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View Poll Results: What are the most important parameter in selecting a wheel for your Camaro?
Color/Finish 26 22.61%
Design 68 59.13%
Diameter/width 19 16.52%
Price 35 30.43%
Weight 37 32.17%
Other 5 4.35%
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Poll: What do you think is the future of wheels?

We all spend a great deal of time looking at wheels and deciding what is going to look and perform best on our Camaro. This is your opportunity to describe where you think the industry should be headed. Discuss your concerns about weight, diameter, widths, finishes, colors, designs such as concave, price or any other parameter(s) important tot you. Please select a single parameter that you think is the most important in making your final selection.

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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I think ultra wide like the Batpod is the direction to go. I personally like the deeeeeeeep concave seen on many Euro/supercars. It looks great on the Vette. It's too hard to predict the future, but going from bicycle wheels on a Model T to what we have today, I'd say a wide wheel for traction is where the industry keeps progressing.

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #3
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C'mon man, we all know in the future we wont need wheels!!!! Our cars will levitate and wheel and tire companies will be out of business!!! Until then....keep working on making an "affordable" lightweight wheel!!! I have to pick two...because there are some nice options out there for lightweight wheels (which is important to me), but unfortunately, very few (if any) are truly affordable. So maybe a less expensive lightweight material or forging process????
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:59 AM   #4
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C'mon man, we all know in the future we wont need wheels!!!! Our cars will levitate and wheel and tire companies will be out of business!!!
LOL, I sure hope not!
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:25 PM   #5
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I think ultra wide like the Batpod is the direction to go. I personally like the deeeeeeeep concave seen on many Euro/supercars. It looks great on the Vette. It's too hard to predict the future, but going from bicycle wheels on a Model T to what we have today, I'd say a wide wheel for traction is where the industry keeps progressing.

Edit: By the way, your poll is going to be pretty much useless since most people will check all of them seeing as they're ALL important to making a wheel. It should be pick one.
Ultra wide is great for performance, but with CAFE standards, keeping wheels light while maintaining their strength (IMO) is probably gonna be a huge factor.

While many of us here at Camaro5 probably don't mind loosing some MPG in exchange for some grip, I believe most consumers looking for an aftermarket wheel are doing so for looks, not bottom-line performance. In that case, if you can bring a well designed wheel that has reduced weight to market, and advertise increased MPG (not to mention all around reduced rotational mass and unsprung weight advantages), I think you'll have a winner.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:50 PM   #6
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Want to thank those that have responded and encourage those that have not to do so. This is certainly an opportunity to tell wheel manufactures what you all want in a wheel and an opportunity to influence the direction wheel manufactuing takes in the future. Camaro owners are growing in numbers as are their opinions, we want to hear what you have to say.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:30 PM   #7
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I'd say most of my customers shop within their comfortable budget first, then pick a wheel in that price range that suits their style. I rarely get someone shopping for $2000 wheels that ends up buying $5000 wheels, or vice-versa. So, I'd say price is the most important factor, but not necessarily cheap pricing. Everyone has their own budget.

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For me, I would like to see the diameter come back down to a useful size. Everyone is going bigger and bigger and there are very few manufactures that are working on taking the larger designs and putting them in a useful size. I like the look of 20-22" rims, but I need the bite you can't get with them.

If someone were to make a good 18" deep dish rim that is 9"-11" wide that was strong and didn't weigh 30 pounds, I think they would have a winner.
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I voted OTHER......seeing as its 4 out of the 5 paramiters listed are the things needed for a wheel to be "Just Right"
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:39 PM   #10
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design and price hands down!
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:42 PM   #11
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I like 20" or 22" wheels. Not overly heavy. I am seeing more and more people liking and wanting a simple 5, 6 or 10 spoke type design. My dream wheel?

20" or 22" wheel in a 10" width to run square
Semi or very concave
NO rivets or "bolts"
Clean design and easy to clean

I fell IN LOVE with a set of USW Wheels at the Camaro Revolution but I will never be able to afford a set of them.
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For me, I would like to see the diameter come back down to a useful size. Everyone is going bigger and bigger and there are very few manufactures that are working on taking the larger designs and putting them in a useful size. I like the look of 20-22" rims, but I need the bite you can't get with them.

If someone were to make a good 18" deep dish rim that is 9"-11" wide that was strong and didn't weigh 30 pounds, I think they would have a winner.
Pretty much agree with all this. You find a great looking wheel and it's either not available in 18's or it is but won't clear the freakin Brembos
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I'd say most of my customers shop within their comfortable budget first, then pick a wheel in that price range that suits their style. I rarely get someone shopping for $2000 wheels that ends up buying $5000 wheels, or vice-versa. So, I'd say price is the most important factor, but not necessarily cheap pricing. Everyone has their own budget.

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id agree with this 100%.. when i was shopping for wheels i set a budget i was comfortable with and could justify spending on a set of wheels and tires and then shopped within that budget. so i guess price first and design second. thats for a daily driver....for a track car i guess widths and weight would be the real factors. its function over form at that point.
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I think design is a given. The most important thing for me was the price. I found a few wheels that I liked, but once I looked into the price, I quickly changed my mind on the more expensive wheels.
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