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Old 06 Apr 2011, 05:23 pm
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Red face Newbie- Need some help please

Hey everyone,
sorry I didn't find this forum until AFTER I sold my 05 GT Turbo Convertible. Had to sell due to financial reasons, and GOD do I miss my car!
I need to ask what is probably a stupid question. Can anyone tell me if these wheels are worth something, and if so approx. value? Are these what are referred to as "Empire" wheels?
I took them off my Cruiser when I bought it, as I wanted a different look.
I have the set of four, with the caps and chrome lugs. They are 17 x 7 J-40
Factory. I need to sell them, but haven't a clue what to ask, and don't want to get burned because of lack of knowledge.
Thanks for any help!
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Old 06 Apr 2011, 07:00 pm
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Yes, their called "Empire". Looking through eBay there's none to compare but there is a lot of wheels so taking a guess I would say about $500 if they are in perfect shape. Then you have to add shipping which could add another $100 to the buyer so you might have to come down a bit.
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Old 06 Apr 2011, 08:10 pm
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I usually go here or to a few other places that sell OEM replacement wheels for price references.

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Rims, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wheels at

You can see what it would cost for one replacement ... looks like these from this site are OEM either new or reconditioned ... which is better than the made in Taiwan reproductions. Yours are Chrome. I was looking for these when I bought my Cruiser before I found the ones on my car ... which will go on my VW too ... I was willing to pay $500 for a complete set almost 2 years ago, so I think you should get at least that, especially if you ask for more!

I had to get two of the 16" Chrome 5 Non Dimpled Spokes for my kids car ... one was dechroming and another had a serious flat spot on the inside we did not notice when buying the car. It took weeks to find them on eBay for a decent price and from 1 seller to boot, I paid about $220 with shipping for the two and they were in good but not perfect shape. The silver painted ones are easy to find!

Good luck with the sale .... sorry for your loss!

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Old 06 Apr 2011, 10:08 pm
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Thanks so much for the responses Crewzin and SilverSport!
I'll post an ad in the classifieds.
Here's a pic of my baby I had to part with,(sniff, sniff)
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I plan to buy another...just as soon as I can get myself out of this financial downtime.
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