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Thread: MC2 Forged Wheels

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    MC2 Forged Wheels

    does anyone know how much a set of MC2 forged wheels in 18" should go for, a list price would be appreciated, but more importantly i would like to know what they actually sell for

    here is a link to see the wheels
    http://www.mc2ing.com/FSeries/FZmain.HTM

    thanks.


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    Re: MC2 Forged Wheels

    whats the different btwn a forged wheel and a regular one anyways?

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    Re: MC2 Forged Wheels

    Evo don't know specifics but can find out but forged wheels are said to be stronger than reg chrome wheels. I believe it has something to do with the blend of metals they use to build the wheel. Like I said I can find out.

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    Re: MC2 Forged Wheels

    forged wheels are not only stronger but lighter too

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    Re: MC2 Forged Wheels

    A cast wheel is just that - molten metal poured into a mold. In general, cast wheels have to be designed with a lot of extra metal in them to allow for imperfections in the casting process and limited control over the 'grain' of the metal.

    There's also 'squeeze-cast' and heat-treated cast wheels which attempt to make castings stronger either by making the casting more consistent or hardening the resulting casting.

    Forged wheels come in two or three varieties - they can be pressed (forged) to shape from a solid or hot semi-soft billet of metal (this takes a LOT of pressure, it's not a stamping operation) or they can be machined to shape from a solid forged billet, or they can be assembled from forged or spun pieces.

    Either way, the end result is typically much stronger than a casting, and since it takes less metal to get a strong wheel, they're lighter.

    By the way, personal opinion: some of the MC2 designs look pretty good, but chrome is tacky.

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    I purchased a set of MC2 wheels (Vauss) from my dealer in California. From the other posts the price was quoted at $3000, but stated you could deal down to $2350. I contacted the Internet salesperson to get a price and he quoted $1820, so I ordered them and received them the next day. So they appear to have quite a bit of dealing area in them. Hope this helps.

    Tom

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    Re: MC2 Forged Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by camaro168
    I purchased a set of MC2 wheels (Vauss) from my dealer in California. From the other posts the price was quoted at $3000, but stated you could deal down to $2350. I contacted the Internet salesperson to get a price and he quoted $1820, so I ordered them and received them the next day. So they appear to have quite a bit of dealing area in them. Hope this helps.

    Tom
    It mostly depends on the tires you get with them as to the cost. MC2 uses Falkens, Nittos, or Toyos most of the time.
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    Re: MC2 Forged Wheels

    I got the Falken tires, could of got the Nittos, but I didn't know anything about them. I've been pricing new tires for my 93 Camaro and the prices for 17's are pretty close. The run flats for the CTS were about $800 more. Talk to the person you purchased your cad from he might be able to better the deal if he wants additional business.

    Tom


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