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Old 05-27-2013, 12:02 PM   #715
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Took a few pics after waxing yesterday..
That is bad ass I have my chrome wheels just waiting to get my car back from paint shop
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:09 PM   #716
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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

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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Old 05-27-2013, 12:29 PM   #717
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THIS WARRANTY IS VOID IF:

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


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So if the shipping company damages it during transit we are responsible to take care if it with them ?
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:28 PM   #718
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Curious to see these in the polished finish on a VR ZL1 or 1LE.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:48 PM   #719
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i have a 2LS camaro running the stock 18" rim if there anything i need to do to put 20" on the car ive never really delt with rims but i really want them in the gloss black
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:49 PM   #720
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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
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.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:53 PM   #721
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i have a 2LS camaro running the stock 18" rim if there anything i need to do to put 20" on the car ive never really delt with rims but i really want them in the gloss black
Nope. These will bolt right onto your 2LS. If I go the 20" route I am looking at running 20x9 on all four corners with probably the wider offset to get the wheels and tires out to the edge of the fender wells.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:46 PM   #722
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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.

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.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:54 PM   #723
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Forget polished go Chome that would look sweet on your VR ZL1
Ah that's what I meant! Chrome.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:57 PM   #724
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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.
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THIS WARRANTY IS VOID IF:

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


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So if the shipping company damages it during transit we are responsible to take care if it with them ?
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.
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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.
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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Old 05-27-2013, 03:16 PM   #725
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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.


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.
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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Old 05-27-2013, 03:28 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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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, 03:39 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, 03:44 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, 04:54 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, 07:05 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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