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Ran across this Ebay posting for one 19 x 9 1/2, 55 offset Gravana wheel :Saturn Sky Pontiac Solstice Gravana 19 x 9 5 Wheel Silver Brand New | eBay

So I sent the seller a message just to say how rare it to see Gravana wheels for sale anymore and he sent the following reply.


I would love to bring these wheels in again. With the factory's 800 wheel minimum, I would have to Pre-Sell at least 100 complete sets to justify the risk. Pre-sales are either a slam-dunk or tough. Sometimes, people commit early and then run out of patience and cancel, and the minimum is close, but never met. I ran pre-sales on wheels, hoods, body kits and other products that required large mold/inventory investments up front. I found a ton of people who said “Yes”, but many of those people would back-out when it came time to commit and pay.

Based on my recent experience with other aftermarket products, 3 months is the threshold. People are willing to pre-pay and wait 3 months to learn whether or not the deal will happen. It takes @ 3-4 weeks to produce the wheels, and 3 weeks in transit. However, it could take 6 months to get 100 sets ordered, and the people who commit first will not want to wait 7-8 months overall for wheels.

I sell many parts for the Solstice and Sky through my Accesspeed website, but I do not see the type of following that would lead me to believe that I could pre-sell 100 sets of staggered wheels in 3 months.

Now you have me thinking about this market again…
 

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BTW, even though it would be great to see these reissued (in both 18s & 19s) I'm not hopeful that there is interest for 100 sets. And even though I wished I could of found a set of 19s, I'm still satisfied w/the 18s which continue to receive comps.
 

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Your never getting 100 sets sold...
 

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I really like the factory chrome wheels myself. Plus I bet the tires for them would be expensive as hell.
 

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I really like the factory chrome wheels myself. Plus I bet the tires for them would be expensive as hell.
I have a staggered set with Dunlop Direzza Z2s mounted. They're pretty awesome. However, when I came back from Nationals, I found one hub center cap missing. I can't believe it fell off, they go on from the inside with a big flange to hold them. I think some kid is wearing it on a chain around his neck. If I find him, I've got something else to put around his neck. :ack:

Anyway, I need a new cap. Anybody got any ideas?
 

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I have a staggered set with Dunlop Direzza Z2s mounted. They're pretty awesome. However, when I came back from Nationals, I found one hub center cap missing. I can't believe it fell off, they go on from the inside with a big flange to hold them. I think some kid is wearing it on a chain around his neck. If I find him, I've got something else to put around his neck. :ack:

Anyway, I need a new cap. Anybody got any ideas?
Suggest you find a center cap with the same dims and replace them all. Then you can sell me the three Gravanna caps you have left.
 
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