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Those look great. Wish they would do 91-92 camaro wheels 17x9's
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NICE!!!!!! When are ya gettin 'em on the car?
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Yeah if they made a 91-92 camaro wheel I would have a hard time not buying like 6 sets of them
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Me too for the 91-92 z28 wheel !
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Unfortunately they’re not going on the car until spring. Three rims were perfect. But one rim has pit marks in it I don’t like. I emailed them. I hope they let me send it back.

Edit: They already sent me a return label to ship the one rim back. This is why I'll always continue to do business with Hawk's. Great customer service.

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Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

Originally Posted by charlie6178 View Post
Yeah if they made a 91-92 camaro wheel I would have a hard time not buying like 6 sets of them
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We are working on 91-92 Z28 wheels now but are in the early stages , we can take a pre order for the 6 sets if you like
hope to have them out early summer !

Thanks Bruce
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Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

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HI,
We are working on 91-92 Z28 wheels now but are in the early stages , we can take a pre order for the 6 sets if you like
hope to have them out early summer !

Thanks Bruce
That is GREAT news Bruce, I think those will be very popular as well !!
Nice work !!!
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That is GREAT news Bruce, I think those will be very popular as well !!
Nice work !!!
I'm just at the point where I'd buy any factory appearing thirdgen Z28/IROC wheel as long as it's 18"x9.5" or 10".
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HI,
We are working on 91-92 Z28 wheels now but are in the early stages , we can take a pre order for the 6 sets if you like
hope to have them out early summer !

Thanks Bruce
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I'm just at the point where I'd buy any factory appearing thirdgen Z28/IROC wheel as long as it's 18"x9.5" or 10".
I'm right there with you!
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HI,
We are working on 91-92 Z28 wheels now but are in the early stages , we can take a pre order for the 6 sets if you like
hope to have them out early summer !

Thanks Bruce
I have 3 cars that I would put them on. 17's or 18's for me. Glad to hear your working on these. Im beyond happy to hear that. I've been going back and forth on what wheels to put on my cars.
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Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

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We are still working on the Firehawks , my hang up is the perfect size , people are all over the place on size preference , I was wanting to do a 18X10 cast wheel but the fitment is TIGHT!!!! and requires some slight mods for clearance but very runable , I really like the way this size fits the car but Tire size is limited as well , so I could do a 18X9 I guess. I would like opinions . The other choice I have is on the center cap , what is general opinions there as the original cap was a cast cap and the new ones will have to be a billet which adds cost or we could do a open lug stlye wheel too which I think would look cool but not be period correct. Give me some good honest opinions guys !. Thanks Bruce

I think this should be a new thread to really get some input.

I would love to see a rendering of the open lug style wheel. It may not end up being a Ronal, but a hawks original wheel instead.
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Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

Originally Posted by Jaysz28 View Post
I think this should be a new thread to really get some input.

I would love to see a rendering of the open lug style wheel. It may not end up being a Ronal, but a hawks original wheel instead.
I agree there should be a new thread to discuss other wheel options since this is suppose to be about the new IROCS.

Since there isn't another thread yet.....I'm all for a set of 17" 91/92 and would probably buy at least one set right away. As for the FIrehawks, I have them now and love them just the way they are. I have 285s on them all the way around and think they look great. If there was an option to get 18x10, I may consider buying two of them for the rear only and run 17s in the front. I've always been a fan of C5 and C6 wheels on these cars so I like the staggered look. Obviously my vote for a center cap on a 18x10 would be an exact duplicate of the current Firehawk reproductions so that you could mix and match them.
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Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

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Just heard from Hawk's. No gold Irocs for a few more months. DOH!!!!!!!!! Not directing this frustration towards Hawks at all, but going all the way back to my talks with 6LE well over a year ago, it just seems like I'm destined to NOT get new wheels!!!!! Don't they know I NEED to spend money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
Buy some gold GTAs to hold you over! Then, when the gold IROCs are in, you'll have a spare set of wheels.
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Buy some gold GTAs to hold you over! Then, when the gold IROCs are in, you'll have a spare set of wheels.
While I DO like the GTAs..... No. .....but I like your thinking.
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Any status on a gold tone version of these?
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Any status on a gold tone version of these?
Yes. I spoke with Ryan last thursday (Jan 10) and he said they're not happy with the color. I guess they've had 'em come in twice, and it wasn't right, however they HAVE finally got it right, and he said they had just approved the color/wheels to go into production. Probably be a few months before they're ready. While I was pretty disappointed with that timeframe, deep down somewhere I'm glad they're doing it right and not rushing it to market with the wrong color.

Me personally? I was really hoping to get these up and running for the '19 spring/summer hot rodding season. Looks like that's not gonna happen. I'm redirecting my efforts/finances to a list of other things for this year. Can't say I won't whip out the credit card and make an impulse buy when they come out though!!!!
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I can wait a few months for the gold. These in gold are just going to look awesome!
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Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

Got my wheels on Friday. They look very nice! Should be getting the tires on tomorrow. Maybe have them mounted by the end of the week. Can't wait to see how they look on the car!
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Can't wait to see how they look on the car!
Ummm yeah! ...LOTS of us can't wait. You had BETTER POST PICS
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Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

We're taking a poll

We're taking a poll, let us know which one you prefer.
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B. Both look good but I would buy B. Love the 18x10 option! That's a sale waiting to happen!
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B in an 18x9 18x10 size
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We're taking a poll

We're taking a poll, let us know which one you prefer.
Here is the thread for the poll
https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/whee...al-r-15-a.html
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Does anyone know the backspace dimension for the 17 x 9 Irocs?
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Got my wheels on Friday. They look very nice! Should be getting the tires on tomorrow. Maybe have them mounted by the end of the week. Can't wait to see how they look on the car!
You get these on yet?
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You get these on yet?
Tires are mounted. But we just got hit with a snow storm, so I didn't get them on the car.
Maybe in the next couple of days.
Tires I got are the Mickey Thompson Street Comps.
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Tires are mounted. But we just got hit with a snow storm, so I didn't get them on the car.
Maybe in the next couple of days.
Tires I got are the Mickey Thompson Street Comps.
Nice looking tire!
Awesome sounds good I hear you on the snow storm winter sucks .looking forward to seeing then on still debating on buying then or not
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Tires are mounted. But we just got hit with a snow storm, so I didn't get them on the car.
Maybe in the next couple of days.
Tires I got are the Mickey Thompson Street Comps.
Nice looking tire!
Interesting tire choice! Can't wait to see what they look like and hear how they drive. MTs don't show up on tire rack - didn't even know they had a 275/40/17 option.
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I was back and forth between thost MT Street comps and the Continental Extreme Contacts. ....looks like I have a little time until those gold wheels are out!
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Originally Posted by hawksthirdgen View Post
We are still working on the Firehawks , my hang up is the perfect size , people are all over the place on size preference , I was wanting to do a 18X10 cast wheel but the fitment is TIGHT!!!! and requires some slight mods for clearance but very runable , I really like the way this size fits the car but Tire size is limited as well , so I could do a 18X9 I guess. I would like opinions . The other choice I have is on the center cap , what is general opinions there as the original cap was a cast cap and the new ones will have to be a billet which adds cost or we could do a open lug stlye wheel too which I think would look cool but not be period correct. Give me some good honest opinions guys !. Thanks Bruce

What about a 17◊10 rear and 17x9 front for staggered look?
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I managed to get one wheel on.....but baby is teething, and put an end to Sunday Funday lol



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What about a 17◊10 rear and 17x9 front for staggered look?
Current R15s are 17x9.5, an excellent size, perfect for a 275/40R17. The extra .5" of a 17x10 is so insignificant it's not worth it.*
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I know ManicZ has some things going on, but does ANYONE else have installed pictures!?!?!? I know several people have ordered them. Love to see some pics!!!!!!!!
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I know ManicZ has some things going on, but does ANYONE else have installed pictures!?!?!? I know several people have ordered them. Love to see some pics!!!!!!!!
I second this request......looking forward to seeing these on some cars !!
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Pics on the car!!! I'm deciding to restore my factory 16x8's or go with these.... come on!!
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We are working on 91-92 Z28 wheels now but are in the early stages , we can take a pre order for the 6 sets if you like
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any time line for the 91-92 wheels? Like summer or next year?
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Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

Good news is that I finally got all four wheels on.
Bad news is that we are dealing with some nasty weather here, so I can't get the car out to snap some decent pics....


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Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

Looks good! ....thanks for the pic! Not directed at you Manic, but I'm still dying for a few good, outside shots showing the whole car. We all know the wheels look good, and we all know 17" is a good looking size, but how it all fits together isn't always a given. (not that I'm worried about it though!). Hawk's had the one pic, but it was on that players car with the all logo decals. Odd choice for a demo car in my opinion, but hey, it's all good.
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Looks good! ....thanks for the pic! Not directed at you Manic, but I'm still dying for a few good, outside shots showing the whole car. We all know the wheels look good, and we all know 17" is a good looking size, but how it all fits together isn't always a given. (not that I'm worried about it though!). Hawk's had the one pic, but it was on that players car with the all logo decals. Odd choice for a demo car in my opinion, but hey, it's all good.
Exactly.. I’m assuming it’s not too different or immediately noticeable from the stock wheels but the idea is mostly that you get way better tire options and brand new, mint rims to put them on..

The before and after on the Player’s car doesn’t look too drastic, but I’m surprised they didn’t use a stock looking blue or red IROC or something (just because Black accentuates the wheels more)..
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Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

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Good news is that I finally got all four wheels on.
Bad news is that we are dealing with some nasty weather here, so I can't get the car out to snap some decent pics....
Nice!!! Is your car lowered? I canít get mine on until prob April. This winter has been brutal.
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Yes, one inch. Suspension Techniques springs. I've had them for what seems like forever. ...
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new hawks irocs looks great on your Camaro!
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Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

Iím really close to pulling the trigger on a set of these new wheels. Iím wondering how many TGO members bought a set? Iíd like to see more pics with them mounted on different color cars to see how they actually look. I was trying to stay away from the Chrome but man they look sweet too, especially with the double line design. I think that makes a big difference when it comes to chrome. A question I have is everyone seems to go with a 275/40, i was thinking a 45 sidewall isnít that that the normal height with a 17Ē wheel? I like to go with more sidewall/ tire if possible...
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Iím really close to pulling the trigger on a set of these new wheels. Iím wondering how many TGO members bought a set? Iíd like to see more pics with them mounted on different color cars to see how they actually look. I was trying to stay away from the Chrome but man they look sweet too, especially with the double line design. I think that makes a big difference when it comes to chrome. A question I have is everyone seems to go with a 275/40, i was thinking a 45 sidewall isnít that that the normal height with a 17Ē wheel? I like to go with more sidewall/ tire if possible...
The reason 275/40/17 is so popular is that it is the same exact overall diameter as the original 245/50/16 set up....
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Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

In a 45 series tire, 245/45-17 is the same diameter as the stock 245/50-16, so it, too, is a "correct" size. Ideally, it's for 8" wide wheels, with a fitment range from 7.5" to 9" wide. A 9" wheel is the maximum width for that tire, making it a slightly wider tire than it normally would be. So it will fit the new 17x9 wheels, but with a slight stretch, which would probably present a more modern appearance. So if you like such an appearance, then go for it, as it would be a perfectly acceptable wheel/tire combination for front and rear.

Some people use 245/45-17 on the front, with 275/40-17 on the rear, for a staggered set-up. Personally, I wouldn't want staggered, but it's not unusual.

Also consider that a 275/40-17 is, ideally, for 9.5" wide wheels. A 9" wheel is the minimum width for that tire, slightly drawing its center inward, making it a slightly narrower tire than it normally would be, possibly giving the sidewalls a slightly "bulged" appearance, just the opposite of the slightly stretched appearance of a 245/45-17.

But all of those things will be minimal for either size, so it will just depend upon what you prefer.

Here's a 255/40-18 on a 9.5" wide wheel. Ideally, it's for 9" wide wheels, with a fitment range from 8.5" to 10" wide. You can see that it has a nearly flush fitment, with barely a stretch, for a very nice, modern appearance; it's also an easier fit than a 275 tire. So a 245/45-17 on a 9" wheel would have a similar appearance, but with just slightly more of a stretch than the tire in the pic.

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