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Old 03-19-2013, 09:54 AM   #273
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So which is better setup for a DD and weekend drag car? 20x9 and 20x10 setup OR 20x10 and 20x11 setup.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #274
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Very important question!

Will the 20x9 and 20x10 be less concave then the 20x10 and 20x11?


I would think so but Im not sure!
I have asked this specific question, and was told that due to the offsets of the rims, they should all have the same "concave-ness". Yes I made up that word lol.

If I am wrong, I sure as heck hope Doug lets us know!
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:44 AM   #275
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I have asked this specific question, and was told that due to the offsets of the rims, they should all have the same "concave-ness". Yes I made up that word lol.

If I am wrong, I sure as heck hope Doug lets us know!
Thanks KMPrenger! I know that other wheels i have looked at get increased "concavity" when you get wider wheels.

If the wider wheels are more concave, I would have to get those then.

I'm so happy I can get nice rims at a budget price.

"Concavity"? I think I just made this up.
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Well, LG released photos of their wheels, and I don't know how, but it looks nearly identical to the real ZL1 wheels, so props to them! It is definitely the better looking replica, but they aren't offering other finishes or sizes other than OEM so I won't be buying them. Not to mention the price Factory Reproductions is listing theirs for is much much better.

I'm sure its too late for any last second design change on these wheels, especially since their patent is on the way through. Hope they look good in the real photos. I still want these.

That said, as mentioned earlier in the thread, I think these wheels would look every bit as good as the real deal with one very simple change to the design that I would doubt could infringe on GM's patent considering other parts of the wheel are different from GM's design (which is the color differences in the two toned wheels, and how on this version the edge of the rim sinks inward, in the wide areas between the spokes, whereas on the GM version this area is raised.)

You can see below how I've changed 3 of the 5 sets of spokes. Thoughts?
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:22 AM   #277
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Lg approx 2,000 shipped.

Factory Reproductions 1k shipped.

Enough said
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:27 AM   #278
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Lg approx 2,000 shipped.

Factory Reproductions 1k shipped.

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^^^this times 100
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:46 AM   #279
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I don't get why a set of replicas would cost anything over $1000, unless they would be forged wheels...
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:47 AM   #280
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:59 AM   #281
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Lg approx 2,000 shipped.

Factory Reproductions 1k shipped.

Enough said
quility, finish, and looks play a great role in LG's
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:54 AM   #282
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quility, finish, and looks play a great role in LG's
Sorry, I disagree. How do you know one is more quality the other? Have you seen both in person or tested the strength of either? Just because its more expensive does not mean it's better. People fall for that scam all the time on this forum.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:58 AM   #283
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I don't get why a set of replicas would cost anything over $1000, unless they would be forged wheels...
Because they say "LG" on them. That alone bumps the price up 85%. lol.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:50 PM   #284
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quility, finish, and looks play a great role in LG's
I also have to disagree that LG's quality will be any better than these. I've ready PLENTY of good things about Factory Reproductions other replica wheels so I have no worries about that.

The only one up that LG has is their design is closer to the original....IF you want a black wheel in the OEM sizes. Which I do not.
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Sorry, I disagree. How do you know one is more quality the other? Have you seen both in person or tested the strength of either? Just because its more expensive does not mean it's better. People fall for that scam all the time on this forum.
well finish wise, LG's is powder coated and thats more durable so there 1. 2, it actually looks like the zl1 wheels , 3 you may be right on quality but from what i've read about all of Lg's products, its top notch. Im not saying these wont be good, i may even get myself a chrome set so im not knocking FR
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:03 PM   #286
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Well, LG released photos of their wheels, and I don't know how, but it looks nearly identical to the real ZL1 wheels, so props to them! It is definitely the better looking replica, but they aren't offering other finishes or sizes other than OEM so I won't be buying them. Not to mention the price Factory Reproductions is listing theirs for is much much better.

I'm sure its too late for any last second design change on these wheels, especially since their patent is on the way through. Hope they look good in the real photos. I still want these.

That said, as mentioned earlier in the thread, I think these wheels would look every bit as good as the real deal with one very simple change to the design that I would doubt could infringe on GM's patent considering other parts of the wheel are different from GM's design (which is the color differences in the two toned wheels, and how on this version the edge of the rim sinks inward, in the wide areas between the spokes, whereas on the GM version this area is raised.)

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I also have to disagree that LG's quality will be any better than these. I've ready PLENTY of good things about Factory Reproductions other replica wheels so I have no worries about that.

The only one up that LG has is their design is closer to the original....IF you want a black wheel in the OEM sizes. Which I do not.
Three factors will play a role in my decision. While the LG wheels is closer to the original, the LG wheel has the ZR28 engraved between the spokes which i do not care for. I was told the OEM center cap will not fit and since it is larger, it will not look that good modifyied as I did on my current wheel. The last is the price, for almost 2K shipped, a little more for the OEM's would be the path I would take. I think these will look very nice mounted. I will likely grab a set as long as they are no heavier than my current set, 30.5/31.5 lbs respectively...
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Folks its like $600 difference. U justify your purchase any way u want. U can almost get 2 sets for the price of one. You be the judge
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:12 PM   #288
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Folks its a $1000 difference. U justify your purchase any way u want. U can get 2 sets for the price of one. You be the judge

It's more like a $600 difference. These are $1,099 + Shipping, LG's are $1,695 +shipping.

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Three factors will play a role in my decision. While the LG wheels is closer to the original, the LG wheel has the ZR28 engraved between the spokes which i do not care for. I was told the OEM center cap will not fit and since it is larger, it will not look that good modifyied as I did on my current wheel. The last is the price, for almost 2K shipped, a little more for the OEM's would be the path I would take. I think these will look very nice mounted. I will likely grab a set as long as they are no heavier than my current set, 30.5/31.5 lbs respectively...

The LG's are said to be 31 pounds... but nothing official yet.

Also the OEM's are $2,000 a piece I thought? Not for the set of 4, so it's like 4 times more not just a little more.


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Well, LG released photos of their wheels, and I don't know how, but it looks nearly identical to the real ZL1 wheels, so props to them! It is definitely the better looking replica, but they aren't offering other finishes or sizes other than OEM so I won't be buying them. Not to mention the price Factory Reproductions is listing theirs for is much much better.

I'm sure its too late for any last second design change on these wheels, especially since their patent is on the way through. Hope they look good in the real photos. I still want these.

That said, as mentioned earlier in the thread, I think these wheels would look every bit as good as the real deal with one very simple change to the design that I would doubt could infringe on GM's patent considering other parts of the wheel are different from GM's design (which is the color differences in the two toned wheels, and how on this version the edge of the rim sinks inward, in the wide areas between the spokes, whereas on the GM version this area is raised.)

You can see below how I've changed 3 of the 5 sets of spokes. Thoughts?
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:21 PM   #289
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It's more like a $600 difference. These are $1,099 + Shipping, LG's are $1,695 +shipping.



The LG's are said to be 31 pounds... but nothing official yet.

Also the OEM's are $2,000 a piece I thought? Not for the set of 4, so it's like 4 times more not just a little more.
They are $919. $1099 is for a chrome finish, which LG does NOT offer. I'm sure if they did their price would be closer to $2000. So yes, it is a $1000 less for factory repro's wheels.

OEM ZL1 wheels can be had for $3200 for a set from Parts Taxi.
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