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      08-25-2009, 04:12 PM   #9
crimsone90
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Originally Posted by Ron************ View Post
I think I wrote something like this a while back.

But lets add to the Heirarchy of the production method.


Gravity Cast
Low Pressure Cast
Double Chamber Pressure Cast
Flow Form Cast (Spun Cast)
Forged: Monoforged, 2PC Forged, 3 PC Forged




From the company's we carry and those that I know in the BMW market. Lets add where they are made, I think that should be a factor as well. We could also add certifications.

If I need to add explanation on Flow Form or forged methods I guess I could.

(Someone can put this in alphabetical order make a master list, I grouped it by the casting method)

Low Pressure Cast

Miro - Low Pressure Cast, Taiwan (Except 935, made in Japan by NKB)
VMR - Low Pressure Cast, Taiwan
Alufulgen - Low Pressure Cast, Taiwan
Linea Corse - Low Pressure Cast
Axis Wheels - Low Pressure Cast, Taiwan
Beyren/TSW - Low Pressure Cast, Taiwan (except Borque 3pc)

Forgestar - Flow Form Cast, USA
BBS - Flow Form Cast, Germany
Advan - Flow Form Cast, Japan
Enkie - Flow Form Cast, Japan
Rays - Flow Form Cast, Japan

HRE - Forged, USA
iForged - Forged, USA
Kinesis - Forged, USA
Volk - Forged, Japan
DPE - Forged, USA
Neez- Forged, USA
The manufacturers are welcome to join the thread and post their manufacturing method. There are several mistakes on your list. First I`m not aware of any flowforming done in the USA for Forgestar. Neez is not forged in the USA, is Japan. BBS are not only FlowFormed but Forged as well. I`m not aware of Miro being low-pressure cast and NKB is not made in Japan. Also VMR is gravity cast and not low-pressure cast.

We could have a list but unless the information is confirmed it`ll be pure speculation. Here it is.

Low Pressure Cast

Miro - Unknown, Taiwan
VMR - Gravity, Taiwan
Alufelgen - Low Pressure Cast, Taiwan
Linea Corse - Low Pressure Cast, Philippines? (Zoeb please confirm)
Axis Wheels - Low Pressure Cast, Taiwan
Beyren/TSW - Low Pressure Cast, Taiwan (except Borque 3pc)

Forgestar - Flow Form Cast, Unknown
BBS - Flow Form Cast & Forged, Germany/Japan
Advan - Gravity & Flow Form Cast, Japan
Enkie - Flow Form Cast, Japan
Rays - Flow Form Cast & Forged, Japan

HRE - Forged, USA
iForged - Forged, USA
Kinesis - Forged, USA
Volk - Forged, Japan
DPE - Forged, USA
Neez- Forged, Japan