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How to tell if you have the real deal?

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    How to tell if you have the real deal?

    I am buying these 17 inch rims, and just wondering if there is any way to tell if they are from GM or some after market. On the back side it had I believe a 56 off set and OE wheel, their were other numbers on but didn't bother to write them down. I tried to look around online but didn't come up with any thing such as casting numbers are such.

    Any help you can give would be helpful.


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    Might be from OEwheels.com, are all 4 17's or staggered at all? I don't think actual Z06 were 17's and I know they were staggered and the vette symbol in the middle looks iffy to me also. Good wheels though! They'll go great with your Formula, I still wanna get gunmetal wheels for my silver TA. I think the silver will look good with gunmetal wheels, kinda a mean look to it.


    Edit: Just looked it up and Z06 wheels are 17x9.5 54mm offset up front and 18x10.5 rear 58mm offset
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    Look for the GM stamp and Alcoa/Speedline on the back of the spokes.

    OE Wheels would be aftermarket.

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    Taken from CorvetteForum

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    Sounds like a set of OEWheels to me. The offset matches the wheels they sell and the stamp on the inside could only be from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverWS6 View Post
    Might be from OEwheels.com, are all 4 17's or staggered at all? I don't think actual Z06 were 17's and I know they were staggered and the vette symbol in the middle looks iffy to me also. Good wheels though! They'll go great with your Formula, I still wanna get gunmetal wheels for my silver TA. I think the silver will look good with gunmetal wheels, kinda a mean look to it.
    Good point there. They usually leave off the part where the Chevy logo is located on the emblem which would be the right side.

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    I am paying 350 for them they are all 17.s a few scuffs on them nothing bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyda98 View Post
    I am paying 350 for them they are all 17.s a few scuffs on them nothing bad
    If you are asking if that is a good deal you can buy a brand new set for $468. The only difference is they have rivets and have a stainless lip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyda98 View Post
    I am paying 350 for them they are all 17.s a few scuffs on them nothing bad
    Not bad. Just note that wheel has been discontinued so if you ever need a replacement it might be hard to find one.

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