Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2016 Tesla Model S - Forgestar F14

Forgestar Performance Wheels have been in the industry for a long time. With over 30 years of combined experience in the automotive wheel industry Forgestar Performance Wheels has bridged the gap between forged wheels and cast wheels introducing the world’s first one piece lightweight rotary forged custom flow formed wheel lineup.

Rotary Forged Flow Forming is a production procedure that turns the wheel (or rim section) over a special mandrel and three hydraulic rollers using tremendous pressure. The pressure and turning then force the rim area to form against the mandrel, creating the shape and width of the rim. During this forming, the rim actually “flows” down to create the full rim width. The pressure applied to the cast rim actually changes its mechanical properties, so its strength and impact values become similar to those of a forged rim. That translates to up to 15% less weight when compared to a standard cast wheel. The technological breakthroughs in heat treating allow Forgestar to increase dent resistance without having to make the wheel heavier.

Forgestar Performance Wheels allows the customers to choose between a range of offsets for every wheel width that is offered. This allows the consumer to choose a wheel that will perfectly fit their own individual vehicle.

In today's install, we have a 2016 Tesla Model S getting fitted with a set of the classic Forgestar F14 in the 19" size. Wanting to run as close as possible to stock fit, we here at GetYourWheels utilized our huge library of brake measurement to finalize the best size option to sit as close to stock as possible and still clear the factory brakes.

Finalizing with the size of the wheel at 19X8.5, the customer aimed to get a ride as close as factory as possible and maximize tread wear with the Michelin Primacy MXV4 in 245/45/19. Swapping over his factory TPMS to the new setup, customer dealt with a pain and hassle free install. Definitely a great upgrade from the OEM "Turbine" wheels.

Forgestar wheels are great for anyone looking to doing an OE+ upgrade to an aggressive fitting setup. These can be made for just about anyone from compact cars, saloons, luxury sedans to exotics. 

Contact us today to get your own set or see the full line-up here!
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