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      10-20-2010, 11:25 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by dnvrdrvr View Post
So... would these wheels bend or crack? And would the same reasoning hold true that if the load rating is the same, it would be just as 'strong' as a forged or cast counterpart?
All wheels can bend, all wheels can crack. The nature of a forged wheel creates a tendency to BEND when there is high impact because of the substructure of the metal. However, they can crack. The nature of a cast wheel creates a tendency to CRACK when there is a high impact because of the substructure of THAT metal. However, they can bend.

For the wheels in question, the barrel is forged, by definition, so it would tend to bend.