at 13331 Garden Grove Blvd, Ste O, Garden Grove, 92843 United States
www.vipmodular.us | Sales@vipmodular.com | 1.866.613.1983 VIP Modular Wheels began product development and testing in 2005, with the sole idea of individualization and performance for world-class vehicles. Custom build-to-order, ultra high quality forged modular wheels with absolutely zero compromise is our pursuit. Each wheel starts life as a 6061 billet aluminum disc which has been heat treated to T6 temperature refining structural grain direction along with the wheels spokes. From there each center disc profile is placed on a lathe and Computer Numerical Control mills where each design is transferred from 3D CAD engineered drawing to exact wheel ordered by our discerning customers. Then the center discs are prepped and finishes applied in state-of-the-art downdraft paint booths and then cured for durability. After finishing, the US patented rim halves also manufactured out of aerospace grade 6061-T6 aluminum are assembled together with the center disc using military-spec stainless fasteners and hand assembled assuring precise results every time. Each wheel is tested for proper run-out and meticulously inspected before being delivered. All wheels exceed SAE-J2530 fatigue/rolling resistance and CASS corrosion testing standards. A VIP wheel begins life as high quality 7" diameter 6061-T6 aluminum billet rod. The billet rod is heated and placed into a precision die where it is forged using millions of psi of pressure into a raw forging as specified by VIP’s engineers. The result of the forging process is aluminum with a refined crystalline structure whose grain direction is aligned with the primary load direction of the wheel spokes. The processed forging is then precipitation heat-treated to a T6 temper to achieve the perfect blend of strength and ductility. Typically high quality forgings such as these are only found in aerospace applications or high load automotive applications such as performance pistons and connecting rods. These high strength 6061-T6 forgings are the foundation of HRE wheels. VIP’s partner for supplying forgings is Centerline who is the highest quality forging supplier to the automotive market in the United States and who caters primarily to the aerospace market. This type of high quality partner is critical to VIP as the forging is the foundation of all of our wheels and therefore they must be held to the highest standards In comparison to forgings, castings are made by pouring molten aluminum into a mold and have considerably lower strength, ductility, and fatigue resistance. Besides not having the specific strength (strength-to-weight ratio) of forged aluminum, castings often suffer from defects in the form of voids or porosity. The main trait of castings are their low cost and ability to be produced in high volumes but at the expense of strength and weight. In order to maximize the performance of the wheel VIP uses forgings and not castings to produce its wheels. A 3-piece rim half begins life as a large aluminum sheet which is formed using a CNC spinning lathe. The forming (or spinning) process imparts considerable energy into the aluminum, further refining and orienting the crystalline grain structure in a manner similar to forging. After subsequent heat-treatment processes to achieve a T6 temper, CNC technology is used to machine the inner diameter of the rim half and the assembly holes so that it precisely mates with the forged center – this is a critical step because the quality of these machine steps relate directly to the final wheel's concentricity. The end result is a highly concentric rim half with the strength properties required to be resistant to the impact and fatigue demands of a VIP 3-piece wheel. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is an advanced computer analysis tool that allows our engineers to accurately analyze the strength and stiffness of our wheels in the virtual world before they are ever installed on your vehicle. Every wheel undergoes countless hours of FEA as we meticulously fine tune the design to meet the required strength, fatigue and stiffness requirements while minimizing mass and rotational inertia. We often deal in increments of 0.25mm or 1/10 of a degree when fine tuning designs and all of this occurs before a single prototype is ever cut. Strength At VIP, we understand that while style is why you may buy a wheel, performance and quality are what keep you coming back. Strength, fatigue resistance, stiffness and impact resistance are qualities that drive a VIP wheel's design. Strength and fatigue resistance are critical to ensure a VIP wheel lasts the lifetime of your vehicle. To achieve this, VIP designs all of its wheels to pass stringent SAE test specifications. Computer Numerical Control or CNC technology is used for all of VIP’s machining operations. In-house CNC lathes and mills precisely machine every raw forging into a new VIP wheel design. VIP’s skilled machinists use the latest Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software to translate each design’s solid 3D computer model into a wheel that precisely matches the design created by our engineering team. One of the hallmarks of VIP's reputation is our ability to provide custom fitments and finishes. We accomplish this through our build-to-order model that starts with your call to an VIP representative and culminates with you driving away on a new set of VIP wheels. Every order is based on your requirements and personal taste. Each order that enters the production area has a production traveler which has the name of the customer and all of the information required to complete the manufacturing process. At VIP, we don't batch process or mass produce; every order receives personal attention throughout the process. Every set of wheels, and in fact often every two wheels (fronts and rears) that proceed through VIP's production line are different than the next, yet the same style and specifications are immediately repeatable due to our extensive database of vehicle, wheel, and fitment data. This is a unique and difficult process to follow, but it ensures the utmost in customization and service Just as we believe hand finished wheels are critical to ensuring proper quality and delivering the craftsmanship demanded of a VIP wheel, we also believe hand assembly is the last and most vital step in the process. At VIP, each and every 3-piece wheel is hand-assembled. Each rim is checked for proper run-out to ensure concentricity. Each fastener is hand-torqued and each wheel is meticulously inspected to ensure proper specification are met and to ensure there are no visual flaws. The first is a Dynamic Cornering Fatigue Test. This is a test that simulates the forces of load put on a wheel when the vehicle is turning a corner or going around a curve. The second is a Dynamic Radial Fatigue Test. This is a test that simulates the forces of load that the wheel experiences with a tire mounted and carrying the weight of the vehicle, passengers and or cargo. The third is an Impact Test. This is a test designed to test the effect on the wheel in the event of an impact to the wheel such as hitting a pot hole or side impact into a curb.
Providing ultra high- grade aluminum forged wheels in 2 & 3 pc configurations. 16"-24" available in reverse (flat lip) and standard (step lip) setups. Private label wheel programs available to the public. Passion. Prestige. Perfection.
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