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 Post subject: Re: poor quality alloys
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:18 pm 
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Like I thought!

sue the dealer!

 

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 Post subject: Re: poor quality alloys
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:53 pm 
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They probarbly come from China like alot of components on the VE.
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 Post subject: Re: poor quality alloys
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:27 pm 
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Uhh, if its a car dealer how hard do you really think it would be to prove ownership of a HSV? And who do you need to prove ownership to? The parts supplier of a... CAR DEALER .. :shock:

 

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 Post subject: Re: poor quality alloys
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:49 pm 
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Rick's EF Fairmont Wagon wrote:
They are Holden optional GTS 20" wheels from the Holden dealer fitted to the car when new.

These wheels cost him about $4000 extra.


That's crap. HSV don't sell their parts for use on Holdens. Just like FPV. You have to provide proof of ownership of a FPV before you can by anything FPV specific.

Me thinks dealer doing the dodgy.

I'd quite like to know if these were a dodgy dealer or not, as my boss has a malloo with a set of these, especially considering how much he carries his spare after finding how much of a pain in the a** it was to change the first time.

It'd suck to be in the middle of know where laden up with no spare, and ban your f**k even if you do keep it controlled.

 

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 Post subject: Re: poor quality alloys
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:19 pm 
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Pic of GENUINE wheel, notice raised section where the valve hole is
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Pic of COPY wheel, doesnt have raised section, but a sunken section where valve hole is
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Pic of Wheel that broke, hard to tell which one it is..... am i onto something here? :)
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 Post subject: Re: poor quality alloys
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:30 pm 
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I was trying to see what was written on the back of the wheel in my pictures. I did try to look at the markings when he was showing me. My 2MP camera phone does not show enough detail to make them out.

 

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 Post subject: Re: poor quality alloys
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:00 pm 
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Pic of GENUINE wheel, notice raised section where the valve hole is
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Pic of COPY wheel, doesnt have raised section, but a sunken section where valve hole is
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Pic of Wheel that broke, hard to tell which one it is..... am i onto something here? :)
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The one that failed looks alot like the OE option rim rather than the copy. Im sure ther are more other subtle differences in OE and copy rims other than the valve flange. What is the rim called again! cant be bothered looking through the posts!
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 Post subject: Re: poor quality alloys
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:39 pm 
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I looked at the Holden website and they are called Supersport20" in the options list and cost $2099

 

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 Post subject: Re: poor quality alloys
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:05 pm 
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Rick's EF Fairmont Wagon wrote:
I looked at the Holden website and they are called Supersport20" in the options list and cost $2099


Not the same wheels. The ones in the thread, are GTS (most likely copies), not those supersport ones.

 

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 Post subject: Re: poor quality alloys
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:30 pm 
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I will check the GTS web stuff.

I was not really sure as the stupid Holden site had a micro sized picture of the wheels. They look Very similar but I was not 100% sure. I am sure Adam told me they were $4k extra and not $2k.

Now I see they are definitely the GTS rims from the HSV site. But the question remains as to who really made them? and why did this one explode? And why did the holden dealer knock him back on a warranty claim?

I was sure they would have replaced it free of charge to cover up any bad press.

If it was my wife's Territory, I would be ringing "A Current Affair" right now.

 

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 Post subject: Re: poor quality alloys
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:04 am 
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if he still has the rim, check for the HSV stamp on the back
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 Post subject: Re: poor quality alloys
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:36 pm 
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joolz wrote:
They probably come from China like alot of components on the VE.

HAHAHA. (Sad but true though.)
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