For those that do not know the ongoing drama that this thread resolves, here is some quick history. About a month and a half ago, I noticed that one of my HRE wheels was badly cracking through the spokes: http://www.ziplink.net/~ctroiane/junk/small Obviously very concerned, I removed the wheel and sent it off to HRE for their inspection and solution. Then, to my horror, I noticed as I swapped my wheels for the temporary E46 M3 knockoffs that all four of my HREs had developed cracks at the exact same spots on all of the spokes! I did not make this newest piece of information public because I was waiting to see how HRE would handle the problem. This is how HRE deals with their customers. The response came today: Email One Dear Chris: Sorry for the delay, I thought my engineer had given you a call. Anyway, here is the scoop. We are going to replace the centers under warranty. In essence, you will be receiving new wheels. We will reuse any good components on the wheels such as the inners and outers. You will also receive new assembly hardware in each wheel. I will give you a more detailed update as far as delivery time probably on Monday. If you have any questions, please call or email me today, as I will be out on Friday and back on Monday. Sincerely, Guy Atherton Technical Sales HRE Performance Wheels 2453 Cades Way Bldg. A Vista, CA 92009 [email protected] 760-598-1960 x205 760-598-5885 fax Email Two Dear Chris: Well it's only been about one hour since my last email, but I just got some great news. Your set of wheels fell into a time when we recalled the model 547. You originally purchase the wheels from Butler Tire, and we tried to contact you through Butler with no success. So the good news is that we have already built a new set of wheels that should be shipped out today. They are "Brand Spanking New" and should ship today. When we originally talked we had a feeling you may have been one of the customers we could not reach to recall the parts, but we wanted to make sure. Like I said we, we do stand behind our product and we appreciate your patience. Please call me if you have any questions. Sincerely, Guy Atherton Technical Sales HRE Performance Wheels 2453 Cades Way Bldg. A Vista, CA 92009 [email protected] 760-598-1960 x205 760-598-5885 fax ****************************** I will spare everyone the extent of my satisfaction with the ultimate resolution of this potentially explosive and dramatic situation. HRE has come through in spades, with the extent of the problem easily answered by the extent of their solution. I will now have a new set of freshly made HREs in my posession next week, and will blissfully continue to support their product as the finest wheel manufacturer in the world, and now with the added piece of mind that they stand by their product 100%.