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2022 WBE in Southern Florida
So if a person were to order a G2 to be built, do you think Honda would accommodate the desire to have the BE wheels installed instead of the RTL-E wheels?
The E and the BE wheels are the same wheel, except one is black and the other silver/gray. Powder Coating is probably the best way to go, it's around $400 for a set (4) to be done, plus the labor cost to have them dis-mounted and re-mounted again. I thought I might find a take-off set from a RTS (better looking wheel to me) have them Power Coated and then switch them out, selling my take-off set. This way I would not be without a vehicle wile the wheels are being Power Coated.So if a person were to order a G2 to be built, do you think Honda would accommodate the desire to have the BE wheels installed instead of the RTL-E wheels?
I've never seen a permanent VIN on a wheel before but i have seen stickers left over from production that had the VIN on them, HOWEVER.... The VIN is tied to the build that contains all the part numbers that make the vehicle. If a dealer swaps wheel between two vehicles then they have TWO "wrong" vehicles. If the buyer of the other vehicle later finds out the have the wrong equipment the dealer might have to buy them the right set of wheels on their dime. It prolly wont happen but it might and thats a liability also if the vehicle is in a wreck and insurance pays for a wheel that could get complicated if the vehicle doesn't have the right wheels on it!!!My dealership said they will not trade wheels each one is marked with the Vin... Don't know how true that is.