Welcome to the John4C forged wheel group buy. As a bit of background, I started this somewhat by accident about 6 months ago over on 4C-forums. The goal was to get a more aggressive teledial style wheel at a reasonable price point. Little did I realize at the time, that the demand for nice, high quality, well designed, custom finished wheels at half the cost of anything remotely comparable is huge.
If you go over on 4C-forums there is a really long thread that kind of details the journey that this project has been. I’ve been through several suppliers, samples, revisions, etc getting to this point but we’re fortunately starting to ship orders in batches.
As part of this process, I have had a few people ask me about wheels for the QV and other Giulia/Stelvios, so I thought I would offer this here as well.
So with the background out of the way…
They are 12k ton press, fully forged 6061-T6 Aluminum (research other wheels, this is the high end of "best practice" IMHO).
Right now there are three Styles offered…
Right now I have set this up as the OEM fitment to start, there is potential to add a few options if there is consensus. I will also be adding a 20” option in the consensus fitment (be it stock or something like +0.5” & +5mm front/rear, etc.)
So what’s being shown in the weight table, etc. is:
Note that specific non-QV fitments are very easy to do as well if there is interest.
These have been engineered to be light but strong. I actually observed that there have been a surprising number of people bending Technicos on here, so I reached out to Fuchs and learned that they make those wheels at a 580kg load rating, which is honestly very low for a car the size of a QV. The wheels in the group buy are 690kg in Giulia fitment, which will be much stronger (it’s not linear). In the same way that I did on the 4C, I really tried to get these are light as possible but strength and safety is the number one factor. Even still, Tekla weighs in only 2lbs heavier (for the set of 4) than the Fuch’s Tecnico despite the higher load rating (see Fuch’s docs below).
Stefania/Tekla Giulia Fitment Weight
Many colors available. I will post more about this but essentially the wheels are powder coated and can be done in a brushed finish for a surcharge ($124/set). Brushed is personally what I prefer, it’s a really high-end look (HRE for example charges $500/wheel for brushed (per official 2020 HRE price guide).
All wheels can have gloss or satin powdercoat clear. Satin can also be done on brushed wheels for a ‘frozen’ finish.
Lots of OEM type greys, black, bronze, gold options though. Really can be anything you want – that’s the beauty of a fully custom wheel. More to come on the official launch colors though…
Here is the pricing with shipping to USA today (the shipping varies and is invoiced at actual cost when your wheels ship, so that is the variable part here).
These ship globally and as I mentioned, that is the one element that can change. Some of the international shipping makes these an even better deal though because all shipping (US/Global) is DDP. That means that duty is paid, so there is no additional bill coming to the purchaser when imported.
Some representative quotes (again these will all change) (19” price shown for simplicity)…
Note it varies by location but Sea is typically ~60 days and Air is typically ~12 days. Note that production time is ~30 days.
USA – 380 / 635 (Sea/Air)
Canada - 390 / 760 (Sea/Air)
Australia - 400 / 880 (Sea/Air)
UK - 460 / 845 (Sea/Air)
France - 380 / 665 (Sea/Air)
Again those are all DDP so duty is included