Originally Posted by Vr00mVr00m
Thanks! great post.
I was wondering if you can inform us on how to differentiate between forged and cast rim by using the naked eye. l am about to buy set of rims and tires for my e92 M3 and want to make sure that what I am buying is forged not cast wheels , since I don't have enough background on how both should look like. Unfortunately I don't have the brand name for the wheel.
You need the brand name and model. The vast majority of aftermarket wheels are cast. Having the word "forged" or "forge" in the brand name is not an indicator. Without the brand and model name, you might need to X-ray them to know for sure. You could also post a picture. It's likely that someone here can tell you what you are dealing with from a photo of the wheel.