Forgeline One Piece Forged Monoblock GT1 5-Lug in Transparent Smoke
Forgeline one piece forged monoblock wheels continue to grow in popularity. And, of course, a new range of applications to meet this growing demand also requires new sizes. But adding new diameters and widths often requires engineering and stocking entirely new sets of forgings.
As of September 2014, we have received our latest shipment of new one piece monoblock forgings that allow us to produce 21 inch diameters in 9.0, 10.0, and 12.0 inch widths. So effective immediately, all Forgeline one piece forged monoblock wheels are now available in 21×9.0, 21×10.0, and 21×12.0 inch sizes.
Forgeline one piece forged monoblock wheels are machined from a single forging of 6061-T6 aluminum. They are currently available in 18, 19, 20, and 21-inch diameters with a range of widths and offsets. (Depending on size, they may be available in deep, medium, or shallow concave profiles. See sizing chart for details.) And just like any Forgeline wheel, Forgeline one piece forged monoblock wheels are available with fully customizable finish options.
Please learn more about Forgeline one piece forged monoblock wheels, including sizes and pricing, in our online store at: http://www.forgeline.com/products/one-piece-monoblock/.
Forgeline Sponsors the Wright “B” Flyer at the 2014 Dayton Concours d’Elegance
Dayton, Ohio is a community known for its progressive spirit that combines innovation and hard work to solve problems both big and small. With a great history of scientific and industrial advancement (circa 1900, Dayton had been granted more patents per capita than any other U.S. city), the residents of Dayton are credited with the invention of many game-changing products, materials, and processes.
Some of the well-known and little-known Dayton inventions include: the airplane, the artificial heart, air conditioning, the cash register, cellophane tape, chrome plating, the digital clock, ethyl (lead) gasoline, the frostproof freezer, gas masks, the ice cube tray, the ink jet printer, laser weapons, the mood ring, push-in pull top cans, radar detectors, ring-pull can openers, safety glass, self-cooled refrigerators, the automotive self-starter, semi-conductor computer memory, space-to-earth photo transmissions, the stepladder, storage batteries, and many others.
And many of these inventions have led to the birth of such iconic Dayton manufacturing legends as: The Wright Airplane Company (founded by the Wright Brothers), National Cash Register (NCR), Delco (later Delphi), Barney & Smith Car Company, Mead (later MeadWestvaco), Reynolds and Reynolds, Standard Register, Frigidaire, Dayton Wire Wheel, Huffy Bicycles, Monarch Marking, and many others.
Now as the 21st century takes off, Forgeline Motorsports is very proud to be part of Dayton’s manufacturing heritage and to leverage Dayton’s culture of innovation and productivity. In our Dayton, Ohio facility, Forgeline manufactures the world’s finest custom-made high-performance lightweight automotive wheels using complex manufacturing techniques, cutting-edge engineering technology, and advanced materials (such as forged 6061 heat-treated aluminum).
To honor this heritage and to celebrate Forgeline’s place among manufacturing legends, Forgeline Motorsports is sponsoring the Wright “B” Flyover at the 2014 Dayton Concours d’Elegance on September 14, 2014 at 12:00 noon. As a gathering already dedicated to honoring yesterday’s great advancements in transportation, the flyover by the Wright “B” Flyer (a replica of the Wright brothers’ first production airplane, the Wright Model B Flyer) is a perfect way to pay tribute to Dayton’s contributions to both transportation and manufacturing. read the entry »
Murillo Racing and Autometrics Motorsports Top the Podium at VIR
It has been an incredible summer for racing success among Forgeline teams in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series of professional road racing. Forgeline-equipped teams continue to dominate both the GS and ST classes, and they currently lead the season points championship battles, after another string of recent success at the Brickyard, Road America, and Virginia International Raceway.
The latest wave of victory started at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July, where the #6 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro Z/28.R on Forgeline one piece forged monoblock GS1R wheels won the GS class. In the ST class, Forgeline teams claimed 2 spots on the podium, thanks to a second place finish by the Team Sahlen #42 Porsche Cayman and a third place for the #56 Murillo Racing BMW 328i (both cars on Forgeline GA3R wheels). Forgeline teams also filled up much of the top 10, with the #04 Autometrics ST Cayman in fifth, the #88 Rebel Rock ST Cayman in sixth, the #97 Turner Motorsport GS BMW M3 in seventh, and the #24 Autometrics ST Cayman in 9th.
Two weeks later, it was a similar story at Road America, where a pair of Chevy Camaro Z/28.Rs finished at the front in the GS class. CKS Autosport led the way with a win in their #01 Camaro Z/28.R on Forgeline one piece forged monoblock GS1R wheels, while the #6 Z/28.R from Stevenson Motorsports was close behind in second place. And in the ST class, Team Sahlen earned yet another second place finish in their #42 Porsche Cayman on Forgeline GA3R wheels.
Then at VIR on August 23, Forgeline teams dominated both the GS and ST classes, claiming 4 of the 6 podium spots. This included a ST class win by Murillo Racing in their brand new #56 Porsche Cayman on Forgeline GA3R wheels. They shared the podium with Autometrics Motorsports, who earned second place in their own #04 Cayman. And in the GT class, Stevenson Motorsports scored yet another second place finish with their #6 Camaro Z/28.R, followed closely by Rebel Rock Racing’s #08 Porsche 997 on Forgeline GA3R wheels in third. Other top ten finishers included fifth place for the CKS Autosport #01 GS Camaro Z/28.R and sixth place finishes for the Team Sahlen #42 ST Cayman and Turner Motorsport #97 GS BMW M3.
With only 2 races remaining in the 2014 season, Forgeline-equipped teams lead the season points battle. In the GS class, Stevenson Motorsports currently leads the team championship with their #6 Camaro Z/28.R, while Stevenson drivers Andrew Davis and Robin Liddell are tied for the drivers championship. And in the ST class, Team Sahlen leads the team championship with their #42 Porsche Cayman, while Sahlen driver Wayne Nonnamaker leads the drivers championship (followed closely by Murillo drivers Eric Foss and Jeff Mosing).
We are very proud of the efforts displayed by all of the Forgeline teams so far this season, and we thank them for trusting Forgeline to carry the load!
The IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and TUDOR series teams meet again at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX on September 19-20.
Please note that Forgeline Motorsports will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We will re-open for business as usual on Tuesday, September 2. Please enjoy your weekend safely!
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Forgeline One Piece Forged Monoblock GA1R Extra Deep Cap in Matte Gold
Our engineering team is constantly working to add new styles and fine-tune the appearance and fitment specifications on existing styles. Their latest creations are these brand new Deep Cap (DC) and Extra Deep Cap (EDC) profiles now available for limited applications on most of our one piece forged monoblock wheels.
These Deep Cap profiles employ unique in-house lathe turnings that allow us to position the center cap deep within the center of the wheel and create an exaggerated extra-aggressive concave look. This option is an excellent choice for select vehicles including the BMW M3, Nissan GT-R, ZL1 Camaro, C6 Z06 Corvette (rear only), and certain Porsche models (rear only). Additional fitments are currently under development.
Deep Cap and Extra Deep Cap profiles are available for most Forgeline one piece forged monoblock wheels including the GA1R, SE1, CF1, SC1, and RB1. (Deep Cap and Extra Deep Cap fitments are NOT currently available for the GT1 or GT1 5-Lug.) And because these Deep Cap profiles have such an aggressive appearance, they will now be the default for all new qualifying orders on applicable vehicles.
Photos of Deep Cap and Extra Deep Cap examples will be added to our website, as additional wheel orders come through production. Please contact our sales team for more information.