Was out on the road at Xmas & picked up either a cracked R/R wheel - or
just chrome surface crack. Dealer says wheel serial #'s tie to the VIN &
the current wheels were on the vehicle, when it left the factory. BUT the
wheels were NOT chrome at that time & they are now - i.e. aftermarket
chrome job by previous owner (I'm second owner). I'm also told GM don't do
a chrome wheel in my size & the dealer wanted to put on an aluminum wheel
& charge $600 - I said no.
So, the crack is near the hub on one spoke (5-spoke wheels) and goes right
round the chrome surface. But from the feel of it, does NOT go all the way
through. So, it could just be a poor aftermarket chrome defect......or it
could be a crack in the wheel itself, that might fail at speed.
Q. Do I spend a bunch on a new set of matching rims, is there any way of
telling definitively if it's just a surface blemish & does anyone know of
a place that is easier on the $$$$, selling new rims in Arizona ?
Hope someone can help..............THX.
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