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  • Not all prices remain the same

    From the onset I've been interested in the optional Pewter wheels. They were introduced at $2695. Today, GM lists them at $3090. Looks like powder coating may be my way forward.
    C8 Coupe, Zeus Bronze, 3LT, TU7, HUE, GUI, CF7, EFY, EYK, J6N, NPP, E60, STI, VQK

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    When I had my wheels powdered coated “Black Chrome” on my wife’s DD, I learned that there are literally hundreds if not thousands of powder coat colors, so PC is the option I would personally highly consider — especially as we routinely see estimates that powder coating is 8 or or more times more rock chip resistant than paint.
    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 22 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


    • #3
      At 3,000 dollars I would definitely be powder coating. I am sure if you shop remove tires you should be able to accomplish for $500.


      • #4
        When I forst saw the pewter wheels with the zeus bronze I had no idea it was a 2700 dollar option for that second set of wheels painted pewter.

        its going to be a very special corvette enthusiast who orders those pewter wheels,

        a real collector ...

        its great and looks fabulous.

        but I go through wheels with almost every set of tires or at least I used to..

        3000 is now pushing the limit for a set of oem pewter wheels.

        i like gm to be profitable yet this tends to be going over the top with an extra 10 percent.

        GM must not want to sell a lot of pewter wheels..

        painting/powder coating is really becoming at the very least a consideration at 3 grand.

        i think thats more than our forum member Vic paid for his orange c8 aftermarket wheels. I dont remember the name of the aftermarket wheel company that supplied 20/21 inch rims.

        vic did mention the ride was a little more firm and might be air pressure related..
        Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 1LT


        • #5
          If I remember correctly Mike Furman posted a chart a few weeks ago showing the build statistics. I was one of only 2-3 customers at that time to have ordered the pewter wheels. I honestly don’t know if it was a wise choice or not, as my car won’t be built for approximately 2 more weeks. This will be my once in a lifetime dream car and I wanted something a bit unique. It seems that may be the case, but it may be because many more were smarter than me by not spending that kind of money on OEM wheels. I just hope I really like the color combination and then I’ll live with the exorbitant price I paid. At the time I placed my order I had no idea what the aftermarket was going to produce or how much a powder coating would cost so I just took the path of least resistance, so to speak.
          Torch Red; 2LT; Z51; Two Tone Adrenaline Red GT2 seats TU7/AH2; Mag Ride FE4; Front Lift E60; Engine Appearance ZZ3; Pewter Rims 5DG; Silver Center Caps RXH; Battery Protection ERI; Yellow Calipers J6E; Yellow Seat Belts 3M9


          • #6
            Kopbet, don't worry about it and just enjoy your car when you get it. It's your dream car so enjoy it. I'm sure they will look great.