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know your wheels - craigs list scammers

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by KirthGersen, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. Nov 11, 2018 at 5:43 PM
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    KirthGersen

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    This guy has 3 separate ads on los angeles craigs list, advertising wheels+tires as "TRD Pro", for as much as $1700 !
    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/wto/d/18-toyota-tundra-trd-pro/6741808749.html

    He took regular TRD wheels, painted them black, and put red TRD Pro center caps on the wheels:

    upload_2018-11-11_17-38-5.jpg


    Below is what a genuine late model TRD Pro wheel should look like.
    Also note the "BBS Forged" marking at 11 o'clock on wheel's edge .

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-Tun...=item48b4b375c0:g:9BUAAOSw0Rlbx1PG:rk:16:pf:0
    upload_2018-11-11_17-39-44.jpg
     
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  2. Nov 11, 2018 at 5:46 PM
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    Mikekoot

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    Look up 2015 TRD pro rim.
     
  3. Nov 11, 2018 at 5:49 PM
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    Berettafan

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    well Kirth Toyota did the very same thing!
     
  4. Nov 11, 2018 at 5:54 PM
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    da_jeep_luva

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    TRD Pro suspension, powder coated bumpers, wheels, tires, lowered, coated, list keeps going.
  5. Nov 11, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    MotoTundra

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    Bro! Come on man.....
     
  6. Nov 11, 2018 at 6:03 PM
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    Jengel451

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    "Know your wheels" irony?
     
  7. Nov 11, 2018 at 6:05 PM
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    polymerhead

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    Nice detective work, Serpico. Those are TRD Pro wheels, just not for a ‘19.
     
  8. Nov 11, 2018 at 6:15 PM
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    Taco-Bender

    Taco-Bender Old Guys Rule

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    Man!!! I got burned! And by a forum member no less :eek2:.

    IMG_20180303_145822042.jpg

    Excuse me while I go call the cops.
     
  9. Nov 11, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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    KirthGersen

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    D'oh, I stand corrected! (and embarassed!)

    When I contacted seller, he claimed they were recent "takeoffs" ... and that's when I started looking at MY2018 & MY2019 wheel pics more closely ... not immediately recognizing they are repainted 2015 wheels.

    Enough shaming from you grizzled Tundra veterans!
     
  10. Nov 11, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    Mikekoot

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    Man I'm new here. Just got a tundra a month ago haha
     
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  11. Nov 11, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    Taco-Bender

    Taco-Bender Old Guys Rule

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    Hey! I might be gullible enough to buy fake wheels but I'm not stupid.

    :anonymous:
     
  12. Nov 11, 2018 at 6:43 PM
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    Taco-Bender

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    All good fun (unlike most other forums) @KirthGersen. I wish I knew a quarter of what some of these guys on here know.

    Read, learn, and ask questions (don't bother searching before asking though. That's just a waste of time). Lots of good stuff here
     
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  13. Nov 11, 2018 at 7:17 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Just for shitzngiggles, what color is your Tundra?
     
  14. Nov 11, 2018 at 8:41 PM
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    fisherman951

    fisherman951 LT dreams ....

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    From his questions and post my guess is MGM or white.... just saying
     
  15. Nov 11, 2018 at 8:55 PM
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    FoghornTX

    FoghornTX Proud American and Infidel since 1968

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    Stupid.*

    *Legal disclaimer: Stupid comment not associated with any member's used tire purchase. Solely meant for not being able to identify manufacturing year of wheels.
     
  16. Nov 11, 2018 at 8:55 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    We missed this one.

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  17. Nov 12, 2018 at 6:33 AM
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    KirthGersen

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    yep, Barcelona Red metallic!
    I'm starting to lean toward 2018-19 , 18inch regular TRD wheels. Patiently waiting for a fair price on new or near-new takeoffs.
    - TRD Pro (BBS - Forged) prices higher than expected,
    - bright aluminum accents "pop" a little more.
    upload_2018-11-12_6-28-38.jpg
     
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  18. Nov 12, 2018 at 6:35 AM
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    Jengel451

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    I need to find someone that wants all my "pop" from my limited Barcelona so we can just swap parts in the same driveway.
     
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  19. Nov 12, 2018 at 7:28 AM
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    MotoTundra

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    No biggie. We are just having some fun at your expense.

    Great forum with great people. Welcome!
     
  20. Nov 12, 2018 at 7:49 AM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

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  21. Nov 12, 2018 at 8:56 AM
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    BTBAKER

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    I could easily see that scam happening. Get some cheap TRD wheels and get them painted and buy the center caps.
    So with that being said, with pre 19 PRO wheels what would be the easiest identifier other than a shitty paint job?
     
  22. Nov 12, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    Not sure I would call that a scam since that’s exactly what Toyota does lol. I guess if you didnt disclose that they were repainted it would be dishonest. There is no other identifier besides the paint job though, and if they were recently powder coated it would probably be better quality than the factory paint job. Regular TRD rims aren’t cheap either so wouldn’t be a very lucrative scam when you factor in the cost of powder coating.
     
  23. Nov 12, 2018 at 10:48 AM
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    I had my TRD wheels powdercoated gloss black and replaced the center caps with TRD Pro center caps.

    If I were to sell them I would explain that, however I think the gloss black PC is an upgrade from the factory TRD Pro finish.

    IMG_20181009_082110.jpg
     
  24. Nov 12, 2018 at 2:16 PM
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    Danimal86

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    How much did you pay to have them coated? I've been wanting to do that but don't have a spare set of wheels so Id have to leave the truck at the shop.
     
  25. Nov 12, 2018 at 2:42 PM
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    I had mine done for $40ea, but I got a friend discount. I bought steelies off of Craigslist so I could still drive around. And I have a buddy that took my tires off the wheels to be powder coated and mounted and balanced them on the steelies for me for free. So I kinda lucked out when I had mine done.
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  26. Nov 12, 2018 at 3:03 PM
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    What did the powder coating cost you?
     
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    I can't remember, I think it was $60/wheel. My memory is horrible. I know I posted it in a PM or in a thread before. I will try to find it.
     
  28. Nov 12, 2018 at 6:26 PM
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  29. Nov 12, 2018 at 6:43 PM
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    This might qualify as a stupid question, but how would you tell the difference between 2015-2017 off-road and true pro wheels?
    Aren’t they the same just the pros are all black with the different center cap?
     
  30. Nov 12, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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    They should be the same wheel, just different color. If it gets powder coated black, it becomes a pro wheel in my eyes.... with the caps of course.
     
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