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Old 07-20-2010, 09:06 PM   #1
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Talking Forgestar F14 Weights & Photos on SS

I finally had some spare time today, so I mounted/balanced a set of Forgestar F14 wheels along with some Nitto INVO tires on my Camaro SS. I took plenty of photos, and weighed everything. Hopefully this thread becomes everything you need to know about the Forgestar F14 wheels.

First of all, the Forgestar wheels are flow-formed cast wheels. This is a higher quality casting process, which results in a lightweight and strong wheel. The same technology is used on Formula1 racecar wheels. Best of all, they only cost about the same as a cast wheel. And, these come in maximum widths for the 2010 Camaro, so you won't have to run around on puny narrow tires.

Here is the info about the setup shown below.

Forgestar F14 Flow-Formed, finish is "Brushed Titanium". Basically a silver powdercoat with a machined face. In between the spokes is silver.
Factory TPMS sensors. No adapters required.
20x9.0 fronts with 275/40-20 Nitto INVO tires
20x11.0 rears with 315/35-20 Nitto INVO tires

Yes, this combo is wider and lighter than the OEM 20" wheels! You end up with max width tires front and rear, and a lighter overall combo. Here is how they compare:

OEM 20x8 front wheel with Pirelli 245/45-20 tire = 63.5 lbs each
OEM 20x9 rear wheel with Pirelli 275/40-20 tire = 68.5 lbs each

F14 20x9 front wheel with INVO 275/40-20 tire = 60.5 lbs each
F12 20x11 rear wheel with INVO 315/35-20 tire = 64.0 lbs each

Total Savings = 15 lbs rotating mass (with much wider tires!)



















Thanks for taking a look. I'd be happy to answer any questions.

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Old 07-20-2010, 09:30 PM   #2
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Those look good! Wish you had mounted the gun metals though
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:31 PM   #3
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Looks nice Tony! I am actually starting to like how these look!
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:42 PM   #4
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I want the last set of Piano Black... I just need more cash. Will you take an IOU?
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:46 PM   #5
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:15 PM   #6
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I would really like to see them on IOM!
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:52 PM   #7
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Congrats on finally getting time. Your car looks great. Is it lowered? I love my set. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:00 PM   #8
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I finally had some spare time today, so I mounted/balanced a set of Forgestar F14 wheels along with some Nitto INVO tires on my Camaro SS. I took plenty of photos, and weighed everything. Hopefully this thread becomes everything you need to know about the Forgestar F14 wheels.

First of all, the Forgestar wheels are flow-formed cast wheels. This is a higher quality casting process, which results in a lightweight and strong wheel. The same technology is used on Formula1 racecar wheels. Best of all, they only cost about the same as a cast wheel. And, these come in maximum widths for the 2010 Camaro, so you won't have to run around on puny narrow tires.

Here is the info about the setup shown below.

Forgestar F14 Flow-Formed, finish is "Brushed Titanium". Basically a silver powdercoat with a machined face. In between the spokes is silver.
Factory TPMS sensors. No adapters required.
20x9.0 fronts with 275/40-20 Nitto INVO tires
20x11.0 rears with 315/35-20 Nitto INVO tires

Yes, this combo is wider and lighter than the OEM 20" wheels! You end up with max width tires front and rear, and a lighter overall combo. Here is how they compare:

OEM 20x8 front wheel with Pirelli 245/45-20 tire = 63.5 lbs each
OEM 20x9 rear wheel with Pirelli 275/40-20 tire = 68.5 lbs each

F14 20x9 front wheel with INVO 275/40-20 tire = 60.5 lbs each
F12 20x11 rear wheel with INVO 315/35-20 tire = 64.0 lbs each

Total Savings = 15 lbs rotating mass (with much wider tires!)












Thanks for taking a look. I'd be happy to answer any questions.

Tony
how much and does it come in black?
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:16 PM   #9
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Gunnabe2ss, my car has Pfadt drop springs on it. The nose sits a little lower though, since I added about 100 lbs of supercharger under the hood. Hence the license plate

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how much and does it come in black?
Info and finishes here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92522
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:26 AM   #10
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Tony we need to throw these on the white car for some photos! Just hope I can give them back...
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:04 AM   #11
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Very Nice.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:50 PM   #12
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NB - is the Titanium finish different on the Camaro wheel than the titanium on other F14s on other cars?

The f14s on the audi look darker, while the pics I have seen on Camaros are too bright for what I want.

Or is it just lighting?
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NB - is the Titanium finish different on the Camaro wheel than the titanium on other F14s on other cars?

The f14s on the audi look darker, while the pics I have seen on Camaros are too bright for what I want.

Or is it just lighting?
I noticed the same thing!
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:54 PM   #14
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I noticed the same thing!
Looks like the gun-metal finish to me.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:58 PM   #15
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Gunmetal is darker.

Here is Titanium (not brushed): http://www.forgestar.com/blog/?p=178

Here is Gunmetal: http://www.forgestar.com/blog/?p=1125
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:34 PM   #16
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The color of the Audi wheels looks perfect. The Forgestar website shows only black, gold, gunmetal and brushed titanium so I suspect the wheels on the Audi are gunmetal and the lighting is making them look brighter or they were custom finished.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:21 PM   #17
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WOW, that is a shiny car with nice wheels!
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