How HRE Wheels are made at HRE Wheels Open House

HRE Wheels shown in different stages of production from start to finish at HRE Wheels Open House.

HRE Wheels shown in different stages of production from start to finish at HRE Wheels Open House.

HRE Wheels barrels and faces waiting for their turn to be custom built for its new owner.

HRE Wheels barrels and faces waiting for their turn to be custom built for its new owner.

More HRE Wheel Barrels.

More HRE Wheel Barrels.

More materials for building HRE Wheels

Materials for building HRE Wheels

 

More materials for building HRE Wheels

More materials for building HRE Wheels and some HRE Wheels already made for some customers.

 

HRE Wheel face in the beginning stages.

HRE Wheel face in the beginning stages.

 

HRE Wheel face moving along.

HRE Wheel face moving along quite nicely.

Four faces almost done for somebodies HRE wheels.

Faces almost done for somebodies HRE wheels.

 

HRE Wheel Face being cut on the vertical machine.

HRE Wheel Face being cut on the vertical machine.

2 sets of HRE Wheels sitting on the production floor waiting to be completed.

2 sets of HRE Wheels sitting on the production floor waiting to be completed.

 

Why buy aftermarket wheels?

There are several reasons to buy quality aftermarket wheels for your car.  One of the most popular reasons is that it can represent 25% or more of how your car looks to people.  You can take an ordinary looking car and transform it into something special with the right fitment and wheel specs.

As a wheel enthusiast, the best thing about getting quality wheels like CCW, HRE, SSR, Volk Racing (Rays Engineering), etc. is they are typically lightweight due to the materials and manufacturing process of them.

Why should you care about the wheels being lightweight and how they are made.  Lightweight wheels that are made properly have two important advantages/benefits to your car.  The first is handling.  A function of the unsprung mass in a lighter wheel that hits bumps or other road disturbances will put less force into the vehicle and upset the handling less making the car more planted to the road in comparison to a heavier wheel such as your OEM cast wheel.  The second advantage is rotational inertia in a lighter wheel.  A function of how much mass is distributed around the wheel from rotational center.  By minimizing rotational inertia, your going to increase acceleration and decrease stopping distances since it requires less energy to get the wheels going and to get the wheels to stop, which helps both performance and safety.

Happy quality aftermarket wheel shopping.