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Corvette Today Podcast: TONS OF NEWS THIS WEEK

We've been doing Corvette news & headlines podcasts on CORVETTE TODAY since September 2020. I don't remember ever doing a news & headlines podcast with this much critical information packed into one podcast! https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/show/...ppfrkBCyZstwdl. This is a "must listen" to podcast. Here are a few of the topics covered in this episode....

1. Chevrolet confirms the introduction this Fall of the 2023 C8 Z06 with a new video release-and it sounds like a Ferrari
2. Corvette dominates sales in Q2 2021
3. Chevy dealerships have received their first 2022 C8 allocations
4. Callaway looks ahead to 2022 and the Callaway C8 Corvette
5. Right-hand drive C8 is revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK
6. New GT-3 spec C8.R expected in 2024
7. California will start failing cars with tuned ECU’s during smog checks
8. The National Corvette Museum delivers their 14,000th Corvette
9. A couple exchanges wedding vows before taking delivery of their C8 at the NCM
10. "Life in the Fast Lane" by The Eagles is a story of cocaine and a fast Corvette
11. Sigala Designs shows off a completed widebody kit for the C8
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  • ME 3rd OEM Wheel Option

    Many of us have expressed less than total love for the two wheels we have seen on the ME IVERS, as in:

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    If GM were to give a third option next year, what are you hoping for that would be consistent with current, OEM Corvette wheel styles?

    Here are some 2016 available OEM Corvette wheels that we have seen over the past five years that might be repeated — although probably in a slightly modified style. Any of these speak to you if at a reasonable price.

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    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

  • #2
    Glad you asked this. My plan is to get the Blade Silver for the car color and I think black wheels look the best with that color. Beyond that, I don't know what black wheel of the four listed above would be best. It is something I have thought about but would need advice from knowledgeable forum members as to which one would be the most desirable.

    While a I recognize that is somewhat a personal preference call, there are other factors such as ease of cleaning, ability not to have brake dust cling, best wear characteristics, etc. The actual design of the wheel is not that important to me.

    So I would pick black but need advice on which black to pick. At the time, black wheels were not an option for the base 2014 C7.
    Last edited by Boomer; 09-19-2018, 03:09 PM.

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    • #3
      Our plan will be to choose among the best factory-orderable option for less than $2,000 (hopefully much less than that). For the first time ever, we plan on getting a second Corvette within one generation (probably a year two, but maybe a year three), so most likely we will choose from one of the two we have seen above, or Perhaps GM would surprise us with a third reasonable cost choice. However, since the 2020 will not be with us more than a couple of years, we will not therefore spend mega thousands on nicer GM wheels (some of the latter were $4,500+ a set for the C7), nor mega expensive afternarket wheels — which we did in 1998 replacing the factory “wagon wheels” with Fiske, LeMans-certified ones.

      Just hope that GM gives us a third option, but it not, we will choose these (and unfortunately spend lots of time cleaning even after finding a super soft triangular brush). Wish they come in a brushed aluminum or partially-machined option.


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      GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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      • #4
        If we only have the factory choice of the two we have seen, the one above will be my preference.
        Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

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        • #5
          Im okay the two options presented, I dont really like brushed wheels on a supercar but thats just my opinion. Between those two I would go for the latter.

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          • #6
            Hmmm, nobody else is going to say but I want to see the chrome choices
            A thought if I might ...

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            • #7
              I like the Pearl Nickel finish. It's extremely tasteful. And, this is my first successful post with the image in the body of the text.


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              • #8
                Those are gorgeous wheels. I want those! Thanks Itomn.
                GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                • #9
                  No preference other than it won’t be chrome.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by John View Post
                    Those are gorgeous wheels. I want those! Thanks Itomn.
                    Those wheels are asymmetrical and will cost a small fortune. I love them and will pony up for them. It also means that to rotate tires one has to remove them from the wheels. Big job, not entirely unlike changing the oil in a Bugatti. Okkkkk, not that big but not a do it yourself job either.

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                    • #11
                      Carbon fiber rims, with a coating of brake dust,, my badge of honor. Your opinion may differ
                      3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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                      • #12
                        I hope we get better options, preferred polished wheels I also would like a big brake option or slotted rotors with bigger calipers.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ssscooter66 View Post
                          Hmmm, nobody else is going to say but I want to see the chrome choices
                          Me too Scooter. Without a doubt there will be more choices. They are probably just using these crappy rims for their camo reasons.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ltomn View Post
                            I like the Pearl Nickel finish. It's extremely tasteful. And, this is my first successful post with the image in the body of the text.


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                            I really like that wheel!! Hope they continue offering it in black or titanium.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Fasttoys View Post
                              I hope we get better options, preferred polished wheels I also would like a big brake option or slotted rotors with bigger calipers.
                              Thanks to your post I just noticed the rotors in OP's photos are not slotted. Thats good news for me. I have no need for the higher performance of slotted rotors since I won't be tracking and that also "eliminates" brake dust issues. Looks like the base ME will not have slotted rotors! Thanks.

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