The most popular discs for vehicles today are light-alloy wheels of metals. They are divided into two types – a light alloy wheels and forged. Alloy wheels are usually made of magnesium alloys and aluminum. Forged in Essentially, all made from the same materials, but a very different way. Forged wheels are produced by hot pressing, and then go through the process of artificial aging and hardening.
Worldwide, it is considered that Forged wheels – an advantage wealthy car owners. And this is true, but in Russia there are several companies who have inherited the expensive equipment from the Soviet era, and yet they can afford production of relatively cheap forged wheels, which differ in price from western counterparts in several times. Because of technology, these discs is a little lighter than the cast, but they are much stronger, less brittle and quite suitable for repair. In the bumps, these discs do not break or crack and warp. But it is precisely this strength and is a minus forged wheels. Here, Alton Steel expresses very clear opinions on the subject. For example, hitting the hole, the drive will not blow over, and pass it suspension, is clearly not designed for such loads. Designs and different shapes that appear when you select cast wheels, forged wheels have not found. This is due to the fact that the manufacture of molds for them are extremely expensive.
In general, the forged wheels is the best option, which combines the advantages of steel and alloy wheels. But just such an important consumer characteristics such as price, makes for many, this drive is extremely expensive pleasure, because it exceeds the price of light alloy wheels in a few times. Also, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish yourself from forging casting. There are only a few indirect signs. Of course, the most common way of marking a difference. Private labeling for Forged Wheels – impressed, while alloy wheels – convex (spilled). ts on the topic. Typically, this method is one of the most reliable, because labeling is associated with a feature of production, but if the disks are made to order or tuning shop, these symptoms can vary. Forged wheels are indicated by the manufacturer FORGED, and cast CAST. But these signs are rarely applied to the disk itself, and in cases of production CD in China, or Turkey may be instances of just such application on the disc surface. Another sign of the difference between a disk shape and weight, the drive will be harder to cast wrought, but only if the quality of foreign goods, Russian drives for virtually the same weight. The form is in forged wheels, due to their special handling and a smooth point. Well, another sign of the difference is – the price. A good quality forged disc foreign production, the cast is much more expensive. In any case, the choice of wrought or cast disc for the car, purely personal decision. After all, the real characteristics of the disc depend on the precision technology and quality of the alloy. From the point of security is much better to buy a proven quality alloy wheels, forged than unknown quality.