Customer Spotlight: Ben’s C6 Z06 X BC Forged TD01

I think you all know by now that I have a thing for Corvette’s. For me I love the classic Corvettes, own a modern Corvette and can seriously appreciate the C6 generation in GS/Z form. This example is no different. Had it been for sale a year ago I probably would have jumped to snag this immaculate 2009 Lingenfelter Z06 Corvette.

This wasn’t the first set we did for Ben. He first came to us for a set of Forgestar F14s. A setup he liked for the car, but really wanted something special to bring the car together. Shown below is the Forgestar F14 in Deep Concave sized in 19×10 +30 and 19×12 +50. Finish= Gloss Black. A solid set up for sure.

Shown here is the mono-block forged step lipped BC Forged TD01 in Gloss Brushed Black. The car is lowered perfectly sitting on Fortune Auto Coilovers and running a 295/30/19 front – 345/30/19 rear combo by Michelin for the tire set up. Can you say C6 Z06 Perfection?

My favorite part about a brushed black is just how much the color changes with the lighting. In some of the following pics the color will vary from gunmetal, to black, to bronze with different lighting. This finish is a translucent finish over a brushed base. Now onto the details!

Wheel Design:
BC Forged TD01

Finishes:
Brushed Black

Specs:
19×10.5 +33
19×12.0 +48

Car info: 
2009 Corvette Z06
Stock brakes
Fortune Auto Coilovers
295/30/19 front | 345/30/19 rear

Wheels: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @jeremybernash / @stevenbwphotography
Owner: @got_rpm

Customer Spotlight: Shimraaz’s 03 Cobra x BC Forged MLE52

What can I say? You may start to notice a pattern with us when it comes to the types of cars we do. The 2003-04 Cobra is one of our staple cars. BC Forged is one of our #1 partners in the wheel industry. It should be no surprise to see this combination become a popular one in the Cobra Community through us here at Wheel Lab. A community we know, love and actually contribute with our own shop 03 Sonic Blue Cobra. (Shown here)

BC Forged is so hard to beat for customers who want true customization, quality forged wheels, no up charges on custom colors and not to mention a short lead time. BC Forged hits those marks every time, including the 3-5 week lead time. Not to mention did you see how absolutely amazing Shimraaz’s Cobra looks?

Lets take a closer look at the wheels and the car.

Step lipped, flush mount center with a focus on maximizing the lip on this set up. Absolutely stunning set of wheels. Now, onto the details!

Wheel Design:
BC FORGED MLE52 
Step Lip (MLE) 
Flush mount center

Finishes:
Brushed Clear Center 
Polished Lip / brushed inner 
Stainless Hardware 

Specs:
18×9.5 et25
18×11 et19

Car info: 
2003-04 Cobra
Wilwood BBK front brake kit

Wheels: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @svt_creecy
Owner: @paradiselivin_svt

New Product: ADV1 AVD5.0 Flowspec in stock for C6/7 Corvette Grandsport/Z06!

SUPER excited to say ADV1 FINALLY has the ADV 5.0 Flowspec in stock for the C6/7 Gs/Z cars in 19×10+30 and 19×12 +50 which works AWESOME with Toyo R888R tires in 295/30 and 345/30.

MSRP in either color is $2460 +tax where applicable, BUT we have a special discount available for customers NOW! Visit here to request a quote! We also have a stingray friendly 19×9.5 and 20×11 fitment available at the same cost.

The ADV5.0 is a widely split 5 spoke that lends itself perfectly to performance coupes and sport sedans. Flow Spec is a manufacturing process known by many names such as flow forging and flow forming. This process allows for a stronger and lighter weight wheel over a traditional cast wheel. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to determine the best fitments for your vehicle.

Theses preselected wheel fitments are readily available in two standard finishes you can choose from, Platinum Black and Satin Black, with no wait times. However, if your vehicle isn’t listed or you’d like to select your own custom width, offset, we offer a complete bespoke program that also gives you access to ADV.1’s full range of over fifty finish options.

Shop now:
https://www.wheellab.us/product/adv-1-adv5-0/

Customer Spotlight: Derek’s C7 Z06 x BC Forged KL11 19/18″

We do A LOT of C7 Corvettes and we do them a number of different ways. Derek’s car is a great example of a different rendition based on his goal. Drive-ability with extreme traction requirements. Upfront: You see essentially a “stock” size wheel and tire combo, with a touch more offset to make it flush. This keeps the car driveable on the street. Street driving a 18×6 or 19×6 is not ALWAYS what people want to do. In this case its a BC Forged KL11 forged monoblock. Coming in at a very light 20.5 LBS in 19×10 +30!

Out back, we see a different approach. BC Forged KL11, but not in the standard 20×12 most C7 owners run. This time 18×12 +50 at 20.1 LBS each, wrapped in a Mickey Thompson ET Street SS 345/35r18. One of the stickiest tires we carry for these high horsepower C7s. Derek’s car is what I can call best of both worlds. Drive it to the strip, make a few passes so fast you get kicked out, and comfortably drive the car home after!

Now, onto the details:

Wheel Design:
BC Forged KL11

Finishes:
Matte Black

Specs:
19×10 +30 (20.5 LBS ea) w/ 285/30r19 Continental Pro Contact
18×12 + 50 (20.1 LBS ea) w/ 345/35r18 M/T ET Street SS
w/ rear Anti-Slip Knurled Beadseats 

Car info: 
C7 Corvette Z06 Z07

Wheels: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @artic.media)
Owner: @antiv3n0mz06

Shop Car Spotlight: Kevin’s 2003 Cobra x BC Forged TD03 x Toyo Tires

This Cobra is a special Cobra for me. It belongs to one of my closest friends, and a huge supporter of Wheel Lab. Kevin, our Ford Performance Manager. Kevin’s car features a Whipple supercharger, cams, a whole bunch of e85 and a very proper tune from our friends at Performance Dyno NH. In its current configuration the car makes 931 WHP.

This is one of my absolute favorite cars to drive. This car is an absolute monster to drive. I feel very thankful for friends like Kevin who let me experience face melting acceleration thanks to his properly set up Cobra. Needless to say we NEEDED a proper wheel set up for this car to match. We like to change it up every year.

Last year it was Classics by CCW. 18×9.5 and 18×11 (feature on this set up coming soon)

Year prior it was RTS 71 by Weld Racing. 18×9 and 17×11 (feature on this set up coming soon)

So we knew we needed something DIFFERENT than what we have run before. BC Forged was very high on our list, and the new TD series was wildly intriguing to us. Finally a more customizable 1 piece wheel with a LIP! A true competitor to the SP series by CCW.

We knew we needed lightweight, forged and proper fitment for our tire partner Toyo. There is NO better option for these Cobra’s than the Toyo TQ out back with the R888R up front. We find we can drive this car hard, in just about any scenario thanks to Toyo. So BC Forged TD03 wrapped in Proxes R888R and TQ it was!

Now, onto the details. Built in 3-5 weeks. No charge on custom finishes and most important… a completion photo at the end!

Wheel Design:
BC Forged TD03

Finishes:
Brushed Gloss Clear

Specs:
18×9.5 +22
18×11 +18

Tires:
Toyo Proxes R888R 275/35r18 front
Toyo Proxes TQ 315/35r18 Rear

Car info: 
2003 Ford Mustang Cobra
Baer 6 Piston Front Brakes

Wheels: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

The view a lot of our friends are use to seeing with the thanks to Whipple Superchargers and Performance Dyno NH!

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos/Owner: @intervention302

Customer Spotlight: David’s S550 x Rohana RFX5

The S550 is a platform we know and love. Joe our social media director happens to own one as well! The chassis itself is very capable, and for wheels you can fit some pretty wide rubber. Shown here is David’s Procharged 3.7 Mustang. When he came to us he wanted something strong, light and would not kill his budget.

After some deliberation, Rohana RFX series was chosen, and specifically the RFX5. Shown here in your typical perfect 20×10/11 fitment for the S550. Flowform technology brings strength and lightweight to customers who don’t necessarily want to spend forged money on wheels. Rohana knocks it out of the park with their RFX line up.

For more details see below:

Wheel Design:
Rohana RFX5

Finishes:
Matte Black

Specs:
20×10 ET40
20×11 ET48

Car info: 
2016 Ford Mustang

Wheels: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @johnnycantu956
Owner: @mmagnetic2016 

Customer Spotlight: Scott’s B8.5 S4 x Solowerks X BC Forged HCA168

The B8/8.5 generation S4 is a car we hold near and dear. A car we owned for about 4 years. This platform we are very passionate about and honestly love seeing different customer renditions of what the “perfect” S4 means to them. Scott had a unique vision and wanted a very specific look and fit. Scott’s car is running one of our favorite coilovers on the market and he wanted this set up for MAX flush with his camber and tire specs. The SPC control arms really helped us keep a fat tire at a 20×9.5 +30 offset!

Since nothing can be considered cookie cutter about Scott’s car, we knew the BC Forged line would really set off the car. Especially with a wild color scheme. 3-5 week ETA to your door. No upcharge on concave or custom finishes. Can you really beat BC Forged? In our mind, no!

Wheel Design:
HCA168 (exposed hardware)

Finishes:
Brushed black center
Sapphire blue lip
TI bolts

Specs:
20×9.5 et+30 x4
5×112 PCD 66.56 CB

Car info: 
2015 Audi S4 (B8.5)
Solowerks Coilovers
SPC Control arms
Macan Caliper Conversion w/ ECS Wave Rotors

Wheels: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @s550_boomer
Owner: @b8s4carbon

Corvette GIVEAWAY! Ruckus Company C7 Z51 X RSR R902

Who doesn’t like a free car? Especially when that free car is a modded C7 Z51?! When we got approached by Ruckus, we didn’t know much about them to start. We quickly found out these guys are rad, and love to have a good time! Mark Chance and the team at Ruckus Company (formerly Drift Flix) contacted us for the right wheels for this giveaway, we knew the options would be limited due to time and also the fact that this is a Z51. The Z51 is one of the HARDEST cars to find wheel options for. The brakes are huge, offsets are high so not a lot of wheels work off the shelf, or even custom for that matter.

We knew RSR would be a great choice. The R902 is fully forged and ready to ship. So we knew with a time constraint like Marks, these would be a killer look and not set back the giveway at all. More importantly the quality of the wheels matched that of the car.The RSR Forged R902 is exclusively designed to fit Chevrolet Corvette and is true forged at a price point no one can beat.

Wheel Design:
RSR R902

Finishes:
Gloss Black

Specs:
19×9.5 ET56
20×11 ET76

Car info: 
C7 Z51

Wheels: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @ruckuscompany
Owner: Click here to become the owner!

For more info visit https://ruckuscompany.com/

Customer Spotlight: Niju’s R8 Turbo x Rotiform LSR x Air Lift

This R8 has been a journey. When I first met Niju, it was for a set of BC Coilovers for this very car. When we hear from Niju we always get excited. He always has a cool friend to refer, or a new exciting stage for the R8 that at times we get to to be apart of that.

This stage of his build is by far our favorite. The wrap color, the turbo work, the air and of course the wheels. Once we knew we were bagging Niju’s car and he was going turbo with Brandon at B-Rouge we knew wheels were next! Niju wanted a true motorsport feeling vibe for this 800+HP single turbo manual 4.2 R8. I think he hit the nail right on the head with the LSR.

Now, onto the details!

Wheel Design:
Rotiform LSR
3 piece convex face
Rear load rim parts
Every other bolt exposed w/ LSR flange detail

Finishes:
Gloss Gunmetal Face
Polished Lip
Chrome Bolts
Black Barrel

Specs:
20×9 et45  
with Toyo Proxes T1R 245/30r20

20×12 et50
with Toyo Proxes T1R 315/25r20

Car info: 
2011 Audi R8 4.2
Air Lift Suspension
B-Rogue Single Turbo conversion (800+ HP)
Stock R8 Steel Brakes

Wheels: Purchase Here
Suspension: Purchase Here
Turbo: Contact here

Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @endless_visuals
Owner: @nijurxz
Turbo by: @b.rogue.built – Click to see more

Customer Spotlight: Julio’s C7 Corvette Z06 x BC Forged HB29 x Toyo R888R

The C7 corvette is no stranger to us. We actually at this point in time OWN a C7 Gransport (feature coming soon). The Z06 is the big brother to our own car, sharing MOST of the same parts minus the heart of the beast. The Z06 and and C7 for that matter is what the term “bang for the buck” shows you in the dictionary when you look it up.

There is NO better car for the money that can take on Mclaren, Ferrari, Porsche, ANYTHING you can really think of. The Corvette IS competitive. One thing all of us Corvette guys really love is traction. This set up is a different look/take on the R888R set up we run on our own car. The R888R is basically a street legal slick.

Enter Julio’s C7 Z06 in a very unique color and add some SERIOUS wheels/rubber and you have truly a winning combination. Now onto the details! (look how meaty that is!!)

Wheel Design:
BC Forged HB29

Finishes:
Gloss Black Lip
Matte Black Face
Hidden Hardware

Specs:
Front: 19×10.5 +35 with a 295/30r19
Rear: 19×12 +50 with a 345/30r19

Car info: 
C7 Z06 Z07 w/ CCB option

Wheels: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @lifeintheotherlane
Owner: @juliorinsta