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      09-03-2012, 02:14 AM   #23
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Glad to hear they took care of you right away. Did they give any reason or cause for why they think this happened?
According to John, owner of CCW, He has not seen cracks in similar areas on other C14 wheels.

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Will be very interested in what the corrective action is beyond sending out a new set. I've seen these stand up to a lot worse punishment than yours, granted the ones I see at the racetrack are usually 3pc
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Glad you found the cracks. Of those miles the CCWs have seen, how many track days does that represent? Are you on the track curbs fairly often? (I certainly am, but just wondering if you use them as well.) It's my understanding that race teams have to repair or replace wheels fairly often, even high-quality ones. Based on reading your posts for the last couple of years, I get the sense that you track fairly often. Could this just be the eventual endpoint for all wheels in the track setting, some failing sooner than others?

I check my tires for wear before and after track sessions, but not my wheels. That probably needs to change now. Thanks for the heads-up.
I have a few sets of wheels, including another set dedicated for r comp tires. It's hard to count track days, but these wheels went through 2x sets of Yokohama AD08s and 1x set of Cup tires.

I've asked a few CCW users on and around the race track but none of them had issues. Based on my speculation, I think it may just be a batch of bad forgings. The cracks appear to be caused by high cycle fatigue which grew over time. I don't go over curbs aggressively or often to shorten the life of these wheels to just 15k miles.
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Dear moderators, please sticky this thread to show other wheel manufacturers how "situations" should be handled. Especially if it involves products that we put our hard earned cash and life/lives for i.e. wheels. There should be no excuses i.e. "lightening purposes"

Good to know that their are companies like CCW that still exist.
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That is a great thing you caught that before something catstrophic happened. Just a thought - Could it be that with enough stress and temperature variations wheels can fail regardless of what brand they are? Isn't this why race teams use 3 piece wheels?
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Update: I talked to the owner of CCW and he told me that the cracks I have on my wheels are not normal. He will be making me a new set and I will try them out.
Mother of god. What a wheel manufacturer does. Notice this thread will not grow into one of hatred and discontent for CCW but one of praise and future potential customers. It would be nice to see if they share the results of what happened.

Kudos CCW, kudos.
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Update: I talked to the owner of CCW and he told me that the cracks I have on my wheels are not normal. He will be making me a new set and I will try them out.
thats awesome... CCW
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Luckily you caught this before anything bad happened. Hats of to CCW for taking care of you.
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So is there a hypothesis on the cause? Seem to be stress fractures.
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