DescriptionThe Nurburgring wheel uses a highly advanced production technique called rotary forging. The rim of the wheel is forged at high pressure while the wheel is spun at high speed. This alters the molecular structure and enhances the strength of the alloy. The benefit is a much lighter weight (18.6 pounds) than a regular cast wheel. Most importantly, the weight saving is in the outer rim of the wheel which dramatically reduces rotational mass and enhances vehicle performance.
TSW is one of the oldest aftermarket alloy wheel companies in the world. It was founded by a former Formula One racing driver, Eddie Keizan in the 1960's. Initially TSW Alloy Wheels operated as Tiger Sports Wheels and had retail stores in a small manufacturing facility in South Africa. During the 1980's the company went public on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and manufacturing was expanded dramatically. The company began to supply almost every significant car company in the world. Over the next 20 years, through the purchase of ATS wheels of Germany and other expansions, new production was established in Germany, Poland, South Africa and the United States.
n 2001 the TSW aftermarket wheels operations were split off from the OE wheel production which continued to operate under the Tiger Wheel and ATS name. The aftermarket operation in the America's was sold to Terence Scheckter who had formally run that business, and the European aftermarket operation was sold to Yokohama of South Africa. From 2001, TSW Alloy Wheels in the United States began to overhaul the product line and expand the range of wheels dramatically.
By 2011 TSW Alloy Wheels in the United States had acquired the European aftermarket business and the Asian aftermarket business from Yokohama of South Africa.
Everything we sell comes with a minimum 12-month warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition, products that carry the Bavarian Autosport brand come with a minimum 2-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. (Some have lifetime warranties!) If you are unhappy with a product's quality or performance, simply let us know. We'll make it right. Call Customer Service at 800.535.2002, option 7, or e-mail [email protected].