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New rims, BC Forged RZ05 Monoblock

 
Old 05-13-2019, 11:58 AM
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Default New rims, BC Forged RZ05 Monoblock

I had a chance to install the BC Forged Mono Block RZ05 rims with MPSS tires I bought from Paul at PK Auto Designs. The silver rims were the only thing I did not like about the car when I bought it used.
The rims appear to be high quality, the machining is well done and the finish looks good. I got Satin black finish. I did put some Pinnacle Black Label Diamond Wheel Coatingon the rims to help with brake dust. It brough up the shine a bit.
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Black BC Forged RZ05's factory sizes.
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Looks awesome sir ! Thank you once again for allowing us to assist you.
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I have not had a chance to weigh the wheels I took off the car but the BC Forged were 57 rear and 51 front, Rim tires and factory TMP. I weighed them on a cheap fedex type scale at work.
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Fedex scales work also haha
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Wheels look great! Love the spider style.
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I'm pretty certain those are forged wheels, not forged rims. I don't believe ANY wheel manufacturer sells wheels with just the rims being forged. If they did I'm not certain anybody would buy them. Then again, I read on here everyday someone talking about their forged or cast rims so I could be wrong. I'd like to see a video of how they manufacture wheels with forged rims. If so, what manufacturing process is used for the non-forged parts of the wheels? How do they "mate" the non-forged portion of the wheel to the forged rim? Surely they're not welding the components together?
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Originally Posted by rikhek View Post
I'm pretty certain those are forged wheels, not forged rims. I don't believe ANY wheel manufacturer sells wheels with just the rims being forged. If they did I'm not certain anybody would buy them. Then again, I read on here everyday someone talking about their forged or cast rims so I could be wrong. I'd like to see a video of how they manufacture wheels with forged rims. If so, what manufacturing process is used for the non-forged parts of the wheels? How do they "mate" the non-forged portion of the wheel to the forged rim? Surely they're not welding the components together?
This is a question of semantics. I define a wheel (right or wrong) as a rim and a tire. The rim, is a forged "monoblock." which means one piece. I did some searching on rim construction before I bought. From what I could determine a puck is put in a press and formed into a blank, there could be multiple dies. Then the rim is machined from there. I'll guess most of the same size rims are machined from the same blank. Perhaps one of the rim vendors will chime in.
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