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#21 xbrowne

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:40 AM

amazing how a company can be so short sighted.... and to change their warranty text online afterwards? this pictures alone will cost them way more than it would have cost to just pay for the wheels and damages to the car... not to mention they are lucky that no one was hurt, a good PI attorney would have destroyed them....

is this just limited to cor? I thought there were a few brands that shared the same manufacturing plant/process?


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:53 AM

amazing how a company can be so short sighted.... and to change their warranty text online afterwards? this pictures alone will cost them way more than it would have cost to just pay for the wheels and damages to the car... not to mention they are lucky that no one was hurt, a good PI attorney would have destroyed them....

is this just limited to cor? I thought there were a few brands that shared the same manufacturing plant/process?


If this failure is inherent to their design the flood gates of failed wheels will be pouring in. If you pay for one set of failed wheels then you have to pay for them all. Then you get to the point where you have to make the decision to recall all wheels of the questionable design and that gets very expensive.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:02 AM

I am in the market for new rims and I can tell you what I am not going to purchase!

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:07 AM

I wish I knew where all these Forged companies are getting their wheels from. Seems freaking everything is rebranded. This is why I was solely looking at HRE's for wheels.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:08 AM

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:13 AM

62 reading now...........news travels fast on the web.......

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:13 AM

From what I've heard there are only two companies that make the barrels for all these well-known brands?

Thankfully this isn't the case for the centers, which seems to be the weak point in all wheels I have seen break.

With that said, all wheels can break but it's all on how the company reacts.

Yes, even HRE has had wheel failures... but they heavily investigate the wheels (batch numbers) and of course replace the wheels as well.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

71 users reading now, only 8 of those are members... Imagine what just one of these instances can do for the brand equity for a company, especially a company that is just building that. Cor is going to be in a very bad place if this continues to spread, which it will. Unless they do something and make a public statement about this.


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:17 AM

Nothing to do with damage control it's about hearing both sides of the story. Just because I sell their wheels doesn't mean I can't be unbias. If any company I sell screws their customers I will immediately drop them and stop selling their product.

A bit too late for damage control..... Good luck getting the same pricing for wheels in the future.



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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

if their wheels fail, they should pay and they will, they just chose the hard and embarrassing way....


If this failure is inherent to their design the flood gates of failed wheels will be pouring in. If you pay for one set of failed wheels then you have to pay for them all. Then you get to the point where you have to make the decision to recall all wheels of the questionable design and that gets very expensive.


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:29 AM

Wow! Glad your ok though, it coulda been much worse.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:29 AM

Hi Tay,

First, I'd like to say your experience sucks and I can definitely empathize with you. I want to ask though, are you sure the wheels weren't dis-assembled? I'm not saying you're lying, but I'm saying maybe the company you worked with wasn't 100% honest with you.

Take a look at the picture:
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From the reflection in the lips, the paint looks awfully perfect in the crevices. In my experience, this is impossible without taking apart the wheels. Can you provide pictures from different angles? Maybe this one is just deceiving.

Again, I want to be clear that I am not saying you're lying but maybe your shop wasn't completely honest with you. And if they were dishonest about this, who knows what else?

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They were not powder coated, nor were they disassembled. They were professionally prepared and painted by a well known shop that does wheel repair work and prepares race cars.



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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:31 AM

if their wheels fail, they should pay and they will, they just chose the hard and embarrassing way....


assuming the financial resources are in place to do so.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:39 AM

This thread is getting a lot of attention from outside of the member community. Lets try to keep this profesional and avoid any slanderous/libelous comments.

This will also prevent the mods from locking this thread.

There is always 2 sides to every story. This wheel may have potentially been exposed to something we are not being told about such as a collision.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:41 AM

Yes I have other questions like were the wheels stripped before painting? If yes, how were they stripped, what chemicals were used?

This thread is getting a lot of attention from outside of the member community. Lets try to keep this profesional and avoid any slanderous/libelous comments.

This will also prevent the mods from locking this thread.

There is always 2 sides to every story. This wheel may have potentially been exposed to something we are not being told about such as a collision.



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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

It is unfortunate situation. The wheel have failed and there is no other way to look at it. As a dealer we have dealt with this situation promptly and proactively. It is however up to our client to determine our customer service quality.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:43 AM

LOL @ user 'Snake43' bumping the COR Wheel threads.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:46 AM

Hi Tay,

First, I'd like to say your experience sucks and I can definitely empathize with you. I want to ask though, are you sure the wheels weren't dis-assembled? I'm not saying you're lying, but I'm saying maybe the company you worked with wasn't 100% honest with you.

Take a look at the picture:
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From the reflection in the lips, the paint looks awfully perfect in the crevices. In my experience, this is impossible without taking apart the wheels. Can you provide pictures from different angles? Maybe this one is just deceiving.

Again, I want to be clear that I am not saying you're lying but maybe your shop wasn't completely honest with you. And if they were dishonest about this, who knows what else?

Michael


Just curious Mike since you are a wheel expert is it impossible for it to be done like that without disassembling the wheel?! As the OP states "They were not powder coated, nor were they disassembled. They were professionally prepared and painted by a well known shop that does wheel repair work and prepares race cars."

I mean if the shop did disassemble it that would mean more work for the shop, but he would have only paid for the paint on the face of the wheels, and most places don't like to do extra work if they are not being paid for their services.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:48 AM

I don't know and don't want to assume anything but logically to me, see how narrow those crevices are? Seems hard to paint something like that without taking it apart.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:08 PM

LOL @ user 'Snake43' bumping the COR Wheel threads.


Hahah for some reason i find it funny. Shit wheels nonetheless.

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