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: 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: 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

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

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!

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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

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

Finishes:
Gloss Black

Specs:
19×10 +30
20×12 +50

Car info: 
2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
Stock Steel brakes

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

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

Customer Spotlight: Alan’s C6 Corvette Z06 x Forgestar F14

When you think about the C6 Corvette, the 7 liter Z06 stands CLEARLY out in my mind as one of my favorites. In fact, I went into a dealer to look at a used one this year and left with a C7 Grandsport! (Story for another time).

The factory wheels and specs leave a lot to be desired. When Alan came to us for a great fitting, lightweight and all around quality option that didn’t kill his wallet, the Forgestar F14 was a perfect match. The specs we did 19×10 +30 and 20×12 +50 allow for a wide array of tires. 285/30r19 and 335/25r20 are the norm for this set up. Customer’s can and will try other sizes as well like the 345/30r20 shown here on Alan’s car in back. The color Alan really wanted something cool and different. We decided quickly on the brushed DDT.

Wheel Design:
Forgestar F14
Deep concave

Finishes:
Brushed DDT

Specs:
19×10 et30 Front 
20×12 et50 Rear

Car info: 
C6 Z06 corvette
Stock steel brakes

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

Gotta represent!

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @tossed.reel
Owner: @alan_outdoors