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View Poll Results: What is the most that you'd spend on a set of custom wheels?
$1,000 8 50.00%
$2,000 7 43.75%
$3,000 1 6.25%
$4,000 0 0%
$5,000 0 0%
$6,000 0 0%
Price no object. 0 0%
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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Poll What's the most you'd spend on custom wheels?

Please choose the closest amount you'd spend on a set of of custom wheels?

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I would never do it again, but did spend near 3K to have two custom wheels made to make the Mallett whole.

I have yet to see a set of wheels that I like. Really didn't care that much for the Mallett wheels, but it deserved to be perfect.
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I will spend $1200 for 4. Im still looking for the perfect wheels. Aftermarket, not factory.
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I posted this question on FB, but made the mistake of including pics of wheels that I liked. Everyone's A.D.D. kicked in and focused on the pics of the wheels they liked---instead of answering the question. Though one person did manage to take the time to post a thoughtful response.

I've always liked wheels, but we all know that the choices are limited due to the OEM bolt pattern and offsets. Hence the reason to have to consider expensive wheels that offer custom bolt pattern & offsets.

I blame the high prices of custom wheels on the popularity of replicas, restomods, supercars & exotics, etc. I mean if you're gonna spend over a hundred thousand + on a car, then what's the big deal of spending 8 to 20 thousand on a set of custom wheels.

BTW, I should have included 0 in the above poll. Thanks to those who take the time to answer the question.

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Given that some of the $500 per wheel items turn out to be made in China at the same factory as the direct sale $100 wheels, you'd probably be crazy to spend a whole lot unless you really wanted a particular wheel.

I think I spent around $150-160 a wheel for the Q9Y factory wheels I wanted



I wanted to buy a better spare wheel for my old Lamborghini until I found out they wanted $3K each. (I polished out the kerb blems!)

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If you think anythng like me, and you like to buy stuff for your car, you will spend whatever it takes to make it look like you want it to look.

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I would never do it again, but did spend near 3K to have two custom wheels made to make the Mallett whole.

I have yet to see a set of wheels that I like. Really didn't care that much for the Mallett wheels, but it deserved to be perfect.
I think you made the right decision because it was the only way for you to achieve your goal of restoring your Mallett. But you didn't just buy custom wheels, you had to pay a shop to replicate the Mallett wheels. That's somewhat similar to how I feel about the cost of the custom wheels that I like. I don't want to spend $1500 a wheel, but if you like a specific wheel then you HAVE to pay or "settle" for something else. Which I may still end up doing.

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I would spent around $1500
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If I were restoring something that needed a special wheel I would pay whatever it took, up to whatever was proportional to the vehicle's value.
Otherwise, 0$. I have replaced just about everything else on a car, but never wheels.

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The Mallett was a very good investment for me. I made quite a bit of money on it dollar wise. But it would have been nice to have had that 3K on top of it. Still have the bent wheels, and may make coffee tables out of them. ChopTop, what would you pay for an original Mallett wheel #7 of batch #0001, with a round 4 foot diameter 5/8 inch thick glass top. If I had kept the car I was going to do that for myself and son.

Maybe there are some die hard Mallett owners on here that would want one. Sorry off course here a little but it is about custom wheels. lol
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I spent $2160 CAD (about $1600USD at today's exchange rate) on my Forgestar CF-10 custom made rims and it was worth every penny. They completely change the attitude of my car.
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The Mallett was a very good investment for me. I made quite a bit of money on it dollar wise. But it would have been nice to have had that 3K on top of it. Still have the bent wheels, and may make coffee tables out of them. ChopTop, what would you pay for an original Mallett wheel #7 of batch #0001, with a round 4 foot diameter 5/8 inch thick glass top. If I had kept the car I was going to do that for myself and son.

Maybe there are some die hard Mallett owners on here that would want one. Sorry off course here a little but it is about custom wheels. lol
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The Bent rims can probably be straightened.
I had an OEM chrome wheel that was bent. Found a place near me that fixed it for $100.

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Impossible to fix, bent at the hub. Rim can be fixed, the hub can't. Talked to everyone in the LA area. No one would even attempt it. We tried for about a month to find some one that would do it. Had one in Palm Springs actually look at it, but said no way it could be fixed. Really sucked, you could not see it until you put them on the spin balance machine.
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