Venomrex, a new off-road lifestyle brand that specializes in engineering high quality off-road wheels, announced today the release of its line of Flow-Forged VR-601 wheels for 2009 to present Ford F-150 and 2010 to present F-150 Raptor trucks.
Venomrex, a subsidiary of Vorsteiner, reports that the company was founded to appease adventurous, free-spirited drivers who are looking for a brand that is not afraid to break with tradition.
“The company is bringing something new to the off-road community by offering unconventional European styling while applying the latest advances in wheel technology,” Venomrex states in its press release. “An innovative Flow-Forged construction process guarantees unsurpassed strength and durability under any conditions while creating some of the lightest 20-inch off-road wheels available today.”
Venomrex’s VR-601 wheels were specially-designed for the 2009 to 2019 Ford F-150 and 2010 to 2019 Ford Raptor models. The 20×9-inch wheels feature an et12 offset and are a direct fit, requiring no modifications on these applications. Each 20-inch wheel weighs in at an impressive 28.6 pounds, offering a substantial 33 percent weight savings when compared to several leading competitors.
Venomrex’s Flow Forging process uses excessive heat and pressure to better align the molecular compounds found in aluminum which allows for significantly higher impact tolerances when compared to traditional cast wheels, while reducing the vehicle’s unsprung mass.
Unsprung mass includes a vehicle’s wheels and brake rotors. These unsprung items accumulate rotational mass as they spin while the vehicle operates, increasing the weight of the components significantly. By reducing unsprung mass, Venomrex reports that its wheels allow for more efficient acceleration and braking by increasing the overall power to weight ratio. In off-road applications this reduction in weight improves shock absorber response which keeps the wheel and tire pinned to any surface customers find themselves on.
VR-601 wheels are available in three different finishes including Carbon Graphite, Mystic Black and Highland Bronze. Venomrex VR-601 wheels are available online and through select retailers worldwide. Venomrex offers a lifetime warranty against structural and manufacturer defects as well as a two-year cosmetic warranty on the finishing.
“At Venomrex, we are bringing some of the most innovative wheel technology available to the off-road market,” said Derek Boler, marketing coordinator for Venomrex. “We are launching several other wheels this year in a variety of styles with guaranteed fitment on a number of common off-road vehicles.”
The F-150 and Raptor VR-601s are the first of many wheels that Venomrex plans to release in 2018. Be on the lookout for new product announcements and fitments for additional applications.