Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Emblempros
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Marketplace > Sponsors Classifieds Marketplace > Wheels / Tires

View our official forum sponsors list.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-21-2012, 04:28 PM   #43
dougfr

 
dougfr's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Chino, California
Posts: 350
Quote:
Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
The OEM ZL1/1LE wheels are forged aluminum, which always bumps the price up.
These factory reproductions will likely be made of cast aluminum which makes them MUCH cheaper than the OEM forged wheels. Cast wheels are on most cars from the factory because they are strong (safety) and cheaper to make in high volume. The factory SS/RS wheels are cast, for example. The biggest disadvantage to cast wheels is weight.
The weight penalty of cast vs forged depends on the style of the wheel. I many cases it is less than 2 pounds.
__________________
Doug Heideman
Factory Reproductions Inc
800-824-2676 Cell 909-208-8936
email: doug@factoryreproductions.com
dougfr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 04:59 PM   #44
mlee
Charter Circle Member
 
mlee's Avatar
 
Drives: Number Twenty-Three
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 28,085
Quote:
Originally Posted by dougfr View Post
My thinking is that we have a 5 split spoke wheel I can do right now with minimal tooling. We do not think the sales volume of an 18x10.5 will justify the costs of an entirely new mold.
Exactly... the are two schools of thought here. Ones that want an entire set of wheels for daily driving and those who just want 18" rears for drag only and don't care if they match the front. It's nice if they are the same color but not required.

We struggle like crazy to get one or two sets off the boats from China. It would just be nice to have a go to spot where these can be ordered up.
__________________
.
mlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 06:07 PM   #45
KMPrenger


 
KMPrenger's Avatar
 
Drives: 16 SS Camaro, 06 Colorado
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jefferson City, Missouri
Posts: 12,176
Quote:
Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
The OEM ZL1/1LE wheels are forged aluminum, which always bumps the price up.
These factory reproductions will likely be made of cast aluminum which makes them MUCH cheaper than the OEM forged wheels. Cast wheels are on most cars from the factory because they are strong (safety) and cheaper to make in high volume. The factory SS/RS wheels are cast, for example. The biggest disadvantage to cast wheels is weight.
In the prior thread before it was removed, Doug stated that the 10" wide wheel was only 1 or 2 lbs heavier than the OEM. If that is the case, then that should make these wheels a tad lighter than the stock RS/SS 20" wheels which would be fantastic. Of course, that may change by a hair with the new wheel design.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dougfr View Post
My thinking is that we have a 5 split spoke wheel I can do right now with minimal tooling. We do not think the sales volume of an 18x10.5 will justify the costs of an entirely new mold.
Oh....that makes sense
__________________
2016 Camaro 1SS - 8-speed - NPP - Black bowties
2010 Camaro 1LT V6 (Sold. I will miss her!)
KMPrenger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2012, 12:18 AM   #46
jameslk55

 
jameslk55's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2LT/RS, 2005 SLK55 AMG
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 1,165
Quote:
Originally Posted by dougfr View Post
GM was issued a patent design for this wheel on November 8, 2012.
Was GM not issued a patent design for the SS/RS wheel?
jameslk55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2012, 12:54 AM   #47
lscamaro


 
lscamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 CGM Camaro LS A6
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 10,310
Yes they were I think. That's the reason the reproduction rs wheels are different
__________________

Click Picture for Build Thread
lscamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 03:34 AM   #48
Im_Fly_Like_A_V6
 
Im_Fly_Like_A_V6's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 SIM 2SS/RS L99
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 489
doug, dont listen to the 18" people... listen to the 22" people
Im_Fly_Like_A_V6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 09:43 AM   #49
zkdreads


 
zkdreads's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro LS V6
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 2,787
Quote:
Originally Posted by Im_Fly_Like_A_V6 View Post
doug, dont listen to the 18" people... listen to the 22" people
I AGREE!
__________________
C-LO or Sonic
"Without Struggle there is no progress"
I am your best nightmare!
zkdreads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 11:47 AM   #50
Nitroman28

 
Nitroman28's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS 416/4L80
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1,836
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlee View Post
Exactly... the are two schools of thought here. Ones that want an entire set of wheels for daily driving and those who just want 18" rears for drag only and don't care if they match the front. It's nice if they are the same color but not required.

We struggle like crazy to get one or two sets off the boats from China. It would just be nice to have a go to spot where these can be ordered up.
Nitroman28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 06:38 PM   #51
Genious
Army EOD Tech
 
Genious's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fort in the Hood, Texas
Posts: 697
Where the 22's at.
__________________
Genious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 06:47 PM   #52
cota0429
 
Drives: 2012 45th Anniverary
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tracy
Posts: 84
Just please make a 20" machine black version like the Green Concept Camaro
cota0429 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 01:22 PM   #53
Trackman

 
Trackman's Avatar
 
Drives: 67RS Camaro ,Black 2013 ZL1
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta
Posts: 1,288
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlee View Post
+35 would be sweet...
Style does not matter at all.
Any black would be great. I prefer satin.
x2
I'll put a deposit down now if you can have them here by May. I know many other ZL1 owners would too!
.....maybe the Corvette Centennial wheel in a 18 for us Camaro guys?
Trackman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 01:26 PM   #54
Trackman

 
Trackman's Avatar
 
Drives: 67RS Camaro ,Black 2013 ZL1
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta
Posts: 1,288
Quote:
Originally Posted by Im_Fly_Like_A_V6 View Post
doug, dont listen to the 18" people... listen to the 22" people
Look after the 18" guys first.
Trackman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 12:56 PM   #55
KMPrenger


 
KMPrenger's Avatar
 
Drives: 16 SS Camaro, 06 Colorado
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jefferson City, Missouri
Posts: 12,176
Just bumping because this is my fav thread in the wheels section
__________________
2016 Camaro 1SS - 8-speed - NPP - Black bowties
2010 Camaro 1LT V6 (Sold. I will miss her!)
KMPrenger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #56
lbls1


 
lbls1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2002 Camaro SS SOM; 2009 Malibu LT
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,553
Darn! I really liked the polished and black SSX ZL1 wheel. I hope they resurface somewhere in the future. The SSX wheel is one of the best looking oem wheels produced in two decades IMO.
__________________
'02 CAMARO SS SOM; 5.7L LS1/FLS6B
'08 TBSS AWD Black Granite Metallic
'09 Malibu LT Dark Gray Metallic

'14 CAMARO ZL1 Blue Ray Metallic
lbls1 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.