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Old 02-09-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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Road and Track: ZL1 10 Spoke Wheels are 1.8 lbs lighter.

According to the GTR vs. ZL1 article.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:59 AM   #2
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Ya, I saw that too.
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+2. I'm waiting for an announcement from GM though. Everything I'm keeping in the FAQ is from GM. I'm loving the little tidbits the reviewers are adding though. I'd just like an official feature list from GM so I know it's in stone
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:57 AM   #4
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1.8lbs lighter than what?
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:06 AM   #5
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1.8lbs lighter than what?
Than the optional chunkies. It sounds like the chunkies are 20-some-odd pounds lighter than SS wheels, so the standard ZL1 wheels are almost 8-pounds lighter than the optional ZL1 wheels.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #6
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Than the optional chunkies. It sounds like the chunkies are 20-some-odd pounds lighter than SS wheels, so the standard ZL1 wheels are almost 8-pounds lighter than the optional ZL1 wheels.
Interesting, taking that difference, plus my weight loss todate, I will be 123 + - pounds lighter when on the track
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:15 AM   #7
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Is it 1.8 per wheel or for all 4 of them combined? If per wheel, that's pretty significant.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:18 AM   #8
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Is it 1.8 per wheel or for all 4 of them combined? If per wheel, that's pretty significant.
It says per wheel.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #9
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Well that's good. I think they're the best looking wheel anyway.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:18 PM   #10
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Wait, what? So 7.2 pounds lighter than the optional wheel? Wonder if the curb weight is using the optional wheel and sunroof? 2 of which are not options on my car
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:22 PM   #11
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So who is selling their 10 spoke wheels?
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:24 PM   #12
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According to the GTR vs. ZL1 article.
Is that 1.8 pound wheel difference stated in the print article or in the web article? I didn't see it in the article on the web.
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Interesting, taking that difference, plus my weight loss todate, I will be 123 + - pounds lighter when on the track
ha ha. yeah thank god my holiday weight gain is not unsprung weigth I would running 15 second quarter miles ha ha.
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Is that 1.8 pound wheel difference stated in the print article or in the web article? I didn't see it in the article on the web.
It is in a photo caption in the print version.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #16
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Well, this is good news!
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:07 PM   #17
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that's great info...I hope GM clarifies this cuz they made it sound like both ZL1 wheels were the same weight. Anyway, Black SSX wheels look WAAAAY better anyway
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Than the optional chunkies. It sounds like the chunkies are 20-some-odd pounds lighter than SS wheels, so the standard ZL1 wheels are almost 8-pounds lighter than the optional ZL1 wheels.
I thought that was 20ish for the wheel & tire combo, not just the wheels themselves. Now, I have no clue how much weight can be saved in tires (or perhaps they're actually a little heavier, since they're wider) and they're the same regardless of what ZL1 wheel is on the car ... so ... umm ... what was my point going to be again?

Oh well ... carry on
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I thought that was 20ish for the wheel & tire combo, not just the wheels themselves. Now, I have no clue how much weight can be saved in tires (or perhaps they're actually a little heavier, since they're wider) and they're the same regardless of what ZL1 wheel is on the car ... so ... umm ... what was my point going to be again?

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Weight of the tires is actually less.
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I've always wanted a set of the black 10 spoke ZL1 wheels for my SS. Once they are more available (and hopefully with a decent price), I will buy a set.
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This is my sad face. I was hot for the five spoke.

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To me they've always looked lighter than the 5 spokes and it would make sense that most all of the test cars are wearing the 10 spokes if indeed they are lighter. The 5 spokes are likely more expensive because they cost more to finish. They provide a certain look that people are willing to pay for just like the exposed weave hood and that's why there is an option.
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