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Old 02-24-2019, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by timmyZ06 View Post
They are ugly, heavy, and the offset sucks like all OEM wheels! Besides, it would look poser on a Z06, get something much better!!
Like these!!

Whose wheels are these? Nice......
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:13 AM
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Know fact from dealer owner CTSV’s, Camaro’s and corvettes with wide wheels are being bent in shipment. How many pot holes do you see down south? I had 3 bent wheels how did right rear wheel escape not being bent. If I had hit something hard enough to bend three wheels I would know it. Mfg for wheels moved from Italy to Mexico for quality reasons mine have Ronal stamped inside along with GM part number.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:22 AM
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I like other wheels better but for price I’ll take ZR1’s I’m not paying a boat load to correct another GM problem my 16 Z06 has the old intake that they were going to take care of us well we must to have fell off the planet no fix just suck it up and buy a later model that with the fix. This was suppose to be my last Corvette, I’m 75 moms tired of car notes had 32 of these suckers ever had to lay out my own money to fix a GM problem before. New management sucks
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by z51vett View Post
I like other wheels better but for price Iíll take ZR1ís Iím not paying a boat load to correct another GM problem my 16 Z06 has the old intake that they were going to take care of us well we must to have fell off the planet no fix just suck it up and buy a later model that with the fix. This was suppose to be my last Corvette, Iím 75 moms tired of car notes had 32 of these suckers ever had to lay out my own money to fix a GM problem before. New management sucks
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I think spell check got ya. "I'm 75 moms tired of car notes had 32 of these suckers......". It did make me laugh though.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:49 AM
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Thanks I use to write training manuals now I just type and let punctuation take care of it’s self I hate typing now voice typing would be faster and efficient for me.
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Old 02-24-2019, 12:05 PM
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I've never had a bent wheel. Guess I must be lucky:

2004 CTS-V
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2006 SRT8
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Old 02-24-2019, 12:10 PM
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I am a HUGE fan of Deity Signature wheels. I've abused the heck out of mine curb jumping at VIR.


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Old 02-24-2019, 12:12 PM
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I love the look! Check out the aftermarket vendors for this!!!!
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Old 02-24-2019, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by davepl View Post
I'd never put a wrong-option wheel on my car, or an AMG badge on m C300, or stuff like that... and they're not the nicest wheel. No harm in doing so but if you've got the budget for OEM whels, for sure you've got the budget for some decent aftermarket as well!
This.

I remember back in my C6 days, people were trying to make a front bumper to make their C6 look like the C7 front lol

Now we're seeing ZR1 style rear wings for the z06 where you have to hack the rear to mount it?? The ZR1 front bumper i can understand a bit but even then, that just screams poser lol.

If you want the higher end model bits and pieces, get that higher end model lol.
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Originally Posted by Classic-Chevy-Guy View Post
ZR1 wheels are Rotary Forged while Grand Sport and Z06 wheels are cast.

Zr1 wheels are stronger than cast wheels but not as strong as forged wheels.

ZR1, Z06, and GS wheels are the same size.
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by RobGZ06 View Post
This.

I remember back in my C6 days, people were trying to make a front bumper to make their C6 look like the C7 front lol

Now we're seeing ZR1 style rear wings for the z06 where you have to hack the rear to mount it?? The ZR1 front bumper i can understand a bit but even then, that just screams poser lol.

If you want the higher end model bits and pieces, get that higher end model lol.
Track People have been adding big wings to the back of the C7 ever since they were introduced back in 2013. The ZR1 wing provides a factory designed wing that mounts properly to the structure of the car Vs some of the really bad mounting points I have seen over the years. It isn't about being a poser it is about getting around the track faster than the other guy. Posers are the guys who add so called go fast items/modifications to their cars to make them look like and sound like a race car and never take them to the track or hold the loud pedal to the floor for more than 5 seconds.

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Old 02-24-2019, 02:21 PM
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3 things that made my Z06 faster:



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Here's another picture of the wheels. I just don't think they look good.

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Old 02-24-2019, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill Dearborn View Post
Track People have been adding big wings to the back of the C7 ever since they were introduced back in 2013. The ZR1 wing provides a factory designed wing that mounts properly to the structure of the car Vs some of the really bad mounting points I have seen over the years. It isn't about being a poser it is about getting around the track faster than the other guy. Posers are the guys who add so called go fast items/modifications to their cars to make them look like and sound like a race car and never take them to the track or hold the loud pedal to the floor for more than 5 seconds.

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Ok so quick question bill. I know you're a track guy.

Why haven't you installed a ZR1 wing to your Z?
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Old 02-24-2019, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Classic-Chevy-Guy View Post
ZR1 wheels are Rotary Forged while Grand Sport and Z06 wheels are cast.

Zr1 wheels are stronger than cast wheels but not as strong as forged wheels.

ZR1, Z06, and GS wheels are the same size.
No, ZR1 front wheels are a little wider.
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Old 02-24-2019, 03:11 PM
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Bill probably has not added the wing because he is happy with the balance as is. If he adds a wing, he has to go more crazy with front splitters and dive planes to balance out the wing. As of right now, there are no good dive planes on the market for our cars, that look and work well. I don't think zr1 with the big wing are balanced to be honest. They need more front end downforce. I think GM tried to solve this by putting the wider front wheel to add grip, as Warp also just mentioned above.. but i still don't think a wide wheel alone is what the car needs. I am amazed the zl1 1le camaro has dive planes, and the zr1 did not have them as an option.. but it has a wing the size of texas on the back.

I think the camaro with the zr1 lt5 engine, would beat the zr1 around a track, no questions asked. Those who curve at high speed, We need dive planes for our cars.
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Old 02-24-2019, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by cvp33 View Post
Here's another picture of the wheels. I just don't think they look good.

I actually like them more than the busy z06 wheels.
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Which ones?



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Old 02-24-2019, 06:04 PM
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I really like the optional wheels shown above and even more than the Zr1 wheels. I wish they were as light as the cup wheels haha
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It's hard to cut a $100K car and add a wing, that will cost you $2.5K for the wing, and another $20K for the drop in car's value. You can add a better splitter and extra canards to easily support the rear wing. A stiffer rear spring would also help reduce impact of any imbalance. Viper's rear spring rate, for instance, jumps from TA's 600 to ACR-X's 1600 #/in springs at rear; simply mind boggling.

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