F340 Wheels by Avant Garde®. A single-piece forged aluminum alloy custom wheel whose performance-driven engineering emphasizes function over form. The conical profile configuration is stronger and lighter than the more conventional concave profile, making these wheels true performance wheels.
Forging is a process that shapes the raw aluminum blank into the near-final form of the wheel under many tons of hydraulic pressure. A 250-ton rotary forge press forces 6061 T6 aerospace aluminum billet blanks to an aggressively steep concave profile. Only detail machining is necessary to bring the wheel to its final contour. Not only does the forging process shape the metal, it changes it dramatically, compressing it into a denser, stronger form with internal grain the follows the contour of the finished forging, for the ultimate in strength. Final lightening of the center is accomplished by spoke beam contouring and back pad contouring. Available in 19", 20", 21" and 22" rim diameters.
The design of these wheels is done with the latest technology of Finite Element Engineering, a process that allows the wheel designer to "build" a wheel in the computer and stress it with the loads it will see when in service. The software shows graphically where the stresses are concentrated in the wheel. By trimming metal here and there, and adding some where needed, it's possible to very quickly come to an optimum design, one that's the lightest and strongest possible. All of this is done in a few hours or days in the computer, instead of laboriously making prototypes and testing them until they fail. This accelerated design process generates the strongest, lightest wheels in the industry, and allows Avant Garde to develop many vehicle-specific styles and fitments in a very short period of time.
Avant Garde's relentless attention to detail means that these wheels will absolutely fit the vehicle they're intended for, including vitally important area like centering ring diameters, brake caliper clearance and the fitting of the OEM tire-pressure-monitoring sensors. Fanatical attention to offsets and fender lip clearance will let you order these wheels with the certainty they will fit properly on your vehicle and make it handle properly.
- Mono-Forged 1-piece design for high strength and rigidity
- Conical Profile reduces overall wheel weight in comparison to typical concave designs
- Backpad Pocketing - Standard
- Spoke Pocketing - Standard
- Aerospace Grade 6061-T6 forged aluminum for optimum strength-to-weight ratio
- Precision CNC production to your specifications for any custom application
- OE TPMS and mounting hardware compatible
- 1-Year Warranty on Finish
- Lifetime Warranty on Structure
- Lip size may vary depending on the size of the wheel
- All wheels are custom made for each customer and are therefore Non-Cancelable and Non-Returnable
- Wheel orders cannot be cancelled after the manufacturing process has begun (usually 24 to 48 hours after order is placed)
With over 40 years of experience in the automotive wheel industry, the Avant Garde team understands the level of attention to detail that is required from everyone in this industry, and possesses the level of experience and expertise necessary to be the forerunners of the industry. The company is managed and run by automotive enthusiasts whose passion for engineering the best possible wheels can easily be recognized in the quality and finish of all its products. The team’s passion for their own vehicles is reflected into the company and extends to the sales team, the marketing department, and the warehouse staff. Everyone at Avant Garde is fueled by enthusiasm and driven by passion.AVANT GARDE® - F340 Reviews (1)Customers' rating: 5 OF 5APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYGreat Service!| Posted by Bruce A. | Honda (Duncan, BC)
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