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      09-21-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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Official Release | SSR Type-F Euro

We all know the legendary Type C and although discontinued for the Euro fitments, we still see them being heavily used on the tracks on E46 and E36's.

SSR in their quest to spread their already stellar line-up to the Euro cars had released the Werfen GT03 earlier this year and they have followed their strong push with the Type-F Euro.

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A little bit of background on SSR Semi Solid Forging Technology:

In 1991, SSR learned of the advanced technology known as Semi-Solid Forging (SSF). This technology was being used by the aircraft industry to manufacture parts that required low weight and reliability. They conducted research and development for one year and created their patented wheel manufacturing plant in Nara, Japan. By combining the best features of casting and forging, SSR implemented them in the manufacturing process of SSF. Further research led scientists to develop a process whereby mixing alloys during the solidification process changed the original microstructure of the alloy from a branch-like structure to a globule granular structure. Alumax then perfected the aluminum stirring process, Magneto-Hydro Dynamics (MHD), and created the basis of SSF technology which results in a pure cylindrical alloy billet free of non-metals, gasses, oxides and other impurities. This MHD billet, when heated to a specific temperature, holds a semi-solid form. The billet is then pressed into a mold at a high rate keeping the preferred globule granular microstructure as the new shape is formed. The end product is very dense and strong. SSR is the only wheel manufacturer in the world to produce SSF aluminum wheels. SSR continues to research ways to further develop SSF, creating reliable, durable, and lightweight wheels.


The Type-F Euro is of the 2 Piece Hybrid construction.

SSF manufactured faces are welded to an HTM(Heat Treatment Manufacture) inner barrel using SSR's innovative technology. By combining both SSF and HTM, SSR wheels are light-weight and incredibly strong. The Hybrid 2 Piece wheels feature an SSF face welded to an HTM inner barrel to become one piece. This technology is exclusive only to SSR.

Some sample weights and Fitments for the E9X M3:
18 - 9.5 et22 ~ 19.5lbs<-- Should be a good track set up.

19 - 8.5 et22 ~ 19.5lbs
19 - 10.0 et20 ~ 21.5lbs

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      09-21-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
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We all know the legendary Type C and although discontinued for the Euro fitments, we still see them being heavily used on the tracks on E46 and E36's.

SSR in their quest to spread their already stellar line-up to the Euro cars had released the Werfen GT03 earlier this year and they have followed their strong push with the Type-F Euro.

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A little bit of background on SSR Semi Solid Forging Technology:

In 1991, SSR learned of the advanced technology known as Semi-Solid Forging (SSF). This technology was being used by the aircraft industry to manufacture parts that required low weight and reliability. They conducted research and development for one year and created their patented wheel manufacturing plant in Nara, Japan. By combining the best features of casting and forging, SSR implemented them in the manufacturing process of SSF. Further research led scientists to develop a process whereby mixing alloys during the solidification process changed the original microstructure of the alloy from a branch-like structure to a globule granular structure. Alumax then perfected the aluminum stirring process, Magneto-Hydro Dynamics (MHD), and created the basis of SSF technology which results in a pure cylindrical alloy billet free of non-metals, gasses, oxides and other impurities. This MHD billet, when heated to a specific temperature, holds a semi-solid form. The billet is then pressed into a mold at a high rate keeping the preferred globule granular microstructure as the new shape is formed. The end product is very dense and strong. SSR is the only wheel manufacturer in the world to produce SSF aluminum wheels. SSR continues to research ways to further develop SSF, creating reliable, durable, and lightweight wheels.


The Type-F Euro is of the 2 Piece Hybrid construction.

SSF manufactured faces are welded to an HTM(Heat Treatment Manufacture) inner barrel using SSR's innovative technology. By combining both SSF and HTM, SSR wheels are light-weight and incredibly strong. The Hybrid 2 Piece wheels feature an SSF face welded to an HTM inner barrel to become one piece. This technology is exclusive only to SSR.

Some sample weights and Fitments for the E9X M3:
18 - 9.5 et22 ~ 19.5lbs<-- Should be a good track set up.

19 - 8.5 et22 ~ 19.5lbs
19 - 10.0 et20 ~ 21.5lbs

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Very nice! What finish do they come in? Do you have any side shots?
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      09-21-2009, 10:50 PM   #3
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For some reason that wheel looks even better on the GTI. Perhaps it's the color.
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when will it be available? and what colors??
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Available now to order but they do take about 10 weeks from Japan.

They come in search light silver as standard finish. Trying to find out if they will do the black and gold finishes or any other...

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looks alot similar to the advan rs but without the concavity.
looks great tho!
and lol! GTI RS on the side
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looks nice...any info on price?
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looks nice...any info on price?
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Any info it the 18's will fit a 380mm BBK?
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Hmm, sorry not feeling them for a BMW, looks good on the VW.
They look better suited for smaller cars IMO.
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