It is true that everyone and their mother now has a wheel company. Sad fact is that most of these new companies source the same china made cores and barrels so most of them will bend and crack the same way. I've noticed how so many used wheels for sale on this forum are bent or was bent as some point. I am talking about 5-6-7K wheels here and these are cali cars. The term "forged" has been grossly misused in the wheel industry. Throw the word in their name and everyone is fine with paying 7K+ for a set of wheels thinking they are strong but to only find out they aren't forged at all or only part of it is.
Top of the line wheels back in the day use to be in the 4-5K range which was expensive. Now companies are asking 8-10K for some wheels which is ridiculous.
Current - 2013 N55 535xi Msport SAT
Retired - 2009 N54 335i Msport 6MT
Retired - 2000 M52TU 323i ASA Supercharged 5MT
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Last edited by Alan l.; 03-20-2012 at 08:16 AM.