proud to offer you the Forgestar F14 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 FR-S / BRZ 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 (select from drop-down).
Forgestar F14 Features
- High Quality flow form production
with Durability of a Forged Wheel
- Lightweight and Excellent Value
- Works with factory TPMS-No light on
- Clears OEM calipers and aftermarket
big brake kits
any FRS or BRZ
- Wheels are made to order-Custom
Offsets and Bolt patterns
Custom Finishes Available:
Available Offsets and Sizes
17x8.5 Available in +6 to +50
17x9 Available in +12 to +58
17x9.5 Available in +19 to +65
17x10 Available in +25 to +72
Increased Load Ratings
The 17" Forgestar F14 now has an
increased load rating per wheel. The JWL VIA certified load rating for
all 17" F14 sizes is 1520Lbs.
what Forgestar F14 offset you need? Let our FR-S / BRZ specialists take
care of it and give us a call at
Review - We use what we sell
"Well I'm quite ecstatic to finally get these up! Many of you are familiar with the 18 and 19 inch Forgestar
F14's seen on Rocket Bunny kits but many people were not aware that Forgestar makes 17in F14 wheels! Yes, 17"!
Like many of you, I wanted a 17" wheel, because of weight, tire price and performance. However, I didn't want a wheel that is seen everywhere *cough* rpf1 *cough*, but it still needed to be good looking, lightweight, high quality and available in perfect fitment...and after Jurrian started bugging me about changing wheels on my FRS, I decided to pull the trigger on some 17x9 +35 Forgestar F14 in Textured Black.
Lets start about Forgestar...these wheels are CUSTOM built to order, so size, width, offset AND color can be selected by you to fit PERFECTLY (Modbargains can help you choose proper fitment, if you are unsure). There are a lot of wheels out that fit our car, but they don't fit well-they are sucked into the wheel wells looking like stock, or poke out. I opted for 17x9 +35 because that seems to be the size/offset to have for perfect fitment when you have a touch of camber, allow for wide rubber (you know, because our cars are so powerful haha) and perform well under pretty much any condition. Plus, after choosing size/width and offset, you pick out a color. These get powder coated, and there are TONS of colors available-you want pink? Got it. How about blood Red? Yup. How about normal colors like black, silver and gold? Yeah those are available too haha.
I opted for Textured black Forgestar F14 17x9 +35! "
Modbargains Web Team Member Charles
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
specifically 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 17x8.5 F14
wheel weighs an amazingly light 16.2 lbs, 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
handling, braking, and
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).
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.