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Old 08-29-2011, 04:28 PM   #358
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I have a meeting with Savini at their HQ in Anaheim on Wednesday. I am tired of the email/phone tag. I want to confront them in person and show them there "quality" wheels and demand they do something. Will update you guys after Wednesdays meeting.
I'll be curious to know if you get anywhere with them. Beware, they may offer to refinish them. They did that with mine and then jacked up the price before they were willing to ship them back.

Get everything in writing.

When I sent mine back to be refinished, they said it would cost about $600 to refinish them with powdercoat. So, I shipped the wheels to them and they called me 2 months later and said they had refinished just the centers. I said they were supposed to refinish the whole wheel because the lips were chipping too. When they were finished a couple weeks later, they said I owed them $1200. Ugh. After raising a stink here in the forums, they then said it would be covered under warranty. When I got them back, they had a chip in the barrel that someone had touched up with a marker. It was then that I decided to get rid of them. I just couldn't take the hassles anymore.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:51 AM   #359
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I have a meeting with Savini at their HQ in Anaheim on Wednesday. I am tired of the email/phone tag. I want to confront them in person and show them there "quality" wheels and demand they do something. Will update you guys after Wednesdays meeting.
Please let us all know how it goes, who you talk to, any point of contact information etc... that you may get.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:15 PM   #360
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Ahhh, that's the video I was referring too. That should be unacceptable to anyone. Again, I had $50 wheels (new) on an old Toyota truck that were circles. That video is not a circle.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:05 PM   #361
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I was looking through the custom wheels gallery yesterday, and there are many Savini wheels, with custom paint.... I'm kinda interested to know if any of them had repeated issues?! Makes you wonder if it is just isolated incidents-- in the larger picture (overall wheel sales)-- or if they simply haven't voiced their opinions yet....
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:25 PM   #362
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I was looking through the custom wheels gallery yesterday, and there are many Savini wheels, with custom paint.... I'm kinda interested to know if any of them had repeated issues?! Makes you wonder if it is just isolated incidents-- in the larger picture (overall wheel sales)-- or if they simply haven't voiced their opinions yet....
For every ?? vocal people with issues, there are ?? nonvocal people with issues.

I don't know what those numbers are, but I'm one of the nonvocal people almost every time. I allow companies the opportunity to make it right. With the money I spent trying to get these fixed and the headaches of not having the wheels so much early on and the subsequent paint issues I'll be damned if I stay quiet now. I know a few who are nonvocal in this. Like Russ. He chooses to just stay out of it. Or doesn't read any of it. I might have sent my wheels back to Savini to refinish the paint had I not had the other issues with them. I sent them back twice already. 3 times if you count the last two wheels.

Some chipping and nicking is absolutely acceptable on wheels you use. No finish is impenetrable. I assume many people just figure it's normal wear and tear. Some may not want the hassle of dealing with it.

But I'd be willing to bet the majority of Savini owners don't drive the cars hardly at all. Savini wheels are just simply not made for actualy use. It's more of a garage queen park it and stare at it type thing.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:02 AM   #363
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Again...... This video is an acceptable wheels for Savini.






Sweet. I'm goint to use my website as well. I'll have to check if www.savninisucks.com is still available.

Can't assume that. They may have tried to force Trans hand on getting this thread removed.

Remember... They think we're all crazy. They really believe we don't have issues.

I could take probably 50% of my paint off with just my fingers at this point. I leave it on til I know what I want to do. I'm so busy right now I can't do anythning anyway. But much of my paint is not even touching the wheel. Just bubbled under.

Yes they will. Sad.

Don't let them BS you.

I can tell you what's gonna happen. They'll make it seem like they helped all of us and we are impossible to please.
Wheel was not built properly if it's a 3 pc
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:49 PM   #364
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Savini is just unbelievable. I'm glad I had no desire to pay that much for wheels or I might be in the same boat.
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:30 PM   #365
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Wheel was not built properly if it's a 3 pc
ALL 4 of my wheels did that. And still do. Just not as much. But Savini says that's normal anyway.

Bottom line, Savini says the wheels in that video are normal. Within acceptable tollerance. My problem was that the shop on two different occasions grabbed some 22" sheels from their stock and spun them on the same machine and didn't bounce like the Savinis. And told me I need to have Savini fix them. Savini sent to me like that 3 times. The first time I got them, and two subsequent times after I sent them back to be fixed, they sent them back to me and told me it's normal.

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Savini is just unbelievable. I'm glad I had no desire to pay that much for wheels or I might be in the same boat.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:12 PM   #366
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ALL 4 of my wheels did that. And still do. Just not as much. But Savini says that's normal anyway.

Bottom line, Savini says the wheels in that video are normal. Within acceptable tollerance. My problem was that the shop on two different occasions grabbed some 22" sheels from their stock and spun them on the same machine and didn't bounce like the Savinis. And told me I need to have Savini fix them. Savini sent to me like that 3 times. The first time I got them, and two subsequent times after I sent them back to be fixed, they sent them back to me and told me it's normal.

Yikes !!
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:24 PM   #367
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ALL 4 of my wheels did that. And still do. Just not as much. But Savini says that's normal anyway.

Bottom line, Savini says the wheels in that video are normal. Within acceptable tollerance. My problem was that the shop on two different occasions grabbed some 22" sheels from their stock and spun them on the same machine and didn't bounce like the Savinis. And told me I need to have Savini fix them. Savini sent to me like that 3 times. The first time I got them, and two subsequent times after I sent them back to be fixed, they sent them back to me and told me it's normal.

Give them an ultimatum to give your money back since they cannot make it right. If they refuse, get a lawyer. Sue them for the money including lawyer fees. Either they will settle or lose. You have got overwhelming evidence.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:35 PM   #368
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Give them an ultimatum to give your money back since they cannot make it right. If they refuse, get a lawyer. Sue them for the money including lawyer fees. Either they will settle or lose. You have got overwhelming evidence.
In my case it's been over a year.

And they have a problem with blaming the customer. Must have hit a pothole.

The paint is what it is.
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In my case it's been over a year.

And they have a problem with blaming the customer. Must have hit a pothole.

The paint is what it is.
4 pot holes??? That just sucks overall!!
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4 pot holes??? That just sucks overall!!
That was my point. In fact would had to have been 12 potholes for every time I sent them back.

And it would have to be on the way home from the shops. hahahaha
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:55 PM   #371
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Well, my Savini wheels came back and are biting me in the butt once again.

I sold them on ebay. The buyer chose NOT to pay the shipping and handling fee I asked for and selected "local pickup." But, he lives in Iowa (I'm in Ohio). So he sent me a note and asked if they were packaged and ready to ship. I said "no, you didn't pay the shipping and handling fee which includes the cost of packing up the wheels to ship." So, I told him where he could get the wheels (IPS Motorsports) where they were waiting for him on a rack.

Well, he contacted IPS to have them wrap and ship the wheels.

When he got them... guess what? He said they have CHIPS IN THE PAINT!

I called IPS and they confirmed that the wheels had no blemishes when they packed them. So, the chips occurred sometime after they were shipped (which the buyer was responsible for).

The buyer is now asking me to give him a partial refund of $1000. He has also given me my first ever negative feedback on ebay. I'm sure he is going to escalate the case to get ebay involved next week.

I really hate those wheels!
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:12 PM   #372
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Well, my Savini wheels came back and are biting me in the butt once again.

I sold them on ebay. The buyer chose NOT to pay the shipping and handling fee I asked for and selected "local pickup." But, he lives in Iowa (I'm in Ohio). So he sent me a note and asked if they were packaged and ready to ship. I said "no, you didn't pay the shipping and handling fee which includes the cost of packing up the wheels to ship." So, I told him where he could get the wheels (IPS Motorsports) where they were waiting for him on a rack.

Well, he contacted IPS to have them wrap and ship the wheels.

When he got them... guess what? He said they have CHIPS IN THE PAINT!

I called IPS and they confirmed that the wheels had no blemishes when they packed them. So, the chips occurred sometime after they were shipped (which the buyer was responsible for).

The buyer is now asking me to give him a partial refund of $1000. He has also given me my first ever negative feedback on ebay. I'm sure he is going to escalate the case to get ebay involved next week.

I really hate those wheels!
Man, talk about an albatros. These wheels are going to haunt you for a the rest of your life.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:12 PM   #373
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Wow! This is movie material! I'm gonna write the first-ever horror film based solely on haunted wheels! You guys will have a role, so polish up your acting skills people!!!! Lol!
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:17 PM   #374
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i'd give them the k and say f it. think about the wheels like an x wife.

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