PERFORMANCE.As one moves up the performance curve, from the base Corvette Coupe and convertible to the 427, Z06 and top-of-the-line ZR1, increased performance can be achieved, in part, through the heroic efforts of Corvette engineers to reduce weight. Cray Corvette Wheels are in sync with this weight reduction manifesto. The result is high-performance wheels that are a perfect match for Corvette’s relentless obsession with shaving weight wherever possible.
PRECISION.Cray offers the world’s widest range of once-piece, staggered Corvette specific wheel applications. Cray Wheels are precision engineered in every detail. Cray engineers take into account the staggered fitment common to most Corvettes. A staggered fitment means that the rear wheels and tires are slightly wider than the front, providing better traction and a more aggressive stance for the Corvette rims . Additionally, Cray engineers factor in the related concepts of wheel offset and backspace. Wheel offset means the wheel centerline is offset away from the axle, providing a wider stance. Backspace measures how far the wheel intrudes into the wheel well towards the axle, and is important to ensure that there is no interference with suspension trailing arms or other mechanical systems.
Cray Wheels for Corvettes are designed to accept the original equipment wheel center logo cap, and accommodate factory tire pressure monitoring systems. All Cray Wheels are hub centric, which ensures that they fit precisely over the center flange of the brake rotor so that the wheel is concentric with the wheel bearings for a truer, better balanced wheel/tire assembly and a smoother ride.