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Updates:

Shipping Update (and Caps) (5/14/22)


Pricing Update (5/11/22)

Official Update on Next Steps (5/10/22)

Official Update - Renderings and Weights (4/9/22)


Official Update (4/1/22)

Material Update (3/31/2022)


I have been giving this a lot of thought and speaking to many of you. Given how large this got, I cannot recommend we proceed blindly with a 50 set order from a new supplier. I am proposing we slow this down a little, begin with getting some samples, verify quality, and go from there.

This will delay things. I know that may not be what some want. I do not expect the delay to be too material. I don't want to be doing this for the rest of my life, lol.

I take the community's best interests seriously and remain confident that we are going to make this happen. I already have had several awesome members of this group offer logistics, testing support, etc. We will get there but I think we need to be prudent and deliberate about how we proceed to ensure the best outcome for the community.

There may be an ask for people to contribute to the sample/shipping efforts. I am still trying to figure out what makes sense on that front. I have some members who have graciously offered to be beta testers, but there might be incremental shipping expenses, etc that I don't want those people to bear.

Please continue to send me your info (right below this). Color does not matter yet because we aren't ordering these tomorrow. I do think there may be some things that are easier to communicate over email though so I at least want emails for everyone as we go through this process.





EDIT - Please PM me Name, Address, Email, phone #, Wheel Color and size. I am not sending this information immediately but some updates may come over email (I think we have many people on here that don't check the forum often).



Original Post:

Essentially what started as a set of these wheels for myself and one for someone else has developed into a group buy opportunity. Why I want another set of wheels is anyone's guess but my psychosis tends to be a net positive for the 4C community so, let's roll with it :LOL:

As I got more info on these, I thought others would be interested in them. I can't help offering things to the community when I think there's something people would be interested in. So that's where we are...

Full disclosure - I am giving you pretty much what I know in the post - we will learn more as this progresses.

The Wheels



Wheel Specs

Wheels are fully forged 6061 Aluminum using a 12k lb press (research other wheels, this is the high end of "best practice" IMHO).

There would be two size options (these are based on my experience with multiple 4C wheels but could potentially be tweaked)

18 x 8 et 32 front
19 x 9.5 et 34 rear

Or

17 x 8 et 32 front
18 x 9.5 et 34 rear

or (by request)

19 x 8 et 32 front
20 x 9.5 et 34 rear

I have run this fitment before and it works out to ~14mm spacer front and ~28mm spacer rear, gives a really nice flush aesthetic. Look for pics of my Tributo wheels for reference on the fitment...

Pricing

18/19 Combo $1,188
17/18 Combo $1,142


Small discounts from there but if we get 10 sets it would be:

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Note the brushed finishes are a $128 surcharge

Shipping will be a little different for everyone but to my address it is $350 / $285
. The supplier has indicated they have seen some positive movement on this lately so this could go down. Note that there could be additional import fees etc. depending on your jurisdiction
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Weight

So we are now at the stage to have official weight estimates. These are for 18/19, other sizes to come...

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For reference - stock 18/19 teledials are 9.2kg front and 11.3kg rear - so these will be meaningfully lighter (and wider).

Finish/Colors

Tons of options, center caps will be blank (or have a custom John4C logo just to mess with you all :LOL: - this is a supplier that white labels these though for reference)

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NOTE 3/28 - The Brushed finish is a 32/wheel (128/set surcharge). I wasn't aware of this until today. I am not surprised as that finish is more effort but apologies for not discovering this sooner.



More Pics

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Group Buy Info

So in essence, pretty hard to complain about a fully forged set of wheels in the 1300-1500 range delivered. Hence why wanted to offer it to the community. We will get more info as we go forward. I am really trying to see if we have interest to get to 10 this weekend though as I told the supplier I would get back to them on Monday.

That's about it for now, please post or PM to register interest. So far we have:

17/18 Fitment
  1. @John4C - Info Received
  2. @Cylinder Head - Info Received
  3. @Zala - Info Received
  4. @Gilly - Info Received
  5. @AlfaCruiser - Info Received
  6. @DirtyEvo - Info Received
  7. @B-T - Info Received
  8. @thatarchitect - Info Received
  9. @Brandmath72 - Info Received
  10. @KarlB - Info Received
  11. @Angrywankel - Info Received
  12. @GQRob - Info Received
  13. @Dave's 4C - Info Received
  14. Email Person (GP) (this is a reminder to myself)
  15. @RTTX
  16. @86GTV6
  17. @kazkioken
18/19 Fitment
  1. @Arek1123 - Info Received
  2. @Daddyskillzs - Info Received
  3. @heelntoe - Info Received
  4. @jgraham928 - Info Received
  5. @wrh3 - Info Received
  6. @Dmiek - Info Received
  7. @brad.t - Info Received
  8. @Imduder - Info Received
  9. @Nawt2019 - Info Received
  10. @HaloCar - Info Received
  11. @erxmitt - Info Received
  12. @TerenceS - Info Received
  13. @Adnan - Info Received
  14. @davetran - Info Received
  15. @courtier - Info Received
  16. @JTod - Info Received
  17. @JanR4C - Info Received
  18. @ferdinandwilsdorf - Info Received
  19. @Alfadawg4c - Info Received
  20. @M!! (LS-02) - Info Received
  21. @Jrflanery - Info Received
  22. @Antithos - Info Received
  23. @jeff7251954 - Info Received
  24. @chester - Info Received
  25. @Jack Lai - Info Received
  26. @HeelToe - Info Received
  27. @Neurovino - Info Received
  28. @OGVADIM - Info Received
  29. @frgabby - Info Received
  30. @roadsterdoc - Info Received
  31. @Chawumba - Info Received
  32. @Borneo - Info Received
  33. @Olaf Rohm - Info Received
  34. @Infurno - Info Received
  35. @34witt - Info Received
  36. @Thomas PD - Info Received
  37. @Dino - Info Received
  38. @lolo4c - Info Received
  39. @viro - Info Received
  40. @DarkniczZ - Info Received
  41. @tnE30fan - Info Received
  42. @Mikeyjm - Info Received
  43. @Barth Vader
  44. @Vozz
  45. @Nimo
  46. @kerrhill
19/20 Fitment
  1. @10sbums - Info Received
  2. @WarrenGotIt - Info Received
Misc/Special Requests (These will go in separately, FYI - Still trying to sort this)
  1. @tibby - Info Received
  2. @4Channel - Info Received
  3. @Vipermoves
  4. @Niklas
 

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Can i ask for custom dimensions also?? (please say no....) :)
 

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Can i ask for custom dimensions also?? (please say no....) :)
Honestly yes. They’re all 100% custom made to order. May impact pricing a bit but I can’t answer no when I know the answer is yes 😂
 

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Please ask for these dimensions and shipment price to Belgium (so i can calculate everything)

7j et 33 OR 7.5j et 35 18inch (front)
8.5j et 30 19 inch (rear)

I'm not looking for a flush/fender set but oem+ look that's ligth as possible

Thanks!
 

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Please ask for these dimensions and shipment price to Belgium (so i can calculate everything)

7j et 33 OR 7.5j et 35 18inch (front)
8.5j et 30 19 inch (rear)

I'm not looking for a flush/fender set but oem+ look that's ligth as possible

Thanks!
This is my preferred setup, regardless of style/aesthetics. The maker I spoke to couldn’t do 18 in 7. Had to be 7.5 minimum. Hope you get what you want. They do look great. Well done John.
 

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You're killing me with temptation- should I have 2 spare sets now?

I wonder what shipping to Australia will be...
This will be my second spare set. I don't think there's a number that's "too many" (though I am probably the last person who should be giving that advice)
 
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