Trivia: Did you know that in 1995, Honda-Mclaren’s Formula 1 car used magnesium wheels made by Enkei? Suffice to say, Enkei has been making winning wheels since time immemorial. They only know how to make high quality wheels like the EKM3, which won’t crumble when you suddenly decide to be fast and then decide to scrub speed abruptly shortly after.
But not everyone that does not want to go racing or drive fast means they don’t want their car to look cool. Vivid racing understands this, well, vividly. And so does Enkei. Which is why they produce the Performance Line of high quality cast wheels. One of them is a wheel called EKM3.
The EKM3 features a mesh design with 20 spokes that whispers an understated and classy sophistication mesh wheels are usually regarded for. Working with high-quality aluminum and using proven manufacturing techniques, these EKM3 wheels are designed for peak strength, stiffness and weight savings — the three essentials of a great aftermarket wheel. This wheel in made using Enkei’s innovative Durville casting process.
In the Durville process, molten aluminum alloy is poured into the mold from its inner rim side, with the disc side facing downward. The alloy is rapidly quenched and solidifies, starting at the disc side, creating a finer metallic structure, significantly enhancing tensile strength, yield strength and elongation.
To maintain high stiffness under great force, the EKM3’s cross sectional area in the direction against the force applied needs to be enlarged. Unfortunately, the larger this area is, the heavier the wheel will get. However, if the layout, cross sectional shape of the spokes and the rim profile are designed properly, the wheel can maintain high stiffness without adding weight.
Enkei’s processing techniques ensure the strength of its wheels, and its excellent design capability ensures stiffness and lightness. Enkei’s design capability is the most-treasured asset and essential for developing the highest performance wheels.
Speaking of strength, Enkei, long ago, established their own test standard called “Spec-E.” It is tougher than the already lofty JWL requirement. Enkei’s Spec-E test setting requires a higher drop point in the impact test and 20% more cycles for the rotary bending fatigue and dynamic radial fatigue tests than JWL standards.
The Enkei EKM3 is available in 17 and 18-inch diameters. They can be had in Hyper Silver or Gunmetal finishes.
Buy online or give one of our world-class professionals a call at 1-480-966-3040.