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      06-28-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Monoblock 1-Piece Forged Wheels - please share experience

Hi guys, I'm in the market for a set of 19" monoblock forged wheels.

I have shortlisted some companies below, and I've heard good and bad things about some of them, please feel free to share your experience if you're a customer.

They range from $800 to $1500 a wheel, but I don't want to decide purely base on pricing and aesthetics. Would like to know the integrity and quality of the products as well.

Rennen M5S
ADV.1 5.1SL
CEC C884
Roderick RW5
Vossen CV5
DPE MT5
ForgeStar CF5
Nutek BC5
Savini SM2
Vellano WM4
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*I'm aware of the Rennen issue our fellow members have experienced. Let's share your experience on other brands as well please. I'm already in touch with the sales guys of all the brands listed above, will have to make a decision very soon.
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      06-28-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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none of them. stay with proven brands like BBS/Rays/Advan which all make excellent mono-forged wheels.
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      06-28-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
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none of them. stay with proven brands like BBS/Rays/Advan which all make excellent mono-forged wheels.
I tend to agree with this.
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      06-28-2012, 10:24 PM   #4
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      06-28-2012, 10:57 PM   #5
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add HRE's arkym j12 to the list... I put 8k miles on it hitting the track hard twice a day - no problems whatsoever. To give you an idea of how hard it was on the cars that were driven hard - there were guys with cast wheels failing left and right. HRE wheels have TUV certification too.
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      06-28-2012, 11:06 PM   #6
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      06-28-2012, 11:35 PM   #7
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Agree with everyone else. Buy right the first time and you won't have any issues. HRE, BBS, Rays/Volks, Arkym (HRE), Forgeline, Morr, etc.
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      06-29-2012, 12:11 AM   #8
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      06-29-2012, 12:17 AM   #9
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are forgestar wheels even forged? thought it was a tricky marketing ploy as they are flow formed cast wheels...

a browse thru the wheels and tire discussion section or even google search regarding some of the wheel companies you listed will be worth your time..
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      06-29-2012, 12:28 AM   #10
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rennen and dpe have shitty service so cross them out...
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      06-29-2012, 01:20 AM   #11
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Why do people love shitty wheels???


Rennen:



http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=596363


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Nutek and CEC probably make a decent wheel but for $$$.

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http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...hlight=failure


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http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...hlight=failure
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Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."

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      06-29-2012, 01:31 AM   #12
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Just as others have stated I would go with the likes of HRE, Forgeline, or BBS.
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HRE's bro! Awesome on the track and street! They stand behind their products 100% too!


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      06-29-2012, 02:32 AM   #14
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yea HRE's are nice but please for the love of god dont put them in the same category of BBS/Rays/Advan

thats like M3 owners thinking their cars are exotics...

another brand that are just as good in quality if not better than HRE that is more popular with people that are more interested in go than show, Fikse.
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I hate this forum... now I'm considering wheels!
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      06-29-2012, 03:32 AM   #16
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I have the adv 7.1. I love them and haven't looked back since. Even with all the negative adv publicity I still stand by mine.
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Okay,

In regards to your questions about wheel strength testing...

SPL is a testing laboratory here in the United States, that DOMESTIC wheel companies use to test there wheel products. (well...some of them do anyway lol)

There is no need for a SPL labs test report on the ADVAN RS wheels, as they are manufactured in Japan.

Why?

Because in Japan, every road wheel must meet both JWL and VIA standards to be be sold to the general public. PERIOD.

It's not a 'voluntary' testing system like we have here in the USA,...it's actually the law in Japan. (i.e.- you don't have a choice)

JWL & VIA testing standards are the most stringent in the world. (TUV is a close second)

I wish WE had such stringent testing organizations here in the United States, since our SAE wheel testing standards (performed at labs like SPL) are actually a joke by comparison.

If a wheel company is truly trying to build the best possible product for the consumer, they would seek out the most stringent wheel testing standards they could find.

And when they did, they would ADD a healthy margin of error (25-50%) on top of those minimum standards...just to make sure the product did not disappoint any potential customers once it was released to the public.

This is what every wheel brand based out of Japan does on a regular basis.

JWL testing requirements, simply won't allow a 1200lb (static load) radial fatigue test at 100,000 or 150,000 cycles...for a 3700 lb car like some companies.

JWL mandates a 1520-1580lb (static load) for a BMW car that is the size and weight of an E9x M3.

The best wheel manufacturers in the world, have already set the bar as far as comprehensive wheel testing is concerned.

They typically surpass the minimum testing parameters set by JWL and VIA.

They START their minimum radial fatigue testing parameters higher than where the American wheel companies finish.

Some of the bling wheel crap that is sold in this country is a complete embarrassment.

It is common to see JWL radial fatigue testing cycles that exceed 350,000 on the lower end, and 750,000 to 1,000,000 cycles on the high end. (for brands built IN Japan)

Try to find one American wheel company that would even bother doing that...

And they advertise their bling wheel products as a 'premium wheel brand' with 'exceptional quality' built to "the finest standards in the industry".

Give me a freaking break.

FYI: BBS & VOLK do at least 1 MILLION radial fatigue cycles on every wheel product they build.

That is just ONE of the reasons those 2 brands are considered the best in the business.
If it's not JWL/VIA I wouldn't buy it.
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Why do people love shitty wheels???
I struggle to understand that myself..if you are not going to go to a better wheel than OEM..dont.
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I struggle to understand that myself..if you are not going to go to a better wheel than OEM..dont.
Doesn't have to be better, just equal.
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Doesn't have to be better, just equal.
To me its gotta be better otherwise what the point of upgrading?...this is not taking into account wheel "styling" just strenght and integrity
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To me its gotta be better otherwise what the point of upgrading?...this is not taking into account wheel "styling" just strenght and integrity
Equal integrity is the primary concern. Obviously one wouldn't buy another wheel whose styling isn't better than the stock.
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Equal integrity is the primary concern. Obviously one wouldn't buy another wheel whose styling isn't better than the stock.
People buy ugly wheels all the time. I'd say 80% of the wheels on this forum are pretty ugly. But that's just my opinion.
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