Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon
RAC is going to do some high pressure forged wheels (forging done by Champion in Japan) for the car. Their E46 wheels have the best fit and quality you can find. They design the wheels as one-piece forged with the right width and offset for the particular model. I corresponded with Ralph last week.
These wheels are some of the few that are absolutely positively known to be 8,000 ton forged. At this stage I plan to hold out for the RACs. Three piece wheels have the advantage of (possibly) being repaired while a bent monoblock is guarenteed to be scrap metal. I just can't justify spending money on a monoblock that isn't bulletproof