The Nurburgring custom alloy wheel, named after the Nurburgring circuit known as "the Ring" by enthusiasts, is located in Nurburg, Germany. It was the main venue for the German Grand Prix as part of the F1 World Championship in the 50's through early 70's. Built in 1920, this 22 km track was widely known as being one of the toughest and most dangerous tracks in the world. It was nicknamed "the green hell" by Jacki Stewart. In 1961, Phil Hill raced the fastest lap here at under 9 minutes in the Ferrari 156 F1 car and Niki Lauda later became the only person to lap the full circuit in under 7 minutes. The new Nurburgring Grand Prix Track, called GP-Strecke was completed in 1984 and has hosted several Grand Prix events.
The Nurburgring Rotary Forged Wheel is manufactured using a highly advanced production technique called Rotary Forging. The rim of the wheels 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 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 wheels are born of a rich racing heritage. Founded by a former
Formula One racing driver, TSW has been involved in motor racing
around the globe for over thirty years. Our involvement has ranged
from the grueling 24-hour Le Mans to Touring Cars to Spec
Many of the wheels are based on racing technology. TSW pioneered
the race-inspired hex nut look that was featured in such standards
as the Revo and Hockenheim R, which have been a popular choice for
both grass-roots racing and show cars. In keeping with this rich
racing heritage, many TSW wheels are named after past and present
Formula One tracks.
Today, TSW has an absolutely staggering array of staggered wheel
applications. Several sizes carry as many as three different widths
for the perfect fitment. Staggered wheels are available in sizes
from 17" to 22" staggered wheel applications. Staggered
applications mean a wider wheel on the rear of the car, and
consequently, a wider tire and larger lip on the back of the car.
Wheel lips are as large as 5". Yes, that's right—5" lips on
one-piece cast wheels! Many of the wheels are available in hyper
black and hyper silver paint finishes with machine cut lips (often
referred to as diamond cut or mirror cut). Although chrome is
becoming more popular with TSW enthusiasts, hyper black wheels and
hyper silver wheels dominate the current TSW wheel lineup.
TSW wheels are sold with hub centric to rings to ensure a
vibration-free ride. TSW wheels are manufactured to extremely high
standards that often significantly exceed the industry norm,
resulting in a smoother, better handling ride.
TSW is sold in North and South America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand,
Australia and South Africa.
With regular care and regular road conditions, TSW offers a two year finish warranty on its wheels with chrome and painted finishes. TSW provides a five year structural warranty for wheels it manufactures that are structurally unsound because of a manufacturing defect caused by TSW that makes the wheel unfit for its ordinary purpose. Damage or issues with wheels manufactured by TSW that are not caused by, or the result of, a manufacturing defect by TSW are not covered under the warranty. Additionally, the following are expressly excluded from the warranty:
TSW does not offer a "road hazard warranty," so any damage or issue with a wheel caused by the wheel colliding with a pothole or any other object or debris will not be covered by the warranty
Wheels that have been used in racing are not covered by the warranty regardless of the damage or structural unsoundness and
Wheels mounted on vehicles with a load rating in excess of the load rating of the wheel are not covered by the warranty regardless of the damage or structural unsoundness.
Wheels that have been modified, repainted, or powder coated.
THE WARRANTY ONLY APPLIES TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF A WHEEL AND THE WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE ACTUAL AMOUNT TSW WAS PAID FOR THE WHEEL. To submit a wheel for determination of coverage, a distributor must first obtain a Returned Goods Authorization number from an authorized TSW salesperson. Wheels sent to TSW without first obtaining a Returned Goods Authorization number will be refused and returned to sender. After obtaining the Returned Good Authorization number, THE DISTRIBUTOR WHO PURCHASED THE WHEEL FROM TSW must send the wheel by freight prepaid, as freight costs, shipping costs and any consequential damages are not covered by the warranty, to TSW headquarters in Brea, California for inspection by TSW. The invoice of the original purchase must be included with the wheel so TSW can verify the wheel is being submitted for coverage under the warranty by the original purchaser. A customer of a distributor cannot directly send a wheel for inspection to TSW as TSW does not communicate, correspond or deal in any way with the customers of TSW's distributors. A wheel submitted to TSW by a customer of the distributor will be returned.
After receiving a wheel submitted by a distributor for inspection, TSW will inspect the wheel and notify the distributor if the wheel is covered by the warranty. If TSW determines the wheel is covered by the warranty, TSW will issue a credit note to the distributor for the amount the distributor paid TSW for the wheel.