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Old 05-18-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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If I were ordering a C7 today I would consider getting the black wheel option no matter of the body color. Im not usually a fan of painted wheels but with all of C7s black trim/vents etc. Black wheels on this car ties the whole package together and I think they look sharp with every color they offer. I used to love chrome wheels but for some reason not on this design. The black wheels make the car look more modern and track ready.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:13 PM   #2
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If I was to track my Vette on other than an experimental basis I would get whatever wheel/tire combo that would give me a competitive advantage regardless of what they would looked like. For a "ready to track" look I would consider black or machined. For a sophisticated car look I REALLY like this:

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Old 05-19-2013, 03:09 AM   #3
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If I were ordering a C7 today I would consider getting the black wheel option no matter of the body color. Im not usually a fan of painted wheels but with all of C7s black trim/vents etc. Black wheels on this car ties the whole package together and I think they look sharp with every color they offer. I used to love chrome wheels but for some reason not on this design. The black wheels make the car look more modern and track ready.
I agree that the black wheels tie together all the vents and reduce their level of distraction. I personally would get the Lime Rock Green with black wheels, visible CF roof, and either Brownstone or Kalahari interior.

Looking forward to next year when it will be possible to (hopefully) see the colors in person and take a test drive.

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Old 05-19-2013, 06:32 AM   #4
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Black or non chrome silver wheels for me. Chrome imo looks out of place on a modern sports cars
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:29 AM   #5
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Black if you are going to track the car, chrome for the street.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:40 AM   #6
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If I were ordering a C7 today I would consider getting the black wheel option no matter of the body color. Im not usually a fan of painted wheels but with all of C7s black trim/vents etc. Black wheels on this car ties the whole package together and I think they look sharp with every color they offer. I used to love chrome wheels but for some reason not on this design. The black wheels make the car look more modern and track ready.


That is why I am getting the black wheels on my Laguna Blue Z51, visible CF roof and even the carbon flash black external mirrors and rear spoiler.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:20 AM   #7
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Agree on the black. The chromies were the only thing I found out of place on the C7 that I saw yesterday.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:28 AM   #8
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That is why I am getting the black wheels on my Laguna Blue Z51, visible CF roof and even the carbon flash black external mirrors and rear spoiler.
Yep great choices, the black wheels tie in with the rest of the black trim on the car. I think GM will be surprised on how many black wheel orders they will get.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:30 AM   #9
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Agree on the black. The chromies were the only thing I found out of place on the C7 that I saw yesterday.
they pull your eye away from the rest of the car and not in a good way. The C7 design is complex and sort of flashy on its own so IMO the extra bling of chrome clashes with the basic design. Also you save some money too.

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Black if you want a track/muscle look. Chrome if you want a sophisticated look.
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Chrome looks nice but I feel they are too delicate for thedaily driving roads in the ny. Metro area. Too many pot holes.

Of go polished or painted. I need to see the cars in person to decide silver or black wheels.

Chrome looks nice but not for the roads in this area

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Chrome looks nice but I feel they are too delicate for thedaily driving roads in the ny. Metro area. Too many pot holes.

Of go polished or painted. I need to see the cars in person to decide silver or black wheels.

Chrome looks nice but not for the roads in this area

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Another problem chrome brings into the mix.
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I've never been a fan of chrome wheels; in my mind they're too "Lexus" or "Buick". As for black wheels, they seem to just disappear the way they blend in with the black tires. As such, it seems like they lose their ability to serve as a design element. Of the Corvette wheels, my all time favorites are the machine-faced ones that came standard on the 2013 427 convertibles. Unfortunately, there's no machine-faced wheel available on the 2014 Z51 so I'll be going with the standard Z51 painted wheels which, by the way, look pretty darned nice IMO.
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Is it possible to get the black Z51 wheels machine faced after purchase? Anyone know of some place that could do this?
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Is it possible to get the black Z51 wheels machine faced after purchase? Anyone know of some place that could do this?
I'm sure you could if you went to a wheel shop the kind that does aluminum wheel repairs and re finishing.
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I've never been a fan of chrome wheels; in my mind they're too "Lexus" or "Buick". As for black wheels, they seem to just disappear the way they blend in with the black tires. As such, it seems like they lose their ability to serve as a design element. Of the Corvette wheels, my all time favorites are the machine-faced ones that came standard on the 2013 427 convertibles. Unfortunately, there's no machine-faced wheel available on the 2014 Z51 so I'll be going with the standard Z51 painted wheels which, by the way, look pretty darned nice IMO.
On Ken's C7 pricing thread I thought they were ................. http://forums.corvetteforum.com/1583743226-post1.html
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That is why I am getting the black wheels on my Laguna Blue Z51, visible CF roof and even the carbon flash black external mirrors and rear spoiler.
I just decided on LB. I was against paying the $ for it, but I will drop from 3LT down to 2LT. I am for sure doing the black wheels, yellow calipers, and exposed CF roof. I am torn on the mirrors and spoiler though...
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On Ken's C7 pricing thread I thought they were ................. http://forums.corvetteforum.com/1583743226-post1.html
On the C7 machine-faced wheels are available only on non-Z51 cars.

RQ1 Machine Faced Aluminum Wheels 1YY*7 only $1,495.00
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On the C7 machine-faced wheels are available only on non-Z51 cars.

RQ1 Machine Faced Aluminum Wheels 1YY*7 only $1,495.00
Sucks for you Mike. Big time.
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Sucks for you Mike. Big time.
I thought so at first. Now that I've seen pics of the standard painted Z51 wheel, though, I feel much better; it actually looks quite good.
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