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Old 05-27-2013, 02:28 PM   #726
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Totally agree with you on everything except the fact "But ultimately, why in the world....why in the world....would it be the wheel manufacturers fault that you hit a pothole???", I am just concerned with the structure of the wheel, for example I hit a couple of potholes with my oem rs wheel and nothing happenes, but if I hit the same potholes again and the wheels crack then I believe it is the the manufacturers fault he did not strenghten the wheels enough. My only curiosity is the strenght of the wheel, how it copes with potholes and some rough roads in comparison with the stock oem wheel. Sorry if I am buggy but when I am curios I tend to be annoying.
You have a valid point. Regardless of the companies claim, they are NOT OEM. So you take the chance once purchased on certain things that if you purchased OEM in the first place you wouldn't have to deal with the same issues. You get what you pay for, that always hold true. I am interested in a chrome set but still undecided if I want to take that leap. Not knocking the product but regardless if a rim is "darn low" I like to take precautions when making a big purchase.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:38 PM   #727
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First, the price on these wheels are so darn low, it's not that far fetched to be able to get a new one should something terribly happen.
On a second tought this point of view is at the point!
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:39 PM   #728
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Doug has already said is wheels are tested to the same standards as OEM wheels, so for all intents and purposes, are probably just as reliable strength wise.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:44 PM   #729
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When wheels are shipped is there a standard insurance with the shipper that holds them responsible for the bill if they damage in transit ?

For example, the post office will not be held responsible for damaged goods if you didn't purchase insurance
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:54 PM   #730
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Totally agree with you on everything except the fact "But ultimately, why in the world....why in the world....would it be the wheel manufacturers fault that you hit a pothole???", I am just concerned with the structure of the wheel, for example I hit a couple of potholes with my oem rs wheel and nothing happenes, but if I hit the same potholes again and the wheels crack then I believe it is the the manufacturers fault he did not strenghten the wheels enough. My only curiosity is the strenght of the wheel, how it copes with potholes and some rough roads in comparison with the stock oem wheel. Sorry if I am buggy but when I am curios I tend to be annoying.
good luck on getting that covered under warranty and you clearly hit pot holes
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:05 PM   #731
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Honestly you are looking into this to much FR has a good reputation many people are running the FR chrome OEM 5-spoke style for several years with no issues. Just like any wheel manufacture they all pretty much have the same warranty. If you hit a pot home and crack your OEM wheel GM is not going to cover it. IMHO but the wheels enjoy them you are worrying about nothing.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:13 PM   #732
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Alot of wheel manufacturers have no warranties
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:54 PM   #733
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When are the 20x11 polished wheels getting delivered to your facility?
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:39 PM   #734
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Sent you a PM and email. Want these asap!
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:08 PM   #735
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Honestly you are looking into this to much FR has a good reputation many people are running the FR chrome OEM 5-spoke style for several years with no issues. Just like any wheel manufacture they all pretty much have the same warranty. If you hit a pot home and crack your OEM wheel GM is not going to cover it. IMHO but the wheels enjoy them you are worrying about nothing.


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Old 05-28-2013, 05:25 AM   #736
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Wheels going on tomorrow. Can't wait!
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when do you make these kit in 22"?

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Old 05-28-2013, 09:59 AM   #737
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I really like these wheels, but I live in an are where the roads are very uneven and with a lot of pot holes so I am thinking how resistent are these rims against cracks etc. What do you think?
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Thank you for your fast response!
I`m located overseas and as I stated the roads are very shitty. I see they have a warranty plan but beeing overseas don`t know how much covered I am.

Anyway...those are 2 things that put me in doubt(no 2 & 4)...if I hit a pot hole and the wheel cracks...that means wheel impact if I`m not mistaken...so bye bye wheel
No wheel is warrantied for racing. What kind of racing? What speed? Off Road? Car hits wall at 150 mph?

Wheel impact - Our wheels are as or more resistant to deformation as OEM. Many people up size from a 17 or 18 inch to a 20 or 22 inch wheel. What they do not realize is that there is less side wall on the larger diameter tires to absorb impact so they blame the wheel.

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It seems like the only thing they cover is if the rim cracks when it just is sitting there

When you drive the rim is impacting the ground at all times lol
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THIS WARRANTY IS VOID IF:

1. The wheel(s) have been damaged in transit.

So if the shipping company damages it during transit we are responsible to take care if it with them ?
We insure our wheels will be 100% upon arrival. If they are not we ship a replacement. This statement is for wheels returned to us for inspection/warranty.

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This is very interesting, when I have 100 mph in a curve and I hit right behind the apex a little pothole that cracks the rim after that I end up in some trees or some bushes....road racing and impact on the ground...more important than if the manufacture covers the wheel is if the wheel resists impacting the road in some harsh conditions.
Our wheels do not crack or deform if you hit a little pothole. But who defines "little". This is why we test our wheels to the J2530 standard. It is objective and imperical not subjective

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I don't understand.......

I guess this keeps costs down but I'd rather have a great wheel no warranty, rather than a bad wheel lifetime warranty.
These are great wheels and the warranty is as comprehensive as any including OEM. We have not remained in business for over 15 years selling sub-standard products.

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First, the price on these wheels are so darn low, it's not that far fetched to be able to get a new one should something terribly happen.

With the shipping company, yes. The shipping company drops your wheels, the box is all jacked up, you check the wheels, you file a claim with the shipper. But, you'd better be on your game when they are delivered.

If you receive a wheel damaged in shipping we will replace it. You do not have to file a claim with the shipping company.


This is called racing...which the warranty specifically states it won't cover.

Any rim, and let's be real (and I'm not saying this in a disrespectful way), is probably going to crack as you go flying around a curve and hit a pothole. Why would a manufacturer warranty a rim that you were racing on and hit a pothole in? No one is going to warranty that.

I take accident reports as an officer and we had someone hit a pothole on a city street. The city, as it had repeated complaints over a three day period on that pot hole, ended up paying for the persons wheel that was cracked (and it was really cracked....sitting there with a flat tire on the side of the road). Insurance also comes into play with this.

But ultimately, why in the world....why in the world....would it be the wheel manufacturers fault that you hit a pothole???


If you get into an accident, would you go back to the manufacturer GM to have them replace the car? no.




Anything can happen to these wheels. Check them when they are shipped. If they are fine, then you are done. If not, contact them. Don't call three months later after you scratch your wheel trying to claim it was shipped that way. They are just trying to protect themselves from outrageous complaints.




All these warranty questions really shouldn't be a worry.
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Totally agree with you on everything except the fact "But ultimately, why in the world....why in the world....would it be the wheel manufacturers fault that you hit a pothole???", I am just concerned with the structure of the wheel, for example I hit a couple of potholes with my oem rs wheel and nothing happenes, but if I hit the same potholes again and the wheels crack then I believe it is the the manufacturers fault he did not strenghten the wheels enough. My only curiosity is the strenght of the wheel, how it copes with potholes and some rough roads in comparison with the stock oem wheel. Sorry if I am buggy but when I am curios I tend to be annoying.
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You have a valid point. Regardless of the companies claim, they are NOT OEM. So you take the chance once purchased on certain things that if you purchased OEM in the first place you wouldn't have to deal with the same issues. You get what you pay for, that always hold true. I am interested in a chrome set but still undecided if I want to take that leap. Not knocking the product but regardless if a rim is "darn low" I like to take precautions when making a big purchase.
Again our wheels meet or exceed the same tests as OEM wheels.

As for getting what you paid for - My business partner and I were tempted to price this wheel higher especially when we saw what our competition was charging. Had we had done so we could have avoided the issue of perceived quality and value vs price. Ultimately we decided to stick to our pricing model that has served us well over the years.

I think everyone should take a critical look when making purchase such as this.


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When wheels are shipped is there a standard insurance with the shipper that holds them responsible for the bill if they damage in transit ?

For example, the post office will not be held responsible for damaged goods if you didn't purchase insurance
See above
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:56 AM   #738
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:57 AM   #739
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I'm very happy with my purchase, I have been looking at my car again, like I did the first weeks of owning it..

As said above, you guys rock, and I would buy from FR again without hesitation.

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Old 05-28-2013, 12:11 PM   #741
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what size tire/wheel package and offset did you go? Looks great....do you have a front angle and side view?
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:56 PM   #742
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Doug,

Did you have a chance to test fit a 20x10 with a 295/40 on the front yet? I appreciate it.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:22 PM   #743
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Doug, Sent you a PM last week. No big deal, but just curious if you had any more information on when 20x9 polished will be available. I'm bummed that they aren't available now :(
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what size tire/wheel package and offset did you go? Looks great....do you have a front angle and side view?

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I can't afford tires yet but I'm at Discount picking my polished ones up now.
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