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Old 10-14-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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My Savini SV21c wheels!

My new Savini SV21cs are being worked on as we speak! 22X11s (315/25/22) in the rear and 22X9s (265/30/22) in the front.

Thanks so much to Nick at BFXauto for keeping me informed throughout the process. Here are some initial pics.

UPDATE: Finished pics!
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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ooooo doggie! Those are TOP SECRET! hahaha... jk
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:28 PM   #3
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Cool pics. Sharing these might help explain the differences between cheap Chinese cast junk vs an actual forged/machined wheel. Here is an illustration of the other method of making wheels:



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Old 10-14-2010, 06:14 PM   #4
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Cool pics. Sharing these might help explain the differences between cheap Chinese cast junk vs an actual forged/machined wheel. Here is an illustration of the other method of making wheels:



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Forgive my lack of knowledge here but what would be the step required to make the original round blanks used in the CNC machine? Wouldn't that be the same idea of pouring hot liquid metal into a form?
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My new set of Savini SV21cs are being worked on as we speak! 22X11s (315/25/22) in the rear and 22X9s (265/30/22) in the front.

Thanks so much to Nick at BFXauto for keeping me informed throughout the process. Here are some initial pics.
Sweet! Can't wait to see them finished and mounted.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:23 PM   #6
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Here's a quick Photoshop I put together.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:34 PM   #7
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Forgive my lack of knowledge here but what would be the step required to make the original round blanks used in the CNC machine? Wouldn't that be the same idea of pouring hot liquid metal into a form?
My understanding of the forging process is that the round "blank" is poured into a mold, but while it's still molten to a degree they forge it by some type of impact, like dropping it onto an anvil or something. It's not too different from the old blacksmith hammering a glowing horseshoe--the hammering condenses the metal molecules, putting them closer together and molecularly aligning them in a manner that makes the resulting piece much stronger than just a cast piece.

Not that I'm a metallurgist or anything, so maybe I'm completely up in the night.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:13 PM   #8
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Here's a quick Photoshop I put together.
Looks great man!!

Cant wait to see the real one.
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Here's a quick Photoshop I put together.
Those are going to look awesome on your car! Nice choice.
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Forged blanks start out as super heated chunks of cast aluminum, and are slammed by a huge press that pushes about 6,000 tons. This aligns the grain of the material, and improves the properties of aluminum. It increases the tensile strength, and also reduces the brittle nature of cast aluminum. Cast wheels are terrible at surviving impacts, they crack and shatter. Forged wheels typically just bend, they hold together better. Forged material is also stronger than cast aluminum, so it requires less spoke material to support the same load. This is what makes forged wheels lighter than cast wheels.
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:04 PM   #11
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gald to see i,m not the only one..looks great...can,t wait to see them on car...i,m almost jealous
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My understanding of the forging process is that the round "blank" is poured into a mold, but while it's still molten to a degree they forge it by some type of impact, like dropping it onto an anvil or something. It's not too different from the old blacksmith hammering a glowing horseshoe--the hammering condenses the metal molecules, putting them closer together and molecularly aligning them in a manner that makes the resulting piece much stronger than just a cast piece.

Not that I'm a metallurgist or anything, so maybe I'm completely up in the night.
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Forged blanks start out as super heated chunks of cast aluminum, and are slammed by a huge press that pushes about 6,000 tons. This aligns the grain of the material, and improves the properties of aluminum. It increases the tensile strength, and also reduces the brittle nature of cast aluminum. Cast wheels are terrible at surviving impacts, they crack and shatter. Forged wheels typically just bend, they hold together better. Forged material is also stronger than cast aluminum, so it requires less spoke material to support the same load. This is what makes forged wheels lighter than cast wheels.
Thanks for the explanation. Just not something I knew anything about until today.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:45 PM   #13
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Those are just what your car needed Russ. No wonder you haven't made a purchase with us in a couple months.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:46 PM   #14
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:53 PM   #15
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very... very... nice
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:18 AM   #16
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very cool, nick@ BFXenon has great customer service
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:42 AM   #17
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LOL... hey that wheel looks nice photoshoped on my car...

Can't wait to see them on yours...
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:57 AM   #18
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LOL... hey that wheel looks nice photoshoped on my car...

Can't wait to see them on yours...
Yea...the angle looked good. I figured you wouldn't mind.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:50 AM   #19
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:53 PM   #20
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Liked the pics on the making of them. That was cool!
Looking at some myself. Can't wait for the finished product and pics!
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:13 PM   #21
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Here's another version of these wheels.

These wheels are awesome, mine should be done, mounted and balanced, this week. I am stoked.

Nice wheels for your car.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:10 PM   #23
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Those things are sick! I work for a rim tire shop and the Savini wheels are always my favorite. I just cant afford to put them on my car. So I had to do Lexani instead. Still out a little over $500 a wheel though
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:14 PM   #24
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gald to see i,m not the only one..looks great...can,t wait to see them on car...i,m almost jealous
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Did you used to live in the Gulfport /St.Petersburg area as a kid? Just wondering cause I new a kid Mike Page way back in the day. And you live not 2 far away so I put 2 in 2 together. Anyways Badass Camaro in your sign.
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What do these look like in 20"?
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