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dougfr 12-20-2012 03:58 PM

Update: Factory Reproductons and the ZL1 wheel
 
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Hello Everyone,

UPDATE 5/23/2013


Wheel and wheel/tire packages are now in stock. Pictures, prices and more information is available at http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292326




On Monday December 17th we received a Cease and Desist letter from GM in regards to our replica of the ZL1 wheel. GM was issued a patent design for this wheel on November 8, 2012.

Factory Reproductions makes every effort to comply with all Federal and State laws, including U.S. Patent laws and as such we will not move forward with any sale of a ZL1 replica wheel.

We will still be offering 20x9, 20x10 and 20x11 wheels for the Camaro. We are working through changes to the design in order to preserve GM’s intellectual property rights. As we progress I will post renderings. I will also post new timelines for delivery as they become available.


UPDATE 1/16/2013

Below are renderings of our finalized design. Wheels will be available in May.

Sizes:20x9 ET +30, 20x10 ET +23, +35 and 20x11 ET +43

Finishes: Chrome, Gloss & Satin Black, Black Machine Face and Polished


UPDATE 2/4/2013 - Pricing


Style 41 Camaro5 Forum Member Pricing (set of 4)

20x9
Chrome and Polished w/Clear Coat – $899.00
Painted & Machine Face – $799.00

20x9 and 20x10
Chrome and Polished w/Clear Coat – $979.00
Painted & Machine Face – $839.00

20x10 & 20x11
Chrome and Polished w/Clear Coat - $1099.00
Painted & Machine Face – $919.00

Shipping is additional

vincent.arsenault 12-20-2012 04:39 PM

do you know if there will be problems like "system alert in the dash" with the pressure of the tires? or it will still the same thing even tho they are repliqua?

dougfr 12-20-2012 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by vincent.arsenault (Post 5940119)
do you know if there will be problems like "system alert in the dash" with the pressure of the tires? or it will still the same thing even tho they are repliqua?

The redesigned wheel will be compatable with the OEM TPM sensors.

ssrs396 12-20-2012 04:56 PM

Thank you for the update.

yotaman96 12-20-2012 05:03 PM

Good to hear.

zkdreads 12-20-2012 05:35 PM

are we talking about another 2 or 3 months to redesign the wheel(to not copyright anybody) or yall are just going to hold off on creating these for right now

dougfr 12-20-2012 06:27 PM

We have started the redesign process. Once this is complete we will have to build new and or modify existing tooling. Once the tooling is complete we will start to cast wheels. I think we should have wheels tested and in stock to sell by May. I will keep this thread updated as we make progress.

Denis 12-20-2012 06:32 PM

Question is, how much different will the redesigns look then the factory originals?

dougfr 12-20-2012 06:38 PM

I will post renderings as soon as we finalize the design.

midnighter 12-20-2012 06:41 PM

Make them look better than the real deal, not less. :D

Denis 12-20-2012 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by dougfr (Post 5940530)
I will post renderings as soon as we finalize the design.

Sounds gooooood :headbang:

dougfr 12-20-2012 06:45 PM

We will sure try

mlee 12-20-2012 06:48 PM

How bout some 17 or 18" rear wheels for drags...?

Synner 12-20-2012 07:22 PM

I'd still pay more for rotary forged.

ss/rs-matt 12-20-2012 08:32 PM

Such a bummer. Thanks for the update Doug.

zkdreads 12-20-2012 08:55 PM

since your "redesigning" the rims. will you guys think about doing 22s

camaro_RS 12-20-2012 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dougfr (Post 5940492)
We have started the redesign process. Once this is complete we will have to build new and or modify existing tooling. Once the tooling is complete we will start to cast wheels. I think we should have wheels tested and in stock to sell by May. I will keep this thread updated as we make progress.


Nice. Maybe by then I'll be looking for some new wheels!! :thumbup: We'll see!!! :iono:


If so.....I'm interested in these that's for sure!!!!!

Abstrak 12-20-2012 09:29 PM

Why does GM not realized nobody wants to pay 5-7k for wheels and tires let alone OEM wheels and tires they arent even aftermarket lol

blake2010ss 12-20-2012 09:33 PM

its a popular style that peforms just as well as most aftermarket wheels for cheaper($3500ish) or equivalent price.

KMPrenger 12-20-2012 10:33 PM

Thanks so much for this update Doug. Really appreciate it.

I hate to even ask because I'm sure you've dealt with enough wants over these rims but if its possible to consider a nice looking polished option I think that would be a good seller.

Looking forward to more!

vincent.arsenault 12-21-2012 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by KMPrenger (Post 5941465)
Thanks so much for this update Doug. Really appreciate it.

I hate to even ask because I'm sure you've dealt with enough wants over these rims but if its possible to consider a nice looking polished option I think that would be a good seller.

Looking forward to more!

+1 but I still look foward to the black one :) hehe...
But whatever I'm sure they will be awsome, I'm trusting them ;)

96MrBass 12-21-2012 07:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mlee (Post 5940575)
How bout some 17 or 18" rear wheels for drags...?

Boy you are working them hard for some 18's isn't that like 15 posts now. :sm0:

500hpbluez28 12-21-2012 07:27 AM

Cant wait to see the new renderings. I hope the design isnt too far off as I really want a set in black. Thanks for the update.

StephenS_84 12-21-2012 10:03 AM

Well this is good news.

dougfr 12-21-2012 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KMPrenger (Post 5941465)
Thanks so much for this update Doug. Really appreciate it.

I hate to even ask because I'm sure you've dealt with enough wants over these rims but if its possible to consider a nice looking polished option I think that would be a good seller.

Looking forward to more!


We intend to offer a polished/clearcoat finish. Things could change but that's the plan.


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