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    Trophy New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    Here are my latest rollers, but I believe I've found my favorite wheel and finish now. I had gloss black Forgeline GA3 wheels previously, but sold them and ordered the same wheels in a finish that I helped Forgeline develop. They call this finish "Transparent Smoke". It is hand-brushed and then powdercoated with a charcoal tinted clearcoat. The reflectivity of the raw metal beneath the clearcoat is killer to see in person. I had the centers and the outer lips done in this finish.

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    Forgeline GA3 Viper Spec, Performance Series (step lip)
    Transparent Smoke finish outers and centers
    Titanium hidden hardware upgrade
    19x10.0 front with Michelin Pilot Super Sport 275/30-19
    19x12.5 rear with Nitto NT05-R drag radial 345/30-19
    Contact us for pricing! www.DV8motoring.com





















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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    VERY Nice !!


    Finish works very well with the blue

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    The wheels on the R/T would look epic on the SRT man.

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    Thanks for posting pictures as I just purchased the same wheels in black with red pinstripe for my gray/black red driver's stripe ACR and did know exactly how they would look. I think they will look fine.
    PAVenomRT/10

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    Quote Originally Posted by bigmack339 View Post
    The wheels on the R/T would look epic on the SRT man.
    They do. Here are pics.




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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    Your car looks absolutely awesome. Very tasteful and very clean. BTW, how are you liking the drag radials? Can you hook with those? Has your cornering suffered a lot? I just wanted to hear the low down on those tires from you since you seem to have had experience with all types.

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    The drag radials hook excellent on the street, but I've had problems with them at the drag strip. That has more to do with the gearing this car has, and it's throttle response - very little margin for error between spin and bog. The car really needs 3.55 or 3.73 gears for the drag strip, to keep the wheel speed down and rpm up off the line.

    The drag radials handle okay, but I don't dare take corners all crazy with them. At 35 psi, they feel like normal tires to me. No sloppiness in a straight line, I've been over 160 on them.

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    So has there been a tire for you that has had the "perfect mix" of hooking and cornering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnc2886 View Post
    So has there been a tire for you that has had the "perfect mix" of hooking and cornering?
    Nope, not at my power level. The Nitto Invo's did pretty well at 650 rwhp.

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    Quote Originally Posted by Nine Ball View Post
    The drag radials hook excellent on the street, but I've had problems with them at the drag strip. That has more to do with the gearing this car has, and it's throttle response - very little margin for error between spin and bog. The car really needs 3.55 or 3.73 gears for the drag strip, to keep the wheel speed down and rpm up off the line.

    The drag radials handle okay, but I don't dare take corners all crazy with them. At 35 psi, they feel like normal tires to me. No sloppiness in a straight line, I've been over 160 on them.
    Thanks for the reply, good info. what I was wondering.

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    Those wheels look great, but that transparent smoke rocks!! Good job

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    That would be a good finish on a graphite or black car.

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    Exactly my thought.

    Quote Originally Posted by mnc2886 View Post
    That would be a good finish on a graphite or black car.

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    Quote Originally Posted by mnc2886 View Post
    That would be a good finish on a graphite or black car.
    Agreed. I'm planning on buying a gray 2013 Viper. I already know which wheels/finish will be put on that one

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    I wonder what that would look like with a polished black lip and the transparent smoke finish on a black car....my '04 gets delivered in 2 weeks and it's gonna need some new shoes!

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    Awesome work Tony!

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodder00 View Post
    I wonder what that would look like with a polished black lip and the transparent smoke finish on a black car....my '04 gets delivered in 2 weeks and it's gonna need some new shoes!
    I have a customer with a black no-stripe SRT10 coupe that is getting a nearly identical set of wheels in about 2 weeks. Chrome lip with the transparent smoke center. We'll have some pics of it soon.

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    That transparent smoke is incredible! Definitely my favorite wheel color atm. I'd love to see it on a SSG.

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    How much would a set of these in gunmetal and 19" cost? Something about these scream perfection. I don't have to let them grow on me, they just instantly look right. Any pics of these on a GTS? If not, the RT/10 is close enough. I just think Gloss or Textured Gunmetal would win me over.

    Last edited by klamathpro; 08-31-2012 at 02:46 AM.

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    Default Re: New wheels again. Forgeline GA3 Transparent Smoke finish

    Quote Originally Posted by klamathpro View Post
    How much would a set of these in gunmetal and 19" cost? Something about these scream perfection. I don't have to let them grow on me, they just instantly look right. Any pics of these on a GTS? If not, the RT/10 is close enough. I just think Gloss or Textured Gunmetal would win me over.
    Pics on a red RT/10 here: http://forums.viperclub.org/threads/...19-quot-wheels.

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