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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SLP Performance Parts
(732) 349-2109

Brief Description:
SLP offers Z06-style wheels featuring a metallic gunmetal finish and a machined-spoke face. These 18x9.5-inch front and 19x11-inch rear wheels are specifically designed to fit all '05-'10 Corvettes using the correct offset (53mm front and 73mm rear), a 70.8mm hub bore, a 6-inch mounting pad, and a 5-on-4.5-inch stud pattern. Best of all, you can reuse your factory Corvette tires, tire-pressure sensors, and lug nuts. Matching plain center caps are included.

Trademark Features:
OEM-quality construction and appearance; Metallic Gunmetal finish with machined face; correct offset and stud pattern; designed to fit without spacers or modifications; compatible with factory tires, tire-pressure sensors, and lug nuts; included matching plain center caps; compatible with all traditional Corvette emblems; one-year warranty.

Quote from Company:
"Tired of silver or chrome wheels? Looking to set your Corvette apart from the rest? These SLP wheels will enhance your Corvette's already-tough image. SLP wheels meet or exceed OEM standards for appearance, performance, quality, and ease of installation."

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West Coast Corvette
(888) 737-8388

Brief Description:
Our three-piece Forged Performance Wheels are constructed from high-quality forged aluminum, then CNC machined to our exact specifications. They carry maximum strength characteristics while reducing overall weight. West Coast Corvette offers them in 18- to 20-inch fitments for all C5, C6, Z06, and ZR1 models, and in a variety of widths and offsets to fit your vehicle's custom needs. The 946EXT is our newest design, sporting a full 4 1/2-inch lip on the Z06 rear wheel. The standard C5 and C6 wheel has a 4-inch rear lip.

Trademark Features:
The 946 Wheel is available in a multitude of finish combinations, including full chrome, polished, powdercoated, custom striping, and body-color matched. It comes with a lifetime structural warranty and a three-year finish warranty.

Quote from Company:
"West Coast Corvettes has developed this line of wheels exclusively for Corvettes, with exact offsets to best suit your vehicle. With our 25 years of experience, we have come up with great size combinations to house the largest tires possible, while maintaining optimum performance and handling. Call one of our specialists to find out more."

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Rushforth Wheels
(253) 306-3215M

Brief Description:
The Rushforth Wheels "Rated-X" is the perfect complement to any generation of Corvette, providing an aggressive, high-performance look. Available in two- or three-piece construction, in diameters from 17 to 22 inches and widths up to 15 inches, they're just right for that over-the-top custom application or even for a bone-stock Corvette that needs that extra something special. All of our wheels are custom made for each application, so they'll easily accommodate the brake package of a ZR1 or a deep dish on a midyear Corvette. This approach gives you just the right look and style for your personal taste and application.

Trademark Features:
Rushforth Wheels are made from aerospace-grade 6061-T6 rotary forgings to be light and strong. We offer a lifetime warranty against structural defects and a one-year warranty on our wide variety of custom finishes. These include brushed and cleared for a subtle zero-maintenance look, as well as any color, candy finishes, and our exclusive Smoked Titanium finish, which darkens the brushed aluminum for a uniquely sinister look. The entire line of Rushforth Wheels was designed by acclaimed automotive designer Jason Rushforth to make his design clients' cars stand out in the crowd. It has since grown into an international business that has put high-end designer wheels on all kinds of cars all over the world.

Quote from Company:
"Have you ever looked at a wheel as art? Maybe you should. Rushforth Wheels: the power of great design."

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Specialty Wheel
(800) 959-5800

Brief Description:
The Corvette Rally is available in sizes ranging from 14x6 inches up to 17x8 inches and comes in either the standard trim-ring factory style or an all-chrome version. We can also do custom backspacing at no extra charge to help accommodate customers' needs.

Trademark Features:
All of our wheels are built at our facility here in Portland, Oregon, and go through strict quality-control standards to make sure every wheel meets your expectations. Our trim-ring factory wheels are powdercoated and are far superior in both appearance and durability to painted wheels. We use a triple-chrome process on the all-chrome wheels to ensure that you get the best in quality for many years to come. Specialty Wheel has been serving the automotive industry since 1982 and is regarded as a leader in quality and customer service.

Quote from Company:
"We are proud to be an American company building quality wheels for the American collector cars of the past. We didn't invent the wheel. We just made it better. Specialty Wheel: all steel, all American."

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