Originally Posted by rai
I disagree that you say forged will hold up over the long haul. IMO that's nonsense. Cast wheels can be as strong as forged and 18" with more sidewall should be more easy on the wheels and likely to hold up better.
More precisely, I should have said with wheels of comparable weight, the forged should normally be stronger and more resistant to damage. Forging, properly done, in inherently stronger than casting.