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Hello everyone,

I am trying to plan out what I'm going to do about my wheels - I live in New Jersey, so I need all season tires. Rather than getting the ZF1 then having to buy a whole new set of tires, I'm thinking about just getting a base car and buying the ZF1 sized wheels and tires, as I don't necessarily care for the spoiler.

I'm not trying to drop huge cash on the wheels. I will be getting Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3s.

So far, TSW's seem to be the only choice, but I don't like how they are so flat/one dimensional. I'd prefer something more similar to the ZF1/Z51 wheels.

Any ideas?

Thank you!!!
 

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The Cray's are at bit more dished but NOTHING is not gonna look true dished on a c7 due to offset by GM. The stock wheels in person are flat too.
Wheels prices less than 500: cray, TSW forgeline

Z51 replicas are hitting market now but no idea on their strength or quality
 

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The Cray's are at bit more dished but NOTHING is not gonna look true dished on a c7 due to offset by GM. The stock wheels in person are flat too.
Wheels prices less than 500: cray, TSW forgeline

Z51 replicas are hitting market now but no idea on their strength or quality
Thanks for the reply!

I didn't mean "flat" as in dished or not, I meant that the spokes themselves of the TSW designs seem to lack depth.

The crays are nice, but I still prefer the Z51 wheels. Maybe I'll just get the ZF1 package and try to sell the Summer Tires... any idea if there's a market for that?
 

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If you like the Z51 wheels put up a search on ebay for C7 Z51 wheels. I did and within 2 weeks a takeoff set popped up for $1500. Another option is to find a supplier that sells OEM parts at a discount. I believe the part numbers are Front 20986477, Rear 20986481 but you can check with a dealer to be sure. Discounted street price new is about $2500.
 

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If you like the Z51 wheels put up a search on ebay for C7 Z51 wheels. I did and within 2 weeks a takeoff set popped up for $1500. Another option is to find a supplier that sells OEM parts at a discount. I believe the part numbers are Front 20986477, Rear 20986481 but you can check with a dealer to be sure. Discounted street price new is about $2500.
Thanks for the advice, I tried that already (searching for the Z51 wheels) on ebay, and none showed up. But at $2500 dollars, it'll be better for me just to get the ZF1 and buy the Michelin Pilot A/S 3 tires.

I doubt there is a market for lightly used Z51 tires though...

We shall see. Thanks for your guidance.
 

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Thanks for the advice, I tried that already (searching for the Z51 wheels) on ebay, and none showed up. But at $2500 dollars, it'll be better for me just to get the ZF1 and buy the Michelin Pilot A/S 3 tires.

I doubt there is a market for lightly used Z51 tires though...

We shall see. Thanks for your guidance.
Actually, if they are new car takeoffs your tire store may swap them out close to even on the A/S 3's. If not, you should be able to get $1000 for them with less than 100 miles all day long.

There are a lot of people, possibly me included, who would buy them and throw them in the garage to have when mine bite the dust. A temperature controlled garage that is ;)
 

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Actually, if they are new car takeoffs your tire store may swap them out close to even on the A/S 3's. If not, you should be able to get $1000 for them with less than 100 miles all day long.

There are a lot of people, possibly me included, who would buy them and throw them in the garage to have when mine bite the dust. A temperature controlled garage that is ;)
Haha thank you for the extra advice! Well, when it's time for me to take them off, if I can't swap them out, I will definitely be trying to sell them!! If you'd be interested then I'll send you a message come the time!
 

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Actually, if they are new car takeoffs your tire store may swap them out close to even on the A/S 3's. If not, you should be able to get $1000 for them with less than 100 miles all day long.

There are a lot of people, possibly me included, who would buy them and throw them in the garage to have when mine bite the dust. A temperature controlled garage that is ;)
I need to sell the ones I replaced with AC's then
 

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I considered after market wheels as well. At the time there was not any I could find with the same offset etc. But now it seems there are some. Keep in mind they might not have the Corvette molded into the rim if that matters to you. My advice? Buy some from another C7 owner who wants ditch the ones they have.
 
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