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Old 01-23-2009, 11:04 AM   #1
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After market wheels

Does anyone know who makes these wheels? I want them on my Camaro! Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 01-23-2009, 12:51 PM   #2
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No I don't.
IMO those are way too similar to the factory SS wheels to warrant spending the dough on the swap. They are nice though.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:11 PM   #3
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No I don't.
IMO those are way too similar to the factory SS wheels to warrant spending the dough on the swap. They are nice though.
True...but if I want chrome wheels that look like the originals, like I do, I either buy these, or wait years until Chevrolet offers chrome wheels as an option. Or get stock wheels chromed which is almost as expensive as buying after market wheels. I like what I like and I like CHROME! And yes they are nice. The SEMA LS7 Camaro wheels are nice too. To bad you can't get them in chrome either!! GM ARE YOU LISTENING GUYS? PLEASE!!!
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Did I read some where the epa is banning crome?
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:32 PM   #6
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Did I read some where the epa is banning crome?
I wouldn't doubt it, they want to charge farmers $127.00 per dairy cow and $87.00 per beef cattle and $20.00 per pig because they believe their farts are adding to global warming!!
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Does anyone know the sizes of the rims and tires that were on the original concept?

It's not as expensive as you think having your stock rims chromed. I can't tell you how much as far as exact money but I know a few who have done it to save money. After a while they will have them in stock already chromed and you just send them yours then they send theirs. Bout a 1 week turn around.

I plan on sending mine out if I don't opt for the 21" option. BTW what a rip. If you get the 21" rim option you shoud at least get to keep your stocks. 4 grand. OUCH!
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This is something I have wondered myself...anyone know how much it cost
to chrome a 20 inch wheel?
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:33 PM   #9
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Does anyone know the sizes of the rims and tires that were on the original concept?
22's on the rear and 21's on the front
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:49 PM   #10
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Does anyone know the sizes of the rims and tires that were on the original concept?

It's not as expensive as you think having your stock rims chromed. I can't tell you how much as far as exact money but I know a few who have done it to save money. After a while they will have them in stock already chromed and you just send them yours then they send theirs. Bout a 1 week turn around.

I plan on sending mine out if I don't opt for the 21" option. BTW what a rip. If you get the 21" rim option you shoud at least get to keep your stocks. 4 grand. OUCH!
That is probably what I'll do. I wish someone would tell us WHO did the wheels for the LS7 and the seats for the black SEMA Camaro. Did they come from GMPP skunk works, or did they hire someone? Those wheels and seats on my black Camaro and I would have a Viagra moment! LOL
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Does anyone know the sizes of the rims and tires that were on the original concept?

It's not as expensive as you think having your stock rims chromed. I can't tell you how much as far as exact money but I know a few who have done it to save money. After a while they will have them in stock already chromed and you just send them yours then they send theirs. Bout a 1 week turn around.

I plan on sending mine out if I don't opt for the 21" option. BTW what a rip. If you get the 21" rim option you shoud at least get to keep your stocks. 4 grand. OUCH!
The 21s are a GMPerformace upgrade. I think thats an outright purchase not a trade. $4000 for an upgrade would be pretty rediculous. On their site its $827 each tires would be about 250-300 each. Factory wheels usually are pretty pricey as well. My 18 factorys are about 400 each so 20s I would think would be about 500-600 each and tires would be 200-300. So 4000 for an upgrade just doesnt sound right.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:52 AM   #12
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Does anyone know the sizes of the rims and tires that were on the original concept?

It's not as expensive as you think having your stock rims chromed. I can't tell you how much as far as exact money but I know a few who have done it to save money. After a while they will have them in stock already chromed and you just send them yours then they send theirs. Bout a 1 week turn around.

I plan on sending mine out if I don't opt for the 21" option. BTW what a rip. If you get the 21" rim option you shoud at least get to keep your stocks. 4 grand. OUCH!
According to my dealer you get both rims when you upgrade.
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:31 PM   #13
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Question Chrome Rims from GM (?)

Folks - I have been checking out this site since ordering a Camaro a while back ( 2SS/RS ) Silver Ice / Black Interior, 6.2 with Standard trans. I know you folks have done well to get GM to pay attention to what is desired on the new Camaro, including the introduction of the new blue ext. color. I want, like some others it seems, to have chrome rim options from the factory - has there been any response from GM on this ? Thankyou for any answers...
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Folks - I have been checking out this site since ordering a Camaro a while back ( 2SS/RS ) Silver Ice / Black Interior, 6.2 with Standard trans. I know you folks have done well to get GM to pay attention to what is desired on the new Camaro, including the introduction of the new blue ext. color. I want, like some others it seems, to have chrome rim options from the factory - has there been any response from GM on this ? Thankyou for any answers...
I haven't heard any response for a LONG time! I've asked this question many times like some others have. GMPP have 21" wheels we can order but none of them are chrome. They show us beautiful wheels on the LS7 camaro but that's as far as it goes. Who ever started the survey as to which color was most popular, how about a survey as to which wheels we are ordering and which wheels we are willing to pay extra for? I'm willing, and from the post I've read, I believe others will be willing too! Chrome wheels please!!
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heres what im putting on my camaro. 22 rears in and 21" fronts. black with the polished lip.doing this combo i actually lose about 50 lbs off of the car including the tires. if i were to do 21 all the way around i would be losing almost 70lbs. HRE 948R
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:42 PM   #16
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You know how much the stock wheels weigh already?
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:19 AM   #17
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According to my dealer you get both rims when you upgrade.
Hope you're right.

I see I'm not the only one who insists on chrome.
Nothin looks better than black and chrome together.
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Hope you're right.

I see I'm not the only one who insists on chrome.
Nothin looks better than black and chrome together.
You get a BIG amen from me! Does anyone agree we could use a new survey?
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You know how much the stock wheels weigh already?
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heres what im putting on my camaro. 22 rears in and 21" fronts. black with the polished lip.doing this combo i actually lose about 50 lbs off of the car including the tires. if i were to do 21 all the way around i would be losing almost 70lbs. HRE 948R
I'd look out for HREs if I was you. The HRE 948Rs in particular are a 3 piece wheel, and as a result they tend to trap water when it is wet outside and vibrate. In addition HRE quality is lacking, the wheels are rarely if ever completely forged(often claimed to be but are not), quite pricey, and have in fact been banned from a number of track events for shoddy build quality.

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Old 01-26-2009, 07:16 AM   #20
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Hex chrome.....not all chrome. There is a more EPA friendly chrome already being used.
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I'd look out for HREs if I was you. The HRE 948Rs in particular are a 3 piece wheel, and as a result they tend to trap water when it is wet outside and vibrate. In addition HRE quality is lacking, the wheels are rarely if ever completely forged(often claimed to be but are not), quite pricey, and have in fact been banned from a number of track events for shoddy build quality.



F Chrome.
Let's be civil..it's a Burger King world people can have it their way. Don't like chrome don't buy chrome, but don't knock people for their choices!
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Thumbs up Chrome Rims

I agree, if whoever started the survey on colors can do one on rims, I ( and more of us makes it "we" I guess ) would be very greatful.
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Personally, I prefer polished aluminum to chrome, but that's not to say chrome is bad looking. My top two rim color favorites are black and polished, in no particular order.
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yup! its posted on the other thread in the wheels tire forum. i got them from a member of the camaro design team. it took some time but i got it.
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