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Old 03-08-2010, 02:24 AM   #1
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1.5 inch lip in the front and 5" inch lip in the rear? Need opinions..

I am talking with Iconz about purchasing some wheels that look similar to the ones in the pics of the D2 CV2's below, and was wondering what you guys think of having a 1.5" lip in the front and a a 5" lip for the rear on my SS.. Heres the pics on a lambo with the 1.5 and 5" lips, what do you think?








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Old 03-08-2010, 07:58 AM   #2
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I say do it and post some pics.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:05 AM   #4
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I do not think 5 inch lips will work even more so with concave style. 4.5 was the largest I have seen on a stock setup.

That being said I personally do not like huge lips. Asanti(sp) have a black car with huge lips. It looks like a women that just got lip injections. Lol

I think your more likely to bend a lip as well if you hit a pot hole when it is that wide vs. 3.5 inch.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:18 AM   #6
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You can't just pick your lip sizes for a car. Lip depends on the forging profile used, as well as the wheel offset that fits your car. Many people always ask me for a certain sized lip, but don't realize that wheels aren't designed around the lip. Each car and wheel style dictates the actual lip size.

Savini offers a 5" lip, on a 22" wheel size. But, it won't have concave faces like those, it would be highly convex with the spokes going inward to create the deep lip.

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Old 03-08-2010, 09:45 AM   #7
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Hi Maro99,
Is sent you a PM stating what size lips we can do with the forging we will use. It will be the convex one like you saw on D2's car and it will give you the lip size you see on that car as well. Due to the large brakes on the SS you if you want a large lip you must use a forging that is not flat of concave.

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I believe D2 has the biggest lip the will clear the Camaro SS with a 4.5" lip in the rear and I'm telling you that these offsets are dead on and bearly clear the brembos, my car. Without having the face of the wheel curve too much into the center and not flaring out the fenders I think D2 has the biggest lip.



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I am talking with Iconz about purchasing some wheels that look similar to the ones in the pics of the D2 CV2's below, and was wondering what you guys think of having a 1.5" lip in the front and a a 5" lip for the rear on my SS.. Heres the pics on a lambo with the 1.5 and 5" lips, what do you think?








Those are the ones I want (I want that rear wheel all the way around). I really like the big lip; I think it looks the best on this car. When you get yours please please post pics I want to see. Actually don't post pics, just PM me the pics. I don't want anyone else loving them and getting them in my area.
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Thanks for all of the opinions/help.. I have bought rims in the past but this will be my first set of custom 3 piece wheels, and my "wheel knowledge" is limited as you can tell lol.. Iconz said that they would be able to do a 1.5" lip in the front and will be going as wide as possible for the lip in the rear so that is what I went with.

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I believe D2 has the biggest lip the will clear the Camaro SS with a 4.5" lip in the rear and I'm telling you that these offsets are dead on and bearly clear the brembos, my car. Without having the face of the wheel curve too much into the center and not flaring out the fenders I think D2 has the biggest lip.
Your car is what made me want this style... AMAZING!!!
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:51 AM   #12
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Your car is what made me want this style... AMAZING!!!
Maro99, I'm very glad you liked Seddon's car. We measured and formulated those fitments to work specifically for the SS with maximum fitment.

If you saw Seddon's car and decided to go with that "style" of wheel, then I would strongly suggest you purchase the wheels that are on his car.

All wheels are not the same, and you cannot simply just order something thats a copy of or looks "similar" to D2FORGED and get the same results.

D2FORGED is what caught your attention, if you want the effect, you will need to order D2's.
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I am talking with Iconz about purchasing some wheels that look similar to the ones in the pics of the D2 CV2's below, and was wondering what you guys think of having a 1.5" lip in the front and a a 5" lip for the rear on my SS.. Heres the pics on a lambo with the 1.5 and 5" lips, what do you think?

Bro no offense but if you like D2 wheels and design which I think you do, the lambo and my car. Why go and have one company copy a design that another company has, there is no substitute for the real thing.
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I am talking with Iconz about purchasing some wheels that look similar to the ones in the pics of the D2 CV2's below, and was wondering what you guys think of having a 1.5" lip in the front and a a 5" lip for the rear on my SS.. Heres the pics on a lambo with the 1.5 and 5" lips, what do you think?

Bro no offense but if you like D2 wheels and design which I think you do, the lambo and my car. Why go and have one company copy a design that another company has, there is no substitute for the real thing.

I see what you are saying but they are not copying the design they are different than the D2's in a style that they offer that have a "similar" look. Both companies make very nice wheels but the iconz are more affordable for me and that is why I chose them.
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I see what you are saying but they are not copying the design they are different than the D2's in a style that they offer that have a "similar" look. Both companies make very nice wheels but the iconz are more affordable for me and that is why I chose them.
Thanks for clarifying. I'm sure you understand how inflammatory this post looks, with all these pictures of our cars posted, and another wheel company wheel making "similar" wheels to ours.

As a point of clarification, there is a reason our wheels carry the pricepoint that they do:

1. In House Assembly - We inspect, assemble, calibrate and true our wheels IN-HOUSE at our facility here in NY. We do not simply drop ship a wheel from a third party to you sight unseen. Seddon has visited our facility and can attest to that.

2. Seal of Authenticity - Each of our wheels carries a seal of Autheniticity with Unique Serial number (for EACH CUSTOMERS SET), to ensure your custom product can be tracked and verified for years to come. If you ever need a replacement lip, or even sell the wheels you can rest assured that every specification of your wheels is on file for years to come.

3. Vehicle Specific Fitments / Styles - We target each demographic when designing a wheel, thus our wheels have that "look" that you were so attracted to. Trust me it is not merely a coincidence that the products have the breathtaking apearance that they do.

I'm not really sure how you capture that essence if you are simply coming behind another company and promising to deliver a "similar" wheel.

4. Proven Track Record - We have established a consistent track record of success with actual wheels installed on actual CAMARO-SS vehicles with great results. We have been in existence, under the same company name since 2004, with NO ISSUES. This is a very large consideration when spending 4, 5, and 6k on wheels.


I will be extremely frank and earnest with you, these types of purchases are as much about the prestige of the item, as anything else.

We have worked hard to infuse class, prestige and exclusivity into our product, and our customers reap the rewards when they put a set of our wheels on their car.

I sincerely hope that one day, even if not today, you get the chance to reap those same rewards. For this amount of money I hate to see you, or anyone else settle for a product simply because it costs a little less.

I wish you all the best with whatever product you ultimately choose

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Old 03-08-2010, 03:31 PM   #17
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I understand what you are saying and I apologize if this thread came off the wrong way.. The pics were mainly posted to show what a 1.5 and 5" lip looks like on a car and I wanted to see how people thought these lip sizes would look on a Camaro. I meant no disrespect to your company just wanted to get some opinions mainly on lip sizes, not your exact wheel.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:51 PM   #18
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5 inch lip is sweet...! Seddon where did you get your wheels..? Looks sick..! Im on LI and have been looking for something similar.. The offset looks perfect.. Im concerned with buying a set and having them stick out of the wheel wells... And what size wheels an tires..?
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:15 PM   #20
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I am talking with Iconz about purchasing some wheels that look similar to the ones in the pics of the D2 CV2's below, and was wondering what you guys think of having a 1.5" lip in the front and a a 5" lip for the rear on my SS.. Heres the pics on a lambo with the 1.5 and 5" lips, what do you think?

Bro no offense but if you like D2 wheels and design which I think you do, the lambo and my car. Why go and have one company copy a design that another company has, there is no substitute for the real thing.
Maro99, I have to agree with Seddon and D2. There is no substitue for the real thing and when your paying for top tier wheels, you should get top tier wheels. When you are spending over $4k+ for a set, you are making a substantial investment into your Camaro, so why not invest that with a premium company with a phenomenal reputation.

My personal experience thus far with D2FORGED has been fantastic! Derrick and Stefan have taken their time to help me feel confident about their product and with great guidance, finally helped me make my decision.

After countless hours spent browsing and comparing companies (not just styles), I chose D2 to make my wheels!
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Derrick/D2 has top-notch business ethics and honesty. I've never had D2 attempt to steal a sale from me as a dealer. Some brands like to undercut the prices of their dealers, and do some shady background/email stuff to try and get the full sale themselves. This never happens with D2, and I'm glad to be a dealer for them.

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Those are the ones I want (I want that rear wheel all the way around). I really like the big lip; I think it looks the best on this car. When you get yours please please post pics I want to see. Actually don't post pics, just PM me the pics. I don't want anyone else loving them and getting them in my area.
that directed at me sketti?
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Thanks for all of the help and comments guys..
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that directed at me sketti?
No Mr. Mod it wasn't. Hey where have you been, you're missing all the big meets.
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maro , d2 and seddon , those wheels and that lambo is absolutley stunning as is your 5th gen. Wouldnt change a thing , ive rolled ALOT of wheels over the years and those are hands down freakin awesome. Heres a set on our Supersport ,we did Savini 6" lips and 2.5" fronts but we used our big lip kit...
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