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Old 05-08-2008, 08:18 AM   #21
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Whoa! I just saw those same wheels, albeit different center caps, on a new Cadillac CTS! What is going on with GM and there new wheel designs? The only recent one I like is the new "spider" pattern for the '09 Z06. But, that's just me.
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:20 AM   #22
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Hey is that an emblem on the front fender of the yellow Hertz Rent-A-Vette?
As a matter of fact it IS
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:23 AM   #23
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I have an 08 JSB coupe and I'm thinking of ordering the new GM chrome 7 spoke wheel from GM partshouse. Has anyone seen these wheels yet and do you like them?
I think the Z06 wheels would look great on your car.... You CAN get them (reproductions that is) in standard C6 widths.
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:33 AM   #24
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I like them, but they're more suited to a Cadillac than a Corvette, IMHO.

If you like them, that's all that matters. (They are kind of spendy, though.)
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:34 AM   #25
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I have the standard 5 spoke chrome, which I like, but I really do hate the Gumbys.
I think the seven is also good, but I like the 15 spoke the best. Wish I could switch to those ( at no cost). Would have ordered the 15 if I had the chance. But thats JMHO.
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:11 AM   #26
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YUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:18 AM   #27
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For GM to go from the old five-spokes --> to the gumbies was a definite downgrade. It was just a pointless move. The gumbies are not "hideous" or anything like that...but I guarantee you NOBODY would purchase them if they were aftermarkets. Nobody.
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:28 AM   #28
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YUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gumby's are the best !!!

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Old 05-08-2008, 09:37 AM   #29
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i too like the 05-07 wheels over all the 08 wheels, thats why my 08 wears powdercoated 07 wheels
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:49 AM   #30
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I have the 15 spoke and they are ok ,easy to maintain. If I was doing it again probably buy from CCW .
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:56 AM   #31
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I've got the 7 spoke wheels. See my sig.
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:09 AM   #32
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I have the 15 spoke and they are ok ,easy to maintain. If I was doing it again probably buy from CCW .
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:13 AM   #33
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Looks great.
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:19 AM   #34
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Gumby's are the best !!!


The Gumbys are Classy !!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:36 AM   #35
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They really aren't that bad. If they were silver and not polished they would look 1,000+ better!
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:57 AM   #36
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I hope people realize by reading this thread how difficult it is for a manufacturer to decide what to offer. Everyone has a different opinion on which wheel looks better. I think the "Gumby" wheel (which I still don't know how it got that name) is the best looking stock Corvette wheel probably ever made. A lot of people hate it. Who's right and who's wrong (besides me )
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:04 AM   #37
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I think the 7 and 15 spoke wheels would look at home on a Caddy.

I think they both look horrible on a Vette (no offense to owners). Neither of them are sporty in appearance, so I don't think they "fit" with the rest of the car. In fact, you couldn't pay ME to have them on my car.

I also think the 05-07 comp gray 5 spoke looks better than the 08 comp gray split 5 spoke, but what can ya do?
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:16 AM   #38
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Looks like the rent-a-car already has some major curb rash! I bet that will be a common problem on these cars...

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I don't like them. They are on the Hertz ZHZ Rent-a-Vette.

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Old 05-08-2008, 11:27 AM   #39
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I would have to see them in person, but looks ok to me.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:29 AM   #40
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I hope people realize by reading this thread how difficult it is for a manufacturer to decide what to offer. Everyone has a different opinion on which wheel looks better. I think the "Gumby" wheel (which I still don't know how it got that name) is the best looking stock Corvette wheel probably ever made. A lot of people hate it. Who's right and who's wrong (besides me )

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