The Forgestar F14 is sold and priced
per complete set of 4.
Front Wheel Size
Rear Wheel Size
Cone Seat Lug Nuts
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proud to offer you the Forgestar Wheel Lineup with the latest technology in
wheel production to bring you the best of both worlds. This new
lineup utilizes a combination of the best methods of forging and casting
methods both in the same wheel. This is called flow form casting, and is
used by companies such as BBS and Enkei.
These wheels are made to
order and can be made to fit your BMW with a large range of available
sizes, offests and finishes.
Flow form casting is a production
procedure that turns the wheel (or rim section) over a special mandrel
and three hydraulic rollers using tremendous pressure. The pressure and
turning then force the rim area to form against the mandrel, creating
the shape and width of the rim. During flow forming, the rim actually
"flows" down to create the full rim width.
During flow forming, pressure applied to the cast rim actually changes
its mechanical properties, so its strength and impact values become
similar to those of a forged rim. That translates to up to
15% less weight when compared to a
standard cast wheel.
***Please note the Forgestar F14 will require
cone seat lug nuts so that the wheels sit properly on the hub. We can
provide these for you (see attributes).
Want more information on
Forgestar F14 flow
forming? Call us at 714-582-3330
Forgestar F14 Features
High Quality flow form production
Durability of a Forged Wheel
Lightweight and Excellent Value
Clears OEM calipers and aftermarket
big brake kits
Custom offsetsand bolt patterns
nearly any vehicle!
Wheels are made to order
BMW Caps Available (+$50)
Forgestar F14 Available
Finishes All Forgestar F14 finishes are now
powdercoated. If you would like custom pinstripe please call in to place
your order, (714) 582-3330.
Premium custom powdercoat finishes
also available (See below)
Semi Gloss Black
Carbon Overlay - 100% real carbon
Karbon Overlay- This is a carbon
fiber look overlay
Custom Finishes Available:
Increased Load Ratings
The 18" Forgestar F14 now has an
increased load rating per wheel. The JWL VIA certified load rating for
all 18" F14 sizes is 1520Lbs.
Available Offsets and Sizes
18x8.5 offsets from +26 to +50
18x9.0 offsets from +20 to +55
18x9.5 offsets from +26 to +60
18x10.0 offsets from +16 to +42
18x11.0 offsets from +23 to +55
18x12.0 offsets from +36 to +68
what Forgestar F14 offset you need? Let our BMW specialists take
care of it and give us a call at
Why Forgestar F14 Wheels are Better Than Cast Wheels
Custom Offsets - Forgestar
wheels can be made in virtually any offset, whereas standard
cast wheels come in a set offset. This allows you to dial in
exactly how you want your wheels to sit (we can help you select the
offset you need for the look your looking for). Having custom
offsets allows for fitment of wider wheels
in stock suspension and lowered vehicles. Forgestar wheels are
designedspecifically for your car and it's suspension setup,
where cast wheels are designed for everyone and typically do not
take in to account lowered suspension setups.
Weight - Forgestar
wheels are also much lighter than cast wheels. The 18x8.5 F14
wheel weighs an amazingly light 18.5lbs, where a cast
wheel of this same size would weigh anywhere from 23-27 lbs. This saving of roughly
6-10 pounds per wheel makes a BIG
difference in regards to handling and drivability. Reducing unsprung
weight (weight that is not supported by the car's suspension, i.e
wheels, tires, brake rotors, and brake calipers) is one of the
easiest ways to improve your car's
acceleration. As a general estimate 1 pound of unsprung
weight is equal to 10 pounds of static weight. (weight that is
supported by the vehicle's suspension). By using this ratio if you
were to replace your stock wheels that weighed 25 lbs with Forgestar
wheels you would be saving 320 lbs. in static weight!
Strength - Flow-formed wheels
are similar in strength to that of a fully forged wheel, without the
cost. The process used to make the Forgestar wheels is the
same process BBS wheels uses as
well. Forgestar wheels are also rated at 1520 lbs per wheel
which is considerably more than a cast wheels which are typically
around 1000-1200 lbs. per wheel.
Range of Sizes - Forgestar
wheels are available in a multitude of sizes, allowing you to decide
exactly what diameter and width you want to run on your vehicle,
rather being forced to run a set staggered size with cast wheels (As
cast wheels usually are only available with one set front wheel
width, and one rear wheel width).
Forgestar F14 Weights
18x8.5 ET48 - 18.5 Lbs.
18x9.5 ET48 - 20.1 Lbs.
18x10 ET42 - 19.4 Lbs.
18x12 ET68 - 21.5 Lbs.
Forgestar F14 Shipping
Local pickup of these wheels can be performed in the
southern California area, please e-mail a ModBargains sales
representative to schedule an appointment. Otherwise shipping is a flat
$99 to the US. International shipping quotes are available via email.
know how much more power you will get by putting on lighter wheels and
decreasing unsprung weight? Give us a call at
Forgestar F14 Wheel Finishes:
Forgestar F14 18" in Gunmetal
Forgestar F14 Matte Black:
Forgestar F14 Gunmetal:
Forgestar F14 Gloss Black:
Forgestar F14 Semi Gloss Black:
Forgestar F14 Tiffany Blue
Forgestar F14 Brushed Black:
Forgestar F14 Brushed Charcoal:
Forgestar F14 Silver:
Not sure what Forgestar
F14 finish will look best with your BMW? Call us at
What you need to know about the
Forgestar's flowforming process is a unique solution to a common problem
– how to make a wheel both light and strong.
specialized process begins with a low pressure type of casting and uses
a special machine that spins the initial casting, heats the outer
portion of the casting and then uses steel rollers pressed against the
rim area to pull the rim to its final width and shape. The
combination of the heat, pressure and spinning create a rim area with
the strength similar to a forged wheel. During Flow Forming, the
pressure applied to the cast rim actually changes its mechanical
properties, so its strength and impact values become similar to those of
a forged rim. That translates to up to 15% less weight when compared to
a standard cast wheel. The
resulting grain structure within the alloy of the wheel is linear,
flowing in a single direction.
This grain structure pattern, combined with the exceptional quality of
casting required for the process, gives the rim area of the wheel huge
mechanical strength, and elongation. As a result of these mechanical
characteristics, Forgestar is able to reduce the thickness of the rim
area resulting in reduced weight, without compromising strength and
resistance to impact.
So in a nutshell, the process makes the
Almost as strong as forged wheels
Lighter than cast wheels
Customizable to a range of offsets and
A great value for the price
Pictures of the Flow-Forming Process:
long been an advocate for wheel durability testing. They strongly
believe that any issue regarding consumer safety is an important one.
They want every customer contemplating the purchase of Forgestar wheels
to know that it has been carefully engineered by the Forgestar team and
thoroughly tested by independent third-party testing laboratories.
The most common
test standards used are those published by SAE (J2530) and TUEV
Rheinland (Germany). PDF files of these actual test reports are provided
below as well as an explanation of how the tests are performed and what
the results mean to you as a consumer.
They send every
width in each wheel design family with the offset configuration that
presents the greatest testing challenge and subject it to the equivalent
of a full product lifetime of stress in a third-party laboratory. In
this way, it is ensured that the recommended wheel fitment is safe at
maximum rated load.