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Old 09-11-2017, 06:40 PM
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What's better than your standard Corvette? Any Corvette with a nice set of wheels!

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When my Forgeline wheels arrive I'll post my favorite wheels for the C5(Z).

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Of those listed, only the CCW and HREs would be my choice. But there are a lot of options out there for the C5 so everyone should have a choice for their car.
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I like C5s that have C7 Z06 style wheels.
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I like the C7 Spider wheels or the 'Cup" wheels. Twenty chrome spokes are tough to keep perfect on a car kept outside, tho' covered. I even had to paint the barrels because of watermarks and pitting, which makes them much easier to maintain since I "deal" with the chrome more often than the barrels.




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Hmmmm...very odd, you ask what's the best wheel for C5, yet you post a pic of a C6...

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I am told regularly that I have a good look going on with mine, eventhough going with this color was apparently a bit too controversial for some. They are Forgestar F14's in satin bronze. Fronts are 189.5 +50 offset, rears are 19x11 +53 offset. Tires are 265/35/18, and 305/30/19.
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I am told regularly that I have a good look going on with mine, eventhough going with this color was apparently a bit too controversial for some. They are Forgestar F14's in satin bronze. Fronts are 189.5 +50 offset, rears are 19x11 +53 offset. Tires are 265/35/18, and 305/30/19.
Thinking of those in silver.
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I get a lot of compliments on this wheel
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Originally Posted by Vetteman Jack View Post
Of those listed, only the CCW and HREs would be my choice. But there are a lot of options out there for the C5 so everyone should have a choice for their car.



I had a set of the CCW Classics, with the black centers, for several years. Really liked the look, but at least back then, they were attempting to get by with the TPMS epoxied to the "drop" inside the wheel. It just didn't work, and after attempting to re-glue them, several times, without success, I sold them and bought a set of BBS LMs..........
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Forgestar F14s

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Originally Posted by ErikwithAK01 View Post
I am told regularly that I have a good look going on with mine, eventhough going with this color was apparently a bit too controversial for some. They are Forgestar F14's in satin bronze. Fronts are 189.5 +50 offset, rears are 19x11 +53 offset. Tires are 265/35/18, and 305/30/19.

I'm thinking your car is a silver. Mine is pewter and those wheels would look great. I also like your 'stagger choice' of sizes. However, due to the lower profiles do they ride hard?
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Forgestar F14s will never get old; that's a near perfectly designed wheel to compliment the C5. Now I just need to get money to buy a set.

A nice set of Welds would be a close second for me.

Both are on opposite sides of the spectrum for design and purpose but both work with the C5
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I am in love with CCW's, just hard to swallow the price. In the meantime, I slapped this set of Crays on mine....

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[QUOTE=02BlownZ06;1595554555]I am in love with CCW's, just hard to swallow the price. In the meantime, I slapped this set of Crays on mine....

I love those Crays! I think they really give a huge bang for the buck!
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The polished CCW 505A is my favorite wheel. I bought a used 18"x8.5" 48mm ET / 19"x10" 68mm ET setup awhile back and then wet-sanded and polished them to near perfection. I'm just waiting to put more miles on my existing setup before getting Michelin Pilot Super Sports for the CCWs.
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I like the CCW 505A and the Fikse FM5, but they are pretty expensive.

I went with my favorite OEM wheel. The '04 polished Commemorative Edition Z06 wheels.




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Since you asked...no options as I think the thin spoke stock wheel looks the best!! Great job GM
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Personal preference but I like a little lip on mine. I have some aftermarket C6-Z style with a lip in the C5-Z sizes and off sets. Get a lot of compliments on them and they've held up great for quite a few years now. Still love 'em. Can't justify the cost of the more expensive ones with the boss lady so these work well.

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Personal preference but I like a little lip on mine. I have some aftermarket C6-Z style with a lip in the C5-Z sizes and off sets. Get a lot of compliments on them and they've held up great for quite a few years now. Still love 'em. Can't justify the cost of the more expensive ones with the boss lady so these work well.
I GREATLY prefer a lip as well. Love yours. Did you paint the calipers purple to go with the Spiral grey? Looks terrific!!!
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