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Old 02-11-2019, 02:10 PM   #1
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Forgestar on 17 zl1

Will a forgestar 17x10.5 for a fbody fit a 2017 zl1,found a set for a good price and wanna make sure they will work,thanks.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:22 AM   #2
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cast wheels on a ZL1 are not a good idea.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:06 AM   #3
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Pretty sure the f14 forgestars are aluminum,just really wondering if they will fit being for an fbody.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:57 AM   #4
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17" wheels won't fit over the ZL1 brakes. For most wheel barrel designs, 19" wheels are the minimum diameter.

There's also the questions of bolt pattern, hub bore, and offset. F-bodies use Imperial bolt patterns, whereas the Alpha platform uses metric. The result is a close but not exact match. 5x4.75" vs 5x120mm
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yes they are cast aluminum. you want forged aluminum. not flow forged. flow forged is just a name to trick you into thinking they are forged like their name forgestar. they only make cast not forged.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:29 PM   #6
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yes they are cast aluminum. you want forged aluminum. not flow forged. flow forged is just a name to trick you into thinking they are forged like their name forgestar. they only make cast not forged.
Actually the term "Flow Forged" like the one HRE uses does not mean it is cast. The barrel of the wheel is forged and the wheels are considerable stronger than a conventional cast wheel.

Also just because it is a ZL1 doesnt mean it has to use a forged wheel. Plenty of GM vehicles making the power the ZL1 does and come with cast wheels from the factory. Most of the Corvette wheels are cast until you opt for the forged wheels.

I will trust my HRE FF01 and FF04 wheels just as much as I trusted the stock 1LE wheels.
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yes they are cast aluminum. you want forged aluminum. not flow forged. flow forged is just a name to trick you into thinking they are forged like their name forgestar. they only make cast not forged.
What you really want is a wheel that is JWL and VIA tested and certified. The construction method is only one piece of the puzzle and hardly the sole decision maker. You can buy poor design and quality forged wheels, just like you can buy high quality cast wheels.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:13 PM   #8
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Ok thanks guys think i will pass on these and look for some more local.
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