How long does it take to ship a set of wheels ?

Kamloops cutlass

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Jan 27, 2021
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Hello gbody brothers
I ordered a set of AR wheels through my local shop , nothing custom just common 17x 8” torq thrust polished wheels
I have been waiting nearly 10 weeks now
I believe the are coming from the land of covid , but I’m pretty sure I could have walked that far by now
Is everyone waiting this long or just me ? Is us mags experiencing the same wait times ?
15”US Indy wheels was my 2nd choice .
I’m almost ready to cancel my order if it doesn’t leave my local shop holding the bag
 

565bbchevy

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Aug 8, 2011
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Were they backordered when you placed your order?
 
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ck80

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Look up 'just in time' inventory. It's been the craze for decades now.
 
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melloelky

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Look up 'just in time' inventory. It's been the craze for decades now.
a coworker of mine was a writer @ a dealer and it was that way.she said it was the worst thing she's ever experienced.
 
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JAMCAR223

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I just waited 10 weeks for a water pump, and it drove me crazy, because the company I special ordered it from would not communicate effectively. Have you paid for the wheels already? Is the local shop a respectable one? It may not be their fault, but I would make sure of it, by asking to see a copy of the purchase order.
 
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Kamloops cutlass

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Jan 27, 2021
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Kamloops bc
I just waited 10 weeks for a water pump, and it drove me crazy, because the company I special ordered it from would not communicate effectively. Have you paid for the wheels already? Is the local shop a respectable one? It may not be their fault, but I would make sure of it, by asking to see a copy of the purchase order.
I trust the local shop completely , no I’ve not paid for them .
Not sure if the shop has an obligation to buy the wheels from supplier if I cancel
I won’t leave them holding the bag
 

Jakefromstatefarm

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Feb 26, 2014
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AR claims wheels are made in America, that is a lie... Most are made on the other side of the pond, my particular model was made in Korea. So, to answer your question, long enough to fill a shipping container with order and then get it across the water and then distributed to distributors.
 
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melloelky

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Most are made on the other side of the pond, my particular model was made in Korea. So, to answer your question, long enough to fill a shipping container with order and then get it across the water and then distributed to distributors.
= long time.
 
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Ribbedroof

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AR claims wheels are made in America, that is a lie... Most are made on the other side of the pond, my particular model was made in Korea. So, to answer your question, long enough to fill a shipping container with order and then get it across the water and then distributed to distributors.
AR cast wheels in Mexico for YEARS before the move to China. They used to claim they were machined in the US, but I don't recall seeing any claims of made in USA for a Looooong time.

Unless they're getting a killer deal on them, I'd cancel and buy elsewhere. We have no problems getting aftermarket wheels from our local shop...OE aluminum wheels are sometimes another story though., In fact, boss just bought a set of ARs for his new-to-him 71 GTO last week.
 
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