Many people ask this question when they are looking to purchase a set of wheels. What should I choose? We’re going to break it down for you today!
What are Forged Wheels?
Forged wheels can be made from a billet. The billet is heated to extremely high temperatures and then pressurized to form the wheel. This is a costly process that results in higher prices for the wheels. This forging process will remove shrinkage, porosity and cavities. The result is a better wheel.
This ensures that the wheel is stronger and lasts longer. Forged wheels are the most elite option. People will recognize you as a big-shot when you show up at a show with large forged wheels.
Cast Wheels: What are they?
Cast wheels can be made from aluminum when it is heated until it moltens. Once the aluminum is liquid, it can be poured into the mold to form the wheel. It is then shaved to make sure it’s as perfect as possible. Cast wheels are a much cheaper option to forged wheels because they are faster and more affordable.
Casting is easy with tons of alloys available. There are no weight restrictions. While they won’t be as long-lasting or durable as forged wheels, they can still perform well.
Which is better?
It is entirely up to you. You should consider your budget and the use of your truck. Are forged wheels worth the cost? Leave us a comment below! We hope you found this blog helpful and quick to help you understand cast and forged wheels for your truck.
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This post was written by a wheel and tire expert at Tennessee Tire. Tennessee Tire is Clarksville Tennessee and Fort Campbell Kentucky’s leading tire and custom wheel shop. We proudly offer Southern Hospitality combined with the lowest prices in town! Come see us, call us, or message us for a quote on a Custom Wheels in Clarksville TN today. You won’t be sorry you did.