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Hey all,

Lots of folks have lots of opinions on the '01 Z06 wheels -- and many of them tend to be on the negative side.

Anyone else really LIKE the '01 wheels? Hell, I think they're great! Now, I also have an MY Z06, and I think that the body color might help make/break the wheels (or vice-versa) on the Z (and I think the dark wheels go well against the light body).

It will be very interesting to see what the supposedly-redesigned-for-'02 wheels will look like. We all know that GM can screw up Corvette wheels (just look at the super-bland '97 wheels) -- I just happen to feel that they hit the mark well with the '01 Z06 ones.

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I LIKE the Z06 wheels just the way they are. They make the car look BAD and they don't show the brake dust. Plus they distinguish the Z from the other C5's. If anybody doesn't like theirs, just put them in a box and send them to me.

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I'm happy with 'em, too.

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Everybodys opinions will very. It a personal taste issue.

I really like the design.
But I hated the grey wheels on my Quicksilver Z. So I got a set of chromies and now I love them. To me, it really brightened up the car.

Now I did like the grey wheels on Sherylann's Z and tried to talk her into keeping it stock, but alas she too hated the grey wheels. I thought the grey wheels made the Black Z look wicked!!





 
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Hey it's like 36c blond 36c brunette etc....sure look good to me
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I was really looking the car over this weekend and have come to the conclusion that the wheels make the Z06 look like the exotics of the 60's and 70's. I've always liked them and would not want to change them. I haven't seen a wheel that I think would make the car look any better except maybe chrome for car shows, although I wouldn't want the chrome on the car all the time.

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I like the stock wheels. They have a no nonsense look. They remind me of the ZR1 race package with the LT-1 engine in a 71-72 Stingray. Those wheels were a plain aluminum wheel with no covers to save weight. When you saw that car with those wheels, you knew for sure what the car was for and all about. BTW - GM only made about 50 or so of them - much more rare then a 63 Z06. They also made a few ZR2s ( big block version ).

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I like them. They look good on my black Z, give it a racing look. They emphasize the red brake calipers and hide the brake dust fairly well.



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I like the '01 Z06 wheels. Nice sharp lines, looks agressive and stylish... 10-spoke seem to be the in thing. They are also, gm claims, their lightest wheel for the Vette and they are lighter than most aftermarket wheels out there that I've checked.

The color has also been a plus cause it does hide the brake dust. I have a co-worker with a '01 coupe with the chrome rims and they look dirty all the time.

When they first came out, I thought that they'd look cool chromed and Frank proved me right when I finally saw a pic on the forum chromed. I think polished would look cool too.

I'm really thinking is that if I had another set of '01 rims or scratched my own... POWDER COATED BLACK '01 RIMS!!! On a lowered Quicksilver Z and dark tint, that would be a mean looking ride


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I have had ixed emotions on the current Z06 wheels. At first, I thought I would have prefered poished aluminum, but now I relly grown to like them!

I agree that a change in wheels for 02 could result in something much worse than the current wheel.

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I like the design of the Z06 wheels but the color is a little too drab for my liking with the Torch Red exterior color. The Torch Red and chrome Z06 wheels however is a powerful combination and I am planning on the change in a couple of weeks.
Probably means I'll be wearing dark glasses more often once I make the change
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Like dbvettez06 puts it, 36C blond or brunette is fine with me...

However, I do think the grey goes good with the red. Chrome with the black and chrome with the silver. Something else may come up, but I think it makes the car, like some of the wheels from the 60's and of course, the classic of classics, the ZR1 wheel...

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I think I may have seen the 02' wheels, I just do not know which Vette they were for, they looked like a 7 spoke wheel design, I will be replacing the wheels on my 02' with 18's all around.

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I like them.

If the brakes didn't dust so heavily I would prefer a polished aluminum look. Somewhere between the way they are now and Chrome. Chrome is just a little to flashy for me.

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IMHO The Z06 wheels are probably one of the best designs ever put on a performance car. The subdued medium gray has the serious look of a purpose built ultra high performance car. You don't see chrome wheels on a serious race car. (Sorry Frank!)

BTW I studied Transportation Design (car design) at the Art Center - LA (now located in Pasadena) and graduated in Industrial Design. I have been a designer for 30 years & owned many new performance cars over that time... this is the first time I've been completely happy with the stock wheels, in the stock color. My $.02


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Z06 wheels are great, the color is also perfect. Ever notice they are the same color as brake dust? They are perfect for such a purpose built missle.


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I love the wheels and everything else on my QS Z06.

Can't argue with a Transportation Design guy.


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