This is a discussion on To sell or not to sell, OEM 19" premium forged wheels on 2018 LE within the Focus RS Wheels and Tires forums, part of the Focus RS Garage category; I dislike the wheels that came on this car. Unattractive and not useful at 19x8 and 24 pounds or whatever they are. I am debating ...
I dislike the wheels that came on this car. Unattractive and not useful at 19x8 and 24 pounds or whatever they are. I am debating selling these wheels, but am hesitant being that it is a "limited edition" car. My thinking is these wheels are everywhere and if I ever sell the car and the buyer has to have them, it's not impossible.
I don't know. I already have a box of take off parts, I was planning on keeping all of it for resale value. I just keep walking past them in my basement thinking what I could do with another 2000 or 2500 bucks.
Thoughts? Value of the wheels and with <500 mile PSS tires?
Last edited by tedsRS; 04-01-2018 at 07:43 PM. Reason: Factual inaccuracies
At a minimum I'd strip off the tires, they'll be completely worthless if they're 5 years old with 500 miles on them. They're probably half of the value of what you have there. I'd probably keep the wheels for completeness but I'm a bit of a freak like that. I have both my stock non-forged wheels and the winter wheel, and I've thought about adding a set of forged even though I won't use them. $2-2.5k is probably not going to happen though based on what I've seen here (and what I paid for my never mounted winter wheel package).
2001 Viper RT/10
2017 NB Focus RS
Most people get around $1600 for them with tires, sometimes a bit more if you have cup 2's.
The wheels were a $1400 option on the 16&17s. There’s nothing special about the LE wheel other than the center cap that anyone can buy.
I’ll leave it at this... a dreamer can dream.
Frozen (Red) White (Blue) Born on the 4th of July!!!, RS2, moonroof, forged wheels
Issues: Two passenger side PTU-Axle leaks (now has updated seal), HG replacement
They are no big deal and will not affect resale. I sold my wheels without a thought or care. They're heavy and I don't like 35 series tires. 18" tires are much better priced and I went to 40 series tires on both sets of my aftermarket wheels (Summer tires on one set, all seasons on the other set). My main motivation was weight, to reduce unsprung weight. My summer setup dropped 11 lbs per corner, my winter setup dropped 10 lbs per corner. Sell them hos.
Don't worry, scrote. There are plenty of 'tards out there living really kick-ass lives. My first wife was 'tarded. She's a pilot now.
I agree with the views expressed. Sell them and enjoy your car set up the way you want to.
As far as the snarky comments on price. Hard to say. I bought lightweight forged wheels and winter wheels right away and sold my stock forged set. I was completely reasonable and charged what Ford optioned these at plus shipping to another forum member. No interest in making money off anyone here. However, notwithstanding the option package price, you can search the threads and see that the Ford pricing to replace a single wheel is essentially the same price as the entire option package from the factory. Yes insane. And maybe with the growing number of wrecked cars these will become available for less. So in theory they are priced at some much higher number. Who knows. I just know members said to hell with it and bought third party better wheels for the pricing Ford wanted for a wheel.
Prior-- 2013 Golf R
Current -- 2016 Frozen White FoRS/RS2/Forged Alloys/SS/No Sunroof
I've seen the ST guys pay reasonable money for the forged wheels, at least early on. Not sure how prices have evolved.
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I ordered the car with the optional forged wheels. Car arrived 13 months later, hated them at first sight. Sold'em with 20 miles on them.
Remember anything with wheels is not a good investment. So holding on to them thinking they'll be collectable...not gonna happen. Sell them while there is demand.
I am currently sitting on a set of brand new 2014 GT500 PP wheels and tires...can't seem to get rid of them now. Sold car last summer.
Last edited by svtride; 02-13-2018 at 05:03 AM.
I will be interested to see what the OP replaces his "ugly" forged wheels with.............
1. 2016 MkIII Focus RS Nitrous + forged wheel package- SOLD
2. 1969 Alpine Renault A110
3. 1990 Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
4. 2012 Nissan Pathfinder 4WD - surfing, windsurfing and rally car tow vehicle