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Old 01-09-2013, 01:14 AM   #99
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Now that ^^^ I would buy! Especially a machined black version!
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:13 PM   #100
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I like the design and would still purchases these (at least in the Polished finish I would) assuming the offsets still give the wheel a nice concave look. Without the concave, the design is ruined. The black/machined leaves a little to be desired though in my mind.

I'm no wheel designer, but if I had to make any suggestion, it would be to widen (by just a bit...not a lot) the bottoms of each spoke...similar to what I have very crudely sketched out here. Anyone out there agree?

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I can see that in your design, the raised part of the wheel is between each spoke, while the raised part of the OEM goes from one spoke to one spoke of the next pair...if that makes sense lol. So hopefully, doing what I have suggested above would still be OK without infringing on patent limits.

But I say good work guys! So happy to see you guys working hard to get us these.

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I thought I read some where that the 10-spoke wheels were basically the 5-spoke wheels but with some parts taken out. Not a great photoshop but what do you guys think about something like this:

I agree, that these wheels with the center removed from each spoke would also be great...maybe a tad better with each set of spokes moved apart just slightly...nothing big.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:18 PM   #101
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I. Agree ^^ that's what I was thinking . But if they do that than it may not pass the patent ? Idk tho .. When will the other designs be posted ?
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:13 PM   #102
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I think these look great Doug! I would buy these in gloss black with the ZL1 widths/offsets... as long as they match the "concave-ness" of the ZL1 wheels. I'm excited! Wanted these wheels sooooo bad but didn't want to spend $$$$ to get OEM ones.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:44 PM   #103
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I thought I read some where that the 10-spoke wheels were basically the 5-spoke wheels but with some parts taken out. Not a great photoshop but what do you guys think about something like this:

Those are hot!

Now if they had this as their center cap:



Matte black? I'd buy right now!
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:48 PM   #104
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I like it. How long do we have to wait?
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:43 AM   #105
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Those are hot!

Now if they had this as their center cap:

Matte black? I'd buy right now!
I'm sure someone could easily make a center cap, or at least a center cap decal. Here's what I've been working on:



It's actually a little similar to FR's redesign.


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Old 01-10-2013, 01:52 AM   #106
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:21 AM   #107
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The problem with that exact design, the amount of metal near the hub. There is not enough to structurally support the wheel. The spokes become more narrow than the others near the hub.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:37 AM   #108
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The problem with that exact design, the amount of metal near the hub. There is not enough to structurally support the wheel. The spokes become more narrow than the others near the hub.
You're kidding right? It's just a photochop-I'm not a wheel designer. The real people can figure out the logistics.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:40 AM   #109
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You're kidding right? It's just a photochop-I'm not a wheel designer. The real people can figure out the logistics.
No I am not kidding, I know it's just a photoshop . No need to get bent out of shape...
I was just pointing out the fact that the amount of metal around the hub would need to be increased somehow, not saying your photoshop sucks and that you are a horrible person for doing it...

Let's think about this. IF they took this idea and ran with it, and modified it to be structurally sound, people in this forum would be all upset saying crap like "It looks nothing like the photoshop, why did you change it? blah blah " It has happened more times than I can remember...
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:54 AM   #110
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Let's think about this. IF they took this idea and ran with it, and modified it to be structurally sound, people in this forum would be all upset saying crap like "It looks nothing like the photoshop, why did you change it? blah blah " It has happened more times than I can remember...
I completely agree.

While I do like this photoshop of the ZL1 5 spoke (turned into a 10 spoke lol), I think we just want to keep our focus on this "SSX" ZL1 style wheel.

As I said before, I'd buy them as is if the concave is good, but if they made the minor tweak I mentioned before I think I'd like them even more.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:05 PM   #111
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Let's think about this. IF they took this idea and ran with it, and modified it to be structurally sound, people in this forum would be all upset saying crap like "It looks nothing like the photoshop, why did you change it? blah blah " It has happened more times than I can remember...
It's basically back to the drawing board at this point. I'm hoping they'll take some input and keep updating their renderings. There's plenty of 10-spoke rims out there. I like my idea because it still has the spirit of a ZL1 but it's not the 5-spoke or 10-spoke design. Don't even bother calling it a ZL1 wheel anymore. What about like CL1-"C" for Camaro. C10, Z10, ZL10, or whatever.

I found a non-Chevy wheel, by accident, that looks somewhat similar to the 5-into-10-spoke wheel design. I'm just using these as an example for the wheel hub support. I would still move the lug holes inside each double spoke, like the design in my previous post.







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Old 01-10-2013, 03:39 PM   #112
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I have seen similar wheels on Mercedes and Subarus etc. tat look a lot like the ZL1 wheel just different proportions, it's funny to see them. I have seen 4 slight variations of the same wheel.

Here is the mercedes wheel I have seen. not as edgy more rounded but same idea.


Some Altima wheel that look similar to the SSX
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