Shop Car Spotlight: James’ 2019 Corvette Gransport X BC Forged LE10 X Toyo R888R

The Corvette is one of few cars that shaped my childhood. I spent a lot of my childhood years hearing stories of my dad’s 1969 Corvette and sneaking out in my uncle Greg’s 1971 Lt1 convertible whenever I could. The 1971 Corvette LT1 is the car I leaned to drive manual transmission on, do my first real burn out in, and really cemented my love for the Corvette. I would root for any Corvette I saw at the track, go to every local Corvette show and meet. I was hooked.

It’s a surprise to me a bit that I waited until the last C7 to buy my FIRST Corvette. I was looking for a clean C6 Z06 and found myself entranced at the 2019 Corvette Gransport in Elkhart Lake Blue. The past 2 years with this car I haven’t really gone wild yet. I lowered it on factory bolts, did the Z07 stage 3 wickerbill rear, and an MGW flat stick short throw. We certainly have more aero and power mods planned for the future! Details on that soon.

The one part I knew I wanted to knock out of the park was the wheel set up. Anyone who knows me knows I prefer traction and performance than pure stance. I had 3 needs: A modular wheel with a lip, and 19/19 R888R. Here is the set-up we came up with! I wanted no rubbing, or issues at speed. I wanted a true track day set-up I could run on the street. Traction > ALL!

Now, onto the details.

Wheels:
BC Forged LE10
Register Shift Face
Flat Lip

Size:
19×10.5 +35
19×12 +50

Finishes:
Matte Bronze Center
Gloss Brushed Bronze Lip/Barrel
Black Hardware

Tire Specs:
Toyo R888R
295/30R19
345/30R19

Car Info:
2019 Corvette Gransport
Steel Brakes
Lowered on factory bolts

For more information or to purchase wheels please click here

Owner/Words by: James T. Curtis
Photographers: @missamagnificent / @doctor_dario

Customer Spotlight: Sean’s Audi R8 x Rotiform ZMO-M Forged

My friends know how much I love motorsport. A lot of new people will always meet me, see my cars and ask me why isn’t your car slammed? Why don’t you have more camber? For me the answer is clear. I LOVE to drive my cars and track my cars. It’s not that I don’t appreciate a stance build, as I actually do. It’s just motorsport speaks to me. Being on the track pushing your comfort zone to the limit while trying to learn the limits of your car. I tend to set up all my cars this way.

So when Sean wanted to make a set of Rotiform ZMO-M monoblock forged his new track set up we were fired up! What a wheel to compliment such a unique motorsport build. The minimalist and functional approach of Sean’s R8 is a home run to me for sure.

Now onto the details!

Wheel Design:
Rotiform ZMO-M 
1 piece forged 
Hex cap center 

Finish: 
Gloss White

Size: 
19×8.5 +29
19×11 +32

Car info: 
2009 R8 4.2
Stock Steel Brakes

For more information or to purchase click here

Words by: James T. Curtis
Customer: @seannyelite
Photographer: @sac.perspective 

Customer Spotlight: Alex’s C7 Z06 x BC Forged MLE10

Being a Corvette owner myself and total nerd for these cars: I LOVE seeing different renditions and interpretations that we come up with based on customer use and need. These cars are very adaptable and have LOTS of room for activities. Alex came to us with a need for a street set up he would LOVE to drive and won’t negatively affect performance. One of the most surprising complaints for a street set up for the C7 Z/GS cars is the OEM Michelin Pilot Sport tires.

The OEM PSS tires have an uncanny ability to make the car feel unstable from tramlining. This is the tendency of a car to follow the contours in the surface. (The term comes from the tendency of a car’s wheels to follow the normally recessed rails of street trams, without driver input in the same way that the train does.)

This can be super unnerving for these cars at high speed. The Pilot 4s tire has a GREAT ability to eliminate A LOT of that feeling. It also does a great job for a street tire putting down the Z06 power and handling rain. A great all around summer performance tire. We were excited to see Alex test out this set up especially since we went with such a bright set of colors for the LE10 on this car.

Now, onto the details!

Wheel Design:
BC Forged MLE10
Step lip 
Register shift face  

Size:
19×9.5 +22
19×11.5 +40

Tires:
Michelin Pilot 4s
275/30R19
325/30r19

Finishes:
Face: brushed 
Lip: polished/brushed 
Bolts: black 

Car Info:
C7 Corvette Z06
Carbon Brakes

Words by: James T. Curtis
Customer: @1slowc7z
Photographer: @auto_rmh

Customer Spotlight: Luwin’s Dajiban Style Ram Van x Rotiform MLW

Dajiban style – a bunch of Dodge short wheelbase V8 vans set up for motorsport, drift or straight up hooligan actives. What is not to love here? When Luwin reached out to us to get these wheels going I was actually really excited! For me the car culture is about adaptability and passion universally no matter the platform. From McLarens to Dodge vans – cool is cool and this van is one of my favorites. Luwin had a vision, and the only fit was the MLW by Rotiform.

Now onto the details!

Wheel Design:
Rotiform MLW
2 piece welded 
Flat profile – max lip 

Size: 
Front: 16×8 et -12 
Rear: 16×9.5 et -19 
Bolt pattern: 5×139.7 
Center bore: 90mm 

Finish: 
Matte Gunmetal face and lip/barrel 

Car Info: 
Dodge Ram Van 
Year 1996 
Brakes – Ferrari 360 front calipers / stock rear
Lowered Suspension

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

Words by: James T. Curtis
Owner/Photographer: @socaldaji

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/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