Most of the alloy wheels on the market are one-piece cast wheels, not forged. The difference between the two processes is that casting involves placing liquefied aluminum into a mold. As the aluminum cools, it is formed into a wheel. There are several different ways to accomplish this, including gravity casting and low-pressure casting. Cast wheels are manufactured in standard sizes and readily available from our warehouse and can be delivered quickly.
Forged wheels are custom built to order. Forged wheels are strong, dense, yet very light wheel that high performance car enthusiasts use for their cars almost exclusively. The term “forged” refers to making an alloy wheel by forcing a raw block of metal into a shape with extreme pressure. Forging is an expensive, multi-stepped process and typically take around 4-6 weeks to deliver.