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.

BC Forged LE10
Register Shift Face
Flat Lip

19×10.5 +35
19×12 +50

Matte Bronze Center
Gloss Brushed Bronze Lip/Barrel
Black Hardware

Tire Specs:
Toyo R888R

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: 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  

19×9.5 +22
19×11.5 +40

Michelin Pilot 4s

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: 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

Brushed Black

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 |

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:
Step Lip (MLE) 
Flush mount center

Brushed Clear Center 
Polished Lip / brushed inner 
Stainless Hardware 

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 |

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

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

Matte Black

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 |

Words by: James T. Curtis
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

Brushed Gloss Clear

18×9.5 +22
18×11 +18

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 |

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: 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)

Brushed black center
Sapphire blue lip
TI bolts

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 |

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

Customer Spotlight: Jason’s C7 Corvette Gransport x BC Forged RS45

The Corvette is a car we hold near and dear to heart. I grew up around them and I happen to own a 2019 Corvette Grandsport while I write this article on one of my Corvette brothers! The C7 is the pinnacle of the front engine Corvette. It does NOT get much better than the Grandsport either. More details to come on my feelings of the car in our shop C7 feature post coming soon.

The one flaw, the wheels. Chevy really dropped the ball on the factory wheels. The factory are a known issue (cracking, bending, etc). Jason trusted us to make his wheel woes go away. Enter the BC Forged RS45. A lightweight fully forged set up with a TON of concave for a Corvette, and shown here fitting OEM tire specs. For the money BC Forged cannot be beat.

Now onto the fun part, the specs:

Wheel Design:
BC Forged RS45

Gloss Black

19×10 +30
20×12 +50

Car info: 
2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
Stock Steel brakes

Wheels: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 |

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @laglenn63
Owner: Jason Wright

Customer Spotlight: Jr’s Cobra X BC Forged LE05

When some people think of the Terminator, they think of a 1984 Sci-Fi thriller by James Cameron and some jacked dude named Arnold Schwarzenegger (had to be in bold). I cannot think of a better, more fitting nickname for the 2003-2004 Ford Mustang Cobra. Ford plays Cameron, and well the Cobra is Arnold. There is no way around it!

When I think of the Terminator I think of our Ford performance manager and my amazing friend Kevin Dion. He has a 934 whp Whipple Supercharged Cobra that has cemented a feeling of face melting acceleration in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gear and beyond. These cars just pull like a freight train.

When Jr came to us for a unique wheel idea for his VERY clean Terminator, we immediately jumped at the opportunity to introduce BC Forged to more Cobro’s and see what we could make happen. His car is unique in the fact that this car ditched the IRS (independent rear suspension) in favor of running a straight rear axle! A lot of wheel companies will overlook this and run the 18×11 +19 rear, which will leave you looking like a lifted Duramax out back.

Specs needed for SRA Terminator: 18×9.5 +25 front and 18×11 +34 rear.

Specs needed for IRS Terminator: 18×9.5 +25 front and 18×11 +19 rear.

Onto: The finished product! 3-5 weeks after your order is placed, each one of our BC Forged customers receives a proof of concept in a completion photo. BC Forged is just SO on point with their process. A great example of how all brands should do it.

Wheel Design:
BC Forged LE05
(Flat Lip)
Center style option : Flush Mount Standard

Center : Gloss Gunmetal
Lip/Barrel : Polished with brushed inner
Assembly Hardware Option : Exposed Stainless

18×9.5 +25
18×11 +34

Car info: 
2003 Cobra
Solid rear axle swap, non IRS rear
BAER 6 Piston Front Brakes

Wheels: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 |

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @Limitless.photoss /
Owner: @cobraterritory

Customer Spotlight: Miguel’s Charger x BC Forged HCA162s

When Miguel came to us for a unique look for his Charger we really didn’t know what was in store. One thing we did know, BC Forged fit every so sweetly into his 22″ custom forged budget. Miguel had a vision for colors and BC made it work. As shown here with a Brushed black face, Gloss sky blue lip/barrel and Gold bolts.

We were blown away with the results of this color combo and how well it suited his Charger and how well the colors just go together even on the wheel itself!

Now onto the car, with a vibrant color scheme to set a Charger apart. See below for details on the fitment:

Wheel Style:
BC Forged HCA162s

Brushed black face 
Gloss sky blue lip/barrel 
Gold bolts

22×9.5 et10
22×10.5 et15

2012 Dodge Charger SRT 392
Factory brembo brakes 
Air Lift Suspension 

Wheels: Purchase Here
Suspension: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 |

Words by: James T. Curtis
Owner: @srt8_on_air