360FORGED

360 FORGED WHEELS

specializing in 1 off, made to order forged wheels, specifically engineered for ANY vehicle, ANY size, ANY finish. 

Since 2007 we've been producing low volume, high quality wheels for the most elite automotive enthusiasts.  Our wheels are individually tailored to your exact requirements.  Each order begins with a 1 on 1 consultation with one of our specialists who will walk you through the process of designing your dream set of wheels, from style, size, fitment type and finishing combinations, we'll help you transform your vehicle into something truly unique, and designed around YOU.


CRAFTSMANSHIP

360 Forged, we base our entire business model on the craftsmanship of our products. We design and manufacture limited production, hand assembled wheels that consist of only the highest quality materials available.

Our 3 piece and 1 piece sport inspired wheels are engineered and designed in the same fashion as our flagship CF Forged Series. All wheels are offered in exquisite finishes such as, hand brushed aluminum, color matched paint, chrome, polished aluminum and more. We precision machine the wheels to fit your vehicles specifications. Aspects such as bolt pattern, center bore, and back spacing are all machined individually per order. All machining is completed in our Miami Florida production facility using the most technologically advanced CNC machinery in the industry. We hand assemble each wheel to ensure proper torque settings and runout. Each wheel is also individually inspected for any visual or structural issues using a 20 point inspection process which ensures that no wheel leaves our facility with any problems whatsoever.




MANUFACTURING

Our manufacturing process consists of many detailed steps. From the time you place your order to the date of delivery, you are able to track step by step stages of your order through the manifacturing process.


1. Our team of CAD designers, along with our machining engineers create a new wheel concept. The concept goes through a process of evaluation to ensure the proper tolerances work with the design. Simulated computer testing is performed before a prototype piece is made to insure development of a wheel that not only looks excellent, but performs excellent as well. Many things are taken into consideration when designing a new wheel such as weight, rolling inertia, brake cooling, and more.


2. Once the new wheel design is complete, we use our CNC machines to create 1 prototype wheel in every offered size.


3. We then begin our testing process which consists of:

Corrosion testing, High speed testing, Load testing, Destruction testing, & Extreme temperature testing. If changes are necessary, we revise, machine, and test again, until the wheel has passed all tests performed.


4. At this point our new wheel is ready for production. We proceed to machine our desired amount of production in each size.


5 The wheels are then made available for purchase. When an order is placed wheela are specifically machined and customized to meet your personal and vehicles specifications. Aspects such as bolt pattern, center bore, and back spacing are all machined individually to order.


6. We now begin the exterior finishing process. This step is based on your order specifics such as color, carbon fiber application, brushed aluminum finish, etc.


7. Once the center section is completed in your specified finish, we begin final assembly. This process is done completely by hand. The wheels are assembled to your vehicles specific size, i.e., width, diameter, and lip size. All fasteners are torqued to exact specifications by hand, The sealant is also applied by hand to ensure that their are no air leaks whatsoever. The final step to assembly is calibration. This process uses a micrometer to ensure that the wheel is perfectly round and have a balanced assembly.


8. Inspection process. A 20 point inspection takes place prior to packaging and shipping. Any imperfections are addressed.




TESTING PROCEDURES & CERTIFICATIONS

Fatigue and Dynamic Durability testing specified by DOT 109, 119 and 139.

High speed Durability testing (up to 230mph)

Rolling resistance testing Passenger, Medium Truck Spindle Force Method per SAE J-1269

Coast-down rolling resistance testing per SAE J-2452

X-ray and Shearography non-destructive analysis

Bead Unseat and Plunger Energy per SAE J-916c and DOT 109, 119 and 139

Dynamic Impact testing with cleated roadwheel.

Wheel impact test by SAE, ISO and JASO methods. Force and velocity requirements to GM requirements.

Strain Gaging

Salt/Acid spray - Salt spray ASTM B117 method and GM WL 15-5-81 stress corrosion test. CASS acid test ASTM 368.

Hydroburst Testing - Strength studies for wheels.


TESTING

All our wheels go through am intensive testing process. These tests consist of load, corrosion, temperature, and destruction testing. We make sure that our wheels are not only strong enough to handle normal daily driving, but high stress conditions as well. Due to these stringent tests, we have the utmost confidence in our wheels. *Please inquire for an evaluation of wheel options best suited for racing, offroad use, rough road conditions and anything other than normall road use.


Load Testing:

360 Forged Wheels are made to withstand extremely high load situations. We not only design our wheels to withstand the vehicles weight, but the centrifical force as well. If a vehicle weighs 3000 pounds and is able to pull 1g of lateral acceleration through a turn, we ensure our wheels can handle the stress of excess of 3000 pounds pulling the wheel in either direction as well as the force pushing down on them. We've designed our wheels to handle loads far beyond what normal driving situations would submit them to.


Corrosion Testing:

All of our finishes are corrosion tested. We use several methods of corrosion testing. One of the most damaging elements a wheel can endure is salt. We put all of our finishes through a 1000 hour non stop direct spray of salt water. Granted, we can't design a wheel that is 100% resistant to these conditions, however with proper care, and maintenance such as regular cleaning, our wheels are able to endure years of abuse from the elements. Through this test, only minor damage is seen on the wheels clear coat finish, which can be re-coated, and polished to bring back it's original luster.


Extreme Temperature Testing:

During extreme situations such as racing, our wheels are often times heated to very extreme temperatures. We test to ensure that structural integrity of the wheel remains intact during and after these conditions and that no fatigue is endured. Our wheels are also tested in extreme cold conditions where metal can become brittle. The results of our tests conclude that our wheels are able to withstand the most extreme temperatures, hot or cold.


Destruction Testing:

Every wheel has it's breaking point. Dieffernt designs distribute stess loads differently. We determine where the wheels weak point is, and stress test it to the point of failure. The one thing that we are trying to accomplish during this test is that you never see this point. With that being said, we design our wheels to far exceed the maximum stress levels caused by normal driving and some racing conditions. During normal conditions, the usual damage is done by hitting a pothole, which normally results in a bent inner or outer rim half. These situations are often times unavoidable. Being that our wheels are a 3 piece design, we can un-assemble them, and repair or replace the individual piece, or pieces that are damaged rather than replacing an entire wheel.


SUPPORT

360 Forged is dedicated to our customers.  We offer a full range of support prior to your order being placed, during the ordering process and years after you receive your wheels.  Our staff is available to handle any technical, repair, finishing, or any other issues you may have.


Support Details:


1. Feel free to call us any time to speak with one of our staff, we are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.


2. Throughout the ordering process we will guide you in deterimining what the best suited wheel option for your application may be. From beginning to end, a staff member will always bemade available to answer any questions you may have.


3. We offer full wheel restoration and replacements services should one of your wheels be damaged.  We can replace individual parts, refinish surfaces, change colors, re-balance and seal, or any other request you may have,


4. We offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY on our wheels structure and 1 year on finishes.  This covers all non wear and tear issues such as paint issues, chrome, fasteners, and any other issues related to the structural integrity of our wheels.  Obviously damage to the wheels caused by careless driving is not covered, we will however work with you to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible.



WARRANTY

360 Forged extends a LIFETIME structural warranty and a 1 YEAR  finish warranty on wheel purchases only. 360 Forged will only repair or replace wheel(s) if a valid warranty issue is confirmed. Warranty related issues included incompatibility of wheels to vehicle due to machining error, faulty finishes and structurally defective rim components. A warranty issue does not constitute cancelation, return of purchase, discounts or compensation of any sort. 360 Forged cannot be held liable for any additional expenses sustained by purchaser in compliance with a warranty claim or inability to use wheels while a warranty claim is processed.


360 Forged does not warranty wheels for any of the reasons noted below:


Damages due to improper mounting and balancing. Contact free or rubber protective rim clamps are required for tire mounting. Tire balancing must be completed hub centrically.


Damages due to improper installation onto vehicle. Installation must be completed by use of a manual torque wrench in combination with Teflon coated thin wall socket.


Damages due to road hazards or debris such as potholes, rocks or any other object or condition not normally found on the roadway.


Damages due to careless driving such as curb scratching wheels or involvement in an accident.


Damages due to improper maintenance or cleaning of wheels. Wheels should only be washed with a mild soap and water. Acidic cleaners or degreasers will compromise the durability of the wheel's finish.


Damages caused by excessive stress loads applied to wheels. 360 Forged wheels are engineered for maximum weight efficiency on standard road use applications. Competitive racing, high output engine modifications and/or cargo towing will apply additional load stresses which may exceed the wheels capacity. 360 Forged does offer high load variations of most wheels models. Please inquire at time of purchase if intended use of wheels is not for standard road driving.


Wheels that have been reconfigured, disassembled or modified from original configuration.


Warranty is extended only to the original end-use purchaser and shall not be extended to any other person or transferee. Claims for warranty are subject to inspection and are required to be returned to 360 Forged at purchaser's expense. Warranty claims will be validated at 360 Forged's discretion following thorough inspection. Valid warranty claims will be repaired and / or replaced and returned to purchaser at no additional cost. If a warranty claim can not be validated, 360 Forged will not cover return shipping expenses but will assist in making repairs to the wheel(s) as economically as possible.




WHEEL CARE

GENERAL CARE

Custom wheels will provide years of pleasure and service with the proper care. Preserving the appearance and functionality of wheels may be impaired if negelcted. Our wheel care guideline will aid in the prevention of premature wear on the wheel's finish an structural components.


Clean your wheels regularly to keep brake dust, road film, salt and contaminants (which retain moisture) from accumulating. Pitting of the finish may occur If wheels remain dirty for prolonged periods of time.


Do not spray water on wheels while still hot from driving. This will shock the finish and can cause spotting or cracking. Allow wheels to cool to the touch prior to cleaning.


Do not use abrasive cleaning medias such as wire brushes, steel wool or scouring pads. A soft sponge or towel is recommended.


Do not use strong acidic detergents, degreaser or alkaline products. Wheels should only be washed with mild soap and water.


Apply a paste wax or polish to add a protective layer to chrome, painted and powder coat finishes after each cleaning. Dirt and brake dust will stick to the wax/polish rather than the wheel's finish. This will also make future cleaning easier.


 Uncoated polished aluminum finishes require more periodic maintenance than other finishes. Aluminum naturally oxidizes so re-polishing frequently is required to maintain high luster.


Use of wheels is not recommended throughout sever winter climates. If you choose to use your wheels through winter months, it is very important to exercise a regular maintenance program. Salt and strong chemical deicers are commonly used during snow and icy road conditions. These elements can be very caustic and can corrode the finishes on your wheels. For optimal winter protection against corrosion, rinse wheels with water after each use and thoroughly wash weekly.


Use of fix-a-flat or other liquid sealing products are not recommended as a permanent fix and should only be used in an emergency situation. Tire imbalance and further damage to the wheel's silicone seal will occur if not properly repaired in a timely fashion thereafter.


If wheels are used for competitive racing, a visual inspection for signs of stress cracks or fatigue wear is required after each use. Immediately discontinue use of the wheels and contact Forged Distributing if any wheel failure is observed.


Wheels in which tires are mounted and dismounted frequently, require re-sealing and re-torquing of assembly fasteners regularly.




WHEEL CARE (CONTINUED)

AIR LEAKS

3 piece wheels can be a challenging to mount tires onto. Improper installation of tires is the leading cause of leaks and normally due to damage of the wheel's silicone seal. Tire technicians must use a tire lever for positioning tire onto the wheel. In the process of handling the tire, the tire lever comes into contact with the barrel of the wheel and if done without care, the lever can rupture the wheel's silicone seal. Excessive strain and friction by the tire onto the seal area throughout the tire mounting process can also displace the seal and disable air retention. In the event of a leak, follow the procedures noted below to detect the source of the leak.


1. Inflate tire to 50 psi, even if it is above the manufacture's recommended tire pressure.


2. Spray soapy water along the tire bead seat, assembly fasteners, assembly register, valve stem and TPMS sensor.

Note: If a leak is confirmed within the assembly register or any of the assembly fasteners, the wheel's seal is damaged and needs repair.


If a leak is confirmed along the inner or outer tire bead seat, the wheel may be bent or the tire's bead may be torn.


If a leak is confirmed from the valve stem or TPMS sensor, a valve core may be loose or a gasket may be pinched/damaged.


3. Contact 360 Forged after determining location of leak for technical assistance.


WHEEL SERVICE

Service to wheels should only be done by a qualified professional with extensive knowledge of wheel repair. Contact Forged Distributing for assistance in locating a repair facility near you.


Re-torquing assembly fasteners:

Proper torque on an 8mm reverse/blind fasteners is 18 ft / lbs. Proper torque on exposed fasteners with nuts is 28 ft / lbs. A calibrated tour wrench must be used.


Re-sealing wheels:

1. Dismount tire.

2. Do not attempt to disassemble the wheels. Take a utility blade and cut away as much of the old seal between the assembly joint as possible.

3. Use a light grit sand paper to remove remaining silicane residue. Mineral Spirit / Lacquer Thinner can also be used.

4. Apply a new bead of high grade Clear 100% silicone sealant in the assembly joint. Press your finger along the assembly joint to assure it's completely and tightly filled. Remove excess overflow outside of the wheel's assembly joint.

5. Visually inspect to see if there are any air bubbles within the newly applied seal.

6. Let cure for 24 hours before mounting tire.