Corvette Aftermarket Rims - Hot Wheels

Part 2: A Close-Up Look At Some Of Most Radical Rims In The Corvette Aftermarket

Christopher R. Phillip Dec 16, 2009 0 Comment(s)
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Last Month, we told you about a Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) study that pegged wheels as the automotive aftermarket's most popular accessory. It's no wonder. If you're like most Vette devotees, you consider the rolling block of metal connecting your vehicle with the road to be much more than a useful tool first engineered by ancient man. To you, a wheel is an expression of your own personal style-and an opportunity to give your Vette the head-turning look it deserves.

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This month, we're back with more of the "hottest" Corvette wheels for 2010. Because choosing the right wheel is a highly personal endeavor, we won't be favoring one of these manufacturers over the others. Instead, we've decided to list them all and allow them to state their case. All that's left is for you to decide is which ones are right for your Corvette.

General Motors/Genuine Chevy Accessories (GCA)

Brief Description:
Genuine Corvette Accessories wheels have been validated and tested by GM engineers to ensure the proper fit, form, and function for your Corvette. The wheels provide customers the opportunity to give their Corvettes a custom look, while maintaining the OE quality and warranty on such a vital part of the vehicle.

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Trademark Features:
Genuine Corvette Accessories offers two great wheels for your '05-'10 Corvette: a seven-spoke chrome wheel, which was showcased on the Hertz Edition (ZHZ) Corvettes, and a 15-spoke polished wheel, which is featured in Chevrolet's VPL Ultimate Package (available from your Chevy dealer). Both wheel designs are available in 18x9.5-inch front and 19x12-inch rear sizes, and with optional Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. Both styles feature the Corvette crossed-flags logo on the center cap. (Note: These wheels do not fit the Grand Sport or Z06 models.)

Quote from Company:
"Keep your GM car all GM."

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LG Motorsports
(972) 429-1963

Brief Description:
Looking to add a custom touch to your C6 Z06? Look no further than the LG World Challenge Z06 wheel. Sizes are 18x10 inches front and 19x12 inches rear. Tire-size fitments range from 275 to 295 on the front and 325 to 345 on the rear. OEM tire-pressure sensors can be installed, just like stock.

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Trademark Features:
LG World Challenge wheels are pressure cast just like the factory C6 Z06 wheels. This makes the wheel strong while keeping it affordable. Wheels come standard with Competition Gray powdercoated centers and high-polished outer rims. Custom finishes, including fully polished and chrome, are also available.

Quote from Company:
"LG World Challenge wheels are now available at the reduced price of $1,595 for a complete set of four!"

Mid America Motorworks
(800) 500-1500

Brief Description:
Our exclusive YJ8 '68-'82 wheels are manufactured to the exact specifications and finishes of the originals, using the latest precision-cast technology. They're perfect for restoring your '76-'82 or to improve the looks, ride, and handling of your '68-'75 (no adaptors needed). Wheels are available in '76-style, with black-painted lug centers; '78 Pace Car-style, which has a polished finish with a red pinstripe on the lip; '80-'82-style, with a brilliant polished finish; or '76-'82-style, in mirror-bright, triple chrome plated. They're sold individually or as a set of four and include the original-style lug nuts and a plain center cap at no additional charge.

Trademark Features:
Our YJ8 wheels come with one of the industry's only limited-lifetime warranties. If you ever have a problem with a wheel, all you have to do is give us a call, and we'll do anything we can to make it right. (We have a no-questions-asked lifetime warranty on quality and workmanship.) We also provide our customers everything they need to install our wheels, including free chrome lug nuts and plain center caps. (The only pieces that are sold separately are the center cap emblems.)

Quote from Company:
"Mid America Motorworks spent a lot of time meticulously researching the YJ8 wheels and making sure we brought a quality wheel to the market. We couldn't be happier with the finished product. If you're in the market for great-looking wheels that will improve your ride at a great price, you've come to the right place!"

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