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Old 05-15-2019, 08:34 PM
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There has been so much talk lately about cracked and bent wheels on Z06 and GS models that I was wondering if everyone was having this issue?
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:44 PM
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Me either. However the roads here are very good.
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I have no problem yet but I am concerned. I have changed the tires after 3000 miles to non runflats. Don't know if this will help yet but the car is smoother and quieter.
I purchased a dial indicator and have checked all the wheels. The runout is good now but we will see as time goes on. I live in Texas and the roads are pretty good so I have not had any hard impacts yet - - - we will see!
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Nope. At Ron Fellows we were told the cause is driving in Track mode on normal roads....major no no......
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I have the Z07 option with stiffer springs. Drive in Sport mode most of the time. 11k miles and no rim issues. I have had a couple nails in my tires though.
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Originally Posted by gliot1 View Post
Nope. At Ron Fellows we were told the cause is driving in Track mode on normal roads....major no no......
First thing Mike Furman warned me about, Don't drive the Z51 in track mode when not on the track.
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I have not, and I have hit significant frost heaves at speed on the interstate.
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I ran my Zo6 12,000 miles on factory wheels with no issues. The remaining 30,000 miles on Forgelines to take the worry out of bending a wheel. Want to keep them in good shape so I can sell it with factory wheels when the time comes.
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They told you wrong. Most all the problems with these wheels are happening in Tour or Sport mode!
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I have a GS and two sets of OEM wheels, chrome and black with 9500 combined miles with no issues. One set with PSS and one with AS3+ ZPs. Our roads are good around me, which is a big plus.

Itís a 17 and I always drive in Sport.

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Old 05-15-2019, 09:56 PM
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No cracked/bent wheels and always drive in Sport mode.
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'16 Z06, 40K+ miles, touring all the time unless on track, then track.
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I did not realize I had bent wheels till I had new tires put on at 13600 or so miles. Discount tire found 3 of mine bent I actually was in area when my wheels came off and watched the mounting and mounting on balancer that's when they showed me rims were bent. I believe bad wheels were put on at factory that some how we're not caught till it was to late.
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The thread question should instead be: "If you haven't bent/cracked Z06/GS wheels, have you ever actually checked your wheels". Seems a lot of people don't know they are cracked until they change tires, etc..
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17 Z06 5700 miles.. Illinois crap roads, not yet..
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2017 GS, 7,100 miles no problems.
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So far so good. ~6k on my 2018 GS. Drive in both tour and sport modes. I always keep the tires at 30 PSI cold.
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Originally Posted by Morton1 View Post
They told you wrong. Most all the problems with these wheels are happening in Tour or Sport mode!
Please explain that as stiffer the ride setting (Track) the higher risk of wheel damage.
Of course, I expect, C7s are driven more in Tour and Sport modes which could account for more being cracked/bent in those modes.
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