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 Post subject: EL GT rims genuine?
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:16 am 
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Hey guys considering buying a set of 4 EL GT rims off a guy, but he says he doesnt no if they r genuine or not, is there any way of finding out if they are genuine?

And also one of the rims have a crack through one of the spokes, is this pricey to fix?

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:22 am 
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do they have ford centre caps or tickford centre caps??
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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:28 am 
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 Post subject: Re: EL GT rims genuine?
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:32 am 
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oh thanks troyman, would they be worth getting? or is $300 a bit steep

thanks agen mate
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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:38 am 
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i would say $300 is not a bad price, you could maybe offer slightly less?,
you got to weigh up how much is it going to cost to fix the crack? i guess it depends where the crack is? if the crack is through the front,
that will meen you will probably have to get the rims re painted so they all look the same??
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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:41 am 
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very good point mate i didnt even think of painting it, it is thru the front so id b guessing id have to give them a spray which wont be cheap. Thanks for the tips troyman i am giving a couple places a call to see how much it will cost to fix the crack, anything else different about the non genuine ones, like they arent worse in regards to quality are they?

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:50 am 
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i would say the quality is much the same, they are both cast alloy..

the main way to tell the difference in genuine and copies are the centre caps.
the genuine ones have a larger centre cap with the ford logo..
the copies have a smaller cap with tickford wings..

and a good second hand set of genuine gt rims can go for anywhere from $2000-$4000.
the copies were sold new for around the $1000 for the set..
huge difference in price..
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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:54 am 
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wow sure is, thanks for the advice mate im gonna have to try knock him down a bit with the price. All the best troyman
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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:02 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
i would say the quality is much the same, they are both cast alloy..


Not saying the copies are bad, but there is actually 10kg less metal in a copy than in the genuines. Thats the biggest quality difference I would think.

Plus they are .5" narrower.
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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:01 pm 
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Weren't genuine GT rims 8.5" wide and copies only 8"?

 

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Esteven8 wrote:
Weren't genuine GT rims 8.5" wide and copies only 8"?


yes...
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