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Old 04-20-2010, 12:53 PM   #426
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These things take time... didn't mean to rush you guys.
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:00 PM   #427
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:04 PM   #428
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:20 PM   #429
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Terri, I can pack your wheel boxes with popcorn as an option.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:39 PM   #430
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:08 PM   #431
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Oh yeah... I forgot to mention, Nine Ball... Be sure to tell Savini that I want ROUND wheels!
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:16 PM   #432
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:16 PM   #433
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I got carmel corn and some Hello Kitty stuff.
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I got carmel corn and some Hello Kitty stuff.
Are you still using an upside down plate in your microwave ,or is it real carmel corn?
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Upside down plate. lol

But I didn't have to cook it, Nine Ball sent it allready done.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:24 PM   #436
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Upside down plate. lol

But I didn't have to cook it, Nine Ball sent it allready done.
Nine ball sounds like a class act. I think I'll be giving him a call. Enjoyed following your wheel drama.
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A number of people have been asking what's going on with my wheels. So let me update here.
As many people know, my wheel saga has taken high and low tones. lol And as Camaro_Corvette so accurately stated “Longest wheel install EEEEVVVVEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRR” haha

So that you guys don’t have to read the whole thread to catch up on anything, I’ll give a basic rundown of events for a summary.
I realized that the GM 21” wheels were gonna cost around 2k to replace with OEM tires unless I squeezed larger sizes on and then I wouldn’t be able to match the fronts and rears. So I asked Nine Ball an idea to sell the ones I had (20” take offs, and later the 21” dildos) and buy some new ones. I was reluctant at first but he made so much sense it wasn’t even funny. I’d save money in the long run anyway. So I placed an order through him. Savini SV-29s, which everyone at the fest saw on my car. I really, really like the wheels. Maybe it’s just my biased opinion but I didn’t see any I liked better on ANY car.
My wheels finally came in on Wednesday, April 7th and I was like
Took the wheels on Friday to get them mounted and balanced (due to pressure from some of you, lol) and they couldn’t put them on due to me not having ordered the right lug nuts. (nobody in Mobile had the right ones) So GTAHVIT got some and sent them to me. So on Tuesday I got the lugs in the mail and went home to put the wheels on the car. Well, I lost the key chuck to the GM 21s and couldn’t get them off.
The next day, Wednesday, I took my car to get the keyed lugs removed at a dealership, and then on to Big Ten tires in Daphne. They did the changeout and OMG!!!!!!!!! BEAUTIFULL
The drive back to the office is only like a block away and can’t really get any speed up. Bumper to bumper. Later that day I had to make a run to the post office and bank. Noticed a vibration. I figured it was a mess-up in balancing. The tire shop was closing so I had to do it the next day. No way I could get away the next day because we were so busy due to taking Friday and Saturday off for the fest so I never could get to the shop. So that left Friday morning. We were supposed to be headed out to the fest right after Bonnie saw a couple clients but I had to get the wheels taken care of and Friday morning discovered the issue. He showed me on the spinner how the rims were hopping. One was worse than the others but it was a problem. He was able to balance them (or try anyway) but the wheels were out of round somehow. I asked the tire guy what I should do. Told him about the fest. He said he would do a 5 point balance and mask the problem and by the time I was on the road it was getting later. I eased it on to the fest. (ended up missing the cruise, :() On the way there, if I ran around 70mph it was just a slight vibration. Any hard accelerating would shake like crazy.
Many of you asked me why I was late for the cruise and why I wasn’t racing my car after Defenderworx was done, and for those of you who didn’t press the issue, now you know. For those of you who wouldn’t let it go, now you have the whole story.
Got back from the fest Sunday, and on Monday took the car to Firestone for a second opinion. Late Sunday night I put the stock 21s on the car and was actually hoping it would still vibrate (I can fix a car issue in a day) but no dice. It ran smooth and clean. Put the Savinis back on so Firestone could drive it and check it out. I was SSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOO hoping Firestone would look at it and ask me if I had a kindergartener balance them. Maybe it was a bad machine in the first shop. Well, he drove the car and came back and confirmed that even for 22 inch rims, it was a definate problem. (this 'Even For 22" Rims' thing has me a little nervous) They showed me, Just as Big Ten did, how the wheels were out of round. He wanted to eliminate it being the tires so he had me pay particular attention how the tire dipped along with the rim when it went up and down. 3 of them did the same thing. One of them much worse than the others. Got a printout of the assessment and dude didn’t even charge me for it. Haha, He felt bad for me.
So basically, I have to send the wheels back to Savini and wait. I like these wheels so much, it actually went through my mind for a moment that I’d just deal with the shaking and keep them. But of course we all know I can’t do that. However, I've heard from no less than 15 people to "Get used to it". Apperently, this is just what 22s do. Now I know you feel the road more, but I don't think you should feel a mechanical vibration in the steering wheel and rear of the car. And then it get really bad when you accelerate hard. Can't be.
Anyway, on Friday morning I PMed Savini and Nine Ball to let them know what was discovered. Nine Ball was eating lunch out of the office and he got the message on his phone and called me right away. He’d let Savini know what was going on. Obviously being Friday morning, it was not for certain anything could get rolling till after the weekend.
So were the wheels damaged during shipping? Not sure, but there is a picture of the boxes just after they came in that I posted the day they came in, in the OP of this thread. I suppose the shipping company could have stacked something really heavy on top of the pallet of boxes and not damaged the sides but just crushed them but who knows.
Talked to Nick @ Savini today and they are gonna have me ship them back and they will fix the problems.
Problem for me is that I sold my stock 20” wheels to Bell040 and fcu678 is getting my 21s in a week or so. So I’ll be up on jack stands after next week till this gets done. I’ll probably just ride with Bonnie and try and not get behind on my off hour stuff. (I hate her music choices ,lol)

So there you have it. I have total confidence that they will fix me up. I’m just dying to get them back and I haven’t even sent them yet. My parents are coming in May 19th for a visit after my moms surgery and my dad was so looking forward to seeing and driving my car. The service guy I spoke to at Savini and Nick said they should be able to turn them around in 48 hrs, whatever, the problem, so hopefully I can get them to Cali. In under a week and get them back in another week.
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Your summary is....long

Maybe ask the 21's buyer to hold off a bit? I'd let you use my stockers, but shipping would be a killer.

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Old 04-21-2010, 06:46 PM   #439
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Thanks for sharing that story. I'm glad Savini is going to take care of you.

As you know, I just ordered a set of 22" Savini SV33s through Nine Ball mostly because I liked your wheels so much. Your car looks amazing with those wheels. I sincerely hope that this was a one time fluke and that my wheels don't have a similar problem. I've seen several other members with 22" rims and this is the first time I've heard of this.

Please keep us up to date as you work your way through this whole process. I'm sure in the end your wheels will be perfect. Nine Ball seems like a first class guy who will make sure you are taken care of.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:52 PM   #440
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Your summary is....long

Maybe ask the 21's buyer to hold off a bit? I'd let you use my stockers, but shipping would be a killer.

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I could. But I wouldn't want him to find something else in the mean time. I can handle it. But like you said in another thread, if you start anticipating too early, you're in for a bad buying experience.

As long as they are here before my dad gets here, I'm cool.

I've had a few offers for temps. Thank you but ya, I'll be good.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:56 PM   #441
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:23 PM   #442
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the car looked good at camaro fest. I saw Bonnie, but never crossed paths with you to introduce ourselves, next tiem I guess
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PQ, go into this place and ask if you can rent some wheels for a couple weeks. LOL! Tell us what they say.

http://www.rnrwheels.com/profile/REN...ource=activity

That is the place I drove by. Rent-to-own wheels, yay.
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the car looked good at camaro fest. I saw Bonnie, but never crossed paths with you to introduce ourselves, next tiem I guess
Ya, I missed too many people.

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PQ, go into this place and ask if you can rent some wheels for a couple weeks. LOL! Tell us what they say.

http://www.rnrwheels.com/profile/REN...ource=activity

That is the place I drove by. Rent-to-own wheels, yay.
O....M....G.....lmao, I never knew you could do that. hahahahahaha

I think I'll pass. hahahah
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OMG long story! Lol

I missed the cruise too due to my getting lost after washing my car across town!
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:09 AM   #446
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I have my stockers also if they are needed let me know!!! Hey and I know you liked my wheels don't hate!!!!!!! LOL!! Your ride will be sweet again I hope you make some time and come up to PA for GM Natonals at Carlisle June 25-27 I love to see your ride there!!
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I missed the cruise too due to my getting lost after washing my car across town!
That is why they were washing Camaros at the host hotel!!!
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If those wheels could get out of round during shipping , I would hate to see what would happen to them on PA roads with all the more rubber is between them and the road.
Anyway I hope you get it taken care of.
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If those wheels could get out of round during shipping , I would hate to see what would happen to them on PA roads with all the more rubber is between them and the road.
Anyway I hope you get it taken care of.
Pretty odd for sure.
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I've had a number of offers Including Bell040 here in Bama. Thank you guys. Ya'll are awesome. This forum rocks. When the time comes I may do it.

Here is a message I sent to Bell040 I thought I'd just share with everyone.

Disclaimer before Scott beats me to it: I'M AN IDIOT

I'm hopped up on Lortabs this morning. I went out and put the 22" rims on my car and took some vid of the edge as I spun them by hand to show the bounce. Third wheel I was spinning real fast and cuaght me finger between the spoke and caliper. Broke the *uck out of my finger and ripped the skin almost completely off the entire top. Crushed the shi* out of it. 2 hours of sewing and 5 hours in the ER.

Got it on video. Didn't catch the finger on but the audio is priceless. You can hear my finger snap. lol
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