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Old 10-11-2017, 11:57 PM   #121
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I have chrome C6 Z06 wheels on my Navy Blue C5 coupe and get lots of compliments. You can still get them at West Coast Corvettes, and relatively cheap - under $1k.
Many places sell them for similar prices.
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I'm very partial to the stock C5 Z06 wheels:


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I also like steelies with trim rings and center caps, like these. I've wondered what they would look like on a C5 with proper sizing and offset. If anyone has a picture or could work some photoshop magic I'd love to see it!

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I also like steelies with trim rings and center caps, like these. I've wondered what they would look like on a C5 with proper sizing and offset. If anyone has a picture or could work some photoshop magic I'd love to see it!

There are aftermarket, larger diameter, Rally wheels available, in aluminum. IMHO, certain wheel designs don't translate well, to a larger diameter, and the Rally is one of them. The slots, in a 15" wheel, look well proportioned, but in a 17 or 18", they look too big. But as I said, that's just my opinion.
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There are aftermarket, larger diameter, Rally wheels available, in aluminum. IMHO, certain wheel designs don't translate well, to a larger diameter, and the Rally is one of them. The slots, in a 15" wheel, look well proportioned, but in a 17 or 18", they look too big. But as I said, that's just my opinion.
Rally wheels have been my fave since I had them on my ‘69 Malibu. It will take me some time to plug an exact replica into a C5 pic, but here are a few other attempts. The one on the silver car is closest I could find, but there used to a polished one. The others are ‘representative’ of a old school Cragar look and another full disk style. I always thought I’d like a
Cragar on my car, but I’ve changed my mind.










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There are aftermarket, larger diameter, Rally wheels available, in aluminum. IMHO, certain wheel designs don't translate well, to a larger diameter, and the Rally is one of them. The slots, in a 15" wheel, look well proportioned, but in a 17 or 18", they look too big. But as I said, that's just my opinion.
Rally wheels have been my fave since I had them on my ‘69 Malibu. It will take me some time to plug an exact replica into a C5 pic, but here are a few other attempts. The one on the silver car is closest I could find, but there used to a polished one. The others are ‘representative’ of a old school Cragar look and another full disk style. I always thought I’d like a
Cragar on my car, but I’ve changed my mind.








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Well I hate to be a dick, but there sure are a lot of shitty looking wheels out there for our C5's... Holy Fk bags.....

Below is one of the few rims that I do like outside of the CCW 505's or similar.


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The Big Slot U600's look pretty slick, especially with the white rendering!
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The Big Slot U600's look pretty slick, especially with the white rendering!
Who’da thunk it!!!

Roddy, you need to get this ‘WHEELS ON’ app. You wouldn’t believe how many fugly wheels there are!!
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I like these on this C6.

Couple of questions..
Are they stock wheels, and if so, would they fit a C5 without any modification?

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Had these on my C6Z....never tried them on a C5...have been thinking about it.






Fikse FM5's on my '99 FRC


Fikse FM5's on my '99 LPE Coupe


Fikse FM5's on my '95 LPE 383 Coupe (can you tell I am drinking the Fikse Koolaid!!??)


HRE's on my '99 FRC
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HRE’s are really hard to beat.
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They are available in standard 17" and 18" diameters and bolt right on. Look on westcoastcorvette.com under detailing supplies. No, I don't work for them, but I wouldn't turn down an endorsement fee.
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