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Old 01-24-2014, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We would like to reposition our karma and really use it as a promotional car.
We intend to car wrap it but we would also like to replace the front grille and the standard rims.

Where do I find alternative grills for the car?
Is it possible and allowed to put 24 inch rims on the car and what are the tire sizes then?

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Steve,

I can actually help with both of those. Alternative grill choices that are available now:

Strut - I am a distributor for them. I have a thread elsewhere on the forums that has a number of pictures of their products. They also have a few options not pictured as well as custom painting and such. https://www.fiskerbuzz.com/forums/27-...-products.html

"Surf" Grill - This grill was made completely by hand based on pictures of the Karma 'Surf'. 100% fiberglass with a manufacturers warranty for life that guarantees no cracking at all. In stock. http://fixthekarma.com/?product=custom-karma-surf-grill

"Paranoia" Grill - A grill patterned after the one used in the movie Paranoia with Harrison Ford. I should have this ready for pre-order quite soon. For pictures PM me, I have a few on my phone. Here's one to start: https://www.fiskerbuzz.com/forums/27-...oia-grill.html

For the wheels, I have a meeting coming up with a major wheel manufacturer out here in California. The owner of the company has a Karma that I've done service on and he says he's had 24" wheels on the car already. I'll be happy to get you more information on tire sizes and pictures of what rims will fit.

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was there a grill that had a wood piece in it? I saw it somewhere just don't remember where?
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This thread has an example of a Karma on 24s:
https://www.fiskerbuzz.com/forums/27-...24-wheels.html
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@asulil, look at the link above for Strut distribution



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I have a customer with 24" the only issue is the tires are now so close to the inner wheel arches the tires are destroying the arches once the arches are worn out damage to the low temp radiators can occur because the wheel arches prevent rocks and other stuff from hitting the radiators .
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Thanks lormax. How much is the strut grill with wood insert?

On a side note : I have never really understood the desire for large wheels, the 22's on the Karma seem huge, 24's just seem ridicuoilus. But I know to each there own.

I wonder how the karma would look with something more reasonable like 20's and would this theoretically improve performance?
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I am looking for a black grille. Does this exist?
@Harleyguyo best not put 24' on the karma :-)
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Any of the grills I have available either come in black or can be painted, no problem. They can even be painted the Eclipse black paint on the Karma if you'd like.



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Can you provide mail ( info[at]earchitect[dot]be ) with pricing?
Is it easy to replace ourselves? It does not jeopard warranty? You never know these times :-)
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