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Old 05-05-2016, 03:35 PM   #1
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Are the 1LE wheels welded ?

Are the wheels two pieces and welded or is it one piece of aluminum and then machined ? The aftermarket rims are two pieces aren't they ? Is that why our wheels are 1,000 bucks ?
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Old 05-05-2016, 03:40 PM   #2
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1le wheels are forged (from one piece), they are stronger than aftermarket cast wheels.

The wheels retail for $2500 for a complete set.
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1le wheels are forged (from one piece), they are stronger than aftermarket cast wheels.

The wheels retail for $2500 for a complete set.
Forging (Heat & Pressure) produces a Much Stronger (and usually lighter) than other wheels
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An people are asking new prices for old used wheels with out any proof of integrity....
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OP,

Here is a video of the process so that you can picture it better...

https://youtu.be/7xn58aQowBA
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:25 PM   #6
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Thanks Zyborg. Sweet !
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An people are asking new prices for old used wheels with out any proof of integrity....
Without going into the details, my dealer ordered a brand new set for me. The first 2 GM delived right away, the third rim took a week, the 4th took nearly 2 months to arrive. My car was in storage, so I didn't care, but finding these rims brand new in boxes is pretty challenging in the recent months. With that said, people who want 2500 for their used crap can pound sand. I get why they ask the price they do, but I wouldn't spend that on used rims. I'm pretty sure I'll get a PM or 2 about my old rims, but let me answer that question. I don't have them, turned them in on a warranty swap
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OP,

Here is a video of the process so that you can picture it better...

https://youtu.be/7xn58aQowBA
Here are wheels being Forged

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Bzhi4kRBNHU
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