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C8 Wheel Collection; 3rd ME Wheel Found?

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Klinn View Post
    I don't go for the black finishes that have been popular for several years now. I guess it might be because up here in Canada, when you see a car with black wheels it looks like they're still using the "steelies" bought for winter tires.
    Welcome to the forum. Didn't use "steelies" but used the cable chains without the steely covers in upstate NY.

    Was thinking about getting black wheels on my C8 Blade Silver. What you think of that combo?
    Last edited by Boomer; 05-07-2019, 07:44 PM. Reason: welcome

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Boomer View Post
      Maybe they'll shine em up or something. Those 5 spoke wheels seem to be an industry common. Looks strong.
      I like 5 spoke wheels. I don't like that center design, or the little divots at the end of each spoke.
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      • #18
        3rd wheel video surfaced again today, but a different one.

        GS7 Elkhart Lake Blue, HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards.

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        • #19
          Wheel thought: Going back to the “Mickey D” wheel option, one listed on the leaked specs is for it with Spectra Gray. My belief is that the this wheel, called in those specs as, “Machined Face w/ Spectra Gray, 5-Trident Spoke, Alum” (option code Q8S) has this Spectra Gray color for its barrels and it secondary spokes. I think this is that trident Spectra Gray wheel.

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          The specs also show us a wheel that is also “5-Trident,” but does not mention a machined face, and is listed as all black; in that configuration, they are option code “LPO.” which leads us to the question that as this latter wheel is an option code start with “LPO”,” we know it is a dealer accessory — what has heretofore been an expensive, dealer installed second set of wheels.

          So either the specs are incomplete, are wrong, or these 5-Trident wheels in black will cost a bunch, and again be a second set you dealer sells you in addition to the wheels that arrive from the factory. Maybe you could use them for your mounting your A/S 3+ winter tires?
          GS7 Elkhart Lake Blue, HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Boomer View Post
            Was thinking about getting black wheels on my C8 Blade Silver. What you think of that combo?
            Sounds like it would provide an interesting contrast. What do I think? Well, I think you should choose something you'll enjoy! Maybe you'll be able to find a C8 in that combo so you can check what it looks like, or at least a photo somewhere. Going from photos always makes me nervous, but I guess actual C8's are going to be thin on the ground for a while.


            Edit: John, I was a bit hesitant about that trident wheel, but it looked pretty good in the NYC drive-by. Also, thanks for mentioning that LPO indicates a dealer applied accessory. I didn't know that.
            Last edited by Klinn; 05-09-2019, 10:25 PM.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Boomer View Post
              Was thinking about getting black wheels on my C8 Blade Silver. What you think of that combo?
              Here you go C7 version.

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              • #22
                Black Trident wheels spotted in the wild. Those will look so good on a blue C8. Also note the body colored A pillars.

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                • #23
                  More wheel pictures thanks to Corvette_Nut. First the “open spoke” (GM’s term for it in silver). Then of course the 5-Trident wheel (again using GM’s terminology) in black. BTW though a repeat, I am working with a 144 year old American brush company as they are exploring making a triangular Wheel Woolie brush for the 5-Trident’s many triangular pockets.

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                  Last edited by John; 05-10-2019, 01:24 PM.
                  GS7 Elkhart Lake Blue, HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards.

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                  • #24
                    Of the wheels shown so far, my preference is definitely the open spoke in silver. But none of the ones we've seen really excite me all that much. I wonder if the C7's Z51 wheels would fit?
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                    Purchased 5/2/2015,
                    >33,000+ miles

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                    • #25
                      Once we know the C8’s wheel offset...
                      GS7 Elkhart Lake Blue, HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards.

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                      • #26
                        One more wheel option, LPO 5DG, Performance Pewter— Open (split) Spoke wheel is listed on the leaked specs, so if accurate...
                        GS7 Elkhart Lake Blue, HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards.

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                        • #27
                          The targa in John’s post #23 is our closest and clearest look at a spoiler-less car. I’ve been concerned that the rear view of the C8 will be bulky and unattractive but the clean and smooth shapes seen here give me new hope. A base 2020 Stingray like this with these open silver wheels might come the closest to the sophisticated look of a Ferrari.

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                          • #28
                            Good catch ZL-1, it sure looks a lot better without that awkward spoiler. I wonder if it was strictly a decoy, something to throw us off track?

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                            • #29
                              Good wheel picture found. Thanks to Tool Hoarder we have this best picture yet of the silver “open spoke wheel” (GM’s name for it, their option code Q8P).

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                              GS7 Elkhart Lake Blue, HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards.

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                              • #30
                                5-Trident wheel close ups. We do not have any that are not road dirty, but as Chazcron took the road ones and cleaned them up, we have this good picture of what they look like, here with the Spectra Gray background (option code Q8T). However Spectra Gray is a glossy metallic, something we are not seeing here.

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                                Here is how Spectra Gray looks on Z06’s. We have these wheels on ours and are very pleased with them.

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                                Last edited by John; 05-15-2019, 04:37 PM.
                                GS7 Elkhart Lake Blue, HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards.

                                Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

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