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Which C8 Wheel For You

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  • Which C8 Wheel For You


    Which wheel are you currently considering when you order your next year’s ME?

    We are currently aware of only two OEM 2020 ME wheel choices:

    The McDonald’s “star wheel”:

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    Or maybe the “split five spoke” wheel:
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    There could be a third OEM optional wheel as there was in 2014, e.g., the torque directional wheel that came standard on the Premiere Edition. However, as of yet, we have not heard even rumors of a third wheel option for next year’s mid engine Corvette.

    So at this point, assuming we get just the two OEM wheels pictured, and further assuming both start out as a no-cost option, which one would you be ordering? Or are you thinking, “absolutely no thanks to both,” and so are your initial thoughts would be to consider a third OEM option if there is one if it were aesthetically and cost wise a viable option and/or are you quite likely to choose an aftermarket wheel?
    Last edited by John; 11-06-2018, 07:11 PM.
    So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

    Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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    Not crazy about either of them. I have an aversion to "directional" wheels as well. We discussed this before and there was a really nice OEM wheel that you put up a picture of earlier. GS was it?

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    • #3
      Yes, it was the GS wheel. Here it is in its “nickel” version. I really like that wheel and would choose it if it were offered; so far however, we have not one rumor that it or anything like it going to be offered next year.

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      Last edited by John; 11-06-2018, 07:33 PM.
      So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

      Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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      • #4
        If the GS wheel or anything like it is not available, we will be checking the option box for the “star wheel.” And, as we are trading our 2020 ME in on a 2021 Z06 equivalent version (whatever GM chooses to call it), we would definitely not going to spend the money on an aftermarket wheel or even a fairly expensive third OEM option.

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        So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

        Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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        • #5
          I'm also on record as a fan of neither wheel although I would take the split fork over the Micky Ds. My guess is that there will also be an accessory wheel we haven't seen yet offered as an option.

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          • #6
            I’m not a fan of either wheel. I’m hoping that by the time the Zora or what ever they call it comes out, a better choice will be available from the factory.

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            • #7
              I have to see the vehicle and the wheel choices. I have difficulty choosing before seeing the final prodict with the wheels on them.

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              • #8
                I dont really like either or the choices , but I would pay extra if these were an "option" ... Click image for larger version

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                A thought if I might ...

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                • #9
                  Split 5 Spoke - Even if it were Chrome or Black Chrome would be much easier to clean.
                  But I Really Love These.

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                  Rocket City Florida

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                  • #10
                    If there is a third OEM option that is more than around $2K, I will have to think about it long and hard. If it is drop dead gorgeous, I will however seriously consider it. If there is no such OEM option or it is not what I am wanting, I am right now leaning toward the star wheel. However, JBsC6 makes an extremely valid point, so no decision yet made for me as to my ME wheels.
                    Looking forward to our ME arriving.

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                    • #11
                      I agree with the majority not liking either choice. I would opt for what ever is “standard” and replace with aftermarket, forged and made in the U.S.A. Wheels of OEM sizes or slightly wider. My first “mod”.

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                      • #12
                        I guess I am in the minority since I like the MickyD wheel as long as it has a machined face ...

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                        • #13
                          But not alone...I too will chose the Mickey D star wheel over the split five spoke. But will GM give us a third option at a comparable $0-$2,000 per set price that GM usually offers for its two primary wheels? As my 2020 ME will be a one year car (traded in on the second year high perf version), I am not going to spend a bunch on a expensive third option.
                          So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

                          Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ssscooter66 View Post
                            I dont really like either or the choices , but I would pay extra if these were an "option" ... Click image for larger version

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                            I have the machined face version on my '13 427 roadster and they get constant praise. Even if someone doesn't care for the car, they almost always say they "love the wheels".

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                            • #15
                              Of what we have so far seen on a C8 mule, I am leaning toward the star, Mickey D’s wheel — but could easily change when seeing the car in person.

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