Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
April 15, 2014
Toy on Christmas w/ no batteries
First, let me say I love these rims. I've wanted these rims for my Mustang even before I had purchased it. The ordering and shipping process was fine--I wasn't aware it'd be 2 weeks before I would receive them, but hey it's free--the packages were competently wrapped, protecting the wheels inside from any damage. The wheels themselves look great, the staggered look truly makes my car stand out and the tires have a nice aggressive tread pattern but don't really seem to provide any real noticeable improvement over the OEM Perellis. The issues began when I noticed several sticky squares lying at the bottom of several of the boxes--the balancing weights. After installing my new wheels and taking the car for a drive I noticed fairly gradual steering wheel shake, most notably at highway speeds. So the wheels that were supposed to have been balanced were done so with easily removable adhesive weights that had fallen off during transit. No matter, I called up my local Ford dealer to have them balanced, only to be told they won't touch the aftermarket wheel based on the design and color--too worried they'd scratch them. Now I'm stuck calling around to local shops looking for a competent mechanic who can simply balance my wheels. The wheels look great, I will honestly turn my head to look back as I'm walking away. Obtaining the desired fit and function however, has been a total inconvenience.