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someguy_99 12-03-2012 10:59 PM

Need a wheel manufacturer- Custom
 
I need 22.5x 8.5, I need alot of inventory its for a relatively big business. I just need it because it will cut down costs by a large margin if i can get it a manufacturer cost.

Lighter/stronger the better, Magnesium alloy if possible.

I know this is E46F so lol LONG SHOT approach but I knew there are knowledgeable people on this forum.

NFRs2000nyc 12-04-2012 12:16 AM

Contact MHT wheels. They make many wheels on the market including ADV1 and Foose. If trolling, because race-car.

b0bab0i 12-04-2012 01:20 AM

Truck wheels?

v8 5 12-04-2012 01:47 AM

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Originally Posted by NFRs2000nyc (Post 14949279)
Contact MHT wheels. They make many wheels on the market including ADV1 and Foose. If trolling, because race-car.

I thought ADV1 bought their own CNC machines

Xcelratr 12-04-2012 02:11 AM

http://www.alcoa.com/alcoawheels/nor.../en/wheels.asp

b0bab0i 12-04-2012 02:29 AM

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Originally Posted by v8 5 (Post 14949447)
I thought ADV1 bought their own CNC machines

Nah, its been known that ADV1 wheels are manufactured by MHT, just do a search. A bunch of threads will pop up talking about it on different forums.

cancell 12-04-2012 06:18 AM

Enkei will make custom wheels... Minimum order of 40 rims. Their warehouse distributor prices are very low.

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someguy_99 12-04-2012 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NFRs2000nyc (Post 14949279)
Contact MHT wheels. They make many wheels on the market including ADV1 and Foose. If trolling, because race-car.

Thanks, will do

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Originally Posted by b0bab0i (Post 14949408)
Truck wheels?

Yes, truck wheels. You got from 22.5x8.5

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Originally Posted by Xcelratr (Post 14949473)

Thanks, will they do mag alloy ?

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Originally Posted by cancell (Post 14949635)
Enkei will make custom wheels... Minimum order of 40 rims. Their warehouse distributor prices are very low.

Sent from my LT18i using Bimmer App

40rims, no problem , but i want the cost down to like 30-45 wheel

If I can get under $45 a rim for a magnesium alloy, Im pretty much in business.
Style or looks is a non issue right now, just basic wheels so start it off. I appreciate everyones help.

Xcelratr 12-04-2012 12:13 PM

You're best served by contacting them directly because I've been out of the wheel business for almost 10 years.

But I think Alcoa doesn't do mag, only aluminum. I also think mag isnt suitable for heavy truck wheels. And my sense is that I may be wasting your time suggesting Alcoa because they're nowhere close to the prices you're talking about.

NFRs2000nyc 12-04-2012 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Xcelratr (Post 14950350)
You're best served by contacting them directly because I've been out of the wheel business for almost 10 years.

But I think Alcoa doesn't do mag, only aluminum. I also think mag isnt suitable for heavy truck wheels. And my sense is that I may be wasting your time suggesting Alcoa because they're nowhere close to the prices you're talking about.

I was gonna say....Alcoa makes OEM wheels for Lambos, and I'm pretty sure they are nowhere NEAR 45 a wheel...maybe $945 a wheel.:lmao:

casino is no lie 12-04-2012 12:27 PM

$45 a wheel for magnesium? You're out of your mind. You're better off with aluminum.

evilstar 12-04-2012 12:36 PM

So at $50x40rims = $2,000 total. For custom magnisum wheels in 22"x8.5". Dont think its going to happen, but if you do let me know ill design some wheels of my own too.

I would buy 40rims if they were $50ea no problem. I dont even want 22x8.5 I'll take some 18x9.5 or 10. srs if someone know how to make that happen i'm in.

evilstar 12-04-2012 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by casino is no lie (Post 14950385)
$45 a wheel for magnesium? You're out of your mind. You're better off with aluminum.

just for clarification forged aluminium is what most custom wheels are made from now correct?

NFRs2000nyc 12-04-2012 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by evilstar (Post 14950425)
just for clarification forged aluminium is what most custom wheels are made from now correct?

For 45 bucks a piece you are looking at nothing but cast aluminum. You aint gettin' forged wheels made for 45 bucks.

NFRs2000nyc 12-04-2012 12:48 PM

BTW OP, a 22" wheel, an SUV wheel no less made out of magnesium will bend as soon as you hit a small pothole. Youre going to be buying back all your customers' bent wheels.

casino is no lie 12-04-2012 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by NFRs2000nyc (Post 14950473)
BTW OP, a 22" wheel, an SUV wheel no less made out of magnesium will bend as soon as you hit a small pothole.

He'd be lucky if all it did was bend. The wheel will crack.

someguy_99 12-04-2012 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by casino is no lie (Post 14950385)
$45 a wheel for magnesium? You're out of your mind. You're better off with aluminum.

Seriously am I?
Have you done the research?
Do you know the quantity Im looking for?
I know alot, i mean a shitload about Logistics work ,import/export...pretty much anything that involves moving products. Ive lol pretty much been gathering knowledge from a very young age.

LOL Im sorry but yes Magnesium alloy wheels are ludacris for what im suggesting $45/wheel is nuts from a start off point of view but its not impossible.

The whole concept of it being suitable for the application. Is it possible to be used the way im going to be using it for. Im heavily researching and doing my due diligence before doing something stupid.

Is $25/wheel for aluminum alloy too much to dream of? for 22.5x 8.5 or 22.5x10?

Correct me if im wrong because I dont know 100%, but I cant find a big enough reason why Magnesium alloys cant be used in this enviorment except for the fact for tire blowouts and fires. Which are non-issue most of the time because normal operations/policy will still make drivers and company maintenance check up tire and rims. Only thing im worried about is accidental blowouts which might cause a fire, even then these metals dont heat up as much as steel or aluminum. If they are safe enough for racing, why are they not safe enough for street use.

Once again all criticism, issues, or questions that might arise will be a great help.

Snik 12-04-2012 12:58 PM

I have a set of mag wheels from my old bike.
Lets just say they don't like hard hits much.
Magnesium also degrades and essentially rots away when exposed to air. So make sure the paint stays sealed.

My were retail $2800/pr new. At 17x3.5/6"
No way you're getting mag car wheels for anything near cheap. Even if its just the centers it's still gonna cost a pretty penny.

SLVR JDM 12-04-2012 01:03 PM

Count me in for a set of 22.5" wheels at $45 / wheel. :rofl: Hell, I'll buy a dozen.

brew 12-04-2012 01:18 PM

Raw aluminum alloy costs about $0.95/lb on the spot market. That doesn't include shipping. You're probably talking at least 25 lbs for a 22" wheel. I don't see how anyone could build you a rim for $45 when the raw material costs about half of that.


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