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Well, only 2500 KM's and I've gotten a chipped wheel. I sent in this picture since I don't have a Lexus dealer in my town.



Lexus tells me that if it's a defect they'll cover it, but if it's rock damage they will not. They'll ship me a wheel, I send mine back and they bill me $3,000 if they determine it was rock damage.

What do you guys think? I haven't heard any bangs or have any reason to believe that I got a rock. Of the one gravel road I've driven on I didn't exceed 10 Km/hour.

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Is that a Nieman Marcus Wheel? If so, I'm not sure that you can get them that much cheaper Champ. We were all shocked by the cost on those wheels here.
 

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Nope, not a Nieman Marcus. I'm in British Columbia so that price was in $CAN. Even though our currency is strong, we still get the shaft!
 

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I would ask a local Dealership if they have a wheel and tire guy they deal with that can fix it for about $100.00.....

Just my 2 cents.....
 

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Sorry to hear about your wheel...

Whew, now I feel better about having bought the Wheel and Tire Warranty...It seemed expensive and I don't normally buy any kind of extended insurance but it only added a few more bucks (U$)to the monthly.
 

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Just look for an alloy wheel repair company in your area./ My folks had 3 wheels on the M35 Infinity repaired and it was invisable.
 

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Thanks Scott, I'm pretty sure that's what I'll do. Nobody does it here so it looks like I'll have an errand next time I head south.
 

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Information for the record. I checked with a Lexus Dealership today and found out some interesting information.... The stock wheels for the ISF are not interchangeable from front to rear nor even side to side.... This means that if you have damage to the right front wheel, you must order a specific wheel to fit only the right front. On top of all this the price I was quoted for a front wheel from the dealership was $ 1630.30. for only one wheel.......WOW! Please watch those curbs!!!!
 

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That is correct !! These wheels are VERY expensive !!! If your dealership offers the wheel and tire program, I would STRONGLY recommend getting it !!!
 

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That is correct !! These wheels are VERY expensive !!! If your dealership offers the wheel and tire program, I would STRONGLY recommend getting it !!!


the wheel and tire does not cover cosmetic, only functional damage.
Check your local web for rim repair places, typicaly higher end dealerships have a guy on staff the does it while you wait and should not cost you more than 40 bucks.. in my honest opinion, leave it , shows character. plus if your luck is like mine rock ships are a way of life. Touch up paint helps:cool:
 

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tf103chl,

Sorry about your wheel chip. For what it's worth, I recently had a guy here in L.A., CA repair my left rear wheel where I'd slightly scraped a curb in a couple places and I was blown away by how well he fixed it. You truly cannot see the damage anywhere on the wheel, no matter what light you're in or how closely you look. They even airbrushed another clearcoat over the color match at the end. Cost: $125.00.

I hope, for your sake, that you can find a local guy who does this near you. The $3k/wheel Lexus wants for these rims is absolute rape.

Hope this helps.
 

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I'm hoping to have my car in Vancouver this fall so that I can get the repair done. If not, I'll send the wheel down over the winter.

Speaking of winter. That's going to be a long break from the F.
 

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Information for the record. I checked with a Lexus Dealership today and found out some interesting information.... The stock wheels for the ISF are not interchangeable from front to rear nor even side to side.... This means that if you have damage to the right front wheel, you must order a specific wheel to fit only the right front. On top of all this the price I was quoted for a front wheel from the dealership was $ 1630.30. for only one wheel.......WOW! Please watch those curbs!!!!
The reason being that they are a functional part of your brake cooling, sucking the heat away from the brakes. They must be unidirectional to accomplish this task, so no tire rotation at regular intervals either.
 

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Well, only 2500 KM's and I've gotten a chipped wheel. I sent in this picture since I don't have a Lexus dealer in my town.



Lexus tells me that if it's a defect they'll cover it, but if it's rock damage they will not. They'll ship me a wheel, I send mine back and they bill me $3,000 if they determine it was rock damage.

What do you guys think? I haven't heard any bangs or have any reason to believe that I got a rock. Of the one gravel road I've driven on I didn't exceed 10 Km/hour.

C.
Do u have any idea what the paint code is or what the color is called. I'm having trouble finding color code. Checked dealer, BBS, corporate Lexus and BASF. Is this the same rim color as is350 rims.

Thanks
Mike
 

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Sorry, I tried looking up the color code for you but can't find it. I can find it on all the vehicle colors but not the wheel color. I believe its a "gunmetal" color....
 

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Lexus is raping us all with the replacement cost for wheels. You can get BBS RS-GT three piece forged for a grand each wheel that are better and lighter and stronger than the gunmetal samurai swords we roll on now. I'm waiting for the stock wheels to get beat up and rock chipped and curbed then I'm just going to get them replaced with a new tire package......I'm guessing another 30,000 miles!
 
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