Cast vs. Forged Rims

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  1. BKuz

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    I have been looking for wider rims for the rear of my Hellcat. A few people mentioned Replika Wheels. I found a great looking pair of rims on Replika but my concern was if they were cast or forged.

    I emailed Replika and asked if their rims were cast or forged. A representative from the company emailed back and said they were high pressure castings.

    I did some research and found that all SRT rims are forged. They are forged so can can withstand all the torque SRT vehicles put out.

    So the bottom line is I am a little leery of putting cast rims on my Hellcat that puts out so much torque and power. Just my 2 cents!

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    White Trash BMF Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member HCC National Vice Pres.

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    Cast = Cheap Chinese
     
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    This is what got for my drag radials. They are not the cheapest but not the most expensive either. Very high quality. The patterm is not exact buy matches close enough for me. Nurburgring Alloy Wheels by TSW

    The Matte Bronze matched the Brass Monkeys real well.

     
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    For cast wheels to be of the same strength and fatigue life, they have to be much thicker than forged. Fatigue life is what really kills you in a casting.
     
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    I think cast rims will be alright for a Toyota Camry but not a monster like the Hellcat. LOL!

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    So my question is are these rotary forged wheels acceptable to use with drag radials, not as concerned with looks its more of a strength concern.
    Can these wheels handle repetitive launches with out fatigue. I realize cheap cast wheels are a true gamble with potential for catastrophic failure.
    Also are the factory wheels considered the same rotary forged. Triumph wheels are awesome but these wheels i'm not buying for show, i will be mounting a set of tires
    at least once a year.

    Any thoughts.
     
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    Nurburgring Alloy Wheels by TSW

    Sorry about the PM being so late. I doubt the OEM wheels are "Rotory" forged but they are forged. I'm sure these will handle drag racing but i'm no expert.

    Here is what I got. The wheels required deeper lug nuts.I also got new pressure sensors to put in them. The wheels are 20x10.50's

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