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Old 04-26-13, 09:22 AM   #1
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Default What to do with factory rims - '06 GS300

Hi all,

I have a "new to me" 2006 GS300. The person that sold me the car has added aftermarket rims because the factory ones are kind of beat up.

My question is - what should I do with the factory rims?

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1. Get them refinished and keep them - use for winter tires, maybe? I live in Minnesota.
2. Get them refinished and sell them. I believe it is about $175 per rim to refinish?
3. Sell them as-is.
4. Recycle?

Other ideas?

Thanks!

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Old 04-26-13, 09:26 AM   #2
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welcome. pics of GS with wheels. i'd check the classifieds for a winter set with tires.
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Old 04-26-13, 09:30 AM   #3
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If you like them, refinish them or sell them as is to someone who may be able to refinish these cheaper than $175/each.

I think you can get a brand new set of these for around 1k though.
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What type of aftermarket wheels do you have on your car now? Id keep them for the winter. They've been beat up pretty bad. I honestly don't think they will sell fast even if you choose to fix them.
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I'd recycle them. I had a bad experience with damaged wheels that were fixed. OE wheels arent that expensive. For a grand you could have a new set of OE (quality, high strength, and not damaged) wheels for winter.
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Those are pretty chewed up - somebody used the Park By Touch method - not cool. But you would never get your money back out of them if u invest 175.00 each, so either sell as is for cheap or use for winter wheels. Sand down the damage a little and refinish them matte black and you won't notice near as much.
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get a cheap set of winter wheels with that 800-1k. you'd spend on the refinish.
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