VE-9133 Lightweight Drift / Circuit Racing Wheel
FLOW FORMED (Not a cast wheel) and has milling on the spokes as well as concave
Every technology has a limit. Cast aluminum wheels were a big improvement over the steel wheels, however when it comes to performance, there are other technologies like flow-forming or forging that surpass a standard cast wheel. These higher level technologies will allow a reduction in weight (while maintaining the stiffness and durability) that will improve vehicle performance.
Current models offered by big brands like BBS and Enkei use this technology.
The pressure used in this process actually changes the mechanical properties of the cast rim area to have strength, stiffness and impact values closer to that of a forged rim. “Flow Forming” also helps reduce the weight up to 25% when compared to a standard cast wheel. The overall “Stiffness to Weight Ratio” is very good and can deliver a very high level of performance at a cost that is much lower than a forged wheel.