FONDMETAL WHEELS AND RIMS
Established in 1970, the Fondmetal Group enhances to fulfill dreams and exceed expectations of the high-quality wheels and tires admirers. All their projects are devised internally with the purpose of getting maximum performance mechanically, aerodynamically and as regards speed. The work of Fondmetal Group is principally directed to highly competitive activities and therefore involved in an area that is forever pushing technology to its limits against the most determined and powerful world-class competitors.
- 9F - SilverFondmetalStarting at: $2,362.82 (ea)$2,362.82
- 9F - BlackFondmetalStarting at: $2,362.82 (ea)$2,362.82
- 9F - TitaniumFondmetalStarting at: $2,362.82 (ea)$2,362.82
- 9RR - SilverFondmetalStarting at: $340.93 (ea)$340.93
- 9RR - BlackFondmetalStarting at: $340.93 (ea)$340.93
- 9RR SPECIALE - Black-MilledFondmetalStarting at: $418.18 (ea)$418.18
- 9RR - TitaniumFondmetalStarting at: $340.93 (ea)$340.93
- 9XR - Black-MachinedFondmetalStarting at: $600.49 (ea)$600.49
- 9XR - BlackFondmetalStarting at: $571.65 (ea)$571.65
- 9XR SPECIALE - Black-MilledFondmetalStarting at: $648.90 (ea)$648.90
- 9XR SUPERTUNING - Black-MilledFondmetalStarting at: $810.61 (ea)$810.61
- 9XR - TitaniumFondmetalStarting at: $571.65 (ea)$571.65
- STC-05 - Black-MachinedFondmetalStarting at: $443.93 (ea)$443.93
- STC-05 - Black-MilledFondmetalStarting at: $488.22 (ea)$488.22
- STC-05 - BlackFondmetalStarting at: $410.97 (ea)$410.97
- STC-05 - TitaniumFondmetalStarting at: $410.97 (ea)$410.97
- STC-10 - Black-MachinedFondmetalStarting at: $395.52 (ea)$395.52
- STC-10 - Black-MilledFondmetalStarting at: $439.81 (ea)$439.81
- STC-10 - BlackFondmetalStarting at: $362.56 (ea)$362.56
- STC-10 - TitaniumFondmetalStarting at: $362.56 (ea)$362.56
- STC-MS - Black-MachinedFondmetalStarting at: $443.93 (ea)$443.93
- STC-MS - Black-MilledFondmetalStarting at: $488.22 (ea)$488.22
- STC-MS - BlackFondmetalStarting at: $410.97 (ea)$410.97
- STC-MS - TitaniumFondmetalStarting at: $410.97 (ea)$410.97
Fondmetal's history began in 1970 at Palosco, a small community between Bergamo and Brescia. The firm started as an aluminium foundry working for third parties and continued a family tradition. Already in 1908, Stefano Rumi's grand-grandfather had an iron foundry (Stefano Rumi, son of Gabriele the founder of Fondmetal, is the present owner of the company). To begin with, Fondmetal concerned itself with the production of dissimilar pieces but as time went on, the firm specialized more and more in the manufacture of parts for the car industry in response to customer demand and Mr Rumi's passion for cars and racing. At Palosco they made induction manifolds, water conduits, clutch bellhousing and oil sumps. In this way, Fondmetal ended up manufacturing important parts such as cylinder heads and engine blocks for Maserati Biturbo. The prestigious Modenese firm was, along with Fiat, Iveco, OM, Magneti Marelli and Same, among the most important customers during the 1970's.
However, all this was not enough to guarantee Fondmetal's absolute independence for Mr Rumi. It was still totally and absolutely bound to customer requirements during a sensitive period such as the time following the oil crisis. The difficult time of the famous austerity period convinced Gabriele Rumi of the unavoidable necessity of launching its own product to save itself from inevitable dependence on the orders from third parties. This was a courageous decision which meant considerable and complicated efforts at reconversion and development of equipment, but this did not deter the Bergamascan firm.
The choice of product, because of its elective affinity with the world of cars, fell on alloy wheels and the new, substantial investments were made with the aim of presenting a high quality product to customers. In this way alone could they look to the future with confidence and, we can say, also with a certain safety margin. The high-quality and reliability of products have made Fondmetal a leader in the field of light alloy wheels for many years now.
| Posted by Anthony | (Milpitas, CA)
Yes they are the high-quality wheels. They make some Porsche OE wheels. This wheels are German TUV approved. I think they look good. I have bought two sets of Fondmetal wheel and they are lighter than any of the other choices and they hold the appearance pretty well.
| Posted by Christopher | (Kennewick, WA)
Really digging those wheels. I like it more then a massive XD series with a lot of fake bolts on. My Toyota Tundra looks very good. Thanks CARiD for really fast shipping, it was hard to wait, but they are really awesome on my truck.
| Posted by Patricia B | (Centerton, AR)
I have Fondmetals for my winter wheels. I got them from CARiD, who evidently has a large stake in Fondmetal. I was "assured" that this implies I could get a replacement if something happened to mine. I hope to not see about this, though. The wheels seem durable enough for me, and scuff as easily as the Pegs. I didn't have any issues with pothole hits or anything here. For the money, I think they are pretty good.
| Posted by Lucio | (Miami, FL)
3 month ago, I replaced the factory 15" X 6" steel wheels with stock 195/65R15 tires on my car with 16" Fondmetal 9F 16" X 7" wheels with 205/60R16 tires. I knew the Fondmetal wheels weren't the lightest (22 lbs each), but it was light enough that the tire&wheel combo still weighed the same as the stock 15" steel wheels with the stock tires.