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Old 02-02-14, 10:58 AM   #16
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Default Chrome wheels no go on 2014.

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My 2 cents on Spare Tire Rotation. If you order Chromed Wheels, only four will be Chromed. If you do a Spare Tire Rotation, all your tires will wear out evenly. Problem is, if you want to change brands, you will have to buy 5 new Tires. Personally, I have them rotate front to back and always have a new spare, even though it may be a different brand.

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Old 02-02-14, 11:10 AM   #17
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Chrome wheels were not an option on 2014.
They never have been an option. If you order your car with Chromed Wheels, they will be chromed locally or swapped with Chromed Wheels. Also, they are not covered under your warantee. In fact, once when I ordered Chromed Wheels, they only provided Four. When I complained, they said it was the industry policy to only chrome four. They offered me to get the spare chromed at their cost, which I declined.

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They never have been an option. If you order your car with Chromed Wheels, they will be chromed locally or swapped with Chromed Wheels. Also, they are not covered under your warantee. In fact, once when I ordered Chromed Wheels, they only provided Four. When I complained, they said it was the industry policy to only chrome four. They offered me to get the spare chromed at their cost, which I declined.

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My dealer installed Chrome wheels carry the same warranty that the vehicle carriers as per my dealer, also written on my service order.
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Old 02-02-14, 02:08 PM   #19
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My dealer installed Chrome wheels carry the same warranty that the vehicle carriers as per my dealer, also written on my service order.
Perhaps your dealer is warranting the wheels, but a call to Lexus Headquarters will tell you that the Lexus Warrantee does not cover the Chrome wheels.

Perhaps if the wheel falls apart, but not if the Chrome starts to peel or discolor.

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Old 02-02-14, 02:35 PM   #20
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Default Guys not to bust your bubble...

The thread is about the hitch install. The spare rim was purely incidental. Perhaps a new thread on it if you want?

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The thread is about the hitch install. The spare rim was purely incidental. Perhaps a new thread on it if you want?

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Yes, sometimes a thread goes into a different topic and future researchers will not see the discussion on wheels. Post a new thread with a link to this thread to continue any discussion.
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Old 02-02-14, 08:07 PM   #22
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Thanks Randy for the write up. My spacers will arrive sometime this week. BTW, how do you lower the spare?
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Yes, sometimes a thread goes into a different topic and future researchers will not see the discussion on wheels. Post a new thread with a link to this thread to continue any discussion.
We have a new forum moderator I see.
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Old 02-03-14, 07:17 AM   #24
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Thanks Randy! Great write up. I will be installing one soon on my 2012.
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We have a new forum moderator I see.
Yea I thought I might get a comment on that.lol
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thanks, was thinking about doing this for bikes.
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Bringing this post back up. First, I also live in the Orlando area.

I'm looking at a 2011 CPO that does not have a hitch. I would be buying the OEM hitch as I want the full towing capacity.

On the vehicles with the factory hitch, do they also come with a second tranny cooler? Are they all pre-wired?
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Bringing this post back up. First, I also live in the Orlando area.

I'm looking at a 2011 CPO that does not have a hitch. I would be buying the OEM hitch as I want the full towing capacity.

On the vehicles with the factory hitch, do they also come with a second tranny cooler? Are they all pre-wired?
Call Sewell parts and ask those questions. Then order the parts from them and give me a PM. I'll gladly help you install if you like

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Old 09-22-14, 07:35 AM   #29
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Nice write-up, great reference to have!

What do you tow with your GX460? How much does it weigh, and how's the towing performance? I'm thinking of trading in my LS460 for a GX or LX so that I can tow my boat and get rid of my old 4Runner.
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Old 09-23-15, 08:22 AM   #30
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Just installed the Factory Hitch Receiver on my 2012 GX. This thread was a great help. Found the hitch receiver at Parts.com for $270. Took me a little over two hours to install, but everything was pretty clear by using this thread. Working under the car was a lot easier due to the high ground clearance.

Thanks to the OP for such a great tutorial.
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