WHY GO FORGED?

Better fuel efficiency (by up to 7%)
Reduced CO2 emissions
Improved safety
Better handling & cornering

LIGHTER

Well-made properly forged wheels are at least 20 - 25 percent lighter than their cast counterparts, and they are nearly half the weight of steel wheels. Forged magnesium wheels provide an even greater weight reduction of 25%, as well as incomparably higher vibration absorption capacity characteristics.

Ultralight forged magnesium wheels stand out as a separate category of best-in-class automotive products. They are predominantly employed by professionals in high-end racing / motorsports competitions and are also selected by enthusiasts and connoisseurs worldwide who want to stand out and be distinguished while enjoying significant weight reduction and other important benefits, including environmental impact.

STRONGER

Wheels produced using true-forging technology with near-net-shape tooling are the strongest available, due to the high degree of metal deformation and the absence of typical casting defects such as pores, cavities or inner microcracks. Unlike cast wheels, forgings are shaped by localized compressive forces that result in properly aligned grains and fibers, as designed and modeled by scrutinizing engineers. Professionals well-recognize that true-forged wheels are more durable and safer.

Aerospace grade alloy is employed for the SMW three-dimensional closed-die hot forging process with hydraulic presses of 5,000 to 15,000 tons of force, and is enhanced by special heat treatment. When subjected to strong unfriendly impact, a forged wheel is unlikely to crack, and in many cases can be repaired.

LONGEVITY

Magnesium is a highly desirable material for wheels for numerous reasons. In addition to being one-third lighter than aluminum, it has a damping factor that is up to 100 times higher than that of aluminum and up to 23 times higher than that of steel. This means that it can withstand and sustain vibrations and impacts much more capably and can absorb shocks and noise more effectively, which helps the suspension system to last longer.

Furthermore, magnesium's intrinsic material characteristics ensure faster heat dissipation from the wheels, which preserves the integrity of the brake system and prolongs its lifecycle. This represents an important safety factor that is highly valued by racing professionals and by educated consumers in general.