JC Custom Forged Wheels

ABOUT US

Our Story

In 2019, a small team of engineers in Vancouver, Canada had a vision.

Automotive enthusiasts with engineers' eyes for skillful design, they had grown disillusioned with the poor construction and selection of Canadian aftermarket wheels. What if, they wondered, they could not only offer quality aftermarket wheels to car enthusiasts, but involve them in the process of designing the wheels as well? What if they could help them create their idea of the perfect wheel?  This was the birth of JC Custom Forged Wheels.

Our Service

We believe that a wheel’s function does not have to compromise its form, and reflect this in all of our designs. Whether you have an SUV, sports car or otherwise exotic vehicle, our team can help you find the perfect fit for your ride from our collection, or help you bring your idea to life through our Custom Bespoke Service. Every wheel we create represents the finest in aftermarket performance and luxury wheels, and is made to unlock your cars performance potential, maximize its handling, and have you driving the streets in style with your aftermarket rims.

Our GOAL

The process starts from the ground up. It begins in the shop, and doesn’t end until the rubber hits the pavement. Our goal is to incorporate our passion for creation, innovation, craftsmanship and all things automotive into every wheel we make. However, our ambitions don’t stop there. We’re determined to become leaders in the wheel industry, and to offer the highest quality wheels available on the Canadian aftermarket. Yes, we are a young company, but we aren’t shy about it - our ingenuity and fresh ideas set us apart!

COMPANY ROAD MAP

Some of the best drives are the ones where you take off on the open road, no plan or destination. However when you have a goal in mind, you need to chart a course. Here’s where we came from, where we’re headed, and how we’re going to get there.

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July 2019Brand Established

JC Custom Forged was established as a brand, and the initial team is created among four friends. There were no riches or investment capital, only four ordinary people with dreams and a shared passion for cars.

February 2020Qualified Manufacturer Selected

After extensive vetting and sample-testing, we selected a manufacturer in Asia that can meet our thorough standards and demand.

july 2021Debut of JCCF Design Collection

After a year of successfully running the Bespoke Forged Project, we launch the first JC Custom Forged designed collection - the P-FS Performance Series.

April 2023Business Expansion

We plan on our first major business expansion in early 2023. A bigger showroom and shop will allow us to offer measuring and in-house services.

June 2025Achieving in-house Machining

Our ultimate goal - achieving in-house manufacturing capabilities by Summer 2024. This is the final step in having complete control of production and finishing to ensure that every aspect of our wheels is truly made in Canada, and truly JC Custom Forged. But our goal does not end here, we have a lot more things planned for the future

November 2018 JCCF Wheel Brand Idea Conceived

The humble beginnings. The first inkling of a Canadian custom luxury and performance wheel brand was conceived and fleshed out.

August 2019Search for Qualified Manufacturer Commenced

With advanced skillsets in engineering and computer science, the team is able to produce the designs, but had no ability to manufacture them in-house. The search across continents for a qualified manufacturer commenced.

April 2020Soft Launch

JC Custom Forged had soft-launched to address the practical aspects of details and logistics.

June 2022Open Showroom

We are going to open our first showroom and shop in the Lower Mainland, right here in BC, Canada.

November 2023Achieving in-house Finishing

We aim to make in-house finishing possible by the end of 2023. However this requires us to accumulate a significant amount of capital. It can only be made possible with our fellow car lovers and investors who support our business!
THE FORGED DIFFERENCE
JC Custom Forged Wheels process

CAST WHEELS
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Typical OEM (and most aftermarket) wheels, made by pouring molten aluminum into a mould. Casting is inexpensive and allows for mass production of low-cost alloy wheels. However this method creates very porous metal - air pockets inside the metal reduce it’s structural integrity. Not only are cast wheels weaker, but in order to compensate for the weaker metal they must be reinforced with thicker spokes and extra material, making them heavier as well. In addition, added mass to the wheel also greatly reduce handling of the vehicle and feedbacks from the road surface.

manufacturing process for JC Custom Forged Wheels

FORGED WHEEL(Tap to Expand)

Machine-forged wheels are made from a single forged aluminum block. It is subjected to immense heat and pressure, changing the very properties of the metal - compressing it, eliminating air pockets, aligning grain structure and improving uniformity. It is then shaped through multiple steps of precision CNC machining into the selected design. The resulting wheels are significantly stronger than cast wheels, lighter than rotary forged wheels, and far more capable of handling a spirited driving style and track use. Since every set of wheels are made to order, the customization possibilities on them are endless.

JC Custom Forged Wheels formed

FLOW FORMED 
WHEELS
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Also known as rotary forged, flow formed wheels begin their lives as cast wheels, specifically cast with a shortened barrel. The barrel is pressed against a heated hydraulic roller and spun, compressing and stretching it, decreasing the porosity and improving the quality of the metal. While they weigh less than cast wheels and have similar strength to forged wheels in barrel, flow formed wheels cannot quite match the strength-to-weight ratio (and resulting freedom in design choices) of machine-forged wheels.

OUR MANUFACTURER

We have vetted numerous manufacturers across North America and Asia in order to partner with one that can meet our strict product standards. Our eventual goal is to bring wheels manufacturing to Vancouver and gain complete control over production from the start to the final packaging. We appreciate everyone's support on this journey to become the very best Canadian aftermarket wheel manufacturer.

JC Custom Forged Wheels factory

Figure 1. High-speed vertical milling centre array.

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Figure 2. After milling is complete, the artisan hand-cleans the wheel surface to prepare the wheel for finishing.

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Figure 3. Centre-piece of multi-piece modular wheel - milling of the weight reduction pockets was completed.

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Figure 4. Forgings after the initial lathe process. Next, the spoke details will be milled out.

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Figure 5. A lathed forging next to a freshly milled out wheel.

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Figure 6. Forgings set up in the CNC milling centre, waiting to be processed.

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Figure 7. Freshly milled out wheel inside the vertical milling centre.

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Figure 8. A well-stocked forging storage area.