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      08-30-2012, 05:12 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by freshE92coupe View Post
can you give us examples of cast wheels that are stronger than forged?
Not all cast wheels are manufactured equally, same can be said about forged wheels. (variations in manufactured techniques, and alloys).

BUT it's a fair generalization that the best forged wheels in same sizes and spoke designs would be just as strong and maybe a bit more strong at less weight than its cast counter part, but the price would also reflect this.

Top quality cast wheels: 19" 1000-2000
Top quality forged wheels: 19" $4,000 +

With that said, I have seen plenty of forged expensive wheels crack, and even more cast wheels bend/crack. I think this perception has been created because there are just a lot more low end/quality cast wheels on the road, so you will hear about it more.