About : Carbon fiber & more ; 1 piece vs. 2 piece (vs. 3 piece) ; Beadlocks aren’t for everyone
What You Need To Know Before Purchasing
Carbon fiber & more
There are other, way more exotic options on the market, but they just don’t make sense for most people. Materials like carbon fiber are available (and even come factory on certain cars – like the Mustang GT350 and Koenigseggs), but they’re a very expensive upgrade thanks to being handmade. Plus they’re not really meant to withstand the conditions of day-to-day driving.
1 piece vs. 2 piece (vs. 3 piece)
Because of the way they’re made, all cast wheels are one-piece wheels. Forged wheels have more flexibility because of their inherent strength, and are available in one or more pieces.
Two-piece wheels are generally made of the centerpiece with the spokes, and then the rim. They can be made up of cast aluminum, billet, or fully forged center section that’s either welded or bolted to the rim barrel.
Three-piece wheels are less common, but they’re made of a centerpiece and two separate rim halves. Most three-piece wheels are custom built and solve very particular fitment issues. They work well on high-end sport cars, and those with dramatically staggered wheel offsets. Manufacturers can also go this route to help them offer a wider range of wheel widths with minimal investment. In the end, 30-40 bolts are used to hold the pieces of the wheel together, and then a sealant is applied to ensure that the wheel is airtight.
Two and three piece wheels allow for more creative designs using different colors and materials. They can also allow for cost-effective repair in the event of damage, since individual pieces can be repaired or replaced without replacing the entire wheel.
Beadlocks aren’t for everyone
One of the most unique options for wheels are beadlocks. True beadlocks allow a tire to stay on a wheel with lower tire pressure, and in more extreme conditions like drag racing or off-roading. They work by clamping the bead of the tire between pieces of the wheel. They work well in those applications, but can be a pain to install and deal with. You can always find a faux beadlock to get the look you’re after without all the additional cost and headache.
Jwheel, as an professional wheel manufacturer, concentrates in R&D and manufacturing of aluminum alloy wheels, including casting wheels, forging wheels and flow-form wheels. The products of it have passed the certifications of SEI、SEMA，VIA, JWL, JWL-T, TUV and so on. Since establishment, Jwheel has been developing steadily, with rich experience of designing and producing aluminum alloy wheels. It has earned the appreciation of both domestic market and foreign market with its high technology, good quality and customer service. It provided OEM service to many international brands like Vossen, OE Wheel, TSW, Rays, ProLine, Oxygen, AUTEC, etc., and it also provide ODM service, that is, for producing a new wheel, you can just provide a sketch, drawing or picture, and then Jwheel will finish the rest parts. By the way, the MOQ of forging wheels is four. (For more information, just go to the website: https://www.jjjwheel.com)