If there is one question that gets asked more than any other when it comes to purchasing wheels for your truck, it must be: “Which is better, cast wheels or forged ones?”

Which is better? Which wheel should I buy? All of these questions are valid, but there is no easy answer that can be used as a blanket statement. Like a lot of things, it is going to come down to what you need your truck to do and what your budget is. But, let’s take a closer look at each wheel type to help you make a more informed decision.

What Are Forged Wheels?

One of the main things about Forged wheels is that they are made with a billet. During their creation, the billet is heated incredibly high and then pressurized so that it will adopt the shape of the wheel. This process helps create a much more perfected wheel that looks amazing. However, the process is expensive to do, which results in forged wheels costing more.

What Are Cast Wheels?

These wheels are created using molten aluminum, which is then poured into molds of the wheel shapes. This mold is then shaved down and cleaned in order to get rid of as many impurities as possible. This process is quick and efficient, which results in wheels that are a lot cheaper than forged ones.

Which Wheel Type is Better?

When it really comes down to it, the decision between Cast and Forged and which is better comes down to you and your ride. There are a few factors that you will have to look at to make your decision such as your budget, your usage and your specific taste. While there are pros and cons to both, you will be able to get a sharp-looking truck that performs great with either type of wheel equipped.

This post was written by Justin K, owner of Wheel Identity. Wheel Identity is Tampa Bay’s premier custom shop. We carry custom wheels in Tampa for every vehicle, custom suspension kits, and all accessories for the interior or exterior of your vehicle. We only hire highly trained technicians using state of the art equipment with experience in all areas of tire, wheel, suspension, and 4×4 needs.

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