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Sticky replied to the thread HRE FlowForm Wheels for the Porsche Boxster and Cayman Now Available!.
" [QUOTE=HRE_Wheels;560609][FONT=century gothic]No, no need to apologize. This is a public forum - as such, you are entitled to your opinion. Whether its construed to be rude or not, is subjective.

Yes, it might sound lame, but these wheels were indeed designed in San Diego after all. But for the consumer, we can assure you it's more than just spending $3k for a set of HRE center caps.

And yes. These wheels are made in Japan. We're sorry if we've been ambiguous about this but we have certainly not been hiding this fact; we've often promoted it as such, "Designed in San Diego, made in Japan".

We also apologize if we have seemed to be intentionally misleading customers - that is certainly not the case. We can assure you we've personally made the effort to inform every FlowForm inquirer of the fact that these wheels are being produced to the utmost quality standards by one of the absolute, best wheel manufacturers in the world, located in Japan.

As for your remark about these wheels being identical in quality to said companies is, in our honest opinion, arguable...but that's for another post and another day "

Today, 06:17 AM

0-60Motorsports replied to the thread Quick update - YSI at 21 psi and C16.
" @Sticky Looking forward to the BimmerBoost events. "

Today, 06:02 AM

C///M replied to the thread X1 35i M-Sport mini project.
" Bump, love to see modified X's. Looks great. Anything new over the past year? "

Today, 05:43 AM

DevourS65 replied to the thread Quick update - YSI at 21 psi and C16.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
That's right. Mine.
yeah..looking forward to that... "

Today, 05:24 AM

C///M replied to the thread HRE FlowForm Wheels for the Porsche Boxster and Cayman Now Available!.
" [QUOTE=HRE_Wheels;560611][FONT=century gothic]Please, there is no need to apologize, we did not take any offense to your comments, whatsoever - we can handle opinions and criticisms. It's ignorant, spiteful remarks that irks us, so you're fine.

We understand completely. Our products are expensive. Period.

We often try and rationalize with our potential customers on how to come to grips with the price tag - exclusivity, customer support, performance, customizability, beauty...when you're purchasing an HRE product, you're purchasing something that's going to last, that's going to support you, should it ever let you down.

We're a family and treat you as such. We're not going to turn you away when you have a question about finishes or even when you're changing your order multiple times. When you place your order, we get excited for you, we show the process, offer guided tours and are at your service when needed. It's all part of the experience that we believe to be unique and often overlooked in this market.

The amount of money spent on HRE wheels is often, overwhelming, but what you are receiving in return, is what we believe to be, one of the best products in the industry - something you can be proud of. "

Today, 04:58 AM

AdminTeam created the thread Let's point and laugh at Mid_life_M3.
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Today, 04:46 AM

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Today, 04:12 AM

cupra replied to the thread NEW stage 3 update thread. DOC RACE delivery.
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Today, 04:04 AM

HRE_Wheels replied to the thread HRE FlowForm Wheels for the Porsche Boxster and Cayman Now Available!.
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Quote Originally Posted by C///M View Post
I appreciate your reply and I agree with your points. I should have been more careful with some of my statements and for that I do apologize. I may or may not have been misguided in how I perceived the advertisements for your flow forms, but that's the way it goes.

I feel I should add I am a big fan of yours. I'd love nothing more than to purchase a set of your forged wheels, I just can't rationalize the kind of money needed for the styles I like. That isnt to say your wheels aren't worth it, just that personally I'm not at a point in my life where I'm willing to spend that much on wheels (really it comes down to also reasoning with the wife, who isn't a car enthusiast). If only I could get a set of 20" P101's for $4k (please don't laugh), I'd be jumping for joy.

But anyway, as I said, I appreciate the reply and the openness. Here's to hoping there's a set of HREs in my future somewhere.
[FONT=century gothic]Please, there is no need to apologize, we did not take any offense to your comments, whatsoever - we can handle opinions and criticisms. It's ignorant, spiteful remarks that irks us, so you're fine.

We understand completely. Our products are expensive. Period. "

Today, 04:00 AM

C///M replied to the thread HRE FlowForm Wheels for the Porsche Boxster and Cayman Now Available!.
" I appreciate your reply and I agree with your points. I should have been more careful with some of my statements and for that I do apologize. I may or may not have been misguided in how I perceived the advertisements for your flow forms, but that's the way it goes.

I feel I should add I am a big fan of yours. I'd love nothing more than to purchase a set of your forged wheels, I just can't rationalize the kind of money needed for the styles I like. That isnt to say your wheels aren't worth it, just that personally I'm not at a point in my life where I'm willing to spend that much on wheels (really it comes down to also reasoning with the wife, who isn't a car enthusiast). If only I could get a set of 20" P101's for $4k (please don't laugh), I'd be jumping for joy. So really I feel like I was the perfect target for your Flow Forms, but I just got hung up on them not being "true HREs" in my mind.

But anyway, as I said, I appreciate the reply and the openness. Here's to hoping there's a set of HREs in my future somewhere.

Edit: Can somebody rep HRE for how well they replied to my post? I'd do it but am new to BB. "

Today, 03:41 AM

HRE_Wheels replied to the thread HRE FlowForm Wheels for the Porsche Boxster and Cayman Now Available!.
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Quote Originally Posted by C///M View Post
I very nearly purchased a square 20x10.5 et26 setup until I agreed that spending that much on a set of wheels that HRE doesn't even manufacture is crazy.

I think it's a bit lame on their part to push the "designed in San Diego" when they just contract some company in Japan to make the wheels for them and charge an arm amd leg to put their name on it and give you HRE center caps. Someone has been taking notes from Apple. Must be a Californian thing.

What bothered me was the statement about designing the beauty and quality "before leaving our facility". That sounds intentionally misleading to me. Props to HRE for providing a cheaper alternative for people that can't afford their forged wheels and just want the name, but they should clarify that these are not manufactured in America (since they've always made a big deal about that) instead of hiding behind some ambiguious marketing. But at least you get their customer service and warranty.

I apologize if I come off as rude, I don't mean to. I just don't appreciate misleading your customers, intentionally or not. For the exact same quality, you can get ForgeStar or Vorsteiner rotary forged/flow formed for less money. And the ForgeStars are much less expensive.
[FONT=century gothic]No, no need to apologize. This is a public forum - as such, you are entitled to your opinion. Whether its construed to be rude or not, is subjective. "

Today, 03:27 AM

M177 replied to the thread Quickest & Fastest Mercedes SL 1/4 mile run on the Planet by PP-Performance.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
I haven't seen any turbo upgraded SL's either which is weird.

Considering the trap speed I'm guessing this is just a modified OEM turbo.





They share this dyno results on the facebook i dunno their numbers are different . "

Today, 03:09 AM

AdminTeam created the thread NOOOOB: JValadez.
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Today, 03:08 AM

C///M replied to the thread HRE FlowForm Wheels for the Porsche Boxster and Cayman Now Available!.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Exactly, great deal and you get the HRE styling/name.



I have HRE C90's. I will probably have HRE refinish them for me and I may change up the color.
I very nearly purchased a square 20x10.5 et26 setup until I agreed that spending that much on a set of wheels that HRE doesn't even manufacture is crazy.

I think it's a bit lame on their part to push the "designed in San Diego" when they just contract some company in Japan to make the wheels for them and charge an arm amd leg to put their name on it and give you HRE center caps. Someone has been taking notes from Apple. Must be a Californian thing.

What bothered me was the statement about designing the beauty and quality "before leaving our facility". That sounds intentionally misleading to me. Props to HRE for providing a cheaper alternative for people that can't afford their forged wheels and just want the name, but they should clarify that these are not manufactured in America (since they've always made a big deal about that) instead of hiding behind some ambiguious marketing. But at least you get their customer service and warranty. "

Today, 03:07 AM

andy_divers replied to the thread STFT Banks 1 & 2 - What is normal ?.
" Have you cleaned your intake valves lately? "

Today, 02:34 AM

AdminTeam created the thread NOOOOB: HartzogSucksBalls.
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Today, 01:42 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Article: So remember how the new 2015 F80 M3 was supposed to be much lighter than the E90 M3? It isn't. Curb weight measured at 3562 pounds.
" All they needed to do was make it the weight they said they would.

3300 pounds with that hp and torque is fine. We don't need huge output if the thing is well balanced and lean.

Is it lighter? I'm sure if you get the carbon ceramics the E9X did not have available as an option you will likely get a slightly lighter M4 than you would get E92 M3. That isn't what we all thought though. The chassis itself is supposed to be much lighter. WTF?

Is the S55 even lighter than the S65? I'd love to see someone weigh both. WITH the IC, turbos, and piping. "

Today, 01:36 AM

rawad1017 replied to the thread Article: Tune only W204 C63 AMG vs a bolt on Mustang GT 5.0 'Coyote' from a roll.
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Quote Originally Posted by ChuckD05 View Post
Why are you so worked up over this? lol
this is serious business. racing is not meant to be enjoyed it is all about nitpicking and being an asshole to everyone "

Today, 01:32 AM

ChuckD05 replied to the thread My Top Mount Single Turbo Build 135i 6AT N54..
" @135idct you need to SLOW DOWN , like way down... and make sure your car is 100% ... from the looks of this situation and how you are handling it my bet is you are going to damage your motor. I am bring blunt bc maybe others are hesitant to but his might help you out...

get your car to a shop that knows n54s as well as other turbo cars... have a tuner email with T or whomever , have him road tune, dyno tune, and road test then take your car back.. that will be cheaper and less money than getting a new engine.

not mentioning hardware problems that are piling up either... that needs sorting too... disaster waiting to happen here. "

Today, 01:26 AM

Scorpion replied to the thread Gif Thread.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
I want a goat too. A really funny one.
I mutton say, I do agree with you sir. "

Today, 01:20 AM