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Topic: Question For You All Automobile Expert?
Username: Nirmalmakadia
Posted 2007-06-22 00:07:11 and read 1639 times.

I just bought a used car with the regular wheels with hub caps. Can I have the alloy wheels installed in this car? How much would it cost me? Of course it depends on the alloy wheels. But how much if we consider not so fancy ones? Any finally, where can I have this installed.

Thanks / Regards

Nirmal

Topic: RE: Question For You All Automobile Expert?
Username: Duff44
Posted 2007-06-22 00:27:59 and read 1632 times.

You can go to www.tirerack.com and enter whatever year/make/model of car you have, and it will produce a list of wheels which will fit.

They can also recommend a local installer, and can deliver the wheels right to them, so the first time you see them is actually on your car  Smile

What year/make/model is it?

Topic: RE: Question For You All Automobile Expert?
Username: Nirmalmakadia
Posted 2007-06-22 00:36:11 and read 1622 times.

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 1):
What year/make/model is it?

It's a '02 Toyota Camry LE

Topic: RE: Question For You All Automobile Expert?
Username: Duff44
Posted 2007-06-22 01:35:34 and read 1605 times.

Here's some options for you: Click here

Topic: RE: Question For You All Automobile Expert?
Username: AA787823
Posted 2007-06-22 01:37:01 and read 1603 times.

Unless you REALLY REALLY want them, and plan on keeping the car for a long time, dont waste your money. They will not increase the value of the car at all, and you will never get your money back on them.

Topic: RE: Question For You All Automobile Expert?
Username: MCOflyer
Posted 2007-06-22 02:19:26 and read 1596 times.

Quoting Nirmalmakadia (Reply 2):

It's a '02 Toyota Camry LE

I work for a Toyota dealer. I'll ask tomorrow and IM you.

Hunter

Topic: RE: Question For You All Automobile Expert?
Username: MCOflyer
Posted 2007-06-22 02:20:44 and read 1593 times.

Quoting Nirmalmakadia (Thread starter):
Any finally, where can I have this installed.

Dealership or the place you buy them. What ones were you thinking of? Also, give me the exact model and engine of the camry please.

Hunter

Topic: RE: Question For You All Automobile Expert?
Username: Nirmalmakadia
Posted 2007-06-22 02:53:02 and read 1587 times.

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 6):

As I said, it's a '02 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder.

Topic: RE: Question For You All Automobile Expert?
Username: Trav110
Posted 2007-06-22 03:25:18 and read 1582 times.

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 1):

The wheels on that site are ridiculously expensive, and not very good looking IMO (but we don't need to have the stock vs. aftermarket wheels debate again Big grin)

Look on eBay. Find out what lug pattern and offset it has, and browse online from there.

Topic: RE: Question For You All Automobile Expert?
Username: Airfoilsguy
Posted 2007-06-22 04:04:34 and read 1573 times.

Quoting Nirmalmakadia (Thread starter):
Can I have the alloy wheels installed in this car?

Yes

Quoting Nirmalmakadia (Thread starter):
How much would it cost me?

installation, about $20

Quoting Nirmalmakadia (Thread starter):
Of course it depends on the alloy wheels.

Anywhere from $100 to $1,000,000. The million dollar ones are diamond encrusted and come with a "free" Bentley.

Quoting Nirmalmakadia (Thread starter):
Any finally, where can I have this installed.

Just about anywhere.


Is it worth it for your type of car? No. Alloy rims are prone to getting bent from pot holes and also can have leak problems.

Topic: RE: Question For You All Automobile Expert?
Username: A332
Posted 2007-06-22 05:13:01 and read 1562 times.

Check eBay for deals!

While searching around for new 'shoes' for my Yukon, I bought a brand new set of 22" rims with brand new rubber all mounted and balanced for $2,300 CDN including the shipping to my front door. You CANNOT beat that kind of price.

Topic: RE: Question For You All Automobile Expert?
Username: TSS
Posted 2007-06-22 06:21:06 and read 1551 times.

Quoting A332 (Reply 10):
I bought a brand new set of 22" rims with brand new rubber all mounted and balanced for $2,300 CDN including the shipping to my front door.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 
$2300? I didn't pay that much for my last six cars combined!
1978 Mercury Monarch- $75
1982 Ford Fairmont- $1116
1974 Ford Gran Torino- $250
1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser- $1
1987 Buick Century- $350
1986 Chevrolet Nova- $350

Total- $2142

Back on topic: If you really want factory rims, they're not that hard to find on ebay. Also, some local custom rim shops will have factory take-offs to sell. Just be sure to get the correct lug nuts to go with the wheels you bought. Factory Toyota rims use mag-style lugs with a built-in washer, whereas dealer-installed Toyota rims use regular lug nuts and aren't as well-made. Factory Toyota rims have the stylized "T" symbol on the center cap, whereas the dealer-installed ones have a stylized mobius strip (or figure 8) on the center cap.

Topic: RE: Question For You All Automobile Expert?
Username: Nirmalmakadia
Posted 2007-06-22 16:04:54 and read 1511 times.

Thanks a lot for you help guys. But I think it's not worth spending money on Alloy Wheels for a USED Toyota. And the car is for the wife. I bet she wont even notice the Alloy Wheels until I tell her. So I am thinking of keeping the regular wheels with hub caps.

Thanks / Regards

Nirmal

Topic: RE: Question For You All Automobile Expert?
Username: Superfly
Posted 2007-06-22 16:16:49 and read 1502 times.

Quoting Nirmalmakadia (Reply 12):
I think it's not worth spending money on Alloy Wheels for a USED Toyota. And the car is for the wife. I bet she wont even notice the Alloy Wheels until I tell her. So I am thinking of keeping the regular wheels with hub caps.

 checkmark 
Smart move.
If you do insist on buying a different set of wheels for this car, look for the stock aluminum rims that came as an option with the 2002 Toyota Camry. The bolt patterns are the same, has the Toyota emblem, it's stock and doesn't look ghetto fabulous. People will laugh at you for putting aftermarket rims on a Camry.



TSS:
 drool 
I like every car you've owned!  yes 


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