Superiority of Forged Mags

What makes magnesium wheels supreme?

About wheels metals

The most common wheel metals today are steel, aluminum and magnesium. Magnesium is the most expensive of the three (the market price of one ton of magnesium fluctuates around US$2000, roughly 20% higher than the price of aluminum). Magnesium also stands out in this group due to its superior characteristics, advantages that make it a perfect base metal for alloy wheels:

car with mg wheels
  • Strength (magnesium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of all commonly available metals)

  • Lightness (wheels made of Mg are 20% - 25% lighter than aluminum alloys, at the same load factor)

  • High damping capacity (Mg has the unique ability to transform vibrations into heat; for the driver that means a smoother ride with fewer jolts and quakes on pitted, uneven roads and longer life for the suspension system)

  • Heat thermal conductivity (Mg can dissipate heat quicker, an important advantage for prolonging the life of brakes and suspension)

Superior Quality

MotoGP and Formula 1 drivers choose forged magnesium wheels. In the world’s fastest races, acceleration time and safety are of paramount importance. Forged magnesium wheels provide both. That’s why they have been approved by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, or International Automobile Federation, the governing body for many auto racing events, and promoter of road safety around the world).

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Average Weight of 20” 10-spoke wheel

Cast10.2 kg13.5 kg17 kg
Forged7.4 kg9.3 kg-