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Old 12-28-2012, 07:12 AM   #26
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Dealer damaged one of mine during first oil change and it took a month to get new one. Funny thing is that they wanted me to drop my car off so they could drive it down the street to a Discount Tire store and I was like UUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHH NO! If they couldn't pull my car in for a oil change without damaging it why would I let them drive it down the street. Then they wanted me to leave a $1000 deposit while I did the swap. I just told them to deliver the rim and I would meet it there. Oh yea the dealer also told me that it the rim cost $1400. It was passenger front.

The rim was $1,500 when mine was damaged, they prob didn't mention to you that it includes a $500 core charge.

Oh and make sure they put the valve stem cap back on yours. They forgot to on mine.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:32 AM   #27
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The rim was $1,500 when mine was damaged, they prob didn't mention to you that it includes a $500 core charge.

Oh and make sure they put the valve stem cap back on yours. They forgot to on mine.
Core Charge is only $50
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:13 PM   #28
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Just went to my dealer and talked to the parts manager...i gave him the parts number for the black wheels and his computer said out of stock...
he said he might be able to work something out and pull some strings. im confident in my dealer, he always comes through!
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:55 PM   #29
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I just finished fixing my wheels, this waiting around and spending a grand on a wheel that can be fixed so easily is retarded. Used fine grit sand paper to sand the scrapes down, primer and low gloss black engine enamel from duplicolor. Can't even tell they were damaged, fixed all 4 for $30.
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I just finished fixing my wheels, this waiting around and spending a grand on a wheel that can be fixed so easily is retarded. Used fine grit sand paper to sand the scrapes down, primer and low gloss black engine enamel from duplicolor. Can't even tell they were damaged, fixed all 4 for $30.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:34 PM   #31
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I'll never drive through another one of those car washes with the Z again. Wife never has probs with her SS but the wider wheels and offset is just enough to cause problems for me. The number on the paint is DE1634, got it at napa. Also, once I sanded down I used a low voc cleaner to get the grease and dirt off, then primed and painted. Looks great once again. I'll see if I can get some before and after shots uploaded.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:00 PM   #32
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Why not just have the polished ones powder coated black? That's what I did and love the way they turned out! $125 per wheel done!
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:14 PM   #33
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Cause either way people are having problems purchasing wheels through Gm for the zl1, whether its the polished 5 spoke or black 10 spoke. Mine came with black wheels which is what I wanted so I'm not gonna buy another set just cause of some scratches that can be fixed.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:45 PM   #34
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I'll never drive through another one of those car washes with the Z again. Wife never has probs with her SS but the wider wheels and offset is just enough to cause problems for me. The number on the paint is DE1634, got it at napa. Also, once I sanded down I used a low voc cleaner to get the grease and dirt off, then primed and painted. Looks great once again. I'll see if I can get some before and after shots uploaded.
We were warned when the ZL1's first came out NOT to run them through automated car washes for that very reason.
The tires are too wide to fit the usual car washes.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:45 PM   #35
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We were warned when the ZL1's first came out NOT to run them through automated car washes for that very reason.
The tires are too wide to fit the usual car washes.
Not to mention those types of car washes will screw up your paint job.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:47 PM   #36
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I've driven mine threw automatic car washes. No problems
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #37
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Well nobody warned me and this is one of them that doesn't have the rubber pads or brushes. I've never run one of mine trough those cause of scratches and damage but thought I'd try this one out.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:31 PM   #38
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Why not just have the polished ones powder coated black? That's what I did and love the way they turned out! $125 per wheel done!
i thought about that but wanted to keep my 5 spokes original so down the road i will have both wheels incase i ever want to switch back to the polished. plus, it makes for good value in the future if i ever needed to sell the car
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:27 PM   #39
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I'll never drive through another one of those car washes with the Z again. Wife never has probs with her SS but the wider wheels and offset is just enough to cause problems for me. The number on the paint is DE1634, got it at napa. Also, once I sanded down I used a low voc cleaner to get the grease and dirt off, then primed and painted. Looks great once again. I'll see if I can get some before and after shots uploaded.
My ZL1 Came with a piece of paper showing a car wash with a big red circle crossing it out... Did everyone not get that? I just bought mine in Nov so maybe its a new warning.
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Damn who gets a set of ZL1 rims as a gift? Must be nice!!
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Damn who gets a set of ZL1 rims as a gift? Must be nice!!
haha yeah man! im a lucky guy for sure!!
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