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Old 11-05-2011, 09:51 PM
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Are OEM alloy wheels cast or forged?

Hi guys. Just wondering if factory alloys are forged
or cast nowdays. And is there an obvious way to tell?

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Virtually all OE wheels are cast, they are considerably cheaper to manufacture than a forged wheel. There are likely some forged OE's on high end cars.
Usually a forged wheel is fully machined and often multiple piece whereas cast are one piece and some surfaces remain as cast.

Here is a sample of a cast vs. forged wheels with similar designs, easy to tell these two apart.
http://www.corwheels.com/forged-vs-c...he-difference/

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Thanks 1ownerT.

I have a set of Bronco alloys that I'm sure are
forged because of the machining grooves on the
back side.

My other vehicle's wheels must be cast. They have a
'rough' surface that looks like they've come out of a
mold...
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