**NOTE THE FF WHEEL LINE IS ONLY RATED FOR USE WITH 2WD MODEL S's**
HRE FF15 Flow Formed Wheels!
HRE Wheels, known for decades as being one of the finest wheel manufacturers around and the go-to choice for racing teams around the world, has recently introduced their new line of Flow-Form wheels. Offering strength properties similar to Forged wheels at a lower price point, while still maintaining the high standards of HRE Performance Wheels.
HRE FF15 Wheels on Tesla Model S
What are HRE Flow Form Wheels?
HRE Performance Wheels' all new line of FlowForm wheels are manufactured utilizng a unique casting and forming process that creates a wheel with strength properties similar to those of a forged wheel.
The process begins with pouring molten aluminum into a mold face-side-down, where it is then rapidly cooled. By quickly cooling the metal down right after heating it up (sometimes referred to as quenching), the aluminum alloy becomes more dense, and thereby enhancing the elastic strength and durability of the wheel.
After the wheel face is formed (Fig A), it is 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.
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