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Fast Company FC04 titanium wheels 19x8.5 on metallic midnight Y w/ Michelin Alpin 5

RenoMD

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After a series of events of trying to get a second set of turbine style wheels from aftermarket EV, it resulted in getting FC04 wheels in titanium (not my first choice of color as I wanted black wheels). These are the 19x8.5 wheels in titanium color 72.6mm hub, +35mm offset, and they include very high quality hub rings (which they forgot to include originally btw but FedEx 2nd day air them out to me given Costco was going to install via an appointment). Anyways the fit and finish of these wheels are quite impressive. I’ve owned two jeeps with aftermarket wheels and I can say that the paint on these wheels is high quality and I can tell more than one coat... unlike method wheels for my jeep.

they were super easy to install using the OEM lug nuts (Costco would not mount to my vehicle given the tire and wheel size were not OEM... I know it’s ridiculous). Using a 235/50r19 Michelin Alpin 5 snow tire, these things don’t change the handling characteristics at all IMO; but, they sure make bumps easy on the spine compared to the all season tires on 20” wheels.

I’ve experienced NO loss in Wh/mile even with the stickier snow tires.... and they don’t feel sluggish like the blizzaks on my wife’s Mercedes.

They also provide a noticeable buffer to protect the wheels from curb rash (unfortunately and ironically I suffered curb rash at Costco right when dropping off the wheels trying to pull over in the tire bay).

Anyways hope this helps someone else in decision making.
 

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mark95476

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I think the titanium color look great! Do you know how much each rim weighs?

After a series of events of trying to get a second set of turbine style wheels from aftermarket EV, it resulted in getting FC04 wheels in titanium (not my first choice of color as I wanted black wheels). These are the 19x8.5 wheels in titanium color 72.6mm hub, +35mm offset, and they include very high quality hub rings (which they forgot to include originally btw but FedEx 2nd day air them out to me given Costco was going to install via an appointment). Anyways the fit and finish of these wheels are quite impressive. I’ve owned two jeeps with aftermarket wheels and I can say that the paint on these wheels is high quality and I can tell more than one coat... unlike method wheels for my jeep.

they were super easy to install using the OEM lug nuts (Costco would not mount to my vehicle given the tire and wheel size were not OEM... I know it’s ridiculous). Using a 235/50r19 Michelin Alpin 5 snow tire, these things don’t change the handling characteristics at all IMO; but, they sure make bumps easy on the spine compared to the all season tires on 20” wheels.

I’ve experienced NO loss in Wh/mile even with the stickier snow tires.... and they don’t feel sluggish like the blizzaks on my wife’s Mercedes.

They also provide a noticeable buffer to protect the wheels from curb rash (unfortunately and ironically I suffered curb rash at Costco right when dropping off the wheels trying to pull over in the tire bay).

Anyways hope this helps someone else in decision making.
 

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