Get Answers To Many Frequently Asked Questions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We understand there are a lot of variables when it comes to purchasing a set of custom, made per order, forged wheels. While we at BC Forged North America try to provide as much information on our product and make this process as simple as possible, you may still have a lot of questions regarding the product we offer, how/where its made, what options we offer, etc. Please see the sections below for answers to some our most frequently asked questions. If you have any questions you do not see answered below, please feel free to contact us via email at [email protected] or via phone at 386.872.3544, Ext. 1.
How do I purchase a set of BC Forged wheels?
First, we’d like to thank you for your interest and inquiry with BC Forged wheels. All BC Forged wheels are custom made per order and while there are many variables involved, we strive to make our ordering process as simple as possible for each and every customer. You can purchase BC Forged wheels directly or through any of our dealers across North America.
How does the BC Forged wheel ordering process work?
If you would like to order a set of BC Forged wheels directly, please contact us via email at [email protected] or via phone at 386.872.3544, Ext. 1. When ordering directly, our sales team will discuss your vehicle and BC Forged wheel build with you, in depth. Once you have determined your desired wheel model, sizing, finish and any additional options, we will provide you with a formal estimate. Once you have reviewed this estimate and confirmed all details to be correct, a non-refundable 50% deposit will be required. We accept all major debit/credit cards. At this point, we will provide you with 2D cross-section profile drawings showing the concavity and/or lip size your wheels will have at the desired specs with the given brake clearance needed. From there, we will proceed with the manufacturing process. The manufacturing process may vary in time but standard is 3-6 weeks throughout the year. Once your wheels are complete, we will send you a completion photo. Once you confirm this photo, we will charge the remaining 50% balance, proceed with shipping and provide you with a UPS tracking number the following day. All shipping is via UPS and all BC Forged wheel shipments are sent Signature Required. Standard transit time is 4 to 5 business days. As with any shipping service, issues can/may occur. If you experience any issues during the shipment of your wheels, please contact us via email at [email protected] or via phone at 386.872.3544, Ext. 1.
What is the lead time for a set of BC Forged wheels?
We do stock some common fitments which can be found here (https://www.bcforged-na.com/product-category/wheel-sets/) but most all BC Forged wheels are custom made per vehicle, per customer, per order. Lead times usually vary between 4 to 6 weeks, delivered, throughout the year. That being said, please feel free to email us at any point regarding current lead times.
Do my wheels come with center caps? What center cap options do I have?
Yes, all BC Forged wheels come with center caps and valve stems. Standard, your BC Forged wheels will come with ‘BC Forged’ milled logo center caps in the same finish as your centers or wheels. If you would like your center caps to be finished in a different finish, just let us know upon ordering. We also offer OEM center cap machining. This means your BC Forged wheels would be machined to accept the center caps right out of your OEM wheels. The OEM center cap machining does incur a $100 per wheel upcharge.
Do my wheels come with valve stems?
Yes, all BC Forged wheels come with our low profile stainless steel valve stems.
Where are BC Forged wheels manufactured?
All BC Forged wheels are manufactured in our state-of-the-art facility located in Changhua City, Taiwan. This facility contains two 10,000 ton forging presses, heat-treat equipment, 20+ mills/lathes and all finishing equipment. We, BC Forged North America, are the sole North American distributor of the BC Forged wheel line. Do you stock any wheels or are all BC Forged wheels made per order?
What is the difference between a BC Forged monoblock wheel and a BC Forged modular wheel?
The difference between a BC Forged monoblock wheel and a BC Forged modular wheel is the construction. A BC Forged monoblock wheel is a single piece of 6061-T6 aluminum whereas a BC Forged modular wheel is comprised of two pieces of 6061-T6 aluminum, the first being a center and the second being a lip/barrel. With all BC Forged modular wheels, the center piece is fastened to a flange located on the lip/barrel with stainless steel assembly hardware, which we offer in four different finishes. LE/MLE series (non-extended spoke) designs are only offered with exposed hardware whereas all HCA, HCS, HC, HB, HBR and HT series (extended spoke) designs are all offered with hidden hardware with most also being offered with exposed hardware.
How is concavity and/or lip size determined for my BC Forged wheel build? Can I pick what concavity and/or lip size I want?
Concavity and/or lip size is determined by the final width and offset of your wheels as well as the brake clearance needed for the brakes that are on your vehicle. By default, we are going to produce your wheels max concavity / max lip size at the given specs with the given brake clearance needed factored in to the build. This can somewhat vary between monoblock and modular construction and/or series but is something that will be discussed upon placing your order.
Do BC Forged wheels only accept one type of lug nut/bolt seat?
Not at all. As all of our wheels are custom made per order, we offer multiple different types of lug seat machining options such as OEM ball seat machining or 60 degree conical seat machining. If you have any questions regarding what type of lug seat your vehicle uses from the factory or would like to discuss these options in further depth, please feel free to contact us via email at mailto:[email protected]
What is the difference between each of the monoblock series that BC Forged offers?
Outside of some slight diameter variations, the only differences between the EH, KL, RZ, RS and RT series monoblock wheels are aesthetic concave profile shape and machining differences. EH series monoblock wheels utilize a straight concave whereas KL, RZ and RS series wheels utilize an arc’d concave. KL series wheels utilize a different lip style machining process as well as ball-end mill machining within the windows unlike any other monoblock series wheels. If you have any questions regarding further differences between multiple different monoblock series wheels, please contact us via email at mailto:[email protected] or via phone at 386.872.3544, Ext. 1. to discuss further.
What is the difference between each of the 2pc modular series that BC Forged offers?
Outside of slight diameter variations, the only differences between the LE/MLE, HCA, HCS, HC, HB, HBR and HT series 2pc modular wheels are aesthetic machining differences, center styles and lip styles. LE and MLE series wheels utilize a smaller diameter, non-extended spoke center whereas all HCA, HCS, HC, HB, HBR and HT series wheels utilize an extended spoke center where the legs of the spokes run out over the edge of the lip. HCA, HCS and HC series wheels utilize a stepped lip whereas HB, HBR and HT utilize a flat lip.
What is the difference between the LE and MLE series wheels? For example, an LE05 vs an MLE05?
LE and MLE series utilize the same exact center with the only difference being the lip style. An LE style lip closely resembles a flat lip whereas an MLE style lip mores resembles a stepped lip. Examples of each of these options can be found within any of the individual LE/MLE wheel pages.
What is the difference between a flush mounted center, a register shifted center and a protruding spoke center within the LE/MLE series of wheels?
With a flush mounted center, the wheel center sits flush with the lip flange. This gives a clean and smooth look and feel and is best for wider applications that accept such. With a register shifted center, the wheel center sits 15mm forward of the lip flange. This can give a modern look and feel and is best for narrow, higher offset, large brake applications. With a protruding spoke center, the spokes of the wheel center sit 25mm forward of the lip flange. This can give a vintage look and feel and is best with very narrow, high offset, large brake applications. Examples of each of these options can be found within any of the individual LE/MLE wheel pages.
What finishing options do I have with a BC Forged monoblock wheel vs a BC Forged modular wheel?
We offer a number of matte, gloss and brushed translucent powdercoated finishes. All monoblock wheels can be finished in (1) single finish. All 2pc modular wheels can be finished in (1) single center finish and (1) single lip/barrel finish. Our polished finish is only offered on lips and if lips are polished, barrels will be brushed clear by default, or gloss black. All 2pc modular wheels will utilize assembly hardware that will be hidden or exposed and can be finished in one of four finishes, stainless, black, gold or titanium.
Do you offer custom finishes? Can I finish my BC Forged wheels on my own?
We unfortunately do not offer any finishing options outside of the finishes we list. If you would like to finish your BC Forged wheels via a third party, you may purchase your wheels raw and prepped for powdercoat. If interested in such, please contact us via email at mailto:[email protected] or via phone at 386.872.3544, Ext. 1. to discuss further.
Do BC Forged wheels carry a warranty?
All BC Forged wheels carry a 3 year structural warranty and 1 year finishing warranty. If you have any questions regarding a warranty issue and/or claim, please contact us via email at mailto:[email protected] or via phone at 386.872.3544, Ext. 1.
Do you offer BC Forged wheel sponsorships?
We unfortunately do not offer any full sponsorships of any sort. With that being said, if you have an exceptional build and/or have a large presence within the automotive community and would like to submit a formal sponsorship proposal, we are more than happy to review such for a possible partial sponsorship. We do not require any specific format but this proposal should include information on yourself and your vehicle, modifications done, modifications planned, events you plan to attend, social media outlets and/or forums you are active on, as well as photos of the vehicle. Please also include which wheel design, finish, diameter, width and offset you are interested in. This sponsorship proposal can be emailed to mailto:[email protected]
How do I submit photos of my vehicle for the Vehicle Gallery?
Please email all ‘Vehicle Gallery’ photo submissions to [email protected]. Please ensure all photos are the highest resolution possible, being a minimum of 1600px wide. Please ensure all photos are clean, staged and unwatermarked. Please include the following information with your vehicle photos ; wheel model, wheel finish, wheel diameter, wheel width, tire size, tire brand/model and any additional information you would like. Please understand while we would love to add all photographs submitted to our Vehicle Gallery, we may not always be able to do so. Please allow 1-2 weeks for your photographs to be added, also understanding the photographs may not always be added.