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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by willymakeit, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326

    willymakeit
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    I tried to order some wheels thru another company and they said there were issues. I know they are supplied by Wheel Vintique. Orders were running a month or more behind or slow ship.
    Anybody know anything?
    I dont want to tie my money up.
    This is not a bash, just curious.
     
  2. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
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    from florida

    I don't know anything specific about WV at this exact point in time, but they have run hot and cold over the years, from my experience.

    Wheel makers are just that way for some unknown reason to me. :confused: We've pretty much bought from all of them over the years and sometimes they are hitting on all 8 and sometimes they jerk you around. You will see reports where some people hate so and so and other people rave about them.

    I do know we got a bent wheel from Coker that was a WV and the next time we ordered they were using Superior. Then I heard Coker now owns WV, so who knows.

    Strange industry.

    Don
     
  3. summit racing stocks a lot of their wheels , that's where i have bought them from. have you checked with them?
     
  4. nhmikel
    Joined: Jun 29, 2012
    Posts: 308

    nhmikel
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    from NH

    OK...
    I just ordered mine from summit and got them within a few days
     

  5. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326

    willymakeit
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    Only reason for WV was that the person I was ordering from guaranteed that my caps and rings would stay on. Im looking for 2 15X7, 5 1/2 on with a 4'' backset.
    Just being careful.
    Dont know much about the other companies. Guess I will startchecking.
    Thanks for the replies.
     
  6. GregCon
    Joined: Jun 18, 2012
    Posts: 689

    GregCon
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    from Houston

    The WV wheels I bought came 'powdercoated'. I use that term loosely as the 'powdercoating' scratched off more easily than Krylon. When I called to ask WTF?, the guy there seemed 100% unconcerned.
     
  7. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    mustang6147
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    from Kent, Ohio

    I was just in Summit Racings warehouse, they have a hole shit load of Wheel Vintiques rims. I would order from them.
     
  8. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
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    coolbreeze1340
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    from Indiana

    I bought my last set thru Summit Racing. I received them in 2 days, they were lower priced than Cokers by the time you figure in shipping, and if there is any problem Summit is easy to deal with. I just picked up another set from a fellow HAMB member. 15x8 Gennies and 15x10 Gennies. I hoping to change the backspace on the 15x10 and use them on my 57 F100 for a different option.
     
  9. chaos10meter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,191

    chaos10meter
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    from PA.

    Just make sure thay are what you ordered and want.
    Once you mount them they are yours no matter what.
     
  10. 1954Bill
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 180

    1954Bill
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    from Long Beach

    try wheelsmith.com;)
     
  11. Dane
    Joined: May 6, 2010
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    Dane
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    from Soquel, CA


    What he said. They can do custom backspace and have great prices.

    It's www.thewheelsmith.net however
     
  12. Take that with a grain of salt, Mine didn't, their caps, their wheels, wouldn't even snap on. I welded nubs closer to where they should have been to fix it. I didn't want to send them back and wait. My $.02.

     
  13. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326

    willymakeit
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    I will try all the suggestions . Thanks everyone.
     
  14. Goodlife
    Joined: Apr 12, 2010
    Posts: 181

    Goodlife
    Member

    I ordered four chrome wheels from summit and didn't have them in six weeks. Called WV and got them in a couple days. Go figure.
     
  15. wheelkid
    Joined: May 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,202

    wheelkid
    Alliance Vendor
    from Fresno, CA

    What type of wheels are you looking for? Here at Rally America we make almost all the same wheels but for less. Most of our prices are also cheaper than summit or Jegs and we make them ourselves so we also don't charge for special offsets or things like that. We have on plain steel wheels we usually have them sent out the next day. Give us a try- 559-322-2128
    Thanks
    Jimmy
     
  16. I bought 5 custom off-set rims from Wheel Vintique quite a while ago.......two of them had the centers welded in crooked (awful run-out) and they all had so much weld spatter they could not be used as delivered......lots of careful grinding. And they all had raw edges on the rim edges....lots of time with a file!! I recommend any other company than Wheel Vintique, unless you can lay your eyes (and straight edge) on them before you put out the money.
     
  17. tjm73
    Joined: Feb 17, 2006
    Posts: 3,379

    tjm73
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    I was just gonna through your hat in the ring for you and mention you guys are alliance members.
     
  18. cracker head
    Joined: Oct 7, 2007
    Posts: 968

    cracker head
    Member

    I have bought wheels from wheelkid as well. I was very pleased with the whole transaction. I would buy from him again.
     
  19. lukey
    Joined: May 27, 2009
    Posts: 668

    lukey
    Member

    Took a while to get mine, quality is nice though
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012

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