HRE FlowForm Wheels | HRE Performance Wheels
What are HRE FlowForm Wheels?
HRE FlowForm Wheels’ all new line of FlowForm wheels combines the strength and durability of a forged wheel,at a price point that is near standard OEM cast wheels.
The process begins with a pressure-cast perform, where it is then rapidly cooled. This quick cooling of the metal right after heating (sometimes referred to as quenching) enhances the elastic strength and durability by increasing the metals density
The strengthened pre-form (Fig A), is then pulled from the mold and placed into the flow-forming machine, (Fig B) which operates in a manner similar to a potters’ wheel. This process stretches the barrel downward, causing the metal to “flow” into the correct “form”, hence the name, and this process ultimately gives the wheel its final shape (Fig C).
This “stretching” process changes the internal grain structure of the aluminum (much like the direction of the grain makes a difference in wood), making it stronger, lighter and more precise than a non-flow-formed barrel, resulting in forged aluminum-like strength.
What is FlowForm?
FlowForm wheels are created using a unique casting and forming process that obtains strengths and weights similar to a forged wheel. The process begins by pouring molten aluminum into a mold face-side-down followed by rapid cooling. By doing this, the aluminum alloy is condensed and in turn enhances the elastic strength and durability.
With almost 40 years of combined experience in the automotive wheel industry HRE was one of the first companies to really build the wheel industry. HRE offers the highest quality Forged and FlowForm wheels in the industry which we at ModBargains recommend whole heartedly. Their quality and service are top notch and we have had thousands of happy customers buying multiple sets of HRE because of their positive experience.
The HRE name really stands for quality and commands respect throughout the industry.
Flow Forming 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. 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.
Off the Shelf or Custom
HRE FlowForm Wheels bring you the best of both worlds. With a massive allotment of in stock FlowForm wheels ready to ship in standard colors like Silver and Black you don’t have to wait weeks or months for your wheel. Want to stand out ever more? HRE FlowForm also offers custom finishes on all of their wheels with a 4 week production time.
HRE offers their wheels in the most popular widths, diameters, and offsets. They also do test fitments for most makes and models. Simply follow the fitment guides on our listings to find the perfect wheel for your vehicle.
HRE FlowForm Wheels are backed by a limited lifetime structural warranty to the original retail purchaser. They also come with a 2 year finish warranty so you know that beatiful finish will look like new for a long time.
HRE is one of the most trusted names in the automotive aftermarket industry. Famous for their Quality and Service, you can with confidence knowing that HRE Wheels and ModBargains stand behind their products.
Long a market leader in forged wheels, HRE now offers its FlowForm line of wheels featuring iconic styling and a level of quality embodied by the HRE brand, all at an accessible price point. This cast flow formed wheel is made in Japan with the highest level of design and engineering available in the world today.
- Optional Finishes
- State of the art flow formed wheel
- Euro, Asian, & American fitments
- Standard color options are Liquid Silver and Tarmac*;
with optional & custom powder coat colors available.
- Starting at 19lbs each
- TÜV, VIA and JWL certification
Available in 18″, 19″ and 20″
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