Those looking for a unique Ford F-150 wheel design have plenty to choose from, as wheels are one of the most popular aftermarket accessories truck buyers go after. And now we’ve got yet another new wheel to add to the list, albeit a rather attractive one – the new Vossen HF6-4. The HF6-4 is designed to fit a variety of full-size trucks and SUVs, but we think it looks particularly good on the Ford F-150.
The HF6-4 is one of Vossen’s Hybrid Forged 6-lug designs, manufactured specifically for the truck and SUV market. It utilizes the same Hybrid Forged process as the rest of the series, and is available in 5 standard transparent finishes and 7 custom finishes.
Standard colors for the HF6-4 include Satin Black, Gloss Black, Tinted Gloss Black, Terra Bronze, and Matte Gunmetal. Custom finishes include Gloss Gold, Textured Bronze, Matte Black, Gloss Silver, Anthracite, Satin Silver, and Satin Bronze.
What truly makes the HF6-4 F-150 wheel so special is its meticulous four-step hybrid forging process. First, a cast wheel is is mounted to the flow forming drum and heat is applied. Next, hydraulic rollers stretch the wheel by applying pressure to to the barrel.
The wheel’s material is then stretched and compressed to achieve the desired width before the barrel is stretched, which improves the grain structure of the aluminum, making a stronger and lighter barrel, similar to a forged wheel.
Vossen is able to customize the HF6-4 to fit nearly any 6-lug bolt pattern, as well as offer it in a wide variety of offsets to ensure a perfect fit. The new hybrid forged wheel is available in 20, 22, and 24-inch sizes in three different offsets for each size.