In the world of performance wheels, there’s a common misconception that the only importance of an aftermarket wheel is its weight. Forgeline helps us to understand why this shouldn’t be enthusiasts only concern, and why an aftermarket wheel’s load rating is also important.
When it comes to forged aluminum wheels, it’s easy to manufacture a good looking, lightweight wheel for any application. But how can manufacturers design a lightweight wheel which performs well? A wheel that can withstand the abuse caused by road racing applications, yet retain the confidence to get you home safely from the track, or take you on a weekend cruise? Forgeline separates its line of wheels from others through the strength of its load rating. A wheel’s load rating refers to the amount of weight the wheel can safely support. This number is predetermined by the wheel manufacturer, and can fluctuate depending on the type of tire it is paired with.
Many manufacturers like Forgeline predetermine the wheel’s load rating requirements by using the specific vehicle’s gross axle weight rating, ensuring the wheel’s load rating will never exceed that weight. This not only ensures the wheel will last much longer, but will also account for varying friction coefficients – especially in regards to heavier vehicles.
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