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Old 09-07-2010, 07:04 PM   #1
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Savini came through in the end............ =-D

Ok.

Most of you know what the situation with my wheels have been. I won't recap it, but for those of you who don't, you can find it if you look.

I want to make one thing clear here on the boards.

NICK, who is 'Savini' here on the site, has been the driving force in my success at getting a final resolution on my wheels.

Tu, at Savini, is who made it difficult.

Nick may not want me to post this way because he is an employee of Savini, but so be it. I know that if it weren't for Nick, I'd have been screwed. He was able to get Savini to bring my wheels back on two different occasions. It's not Nicks fault that they missed the work needed. Nick even was able to get Savini to agree to have me send them my tires with the wheels, have them dismounted, tested, and remounted at a different location. Savini doesn't normaly do this. It was Nick that got this done for me.

I got my replacement wheels that Savini sent me. The left front wheel and the right rear.

SMOOTH AS GLASS...........

I can't believe that 22" wheels can be this smooth. I was starting to think I was freaking crazy and it was just a crappy ride that 22" wheels give, even though I knew better, but WOW. These things are nice.

I'll give a perfect example. Have you ever gotten into a brand new car and got on the freeway and was amazed that you were doing 75 mph but it felt like 50 mph?

ON the way home from the tire shop, I was paying as much attention to traffic as I was the feel of the wheels. At one point I freaked out because my tranny was doing something funny. At my normal cruising speed, the tranny has to drop a gear when I speed up a bit. But it was stuck in the higher gear. When I pushed the accelerator, it was already in the optimal gear to speed up. I sped up a bit and played with the pedal to get the tranny to drop a gear, but it wouldn't. I'm thinking something is wrong.

Then it dawned on me............. I was going 90 MPH........... It was like I had gotten in a brand new car and I had no idea what it was supposed to feel like. My usual cruising speed is around 70mph. It has been shaky at that speed and any faster had felt like I was doing MUCH faster than I really was. I had gotten used to it.

But the ride is so smooth now, I am going about 15 to 20 mph faster and don't realize it. FINALLY got them right.

So, Nick....... I'll send the speeding tickets to you.

I will sum my feelings up like this;

I know MANY people who have ordered Savini wheels. Strange circumstances have occured here. My advice to everyone recently has been as I just stated. Chances of you getting a bad set of Savini wheels is slim. If you do get a bad set, you are in for a bit of a hassle. Really sucks when that happens. NOBODY is perfect...... N.O.B.O.D.Y...............

AND, it's good to know you have Nick on here so you have some advocacy with Savini.

I wanted to take a picture of the 'Final deal' hahaha, but I had a flat tire this weekend and because it was Labor day weekend and nobody carries these sizes in stock, I had to leave my car in Louisiana. The tire was ruined before I realized it had gone down and then flat. Sensors were swaped out while at Savini. I really need to get some more.

Careful with these lower profile tires. You won't always be able to tell they are flat.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:10 PM   #2
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Hope the flat didn't screw it up again or when they change it. Good luck.
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don,t these wheels have tpms
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:08 PM   #6
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Great Story til the end... Are these 3 piece wheels?... hopefully the wheel wasn't leaking and it was just a nail...
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During the whole process, I somehow ended up with a set of sensors that I didn't start out with. Go to a completely different car.

Yes, it would have saved the tire and I'd have my car right now. But I like to look at the bright side.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:13 PM   #8
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Great Story til the end... Are these 3 piece wheels?... hopefully the wheel wasn't leaking and it was just a nail...
Huh???

There was no nail. It had to have leaked from the valve or plug. We aired the wheel up the next day and it only leaked out the seal on the edge of the tire. But after running on the flat tire for a while, I'm sure that's why. Not sure where it leaked from. I'm assuming valve or plug. I drove from Mobile Alabama to Baton Rouge on it. Plus it sat outside my house Friday night. My be a nail in it that got pushed in too far to see. I'll know shortly.
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Hey it was because it is an automatic,lol, Just kidding nice that you got some round wheels, but am really sorry you had to go through a bunch of hassel.
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Huh???

There was no nail. It had to have leaked from the valve or plug. We aired the wheel up the next day and it only leaked out the seal on the edge of the tire. But after running on the flat tire for a while, I'm sure that's why. Not sure where it leaked from. I'm assuming valve or plug. I drove from Mobile Alabama to Baton Rouge on it. Plus it sat outside my house Friday night. My be a nail in it that got pushed in too far to see. I'll know shortly.
OK... you just said you had a flat tire... didn't know if you ran over something or what. Tire bead is more probable than a new stem. Or if it's a 3 piece wheel... especially a brand new one, the rubber silicone seal might be leaking. Stinks that you had to run on it...

We should be seeing some burnout videos on U-Tube pretty soon coming out of a Louisiana tire shop...
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OK... you just said you had a flat tire... didn't know if you ran over something or what. Tire bead is more probable than a new stem. Or if it's a 3 piece wheel... especially a brand new one, the rubber silicone seal might be leaking. Stinks that you had to run on it...

We should be seeing some burnout videos on U-Tube pretty soon coming out of a Louisiana tire shop...


I brought the wheel with me.

I'll get a tire, have it mounted, and make the trip back to put it on and drive it home. lol

It'll be a 6 hour round trip though. Guh........

I doubt it's the wheel it's self. It would seem that it would leak quicker than that?

If it is, can I get it fixed here?
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But. They are SMOOOOOOOOOOTH running.
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Damn !!!!!!!!! atleast you got some good wheels back finally.
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Congrats Randy on finally getting the wheels you always wanted. I'm happy for you. =)
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talked to speedster and i think where gonna pitch in and get you a set of these..not even you could hurt these..
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talked to speedster and i think where gonna pitch in and get you a set of these..not even you could hurt these..
I could rock a set of those.

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I'm happy to hear everything finally worked out. Savini did the right thing, and have shown themselves to be a reputable wheel manufacturer.

Randy, show us pics of those Savini water hose holders and coffee table bases
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Hmmmm I'd like to order one more VS1 so I can have a water hose holder to match PQ's...
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They may have did the right thing, but the time table sucked! A reputable manufacturer what not have put it off this long?
As a paying customer, no way I will deal with them after what PQ had to go through. It just ain't right! Just my 2cents!

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Randy, show us pics of those Savini water hose holders and coffee table bases
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I can make that happen Mike! Or, maybe an air hose holder for the shop?
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They may have did the right thing, but the time table sucked! A reputable manufacturer what not have put it off this long?

I read most, if not all, of the saga, and I came away feeling this way also.

This problem should have been resolved a long time ago and as I understand it, even though it was resolved, PQ has had quite a bit of out of pocket expenses as as a result.

I may or may not upgrade my Foose wheels at some point, but if I do, I guarantee this saga will be taken into consideration when looking at Savini wheels.
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Randy,

Thanks for the great post! I wish we could rewind everything back to the beginning, but its impossible. All we can do is learn from experiences and work to better them in the future. We have and will continue to support the Camaro community and hope to have some great showing as well as reviews this year at SEMA!

We appreciate all the love and support this community has offered and we dont shy away from the troubled times either. I am here every day, if not almost ever hour, to answer any questions you might have (aside from pricing).

Thanks again Randy for sticking through this and I look forward to seeing more Savini wheels on Camaros!
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I guess I look at this from a different side of things.

Am I mad at the way this was handled? Yes I am extremely upset with the way Randy was treated.

It SEEMS sometimes that some vendors on this forum as well as other forums just get your money and run, which really makes me upset because I have been victim of this.

With that being said I will keep an open mind at the future purchases of Savini products. Every business makes mistakes, even though this was a big one in our eyes, What really counts is the way they conduct themselves from here on out, to see if they really learned about customer service, to see if they learned the customer is mostly right and to do everything in a timely efficient manner when dealing with problems I guess time will tell about this.

The one fact that I do appreciate is that ultimately Randy was taken care of, he may have had to pull a few of his teeth out, but that is alot better than being stuck with no resolution. JMHO
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The one fact that I do appreciate is that ultimately Randy was taken care of, he may have had to pull a few of his teeth out, but that is alot better than being stuck with no resolution. JMHO

Unless he was reimbursed for his out of pocket expenses, I don't think he was really taken care of.

And maybe he was, I don't know the answer on that point. PQ can let us know the answer if he feels it's warranted. Right now though, I'm under the impression he's out hundreds of dollars in expenses for a problem that wasn't his.
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