edge design and the never-ending mission of building faster, stronger
wheels drives the in-house research and development team at Bassett Racing Wheel. We service the most demanding stock car drivers in
the world, and whether it be a dirt short track beadlock wheel or
200 mph super speedway wheel, you can count on Bassett wheels
to be the best.
in-house R & D takes advantage of Bassett Racing Wheel's exclusive
Cornering Fatigue Testing Apparatus (pictured at left) to improve
wheel design without sacrificing strength. For instance, the Bassett
15 x 8 and 15 x 10
spun wheels are the lightest and strongest on the market. We are
also the only racing wheel company currently doing inertia research.
Utilizing our exclusive Inertia Testing Apparatus, Bassett
engineers have created Inertia Advantage designs in the 15 x 8 IMCA/WISSOTA,
15 x 9.5 NASCAR, 13 x 7 and 15 x 10 spun wheels.
in-house R & D must be backed by on-track, real world testing.
Bassett Racing Wheel testers include some of the best drivers
in dirt and pavement racing. Test driver and pit crew feedback
is critical and helps refine new wheels before production commences and make rolling changes to existing products.
A TIME-TESTED PRODUCTION PROCESS
When the wheel is ready for production, a combination of robotic
precision and hand craftsmanship ensures each wheel meets our stringent
goal is to make wheels as true and consistent as possible. We start
by weighing and inspecting all our spun-form and rolled rim shells
to guarantee consistent weight and low runout.
are formed from the finest steel purchased directly from midwestern steel mills. All centers are machined for a perfect fit, then placed
into a heat shrunk rim shell and hand checked for runout before being robotically welded under the watchful eye of
a master welder. Next, a pre-coating quality inspection is performed and any wheel that does not meet our industry best quality standards is scrapped.
The bare wheel is then coated with either a durable high gloss black
or silver powder coat finish or machine polished and dipped in a duplex nickel chrome finish. After our distinctive red
stripe and yellow decal are applied, each wheel is boxed for shipment.