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      03-28-2012, 08:46 PM   #23
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      03-29-2012, 12:34 AM   #24
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Is that wheel VIA/JWL, TUV or SAE certified???

I just don't think a wheel should crack like that.

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      03-29-2012, 01:17 AM   #25
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      03-29-2012, 12:00 PM   #26
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I had a woman friend who hit a pothole on the freeway in San Antonio once. Cracked and bent 2 rims, and the city didn't do anything about it. She tried to get the city to settle, and they denied her claim. She called the local news (they had one of those show where citizens aired complaints and the news station investigates) and she had a check in 4 days from the city.

My suggestion? Get the media involved. The city will realize that if they don't settle (and quickly) they might be faced with quite a few claims they'll have to pay out for the exact same circumstance.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Edit: I saw the "this happened awhile ago" part. You should have contacted the city/county immediately.
For real...don't want to see this on the news. It's an aftermarket wheel. Go to the vendor for resolution.
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      03-29-2012, 12:06 PM   #27
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      03-29-2012, 12:08 PM   #28
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It is a cast wheel. Cast wheels fail all the time like this. Most are made in china do not know about this brand.

On the county thing there is no chance. For one thing your probably running a smaller sidewall than is stock so their defense would be not to manufactures specs.
I'm not worried about my CH-Rs doing this. At all.
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      03-29-2012, 12:15 PM   #29
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That'z what happenz when you buy wheelz from a company that putz a 'z' at the end.
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      03-29-2012, 01:26 PM   #30
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I'm not worried about my CH-Rs doing this. At all.
I doubt they are made in china either. Yours are probably low pressure cast also. but the china thing is the problem I have seen junk cast wheels bend and break under very little and break badly like this one.

I just looked at their site they are 1 piece with a cast barrel I had someone sell me forgiatos that way once they got them right back. Luckily I have learned and am learning still about purchasing wheels and would not fall for that.
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      03-29-2012, 05:30 PM   #31
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wow, just checked in on this thread now and saw 30 replies. I think i will contact Iconz. Main reason, the pothole/manhole was not some crazy big thing like you guys probably think it is. I took a picture that day. Here it is below. As you can see, it is not large at all and driving straight forward, you probably would not even think it would cause damage. This is more of reason that its something wrong with the wheel itself.

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      03-29-2012, 05:37 PM   #32
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Ok so i just checked Iconz site, looks like im screwed with trying to ask them about this. On there site it says transfer of title of any INCOZ Wheels by the original purchaser voids warranty. And also structural failure due to road conditions voids warranty.

Guess i gotta keep trying to go after the county, maybe it's time to contact the news like someone mentioned here.
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      03-29-2012, 05:55 PM   #33
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Ok so i just checked Iconz site, looks like im screwed with trying to ask them about this. On there site it says transfer of title of any INCOZ Wheels by the original purchaser voids warranty. And also structural failure due to road conditions voids warranty.

Guess i gotta keep trying to go after the county, maybe it's time to contact the news like someone mentioned here.
That's barely a pothole. You said it yourself that it's got to be the shitty wheels.
Good luck with that.
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      03-29-2012, 05:56 PM   #34
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holy shit... glad to see you're okay though...
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      03-29-2012, 06:10 PM   #35
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That's barely a pot hole, more of a dip. Those wheels must be garbage. I wouldn't care what they say on their website. This type of catastrophic failure is unacceptable. This would have killed you had it been on the freeway.
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      03-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #36
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^this!! I'd still contact the wheel manufacturer even if you aren't the original owner because that type of failure shoud not occur when running over a manhole cover. Pathetic
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      03-29-2012, 06:48 PM   #37
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suck man, sorry to see that. this is the third thread, today, i've seen about people with aftermarket wheels snapping in half. if there's anything i've learned it's; don't ever, ever buy aftermarket wheels. there's nothing better than oem when it comes to reliability and quality.. (with the exception of akrapovic )
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What is your goal in "going after" anyone I would say good riddance to your wheels be happy it did not total your car or anything worse and make a more informed decision next time.

I will guarantee this wheel said JWL/SAE on the back. Every cast wheel I have seen has this it really doesnt mean much on a wheel or component made in China.

At the top of this forum is a thread about how wheels are made and the quality of each process I would start there with your decision making.
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      03-29-2012, 07:23 PM   #39
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BBS.
Or HRE. Or Ray's. Or Neez. These couture wheel companies should be banned.
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      03-29-2012, 09:30 PM   #41
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Its almost like that wheel was welded in the middle ...that break is sooo clean wtf?
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      03-29-2012, 09:46 PM   #42
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wow, just checked in on this thread now and saw 30 replies. I think i will contact Iconz. Main reason, the pothole/manhole was not some crazy big thing like you guys probably think it is. I took a picture that day. Here it is below. As you can see, it is not large at all and driving straight forward, you probably would not even think it would cause damage. This is more of reason that its something wrong with the wheel itself.

I would definitely contact them; you have nothing to lose. Problem is, the last owner could have been an assclown and beat the living shit out of the wheels. Did you by chance ever have issues with keeping them at the right PSI?
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      03-29-2012, 10:51 PM   #43
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What is your goal in "going after" anyone I would say good riddance to your wheels be happy it did not total your car or anything worse and make a more informed decision next time.
Goal was to sell these wheels and keep the black ones that are on the car now. Can't sell them with a wheel like this now. So that goal is done. Next goal, find a way to replace this wheel so i can go back to goal number one and sell them.

More informed decision? Im not trying to sounds rude but i said in my first post that these wheels came with the car. I didn't "decide" i wanted these wheels. The wheels on a car is not the most important decision or deciding factor to me (transmission, mileage, color, interior, options etc. are more important). And i was not planning on keeping these anyway.

Just sucks cause i was planning on selling them and now im not gonna get nearly what i could have unless i get a replacement wheel or something.
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      03-30-2012, 06:03 AM   #44
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well, thanks for alerting us to a wheel brand that we should never be considering
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