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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-03, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question XT V8 with optional dealer fitted alloys

Quick question for anyone in the know at a dealership (or otherwise)... Assume that I'm looking at an XT V8. For now, for arguments sake, let's say it's an auto with sports suspension (required for V8, yes?). I want to fit the optional 7 spoke 17" rims to it (model code BA 1007 BA). Now we know that an auto V8 XT may be specced from the factory with 16" alloys (whereas manuals require 17" to my knowledge), and I assume that these 16" rims have a price premium attached. My question is this - is the fitting of the optional 17's at the dealership completely transparent to the buyer? ie. I'm not expected to subsidise the 16's fitted at the factory? Are the factory 16's fitted, the car delivered to the dealer wearing them, then the optional ones fitted and the originals returned?

It might just be me, but seems a bit confusing, and certainly not all that clear!

What would the exact process be for this kind of order?

These are the rims BTW...

... and THIS LINK would be the hypothetical end result..

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Re: XT V8 with optional dealer fitted alloys

It's Thursday, so don't expect me to make too much sense.
Xt's with v8/auto combo have 16" alloys (futura style) as a manditory option. Select a manual and 17" wheels become the NO-CHOICE wheel. Now when your car comes ex factory with 16's fitted, the dealer purchases 17's and tyres, fits them to said vehicle and then the old wheels/tyres are traded to either the tyre dept or fitter...fmc receives nothing back...whatever they can get for them will often offset the difference you pay between 16's - 17's

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Re: XT V8 with optional dealer fitted alloys

I think you will find that the XT V8 will have to be option with the Factory 17" Rims, which are the same as the Fairlane G220 Wears. As for changing, I'd say the dealer should be able to work something out for your, e.g. a swap for anohter XT owner who wants the bigger rims or something, that way you could get away with only the cost of the new ones, which is plus rubber I must add.
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Will back in November when i orded my XTV8 you had to have 17in wheels auto all manual.
Fairmont wheels and she was delivered factory fit.
I would post a picture, if only i could work out how.
Be carefull of the dealers price as the XTV8 is listed with these wheels so dont pay for them again.

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Re: XT V8 with optional dealer fitted alloys

Hey Mr Sparkle check price with Wheel King in Moorabbin compare with dealers price to change over

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Re: XT V8 with optional dealer fitted alloys

I think in order to get the 17" you have to order the sport suspension.Best way to find out iss ring a couple of dealers.
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Re: XT V8 with optional dealer fitted alloys

Bugger paying for factory 17" rims. If I bought a V8 XT it would either end up as a Interceptor replicar or run aftermarket wheels. Either way the factory 17" alloys, or the 16" alloys, would not be tolerated.

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