Did you order the Rado Gray wheels and Red brake calipers?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by WRC Fan, Aug 20, 2013.


Did you select the Rado Gray wheels and Red brake caliper upgrade on your car?

  1. Yes

    31 vote(s)
  2. No

    13 vote(s)
  1. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I only live about 20 minuets from Wilwood so it will be bigger brakes instead of painted wheels.

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  3. WRC Fan

    WRC Fan Administrator Staff Member

    It seems the UK buyers are head over heals about Rado Gray Wheel/Red caliper combo. A report from earlier this year states that the take rate on the first 3K cars order were that 90% were opting for the upgrade.
  4. Removed

    Removed Guest

    Sounds like most ST's are being ordered with the rado wheels and Recaro package. Not surprised though, glad to hear it's sorted out.
  5. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Well that blows .. so much for being unique !! :confused:
  6. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    Mine came right of the lot with gray rims. Is there another colour rim?
  7. JustinP

    JustinP Member

    Mine came with the gray wheels, I really just wanted the painted calipers, but the wheels have really grown on me.

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  8. quiznos

    quiznos Member

    Painted calipers are a cop target in the town where I work. And thanks to brake dust I have free gray wheels!

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  9. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    The grey wheels and red calipers package is an option over the standard issue silver wheels and unpainted calipers.

    I like the grey wheels, but I'd leave the painted calipers personally. I haven't really decided if I want to get the grey wheels or not. But by the time I can actually get the car they'll probably change all the options around on me anyway.
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  10. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    They hide the dust well...
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  11. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    My plan was to replace the stock wheels and tires as soon as possible after getting the car. For me it would have been $800 just for painted rotors. For the that much $$$ I can do it or have it done.
  12. Ronbo

    Ronbo Member

    Standard silver wheels on mine. Most on the lot had the Rado Grey.
  13. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    *Painted calipers. And it's a $375 option. Too much just for painted calipers still, but I'd need a lot more than painted wheels and calipers if it was an $800 option. :p
  14. J-Trix

    J-Trix New Member

    I think if I had chosen a different color I would have given the gray wheels option more thought but with that blue color, I think the silver wheels will look great. Not too big a fan of painted calipers though.
  15. Paul

    Paul Member

    I wanted to get the Rado grey wheels and red calipers, but I ended up just springing for what was in stock at the dealership. Turns out, since I live by the beach and it's humid year round - that, in combination with the unnatural amount of brake dust the brakes generate coat my rims and make them look grey anyway. Guess that's a win.
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  16. lill2012

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  17. Max Archer

    Max Archer Member

    I didn't care one way or another, but didn't want to pay for painted wheels or calipers. However, my dealer only had cars with them so I ended up getting the package for free since they wanted to make the sale.

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  18. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    What's the best cleaners for the calipers brakes and rims?
  19. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    I don't know the "BEST". There is bound to be disagreement, depending upon such things as ease of use, effectiveness, environmental impact, price/benefit ratio, etc etc, etc...

    Your best bet is to WAX the wheels once they ARE clean, to help make them easier to clean. There are waxes specifically for wheels available, but whether they are better than a paint sealer, or carnuba wax is also up for debate.....

    All that said, I waxed my aftermarket wheels with paste wax before I put them on the car and now use Griot's Wheel Cleaner.
    http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/wheel+cleaner+35+ounces.do?sortby=ourPicks. I use their four finger lambs wool mitt and long reach
    scrubber brushes.

    NFI, just satisfied.

    I do my best to wash the car once a week, by hand, and go no more than two weeks between wheel cleanings.
  20. ST-in-Mich

    ST-in-Mich Member

    I used windex and a microfiber cloth and the brake dust just wiped right off.
  21. FiSTpump

    FiSTpump New Member

    Careful using ammonia based products

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