Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to your most common questions
Q.Aerodynamics: Does CEC offer pre-painted components?
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No. Due to slight fluctuations in the factory color, CEC requires a color sample (ie. gas filler cap) along with the paint code to match the vehicle color perfectly. 

Q.Aerodynamics: Does the aerodynamic body kit come with installation instructions?
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Yes. 

Q.Catalogue: How can I obtain a catalogue?
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Email your full mailing address and the product you are interested in to info@cecwheels.com and a free catalogue will be sent. Please allow 2-3 weeks. 

Q.How can I contact CEC?
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Phone: (800) 766-0064 Email: info@cecwheels.com

Q.Is there a dealer near me?
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CEC has a dealer network across the US, in Canada and Mexico. Please call 800-766-0064 to find out your nearest authorized CEC Retailer.

Q.Parts: Are all the parts on the website currently available?
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Typically all parts on the website are available. Some parts may have to be special ordered, allow 2-4 weeks for arrival. 

Q.Parts: Does equipping my vehicle with aftermarket parts affect my lease?
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It does not. Generally aftermarket parts are not residualized, and as such you can set back the vehicle to its original state before returning it. Some parts may not be suitable for removal, such as aerodynamics. Most other parts should switch out. For that you will have to store the original parts for the duration. Do not forget to make your insurance company aware of the aftermarket parts, otherwise they may not replace them if needed.

Q.Parts: How do I know if you have parts in stock?
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Please call 800-766-0064 to find out parts availability. 

Q.Pricing: Is website pricing current?
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Yes.

Q.Pricing: Where can I find out the latest retail prices?
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At the top of each vehicle page in PDF format.

Q.Suspension: How much does the spring/suspension lower my car?
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Typically, a suspension upgrade will lower the vehicle 1-1.5 inches.

Q.What are the CEC tuning centers' hours of operation?
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Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, Sunday Closed

Q.What products does CEC offer?
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AC Schnitzer tuning for BMW and MINI, NOVITEC Rosso tuning for Ferrari, Antera alloy wheels, Claus Ettensberger Signature Edition alloy Wheels, and Victor steering wheels. 

Q.Wheels: How will 22" wheels effect the ride quality of my SUV/truck?
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By switching to 22" wheels, several factors come in to play. First, the sidewall of the 22" tire will be much lower than stock. This low sidewall along with a much wider tire (most 22" tires are 285, 295, 305, or 325 millimeters section width) lead to much larger and stable contact areas with the ground, when compared to stock tires. This means that a SUV/truck with 22" wheels and tires can be expected to handle more additional weight that such a large diameter wheel and tire package adds to the vehicle. Additionally, SUV/truck suspensions are not necessarilly tuned for performance handling. When installing 22" wheels and tires it is a good idea to consider to upgrade the brakes and suspension systems to maximize the performance gains. 

Q.Wheels: What is "fender rolling?"
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The “fender” is the area that houses the wheel and tire of a vehicle. There are several reasons why a vehicle may require fender rolling. After a vehicle’s suspension is modified, i.e. with lowering springs/shocks, a vehicle’s height is significantly lowered, thereby closing the gap between the fender and tire. Also, installing larger-than-stock wheels and tires decreases the gap between the fender and tire. Thirdly, partially due to larger-than-stock tires, issues may arise with the rear tires lightly contacting the splashguards due to suspension squat under heavy acceleration. By executing any one of the previous actions, a vehicle’s stance is lowered, thereby significantly closing the gap between the fender, or wheel well and the tires. These actions may require fender rolling to alleviate any tire-to-fender contact. The CEC Showroom in West Los Angeles, CA offers fender-rolling services. Please contact CEC for any qualified shops in your area.