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Old 12-13-2012, 06:05 PM   #491
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maybe not so much material as a more cost effective process in making the wheel. basically the oem are forged wheels and the replicas are a pressure cast. i dont know much about how its done except that forged is lighter.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:06 PM   #492
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the rims that are 800 for set are made in china, the finish is painted , these ones are powdercoated and just the overall time and quality put into these ones are better.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:17 PM   #493
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I was.referring to the OEM wheels. Those.are $800 per rim. EXTENSIVE LOL
Sorry, I misunderstood. I realize the OEMs are forged which makes them lighter.

You car looks great.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:18 PM   #494
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the rims that are 800 for set are made in china, the finish is painted , these ones are powdercoated and just the overall time and quality put into these ones are better.
I get it now, thanks.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:51 PM   #495
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It is disappointing that the weight is so close to the stock SS rims. But I love the look. Maybe I will just go FI and forget about the weight of the wheels.

There are other similar wheels at a much lower price coming out early next year.

Maybe I missed something but what about these wheels makes them better?
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...=258793&page=2

Post #49.....that pretty much sums it all up.

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:05 PM   #496
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Post #49.....that pretty much sums it all up.

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Beat me to it Ivan, I was going to post that. :P
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:10 AM   #497
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its the weekend ! hopefully the pics come up today !!! but until than,
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:19 AM   #498
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Except they stated in their thread they're pressure cast as well and also receiving TUV certification which involves durability testing. Considering neither is out and available for comparison either side saying theirs is better/lighter/stronger is marketing b.s. But hey I use research instead of sales pitches to make decisions.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:44 PM   #499
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:00 PM   #500
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Except they stated in their thread they're pressure cast as well and also receiving TUV certification which involves durability testing. Considering neither is out and available for comparison either side saying theirs is better/lighter/stronger is marketing b.s. But hey I use research instead of sales pitches to make decisions.
+1. And I wonder about the made here and not there argument. Is it largely an automated process? Jobs are moving back here to some extent because automated machinery can do most of the labor. Not much help to us.

I do want to support Made in the USA if I can. But with the weight issue these wheels offer no performance benefit.

Still the ZL1/1LE style are the best looking C5 wheels IMO. Anyone who buys this style wheel will be happy with the looks. I will be looking forward to the pics on cars.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:20 PM   #501
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Except they stated in their thread they're pressure cast as well and also receiving TUV certification which involves durability testing. Considering neither is out and available for comparison either side saying theirs is better/lighter/stronger is marketing b.s. But hey I use research instead of sales pitches to make decisions.
Can't wait to see these on the LG car turnin and burnin...heheh! That in my opinion, should seal alot more of the indecision for those wondering "how will they perform."

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+1. And I wonder about the made here and not there argument. Is it largely an automated process? Jobs are moving back here to some extent because automated machinery can do most of the labor. Not much help to us.

I do want to support Made in the USA if I can. But with the weight issue these wheels offer no performance benefit.

Still the ZL1/1LE style are the best looking C5 wheels IMO. Anyone who buys this style wheel will be happy with the looks. I will be looking forward to the pics on cars.
I'm honestly not too privy to the processes in which they are made. I can say that they are being made to perform......severely. I know that LG has and will never put out a product that they don't intend on using and beating to death. LOL Races are usually lost due to weak and inferior parts.....

You and I as well my friend ......I just love these wheels on the 5th Gens. They look menacing!

Thanks for the support guys!
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:41 PM   #502
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pictures of them mounted.. its sunday.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:12 PM   #503
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sooooo they say they were mounted this weekend huh????

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Old 12-17-2012, 10:00 AM   #504
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Will these accept the OEM center caps? Sorry if this has been answered already i looked throught the post fast and didnt see it.
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