I am a bit confused with the Technic firetruck set 8289. The photo on its box:

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clearly shows it has the wheels 56145c02:

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however, according to this photo from BrickLink

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it has 6595c01:

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In the parts inventory both wheels are listed, but the parts of 56145c02 are also shown as alternate parts.

My questions: Does this set have a "facelifted" variant? Is there an alternate box showing the set with the other wheels, or LEGO simply changed the content without changing the box?

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    Interesting! I think I spy another difference between the two photos: The cabinet door on the side — in front of the rear wheel — appears to a have different labeling scheme. And, if I squint hard at the low-res photos, I may be able to detect differences in the license plate number. Wondering if anyone else can verify these diffs or can see others.
    – EJ Mak
    Nov 4, 2017 at 2:47
  • I think the license plates are the same, however the sticker below the windscreen is different - in the box art and on the sticker sheets on BrickLink it's "Truck 4", while in the other photo it's "Fire and Rescue". That might make the lower photo a development "product shot" taken before the wheels and stickers were finalised? Nov 6, 2017 at 15:14

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The instructions show and Brickset lists 4496197: Rim Wide W.Cross 30/20 as the wheel rim of choice, which fits with the release year of the Fire Truck (2006) and the manufacturing dates of the rims (2006-2013).

BrickLink's "preferred" rim was only manufactured up to 2006, which might explain why it lists the pictured rim as an Alternative part - as that would have been included in later runs of the set.

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