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Dodge changed the stock wheels on 23 :(

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Well, tonight I am extremely disappointed after I got a rendering finally showing up beside my order.

This is the car I thought I had ordered:
Wheel Tire Window Vehicle Hood

This is the render:
Wheel Vehicle Tire Window Hood

I apologize to anyone who likes these wheels, everyone has their own tastes, but I am extremely saddened. It dramatically changes the look of the car, and I am just upset with dodge for not having an updated build experience for us to use to order these cars. This is not what I was expecting at all. (The dealer does know to leave the license plate off my car though, so at least there is that! lol).

I'm calling my dealer tomorrow to ask him if it's possible to order a set of '22 stock OEM wheels. It's just honestly killing a lot of the joy of ordering this car for me to have such a prominent feature swapped out from what I was expecting. This was my first ordered car and I can't understate how in love with it I was.

Emphasis on was.

Don't suppose anyone here is near Boston/new england and has very lightly used '22 stock wheels you want to trade? Or does anyone have input on how to get the wheels I wanted?
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1. You didn't know the wheels you ordered? 2. Like was said, you KNOW you'll get different wheels before the car is even done...............along with a CAI, tires, catch can, puddle lights, tinting, ceramic coating, green belt, etc.
 

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The wheels you want are not available any more. You can get the 5-Deep in the Matte Vapor finish (WSE) but not in the traditional Black (WEB).



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Yeah that's what I would have ordered had I known they were changing the stock. :( It's not my first choice, but I could just powdercoat them black, or live with the dark grey. They'd be the right shape.
 

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1. You didn't know the wheels you ordered? 2. Like was said, you KNOW you'll get different wheels before the car is even done...............along with a CAI, tires, catch can, puddle lights, tinting, ceramic coating, green belt, etc.
no I didn't; I thought I was ordering the stock HC2s. The difference in these on a spreadsheet from HC stock hc2s is ONE word in a long line of the same words. DRAG vs PERF. We were building based on the 22 builder with a spreadsheet. I didn't think they'd swap the stock wheels for scat pack wheels, I didn't notice the one-word difference. Of course I feel incredibly stupid now though, I'd have just gotten the other wheels for 2k more if I'd known. it wasn't a money thing for choosing stock wheels, I just loved how they looked. I'd have added 2k for the shape and powder coated them black to look like HC2 stock roflol.

I didn't want aftermarket I was so happy with how the car looked. Now I am just. Honestly a bit sad and feel stupid.
 

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This literally ruins the car lol. If I had ANY visual representation I would have sprung for the aluminum ones with the shape I wanted. Calling my dealer to see what can't be done, this is not what I wanted or ordered. I only got a visual representation for the first time yesterday, after the car has already been shipped. Why the **** would they change the stock hellcat tires to this garbage.

*** scat pack wheels on a hellcat??? -_-

Sorry for the language and general lack of etiquette, I am so absolutely disappointed. I am hoping my dealer can get me a set of 22 stock rims OR retroactively upgrade me to the aluminum ones with the shape I want. I don't want that *** bicycle looking shit.
rhase, I don't blame you at all and I agree with you 100%! They ruin the look of the car. Wheels make a HUGE difference in how any car looks, they should know that!
If they would update their damn 'Build & Price" web page to reflect 2023 instead of 2022 we could all see what it was we were getting. I suspect my Jailbreak will have those same goofy looking 10 spoke (by my count) wheels on it too. And I'll have to buy new ones... :mad:
 

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these are for sale on the forum. might help you.
good luck!
 

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5 spokes are definitely my favorite, especially since every ‘15 & ‘16 had slingshots. It was a nice change on my ‘17 to have a different look than everyone else. Clearly this is no longer the case 😂, but I still love the look of that wheel!
 

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I feel your pain about the bad wheel selection for 2023. This has been mentioned before in other threads.

For the Plum Crazy NBREJB I ordered, I wanted the WFC Machined Granite Pocket wheels that I got with my 2022. They are not offered on the 2023. I ended up ordering the optional WRJ Brass Monkey wheels which along with the WSE Matte Vapor 5-spokes were the only listed optional wheel on the ordering matrix for the NBREJB for 2023. If I could change my order I'd delete the Brass Monkey Wheels and just accept the standard split spokes, since I'm going to change wheels anyway.

I already bought a used set of the WFC wheels off of FB, got them stripped and powdercoated, and they are now sitting in the garage awaiting the car.

Here's my tracker rendering with the Brass Monkeys:

Wheel Window Vehicle Tire Automotive lighting


And these are the 3 wheels available for 2023

WPJ Standard wheel:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Locking hubs Tread




WSE Optional Matte Vapor:

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WRJ Optional Brass Monkey:

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These are the cancelled WFC Machined Granite Pocket that I wish they still offered:

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This was the page from the Last Call Announcement that was sent to dealers. It is a crappy scan but you can see what wheels they offered and it shows the WPJ Low Gloss Back split spoke as the base wheel.

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They just keep renaming them and changing the finish. The 2022 "Machined Granite Pocket" version just has the face machined away to show the shiny aluminum, versus the other versions that were powder coated silver or black chrome or Brass Monkey over the various previous years.
 

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The dodge customer support rep literally stonewalled me then hung up on me, refusing to let me speak with anyone to make a deal to get the wheels I want. They didn't support their dealerships with appropriate sales collateral and they are sticking the dealers with the cost to fix this. I'm honestly ready to back out of the deal. Dodge is such a bad company I am spending 80k dollars with them and they are telling me too bad you are stuck with it???? It's not even a huge cost to them to help make it right; it's not like I ordered scat wheels explicitly.

I'm so immensely disappointed in dodge.

All of this could have been avoided if Dodge had an ACTUAL order system in place for 2023!!!
 
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