February 27, 2011
Found a great deal here at TireRack.com, $404 for these wheels for my Toyota Tacoma. The wheels look great, the price for them was excellent, and shipping was very fast! However, standard shipping was $65, mount and balance at my local shop $95, and lug nuts that fit properly(WARNING!!! Factory Lug Nuts Do NOT Work!) were $75 plus another week to wait for them to come in.
All in all $235 to recieve, mount, and balance $404 wheels, more than half the cost of the wheels themselves. This is no fault of TireRack.com, just making an observation for others before ordering wheels online vs getting them at your local tire shop. I contacted my local WalMart and was quoted $40 for mount and balance all four wheels before ordering, when I arrived with wheels in hand they turned me away claiming they can't mount aluminum wheels. I pointed out that my truck came factory with aluminum wheels and asked had I bought tires from them they wouldn't even be able to mount them for me? They said "No, we can't do anything with any aluminum wheels".
Hopefully TireRack.com will place a note for these wheels stating the factory Lug Nuts do NOT fit these wheels.