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: 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

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: 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