The C5—Corvette’s fifth generation—launched in 1997 and was in production through 2004. In the inaugural year, only a fastback coupe was offered but, in 1998, a convertible was added, demonstrating that his generation was designed as a stiff drop top, rather than a coupe compromised by removal of the roof. The C5 departed from its predecessor’s no frills design with a more rounded, graceful appearance that combined equal measures of aerodynamics and aggression. The C5 represented significant technical advances, as well, including 50/50 weight distribution achieved through a rear-mounted transmission. Lightweight, precision-engineered Cray Corvette wheels and rims are well matched to the C5 Corvette. C5 Corvette wheels by Cray.
The engineers of the Corvette C5 created a masterful sports car, and each part compliments that ideal even down to the OE wheel lugs. At Cray we designed our wheels for the C5 with the premise of enhancing the look of the vehicle, while having the ease of carrying over the C5 OE wheel lugs that came on your stock wheel style.
Each Cray wheel is meticulously designed to maximize the fitment in the wheel well. What does this mean for you; the wheel offset that is created is the measurement of the hub pad in relation to the centerline of the wheel; each wheel width is matched with the proper offset to maximize the space of the wheel to create an aggressive stance and look on your C5 Corvette.
With the discerning Corvette owner in mind, the corvette emblem is a staple, and at Cray we took the time to design wheels that will fit a factory C5 Corvette center cap.
C5 Corvette’s come stocked with a larger brake and a higher offset wheel. At Cray we sought to maximize the fitment and brake combination to make the deepest lip possible. Lip sizes range in the single piece models up to a 2.5”, and the two piece range from 3.0” up to an amazing 4.0” lip in the 20x12.5” ZO6 fitment.
With the implementation of modern safety standards, TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors) are the new standard. All Cray C5 Corvette Wheels have been created with this in mind; each wheel will accept the factory OE TPMS air sensors.
All Cray Corvette C5 wheels are designed with the OE center bore size in mind. This creates a hub-centric fitment that does not require hub-rings. The major benefit is a smooth vibration free ride for your Corvette.