The VOLK RACING wheel brand represents the benchmark for forged sport wheels that leverage racing technology. The lightness and strength of Volk wheels have been attained by applying the latest analytic technologies.
Using the clean silhouette and lack of ostentation of its Volk Racing wheels as a weapon, Ray’s envisions to fit them on all high-performance cars throughout the world.
Volk Racing is the gold standard of high-end forged wheels. They're well known for being incredibly lightweight and extremely strong, thanks to their unique forging process. Their mold-form forging process works by creating the shape of the wheel during the forging process, which allows the grain of the metal to flow with the shape of the wheel. The end result is a wheel that has much greater strength.
Volk Racing Wheels are used by race teams from Nissan, Honda, Toyota, and Mazda in iconic events like Super GT, Japanese Touring Car Championship (JTCC), British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), Formula Nippon, Formula D and Formula One. They are also widely used by enthusiasts and grassroots racers all over the world.
For more than 2 decades now, Volk Racing has offered some of the best – if not the best – wheels on the aftermarket. As they continue to innovate and push the envelope forward, they set new trends and manufacturing processes. Whether you need wheels for your daily driver or your track toy, Volk Racing by Rays Engineering has something for you!
All Volk Racing wheels are constructed using the exclusive mold-form forging, which only a handful of wheel manufacturers do. Rays boasts the most advanced technological capabilities of all these companies. It takes special pride in having established a system that enables high-performance forged wheels to be provided at reasonable prices while continuing to offer not only a variety of size settings, but also a diverse range of designs that meet market needs through continuous technological innovation.
Rays' forged wheels are made using design mold-form forging technology, which involves the use of a dedicated mold for each type of wheel and a differently shaped mold for each process.
Requiring the use of advanced technology, this method is both labor-intensive and time-consuming, but Rays believes this to be the only forging method that fully exploits the intrinsic potential of forging.
The ratio obtained by dividing the cross-section of the completed forged wheel by that of the original billet is known as the forging ratio. Essentially, it represents how much the shape of the original billet has changed, but what matters most in this process is the ability to apply pressure.
RAYS boasts a 10,000-ton forging machine enables a wheel with a high forging ratio to be molded in a single pressing. It also allows materials to be spread across wheels designed to have a large surface area quickly and uniformly, even if they have a diameter of over 20 inches. Consequently, this machine dramatically increases production efficiency for high-quality forged wheels.
Forged wheels have a major edge over cast wheels because cast wheels are inherently porous. The inherent strength of forged wheels allows for less material to be used to achieve the desired structural integrity, resulting in a significantly lighter wheel. Often time forged wheels use a “Monoblock” design, but they can also use a two-piece or three-piece design which allows for greater fitment flexibility.
Bearing in mind that the JWL standards adhered to in Japan are the minimum strength standards that all wheel manufacturers must meet, RAYS conducts its own practical strength tests that better reflect the actual driving conditions. The company requires all its wheels to meet its own in-house standards (JWL+R) and all its forged wheels to meet even stricter in-house standards (JWL+R SPEC2). Safety is the absolute minimum requirement that Volk Racing must meet no matter how hard they may strive to achieve high performance. Rays' fundamental mission is to ensure the safety of all drivers using their wheels.
Ray’s Engineering has been at the forefront of the world’s highest-level motorsports such as Formula 1 and GT1 World Championships.
Victory is not the sole reason Ray’s takes part in car racing. The most important thing is to prove the efficacy of their wheels through such victories, while at the same time gaining the experience and know-how that can only be acquired by participating in car races.
Aside from participating in races, Ray’s Engineering also has a few brands under its belt to cater to us automotive enthusiast who want our cars to look better and extract every bit of performance by opting for performance wheels.
Ray’s applies this concept to all its wheels. The know-how required to make wheels lighter and stronger can also be leveraged in the manufacture of forged wheels and cast sport wheels, both of which are celebrated for their high performance, as well as the dress-up wheels that decorate a sports car, a sedan, even minivans. Ray’s has stuck resolutely to in-house development and production and, unlike most manufacturers outsourcing other countries, Ray’s wants the production of their wheels to be exclusive in Japan.
Regardless of what styles or sizes you're interested in, the one thing you can depend on to come with every wheel or wheels and tires order is the best buying experience in the business.
From fitment help from our in-house wheel experts to shipping packages, we'll take care of you and your order every step of the way. We know how much of a financial investment you're making in a set of wheels or wheels and tires, and in return, we'll deliver service and product that is second to none.
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