: Reproduction Escalade 22" Chrome Rims. Anyone here used them?



Rag64top
12-11-12, 03:55 PM
I am totally bummed that I hit a curb and ruined one of my brand new 22's on my 07 Escalade.
The previous owner had them installed just before he sold me the truck, and cost him
a whopping $4000 at the caddy dealer!
I've been looking for a new takeoff, or even a new rim, but the dealer now
quotes $1194 plus a $50 core charge because my rim is damaged beyond repair.
That's ridiculous!
I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience with the repops they sell on Ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380441692048?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

T (http://www.ebay.com/itm/380441692048?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)he price is $274 with free ship, that seems so low, I am skeptical about the quality.

Anyone try these rims, or possibly have a new take off they would be willing to sell??

Thanks!

soulsea
12-11-12, 04:08 PM
Most reps are of so so quality and won't come with the one year warranty GM provides for their rims ... there are better reps that do offer that warranty so those would be the ones to go with. You can usually find very good deal on single oem esky 22s on ebay tho, with or without tires.

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Btw, that ebay seller 'direct' makes me laugh ... on his oem GM wheel listings he always states 'better than replicas' and on his replica listings he says 'better than oem.' Other than that he's actually a decent vendor from what I hear.

hcvone
12-11-12, 04:51 PM
I personally would buy a real GM wheel on ebay, usually plenty of people selling just one, and many are new, we have picked up several this year for customers that did not want to pay dealer prices. :)

Rag64top
12-11-12, 04:55 PM
Thanks for the replies, I have looked, but so far cannot find a new take off OEM that isn't damaged in some way.
I will keep looking, but I need a rim ASAP... The dealer I listed has a pretty good rating, unless I can find a OEM
undamaged rim, then I'll be forced to buy a repop for financial reasons.. :-(

soulsea
12-11-12, 04:57 PM
Here, new oem for $50 more with ship: http://www.ebay.com/itm/22-Chrome-7-spoke-Factory-OEM-Cadillac-Escalade-Wheel-Rim-NEW-5309-GM-Chevy-GMC-/160909088324?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2576edd644&vxp=mtr

Rag64top
12-11-12, 05:20 PM
Here, new oem for $50 more with ship: http://www.ebay.com/itm/22-Chrome-7-spoke-Factory-OEM-Cadillac-Escalade-Wheel-Rim-NEW-5309-GM-Chevy-GMC-/160909088324?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2576edd644&vxp=mtr

Yes, I did just find this one also, THANKS!! You are AWESOME! :-)

This part of the ad had me wondering if it is actually OEM or repro? Even though the ad say OEM Factory, I want to be sure,
and have sent a message to the seller to confirm.
"Interchange Hollander 5309 replacement wheel"

RippyPartsDept
12-11-12, 05:30 PM
hmm...

GM's OEM wheels don't come boxed like that

the OEM wheels come with styrofoam rim/edge protectors

soulsea
12-11-12, 05:34 PM
hmm...

GM's OEM wheels don't come boxed like that

the OEM wheels come with styrofoam rim/edge protectors

That's true ... also in that last pic if you zoom in it looks like someone rubbed out the GM stamp, and the caps are wrong.

However some of these vendors often use pics they've taken of other rims they've sold cause they don't bother capturing each one out of laziness ... best contact them to make sure.

melanieolivia
12-11-12, 07:06 PM
I am totally bummed that I hit a curb and ruined one of my brand new 22's on my 07 Escalade.
The previous owner had them installed just before he sold me the truck, and cost him
a whopping $4000 at the caddy dealer!
I've been looking for a new takeoff, or even a new rim, but the dealer now
quotes $1194 plus a $50 core charge because my rim is damaged beyond repair.
That's ridiculous!
I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience with the repops they sell on Ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380441692048?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

T (http://www.ebay.com/itm/380441692048?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)he price is $274 with free ship, that seems so low, I am skeptical about the quality.

Anyone try these rims, or possibly have a new take off they would be willing to sell??

Thanks!
Don't do it. I had a really bad experience with "59 tire" out of Houston. I bought the replica platinum wheels and they could never balance them. The owner refunded my money after spending 2 days and 600 miles traveling to and from his shop. There is a reason they are cheap to buy. The seller seemed to be amazed that I was having a problem and was going to get back with me on a solution. Never heard from him again... surprise surprise.

hcvone
12-12-12, 06:49 AM
It appears to be a real gm wheel, zooming in on the big screen it looks like the gm part number, I have purchased a few that had some sanding marks and they came from the dealer, as Chris said the box is wrong because of how the gm wheels come, but they may have taking it out of the shipping box for the pic.

Rag64top
12-12-12, 12:15 PM
I contacted the seller of that rim, (stockwheelsolution), and he assured me that it is indeed a factory GM part.
I have no idea why they sand off the GM label, possibly the wheel is a second, or failed QC at the factory?
I'm decided which way to go, while I wait for my ins check. I would hate to buy a repop, and find that it couldn't
be balanced, or the chrome peels off in a year. If that seller truly does have OEM GM wheels, there must be some reason
they are so cheap, rejects, blems, or balance issues? Looks like I'm about to find out!

The seller of that supposedly OEM wheel (stockwheelsolution) has a very good feedback record, I can't really find any complaints
on his products. I think I'll give it a try.

Here is his website
http://www.stockwheelsolutions.com/

hcvone
12-12-12, 01:48 PM
Some times during the casting process there will be a build up of cast iron or in this case alumium on seams, edges and numbers and letters, because these wheels are made for a price someone just takes a sander and knocks off the sharp edges, not real carefully

GAFLYGUY
01-05-13, 12:40 AM
I contacted the seller of that rim, (stockwheelsolution), and he assured me that it is indeed a factory GM part.
I have no idea why they sand off the GM label, possibly the wheel is a second, or failed QC at the factory?
I'm decided which way to go, while I wait for my ins check. I would hate to buy a repop, and find that it couldn't
be balanced, or the chrome peels off in a year. If that seller truly does have OEM GM wheels, there must be some reason
they are so cheap, rejects, blems, or balance issues? Looks like I'm about to find out!

The seller of that supposedly OEM wheel (stockwheelsolution) has a very good feedback record, I can't really find any complaints
on his products. I think I'll give it a try.

Here is his website
http://www.stockwheelsolutions.com/

Please keep me posted on the results of the wheel, as far as quality, balancing, and etc. I am also needing a replacment wheel as well.

Mark Edward Morrison
01-05-13, 06:33 PM
Try usarim.com, their center caps have the Cadillac crest and look more authentic in my opinion.

escalade kidd
01-06-13, 02:02 PM
I have a usa rim and so far its ok..looks exactly like oem

ErikU19
01-06-13, 02:23 PM
A set I purchased ended up being replica. They are very well made though and the finish has been great.