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If you start to research the newer upper end performance cars, it is apparent that the tire bulge/profile has changed also. Tire bulge has been lessened and replaced with a more flat side wall for better handling. <<This allows wheels to be fitted all the way out to the edge without "the bulge" going past the fender lip.

 

I have read that some of the "old school" Corvette guys have complained about the lack of bulge, but it all comes down to what works best when the cars are originally tested, and tires fitted for the best performance and handling. Swaying back and forth on a tire bulge when pressed into turns is definitely not the optimal set up apparently, by all indicators of the more recent performance cars and tire profiles.

 

 

 

 

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KR cars weren't made in 2 years. They were made in 1968 and 2008. NOT 2009. I have a set, with the GT500RK/SHELBY/ALCOA milled lettering in them. They wont leave for under $2k a piece. It's TRUE that there is NOT a high demand because they only put those wheels on 1,111 cars. Anyone who says otherwise, is trying to under sell you or has chinese knockoffs.  They can only be mounted 4x and are shot after that. Between myself, brother and father, we have all 4 color KRs and have been trying to buy wheels. If you have the KR stamp, I'll pay $1500 for the set to powdercoat. But I'd have to see them. I work for Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists, and have done ALL the research. 

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8 hours ago, Shane Bryant said:

KR cars weren't made in 2 years. They were made in 1968 and 2008. NOT 2009. I have a set, with the GT500RK/SHELBY/ALCOA milled lettering in them. They wont leave for under $2k a piece. It's TRUE that there is NOT a high demand because they only put those wheels on 1,111 cars. Anyone who says otherwise, is trying to under sell you or has chinese knockoffs.  They can only be mounted 4x and are shot after that. Between myself, brother and father, we have all 4 color KRs and have been trying to buy wheels. If you have the KR stamp, I'll pay $1500 for the set to powdercoat. But I'd have to see them. I work for Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists, and have done ALL the research. 

You do realize this thread hasn't been active for nearly two years? Just saying......:whistling:

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3 hours ago, 08SGT1234 said:

You do realize this thread hasn't been active for nearly two years? Just saying......:whistling:

I'm more concerned about the 712 owners who just learned that their 2009 KR doesn't exist ;)

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I, too, would like to know upon what information the "They can only be mounted 4x and are shot after that" statement is based.

 

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He will buy a set for $1,500, ruin them by powder coating, and then sale them for $2,000 a wheel.   lol

I would have been interested but I just found out  my car is the wrong year.  

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10 hours ago, SAI-Steven said:

I'm more concerned about the 712 owners who just learned that their 2009 KR doesn't exist ;)

 

I was thinking the same thing. Someone has definitely not done their GT500KR homework as it relates to the most recent GT500KR production............Now if was a 40th Anniv. GT500KR that was being discussed, then yes 2008 only.

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15 hours ago, Robert M said:

 

I was thinking the same thing. Someone has definitely not done their GT500KR homework as it relates to the most recent GT500KR production............Now if was a 40th Anniv. GT500KR that was being discussed, then yes 2008 only.

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Nope their post was pretty specific, claiming their research showed just two years of KR production, 1968 and 2008. 

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On ‎9‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 11:23 AM, SAI-Steven said:

Nope their post was pretty specific, claiming their research showed just two years of KR production, 1968 and 2008. 

..........and also owning multiple examples of 2008's................and never stumbling upon information about 2009 production?.....................hmmmmmmm.

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The center cap shown below is pretty cool. I bought a set of 20X9 Super Snake engraved Alcoa's back in 2009, they were sold to me by a person who lived in the same town as the Alcoa wheel plant and they said they "just got a hold of them", that is all they would tell me about where they got them. Those 20X9's had the caps shown below, they fit the Alcoa wheels nicely, I have never seen another set of these caps. I use them on my Alcoa's from time to time, just for a change........

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On ‎9‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 4:24 PM, 2fords said:

Robert ,

I NEED those center caps!!!

 

^^^^^^I rarely show a picture of them because that is a common reply when I show them.

I have kept them guarded because it is the only set I have seen. If by chance I lose one, I most likely would never find a replacement. There may be more out there, but I have not seen them.

I didn't realize I was so heavy on the original Black Super Snake center caps from a 2011/12 Super Snake, but here is a picture of the Alcoa caps..........

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