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Old 01-17-2019, 08:09 AM
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:15 AM
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Definitely B
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B. Both look good but I would buy B.
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B for sure.


A would look good on our cars but if you make A, you can't call it an R15 reproduction, just call it something else.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:55 AM
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A would look good on our cars but if you make A, you can't call it an R15 reproduction, just call it something else.
That was my thought
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I would buy A.
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B for sure !!
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

I prefer 17", which of course I can get on both the Firehawks AND now the IROC.....but, since you asked, I prefer B
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

A for me but I like the modern look.

If we can buy a 18x10 out the gate without playing with offsets that would be awesome. I was looking at trying a Forgestar F14 setup to try and run 295 on all 4.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:49 AM
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

Originally Posted by VortecZ View Post
B for sure.


A would look good on our cars but if you make A, you can't call it an R15 reproduction, just call it something else.
My thoughts exactly. Kinda defeats the purpose of a reproduction if it doesn't look the same.
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:38 PM
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AAA !! Woooowowww
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:01 PM
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

I think the open center really updates the look of the wheel. The imitation center lock center cap was on many different styles of wheel in the 90s and really dates the wheel. Nothing wrong with that if that’s what you’re going for. I would like a set of the open centers for my 92Z to replace the oem wheels that I hate. I wish they would have continued the IROC wheel or some variation for 91-92, it has such a timeless look.
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:28 PM
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

B

Could always offer a substitute center cap that would expose the lugs to look like A for those that want open lugs.
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

B, but do yourselves a huge favor and redesign the inside of the wheel to allow more brake clearance, the 17" is almost comical how many big brake kits caused problems.
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

'B'

Hands down, no contest.

I was also wondering how large a brake package it will fit. If it fits C6 Corvette then I'm fine.
And please please please, a little extra backspace! My old Strange 12-bolt needs 1/2 inch more backspace than most people.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:50 AM
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

B, but I think you would sell a lot of both.. Along with a 17x10 and 17x11 Iroc repros….
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:11 AM
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Gonna have to go with B on this one.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:45 AM
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

Definitely B will attract more of the purists. A looks like a generic aftermarket 5 spoke wheel, without the cap I donít think anybody will recognize it as a firehawk wheel

i vote B 100%
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

B.
Firehawks/Ronals are one of my fav wheels for both third gen camaros and firebirds.
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B.
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Old 01-19-2019, 01:51 PM
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

B for sure and would there be any rubbing with 18x10 on all four corners?
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:35 PM
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Option A because I like exposed lugnuts.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:35 AM
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

A
Despite the fact that B is clearly leading the poll, I like the updated look.

It also looks like an insert could be made to mimic the look of A on either wheel. Maybe it wouldn't work but it would be the best of both worlds.
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:07 AM
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

Originally Posted by Manic Z View Post
B.
Firehawks/Ronals are one of my fav wheels for both third gen camaros and firebirds.
What he said. They looked awesome then and still do now
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:58 PM
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

B, though maybe make two center inserts one with open lugs one with fateful styling... I've never been a huge fan of the "key hole" on the center cap, would be cool if you could make it so you rotate the hex part and it retracts/extends ears and loose the keyhole.

Now my big question is... when are you going to make Formula wheels or GTAs in 18" vs the 17s you currently sell
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:11 PM
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:07 AM
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B. Love that deep dish. I have 17x 10 rear 2003 Cobra Terminator deep dish repos on a 1994 mustang with 315s on the rear. Totally changed the look of the car. Make these. I'm in the market for new wheels and 18s are a good look and open it up for bigger brakes. Make it happen Hawks.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:09 PM
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

Why not a 17x10 as well for good fitment on the rear?
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B. I don't think A would even be recognized as a Ronal wheel.
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

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Could always offer a substitute center cap that would expose the lugs to look like A for those that want open lugs.
Originally Posted by Thumdaddy View Post
It also looks like an insert could be made to mimic the look of A on either wheel. Maybe it wouldn't work but it would be the best of both worlds.
Agreed.
Originally Posted by Aviator857 View Post
Now my big question is... when are you going to make Formula wheels or GTAs in 18" vs the 17s you currently sell
https://gbodyparts.com/product_info.php?products_id=3493. Has 18" crosslace wheels.
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B..
(A is not a R15)
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A , but not a reproduction.
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I vote for A.
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Here is both A & B
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

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Let us know which one you prefer
Kinda late in the game, but I'd have to choose B.

The A concept reminds me of a Telstar 2 rim at first glance.

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Old 02-23-2019, 04:12 PM
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Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

We just received the 18x10 open center R15 repro prototype here at Hawks Motorsports. We still want to hear more opinions on which you prefer based on >LOOKS<. Here is the open center prototype compared to our 18x10 R15 rep.
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