel
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