When tirerack installs the new tire on the new wheel, do they roadforce balance it?
They road force balanced hers, and according to the receipt, that’s standard.
How fast do they ship? I plan to order it tonight…can I receive them before the weekend?
You can probably pay for expedited shipping, but really expecting an order to be processed and delivered in 2 business days would require overnighting it. I imagine that would cost you a small fortune for something as heavy and bulky as a set of wheels and tires.
Since you do not have TPMS, you will not have to do anything special. Be sure to follow any centering ring / lug nut replacement instructions (they will give you any hardware required for this, so it won’t cost you extra).
(edit to answer more questions I didn’t see)
“Machined” wheels usually refers to the process of forging a billet of metal into the rough form of the wheel, and then using machine tools to carve out the actual wheel design. Another common way to do it is to cast the wheel, where you pour molten metal into a mold and let it cool.
As for which is better, it really depends on the wheel. I’d rather have a high-quality cast wheel than a crappy forged wheel. And vice versa.
I can’t tell you if your wheels will be any good based on price alone, but might be able to give you an idea if you tell me what make/model wheels you’re looking at. (just link to the tire rack page).
I will say that in all likelihood, unless you’re planning on racing this vehicle, whatever wheels you get will probably be more than good enough from a structural safety standpoint.