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Old 12-13-2004, 15:59   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,
Just had a tyre rotation done at the local tyre shop.
When I went to pick up the T, the guy said, your spare is very scratched!!!
I said, its never been out of the wheel carriers under the car.
When we looked underneath, you can see where the 5 alloy spokes sit against the underside of the floor.
All five spokes of the wheel had DEEP scratches on them and the underside of the floor is also very scratched.
Back to Ford to see what they say.
Will keep you posted.
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Old 12-13-2004, 18:34   #2 (permalink)
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Hmmm, sorry to here that rocket.

I went with the steely spare wheel which curiously isn't the same as the stylised TX steel wheel. The spare looks like a normal Ford steel wheel with the many holes and in black.

Make good 17" 'chaser' type rims for a slammed BA.

Oops! What have I just said. The reason I went with the steelies is because I didn't want any low life scum knocking the alloy spare off from under my car along with another 3 to get themselves a set of alloys. Not that Territory owners would be that way inclined but I leant from my fathers experience. He learnt that parking a Calais in a shopping centre car park was a quick way to loose the 5th alloy wheel.
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The spare looks like a normal Ford steel wheel with the many holes and in black.

Make good 17" 'chaser' type rims for a slammed BA.
Have you checked to see if the spare is really a 17" chaser-type rim, or just a 15" or 16" steel wheel with a different profile tyre to be the same rolling diameter as the normal wheel/tyre combo? I didn't think those type of steel wheels came in 17"??
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Hi All,
Just had a tyre rotation done at the local tyre shop.
When I went to pick up the T, the guy said, your spare is very scratched!!!
I said, its never been out of the wheel carriers under the car.
When we looked underneath, you can see where the 5 alloy spokes sit against the underside of the floor.
All five spokes of the wheel had DEEP scratches on them and the underside of the floor is also very scratched.
Back to Ford to see what they say.
Will keep you posted.
Regards
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Are your wheels Ghia wheels? Or TS/optional wheels? The spokes of the Ghia wheel are relatively flush (if not slighly recessed) with the rim face, whereas the TS wheel spokes "appear" to sit slightly proud of the rim - which may mean they rub against the wheel recess????
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:19   #5 (permalink)
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Are your wheels Ghia wheels? Or TS/optional wheels? The spokes of the Ghia wheel are relatively flush (if not slighly recessed) with the rim face, whereas the TS wheel spokes "appear" to sit slightly proud of the rim - which may mean they rub against the wheel recess????
Hi Burnsi,
They are the TS/optional wheels.
Dealer said "oh shit, we will order you a new rim. Yours is the only T we have sold that had the 5th alloy wheel!".
While they wait for the rim to arrive, they are going to make up foam based pad that will stick to the underside of the floor to stop it happening again.
Looks like Ford thought of 99.99% of things in the Territory!!!! ;-)
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Isn't the face of the rim supposed to face down not up? Hense why it touches the underside of the car?

In the ute it faces down for that very reason, only the rubber touches the car.
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Hi Burnsi,
They are the TS/optional wheels.
Dealer said "oh shit, we will order you a new rim. Yours is the only T we have sold that had the 5th alloy wheel!".
While they wait for the rim to arrive, they are going to make up foam based pad that will stick to the underside of the floor to stop it happening again.
Looks like Ford thought of 99.99% of things in the Territory!!!! ;-)
Looks like you got good customer service too, thats something different once again.
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Isn't the face of the rim supposed to face down not up? Hense why it touches the underside of the car?

In the ute it faces down for that very reason, only the rubber touches the car.
The trouble with the rim facing down is it can be damaged by stones flicking up off the road and other nasties when doing a bit of off-road!!!
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Have you checked to see if the spare is really a 17" chaser-type rim, or just a 15" or 16" steel wheel with a different profile tyre to be the same rolling diameter as the normal wheel/tyre combo? I didn't think those type of steel wheels came in 17"??
I haven't had the spare out yet but I stuck my head underneath for another look yesterday. The tyre is the same Goodyear Fortera 235/60/17 so they are definitely 17" inch rims, pianted black with the series of small holes around the circumference. So yep, the spare is a chaser-style rim, not the stylised steel wheels of the XT. I'm surprised to find them in a 17" size as well.

Standard configuration in the Terri is to have the spare face-up.
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