December 27, 2011
I purchased the 18x9 Sumitomo HTRZ II tire package. I can't complain at all about the look or the price, it's definitely one of the biggest bangs for your buck out there. That said, I do have a few things I'd like to point out.
Spend the extra 40 dollars for the black acorn lug nuts and the tool to put them on. The spare tire iron on your car doesn't fit the lug holes. I wish this had been made clear in the purchasing process, but thankfully I have a friend who has access to all kinds of tools. If you have access to an impact wrench, you'll need a 19mm thin-walled socket. After I got that issue cleared up, it took less than an hour to get my old wheels off and the new ones on.
I'd recommend buying some alternate center caps as well, because the American Muscle caps that come with it do look a little cheap in my opinion.
As far as the finish goes, it seems like it's very easy to scratch when you're putting the lug nuts on, but that seems to be a result of the lug holes being so small.
Finally, I wish that AM had cleaned off the lubricant for mounting the tires before shipping. Of course, it's not a big deal as it came off with a paper towel, it's just a little thing that grabbed my attention.
Other than the things I mentioned, this is a great package and I'd go back and buy these any day of the week. The mounting and balancing offered helps speed up the process of getting your new wheels on tremendously. As far as I can tell, they're perfectly balanced, as I don't feel any shaking when I'm going down the road since putting these on. I definitely recommend these. I've gotten nothing but compliments since I put them on. I look forward to dealing with AM again in the future.