Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2013
Corvettes have evolved dramatically since the early eighties, culminating this year with the introduction of the 2014 Corvette Stingray. One thing all Corvettes have in common, going back to the Corvettes of the early 1980’s, is the availability of 100-percent perfect fitment of custom Corvette wheels from Cray. Now, Cray’s website at http://www.craycorvettewheels.com includes a detailed “Fitment Guide” tab that guides prospective buyers to complete technical details on all Cray wheels, whether they are in the market for C4 wheels, C5 wheels, C6 wheels, Z05 wheels, Z06 wheels or even the new Stingray.
“Corvettes present a unique set of engineering challenges for the wheel maker, due to the large offsets, aggressive suspension design and massive brake calipers,” pointed out Cray Wheels President Terence Scheckter. “Because we are focused strictly and exclusively on the design and engineering of Corvette wheels, we have developed the specialized expertise to perfectly match wheels to the year and model Corvette in question,” Scheckter added.
Cray’s fitment guide, and its companion configurator, which allows shoppers to preview Cray wheels on their year, model and even color Corvette, is an online data base of ten different finishes—including chrome Corvette wheels, silver Corvette wheels and both matte and gloss black Corvette wheels, in three different product lines, in diameters from 17 inches to 20 inches and widths from 9 inches to 12.5 inches. Additionally, Cray supports lip sizes from 1.25 inches to four inches and offsets of 37, 47, 50 and 65 mm, all to ensure a precision fit for the buyer’s year and model Corvette.
The full line of Cray wheels supports the concept of a staggered fitment, pioneered by Corvette. A staggered fitment means rear wheels and tires are specified in larger diameter and wider width than on the front axle. This not only puts more rubber on the road under the drive wheels, improving both linear and lateral acceleration, but also contributes to the aggressive stance common to all Corvettes.
The newest model Cray wheel for Corvettes is the Hawk. The Hawk Model is a multi-piece wheel offered in four distinct finishes, including chrome, matte black and either silver or black with a mirror cut lip, giving owners more customizing options. The Hawk joins the Manta and the Scorpion in the Cray stable, both one-piece forged wheels. All Cray Corvette aftermarket wheels are designed to accept the factory’s checkered flag wheel center cap, and support Corvette tire pressure monitoring systems. 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.
A Cray dealer can be found by calling, call 1-800-766-7775 or by visiting Cray Wheels at craywheels.cm to search by zip code. Cray Corvette dealers are located throughout North America and worldwide, including Discount Tire Direct at discounttiredirect.com.