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This is a discussion on Dilemma... within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; So here is the conundrum... For the past few months, the only wheels I've been wanting for my car are ...

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    Dilemma...

    So here is the conundrum...

    For the past few months, the only wheels I've been wanting for my car are ZR1's, because I love the way they look, and I love the fact that they are a nice stocky 11" wide out back. Not to mention, I wanted to stick with 17's.

    This is where it get's tricky... I have recently come across a possible deal that involves c5 Z06 replica wheels for dirt cheap. And by dirt cheap, I mean <$60/wheel for the rears. The fronts will still run me about $125 ea, but I figure, how the hell can I pass on the rears.

    Now, I'm not the biggest fan of Z wheels or black wheels (did I mention they're painted) They are only 10 1/2" out back, but it gets bumped up to an 18. The fronts I believe are 17x9 or 9 1/2... not too sure. And I'd also have to purchase tires... and from working at a dealership, I know those tire sizes are not cheap. (like putting tires on the ZR1 wheels would be like 12 bucks... )

    I think I'm more trying to rationalize this decision. What do you guys think... should I pull the trigger on these Z wheels and be moderately happy, spend less, and have them now.... or wait for a deal to roll around on a set of ZR1's, probably pay more, but be happier?

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    Wait and be satisfied. You'll kick yourself later if you don't.

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    Wait, I did something similar and eventually ended up with my zr-1's.

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    wait for what u want. trust me i know. I went through 2 other sets of wheels (in a matter of months) on my SS before i purchased my CCWs

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    I'm never one to be impulsive... but the price is like a tumor on my mind that won't go away...

    I'm going to look at them first before I make up my mind completely.

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    It's $500 for polished 9.5", 11" rims from oewheels, and from what you said for the z06 wheels it would be $370. $130 difference for what you really want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    It's $500 for polished 9.5", 11" rims from oewheels, and from what you said for the z06 wheels it would be $370. $130 difference for what you really want.
    exactly, and you'd likely save that $130 in the price difference between those wide 17" rear tires and wide 18" rear tires

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    Go with the ZR-1s. They look like the factory SS wheels, but with the wider rears, it's a subtle warning to challengers.

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    buy them and then flip them on cragislist to buy the zr1's

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    You guys all made my mind up for me. And I did go and check them out.... They are black with the chrome lip and the simulated chrome bead locks... do not want


    Quote Originally Posted by ls1wallen View Post
    buy them and then flip them on cragislist to buy the zr1's
    I like the way you think...

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    IMO, you'll be fine with the ZR-1s.

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    I would go with the C5 Z06 rims for sure. I have a NBM Z28 and chrome looks so clean with a NBM fbody. I would go with 18's. ZR1 are okay, but its just too plain looking .

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXZ28LS1 View Post
    I would go with the C5 Z06 rims for sure. I have a NBM Z28 and chrome looks so clean with a NBM fbody. I would go with 18's. ZR1 are okay, but its just too plain looking .
    The Z06's in question are all black with a chrome lip.

    And I kinda like the plain look... the only exterior mod I've done to my Z are chrome SS sized 17's and an SS wing. I like putting my focus on performance as opposed to appearance. Just my preference... and the 11" wide ZR1's are right up my alley.

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    You going to get the OEM ZR-1s or the ZR-1s with the deep-dish rears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    You going to get the OEM ZR-1s or the ZR-1s with the deep-dish rears?
    Probably the deep-dish... Haven't really thought about it too hard though.

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    Buy & resell them

    You'd be fine w/10.5" vs 11" though

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