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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