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Status Wheels has Quality Issues

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by PatheticJoe, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Oct 24, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    PatheticJoe

    PatheticJoe [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So the wheels look great and they're a perfect fit for the truck but they have serious quality issues. The wheels have black inserts but half the screws to mount them were black and the rest were silver!? On some of the wheels they were literally half and half. How do you do not notice this as you're installing them to ship out? So now I have to wait even longer to get my wheels on. It's like torture. I have to say though the guys at America's Tire where totally awesome, even though I wouldn't let'em install them they still mounted one wheel and tire at no charge to make sure they cleared the UCAs. The 285/50/20s look perfect on the truck.
     
  2. Oct 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  3. Oct 24, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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  4. Oct 24, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    PatheticJoe

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  5. Oct 26, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    PatheticJoe

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    I need to rant a bit so bear with me. So America's Tire calls Status Wheels about the dual colored screws and here's what they say (paraphrased). "Oh we're very sorry we've had several sets ship out like that but we've corrected the problem at our supplier. As for the screws they should all be SILVER, not black. We no longer have any black screws so we can not ship you any more." AHHH!!! What kind of wheel company mounts nice gloss black inserts with silver screws? The black screws that I got look a 100 times better. So the guy at America's Tire is basically telling me there is nothing more he can do. So after a brief web search I find out I can get black socket head cap screws really cheap so I'm headed in tomorrow morning to get the wheels installed, finally. Its a damn good thing I think these wheels are beautiful on my truck or they'd be on there way back to Florida. Wow, whining really does make you feel better.
     
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