Unfortunately I can't divulge the source of the rims. Let's just say it took awhile to find a place that wouldn't rip me off with the exchange of my 18's. I think they already had a buyer lined up or something. :lol: They're factory rims that were sent back to be chromed, not factory ones. Don't know the part numbers. The wheels, tires, mounting, and alignment totaled about $2100 with the wheel swap. My local dealer did the mounting and alignment job. A well-known Texas dealer wanted $3300 for wheels + tires including the swap if you can believe that... :roll: I still would like to sell the original 18" tires to recover some of the cost. Anyone interested in getting a second set of tires cheap??she even looks like she's purrrring! what dealer? are they factory rims sent out to be chrome plated through an exchange program , or are they over the counter factory chrome? what is the part # on the inside of the chrome center cap? ...and while i'm asking, how much?
It's roughly 13.5" in the back and 12.5" in the front. Measure it using the perpindicular from where rear door and fender meets the chrome at the bottom just inside the wheelwell. Got it from the FA forum (FXcellent did it like this).would you mind giving me the measurement from the bottom of you moldings to the top of the chrome on the lower rocker panel at both where the front door meets the front fender and where rear door chrome meets the blackl
Well, like I said "a big cat with soft paws." Real-world handling is greatly improved especially while cornering. There used to be a little roll with the higher sidewall 18's but that's basically disappeared. I can't compare the ride to a sport package-equipped FX35 since I never drove one. Needless to say, my girlfriend didn't notice any additional harshness tonight (a good thing) vs. the old setup. It did feel a bit harsher over speed bumps though, IMO. Everywhere else it felt the same (just with better lane changing and cornering)So hows the ride???