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I ordered my 06' GT with the 17" Bright Machined Aluminum wheels. I picked the car up last week. I finally had the opportunity to detail the car this past Sunday. While cleaning the wheels I noticed a piece of tape across the rim extending all the way to the spokes. This tape was on all the wheels so I assume that they came that way from the factory for some reason. Anyway, when I removed the tape from the left front wheel, I found a gouge in the aluminum. I immediately took the car to the dealer to get a replacement. They said the warranty didn't cover that and basically I was s.o.l. I said I intended to sell these wheels on ebay and buy a set of the "genuine Ford accessory" wheels, but because of the damage, I wouldn't be able to get a decent price for them. The sales manager asked me what I intended to sell them on ebay for and I said $300. He said he would buy them from me for that price since I was going to buy the 40th Anniversay Edition Painted Bullit wheels with the pony spinner cap. They cost $194 ea. Total after deducting the $300 was $521.00. Here is a picture from there parts catalog. Did I make a good deal or not.
 

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If you really like those wheels, then yes... it was a good deal. Basically. a set of wheel will run you more than $600 anyways, and factory wheels that everyone has usually aren't worth that much..unless its for a classic.
 

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the deal might have been good, but the service wasn't. You are not SOL when it comes to scratches/knicks/gouges in a new car.

Advice to others reading this--always do a really good once over on a new car BEFORE leaving the dealer lot. Look for scratches in the paint, misaligned body panels, wheel damage, loose parts, missing lug nuts (yeah, it happens), any pitting on chrome parts. As they should wash it before delivery, examine the inside for any water that got in during that wash--this can should be weatherstripping. Look for stains in the seats or carpet, blemishes on plastic parts, etc...

It'll take you 20 minutes, but can save hours of headaches later. Besides, you are checking out your brand new car--what can be more fun?
 

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I'd say you got a good deal. At least on the $300. I just tried to sell my 17" bright machined aluminum wheels on e-bay for $200 and got no takers.
 

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I think you got treated bad by your dealer but got what you wanted and sold your old rims for what you were expecting to get without all the problems associated with Ebay. Not to mention on Ebay if they sold for $300 you wouldn't have got the entire $300 in your hands, Ebay takes a nice chunk of that.
 

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Fleg said:
I think you got treated bad by your dealer but got what you wanted and sold your old rims for what you were expecting to get without all the problems associated with Ebay. Not to mention on Ebay if they sold for $300 you wouldn't have got the entire $300 in your hands, Ebay takes a nice chunk of that.
Yeh, thats what I was thinking. I did see several auctions where these wheels sold for $300. or more. Now I don't have to worry about shipping and all the other crap that goes along with ebay auctions.

By the way, What does everyone think about the new wheels.

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=11246
 

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Aren't those wheels the same as the Bullitts that come standard on the GT? The only thing I see that is differnet is the spinner.
 

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Zrullac said:
Yeh, thats what I was thinking. I did see several auctions where these wheels sold for $300. or more. Now I don't have to worry about shipping and all the other crap that goes along with ebay auctions.

By the way, What does everyone think about the new wheels.

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=11246
Are you getting those wheels straight from your dealer? I think they look great. The spinner looks cool too. Do you know anywhere else you can get those wheels. Also do they come in polished aluminum.
 

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Aren't those wheels the same as the Bullitts that come standard on the GT? The only thing I see that is differnet is the spinner.
No, the stock wheels are different. These are a "Genuine Ford Accessory" wheel that has to be special ordered through the parts dept. I asked the dealer the same question. He said this was a 40th anniversary edition of the original bullit.
 

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TorchRedStang5 said:
Are you getting those wheels straight from your dealer? I think they look great. The spinner looks cool too. Do you know anywhere else you can get those wheels. Also do they come in polished aluminum.
I ordered them from the dealer parts dept. They come in painted black, beige, argent (thats the color I posted), brushed aluminum, and polished chrome. You can go to this website to look at them all.

http://www.fordaccessoriesstore.com/fas/consumer/fas_CONSUMERBrowseCategories.asp?oid=2994&sOldOid=2929&refer=link

Here is another link:

http://www.fordaccessoriesstore.com/fas/include/fas_getfilefromdb.asp?sFileID=%7B17D88964%2D38C4%2D43C0%2DA75E%2DC69C9C521346%7D

And one more for all 2006 Mustang accessories:

http://www.fordaccessoriesstore.com...FileID={18DAEFF1-36A7-4AF9-B018-305D09764F2C}
 

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Zrullac said:
I ordered them from the dealer parts dept. They come in painted black, beige, argent (thats the color I posted), brushed aluminum, and polished chrome. You can go to this website to look at them all.

http://www.fordaccessoriesstore.com/fas/consumer/fas_CONSUMERBrowseCategories.asp?oid=2994&sOldOid=2929&refer=link

Here is another link:

http://www.fordaccessoriesstore.com/fas/include/fas_getfilefromdb.asp?sFileID=%7B17D88964%2D38C4%2D43C0%2DA75E%2DC69C9C521346%7D

And one more for all 2006 Mustang accessories:

http://www.fordaccessoriesstore.com/fas/include/fas_getfilefromdb.asp?sFileID=%7B18DAEFF1%2D36A7%2D4AF9%2DB018%2D305D09764F2C%7D
Thanks for all the help. Have you decided on what tires your going to go with?:eyepoppin
 

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If those wheels are 40th anniv. wheels, shouldnt they be beige instead of grey? Also, if they were designed for the 2004 cars, sthe 40th anniv. ones, then the offset should be different.
 

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alfman9 said:
If those wheels are 40th anniv. wheels, shouldnt they be beige instead of grey? Also, if they were designed for the 2004 cars, sthe 40th anniv. ones, then the offset should be different.
I don't know about the color, the catalog at the dealer and online shows the fitment for 2005 and 2006 Mustangs. The dealer is installing them so if they don't fit they will have to order the correct application. I believe they ordered the correct wheels though.
 

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TorchRedStang5 said:
Thanks for all the help. Have you decided on what tires your going to go with?:eyepoppin
I am going to stay with the Pirrelli's I got from the factory for now. The dealer is only taking the old rims, not the tires.
 

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The wheels look good but if the spinners are the stantard plastic you are going to be disappointed. I got the polished aluminum factory ford bullits and finally ordered the replacement aluminum spinners because the plastic spinners were just plain tacky, plus anyone walking by can just reach down and pull one off.
 

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I'd say you got a good deal. At least on the $300. I just tried to sell my 17" bright machined aluminum wheels on e-bay for $200 and got no takers.
Not to steal the thread, but are those numbers ($200.00/$300.00) are those with or without tires? And is the 2/3 hundred for a set of 4 tire or just one? The reason I ask is I have a set of four 17" bright machined aluminum wheels, with the stock tires (only 700 mile on them) and I was wondering what I should ask for them. Thanks for any thoughts.
 

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brandobama said:
The wheels look good but if the spinners are the stantard plastic you are going to be disappointed. I got the polished aluminum factory ford bullits and finally ordered the replacement aluminum spinners because the plastic spinners were just plain tacky, plus anyone walking by can just reach down and pull one off.
The dealer catalog said billit aluminum spinners. On a side note, the dealership called me the other day and said my wheels had arrived. I went over to pick them up. The boxes they were shipped in looked like they had been handled very roughly so I insisted that I inspect the wheels. 3 of the 4 wheels had been damaged so I refused to accept them. The parts department tried to give me a hard time saying appearance defects where not covered under the warranty. I said what warranty, I haven't accepted them yet so they are still ford's property. Get me undamaged wheels first. Had to get the general manager involved before parts would reorder new wheels. They should be here this week.
 
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