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HRE_Wheels
02-07-2012, 02:07 PM
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New Vintage Series

Like many timeless items beauty grows with age; for example the original Gibson Les Paul Custom, a 1988 Ferrari F40 and the Leica M5. While some designs merely grow older, others grow cooler. With that in mind, HRE is proud to offer a sneak peek of its Vintage Line – three designs from the brand’s 34-year history, completely re-engineered with modern 3-piece forged wheel technology for today’s sports and super cars.

“The process of recreating vintage designs that captured the style and essence of the originals was very exciting and challenging for all of us at HRE,” said HRE Wheels President Alan Peltier. “These designs take us all back to the ‘70’s and ‘80’s when we were kids falling in love with exotics for the first time and truly becoming car lovers. Capturing all the character and magic of these designs, while ensuring they fit modern super cars and met our current engineering standards, made the project tougher than simply creating replicas of the original cast wheels. We found inspiration in those original designs but created wheels that reflect the HRE of today; wheels that are truly inspired.”

All three models available in HRE’s Vintage Line have been reengineered with modern FEA analysis for maximum strength, machined from aerospace-grade forged alloy and hand-finished to every customer’s exact specifications. Models available include the 454 (classic Italian style five-window), the 501 (mesh lace) and the 505 (thick five spoke) in 18 through 20 inch diameters and widths ranging from 7 to 14 inches. Nearly unlimited finish options are available, from classic gold, bronze and polished centers and rims to hand-brushing and custom tinted colors.

This series is specifically designed for customers looking for a classic design backed by modern engineering. Popular applications could include the BMW 1M and M3, Porsche 997 and 991, a variety of current Ferrari and Lamborghini models and other popular European, Japanese and domestic sports and luxury cars.

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/36386945?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="850" height="475" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/36386945">HRE Wheels: The Birth of the Vintage Series</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/stanceworks">StanceWorks</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6837223639_29b2d94398_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrewheels/6837223639/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7011/6837225423_674d968292_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrewheels/6837225423/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6837226285_e3bf52530d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrewheels/6837226285/)

Patrick Bateman
02-07-2012, 02:13 PM
my jaws on the floor

Ollie
02-07-2012, 02:20 PM
This really sets HRE that much more apart from other wheel manufacturers. Well done. Staying true to HRE's heritage and giving the people what they want! Love it!

tstacks
02-07-2012, 02:23 PM
making it harder for me to choose wheels...

Dr.AK
02-07-2012, 02:24 PM
I just shed tears of joy... and peed my pants at the time in happyness.

I just do not like the sizing... no 17" love :(

I had high hopes for a modern day version of the 505s in 8.5 and 9.5 x 17... Guess I'll just have to hunt down a vintage set sometime.

hinrichs
02-07-2012, 02:48 PM
would be so nice if smaller sizes were offered, but glad to see the vintage style come back

Chillest
02-07-2012, 02:51 PM
What id do to get a few sets!!! Awesome wheels.

1badg35
02-07-2012, 03:10 PM
spectacular guys! have been hearing things about this for a little while now, and it came out great. Now what does a repeat HRE customer do for a sponsored set of 505s? haha

definitely would love to run a set on my z, or maybe the next DD in the works....

great job guys of SW for making this happen!

DarkSideEwok
02-07-2012, 03:11 PM
what kinda pricing are we looking at? 1k a wheel?

Jroc
02-07-2012, 03:26 PM
Beauty

Mattphi
02-07-2012, 03:26 PM
:dickhard:

Topazkd
02-07-2012, 03:59 PM
Wow! I will be contacting you guys as soon as I pick my jaw up from the floor!!! lol :alright

Yogi_Bear
02-07-2012, 04:03 PM
so much want

Midnight
02-07-2012, 04:19 PM
On my way to nearest bank, Oh wait I forgot my XD9!

e.shell
02-07-2012, 04:23 PM
this is awesome

Oxer
02-07-2012, 04:29 PM
This is amazing. 505's.... Good lord.


Sooooo much want. Might have to get me some, in the future.

Khalil
02-07-2012, 05:21 PM
<3

sixonefive
02-07-2012, 05:34 PM
This really sets HRE that much more apart from other wheel manufacturers. Well done. Staying true to HRE's heritage and giving the people what they want! Love it!


what kinda pricing are we looking at? 1k a wheel?

this and this.

525iT_Feen
02-07-2012, 05:52 PM
What is retail on a set of 19" 454s?

washyourrhands
02-07-2012, 06:04 PM
those 505's 0_0

softg
02-07-2012, 06:06 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6837223639_29b2d94398_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrewheels/6837223639/)


^ good lord

stayclassy
02-07-2012, 06:07 PM
These are the bees knees! I know what I want!!!

QuakerE30
02-07-2012, 06:17 PM
DAMN !!!!!!! those are some nice wheels...especially on a Ferrari :D

los02
02-07-2012, 06:52 PM
Pricing on 18" 501's?

Which they did come smaller. I'll just have to throw them on a different car.

HRE_Wheels
02-07-2012, 06:57 PM
What is retail on a set of 19" 454s?
Please contact us for pricing. info@hrewheels.com or 760-598-1960


I just shed tears of joy... and peed my pants at the time in happyness.

I just do not like the sizing... no 17" love :(

I had high hopes for a modern day version of the 505s in 8.5 and 9.5 x 17... Guess I'll just have to hunt down a vintage set sometime.


would be so nice if smaller sizes were offered, but glad to see the vintage style come back
As for smaller sizes, please inquiry, if we have enough demand, we will consider it !!

fastcrs
02-07-2012, 07:48 PM
Time yo sell a kidney...

tomshouse516
02-07-2012, 08:00 PM
god damn

Icana4dit
02-07-2012, 08:09 PM
love the classic designs

mmzcee
02-07-2012, 08:36 PM
Dope. But I wouldn't call them "all new". :rofl

HRE_Wheels
02-07-2012, 08:59 PM
Dope. But I wouldn't call them "all new". :rofl
Come on Cal ;) you know you wants ...

hi its me alec
02-07-2012, 11:03 PM
this is why I rep HRE :) :)

tears were shed, dollars will be saved

please don't stop

AMERICA

INDOMI
02-08-2012, 01:23 AM
man i wish hre wheels are a tad cheaper, but again you get what you pay for, i know for sure hre makes top quality wheels, a friend of mine has about 9 sets of hre wheels sitting around in his garage! great job guys!

DarkSideEwok
02-08-2012, 01:36 AM
congrats to those who will be able to afford and order them!

Anonymoose
02-08-2012, 03:19 AM
I would be interested in some 15's down the line if they are ever available...They look great!

tyskstuk.de
02-08-2012, 03:24 AM
Oh god.
If those 501's were to be made in 17" id be the first one to order a set.

Schultz28
02-08-2012, 03:48 AM
man o man, what i would do for a set of 501's on my m3! only if you guys had them in 17's!

Frankenstein
02-08-2012, 08:31 AM
454's :O

TheNeek
02-08-2012, 10:24 AM
As for smaller sizes, please inquiry, if we have enough demand, we will consider it !!

.

HRE_Wheels
02-08-2012, 11:41 AM
Oh god.
If those 501's were to be made in 17" id be the first one to order a set.


man o man, what i would do for a set of 501's on my m3! only if you guys had them in 17's!

Email us your inquiries to info@hrewheels.com. If demand is there, we will considering building them in 15" to 17" options.

Jesus Christ
02-08-2012, 11:56 AM
This is truly a day to rejoice.

Mexican
02-08-2012, 12:12 PM
Hot as hell, love what you guys r doin right now!

skrapez
02-08-2012, 12:59 PM
http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/0d00v.gif?w=350&h=219

nico851
02-08-2012, 01:17 PM
501's in 17 would be soooooo nice!

Matthew inked
02-08-2012, 01:21 PM
Looking good!

DDM
02-08-2012, 01:37 PM
505's in 15" would be SO SICK!

DarkSideEwok
02-08-2012, 02:43 PM
the demand is there, unfortunately the price is definitely WAY too high

just called in. $7600 per set in 18 bmw fitment.

HRE continues to remain out of their mind.

softg
02-08-2012, 04:16 PM
the demand is there, unfortunately the price is definitely WAY too high

just called in. $7600 per set in 18 bmw fitment.

HRE continues to remain out of their mind.

^ bummer

I was initially interested in some 501's but I can only imagine what a 19" runs, I can get a one-off wheel including a 5th for the spare for that or less

HRE_Wheels
02-08-2012, 04:42 PM
the demand is there, unfortunately the price is definitely WAY too high

just called in. $7600 per set in 18 bmw fitment.

HRE continues to remain out of their mind.
I'm not sure which finish you requested, but that must be for a optional finish.

INDOMI
02-08-2012, 05:33 PM
just got a quote too, $9000 for a set of 19" with brush clear centers and chrome lips. Anyone wants to buy a kidney here? i really want a set lol

los02
02-08-2012, 05:49 PM
the demand is there, unfortunately the price is definitely WAY too high

just called in. $7600 per set in 18 bmw fitment.

HRE continues to remain out of their mind.


just got a quote too, $9000 for a set of 19" with brush clear centers and chrome lips. Anyone wants to buy a kidney here? i really want a set lol

.... happiness suddenly over :eek

Not even going to bother picking up the phone now. My E34 and E30 will have to wear some different shoes. :(

iliescu
02-08-2012, 07:35 PM
$7600 for 18s???
$9000 for 19s???

TROLOLOLOLOL I'll keep rebuilding OZs...

softg
02-08-2012, 07:36 PM
$7600 for 18s???
$9000 for 19s???

TROLOLOLOLOL I'll keep rebuilding OZs...

^ cheers to that

HRE_Wheels
02-08-2012, 07:37 PM
$7600 for 18s???
$9000 for 19s???

TROLOLOLOLOL I'll keep rebuilding OZs...
That is not the standard pricing. Those are pricing with optional finishes. The Vintage Series is not cheap, they are priced accordingly.

Checho
02-08-2012, 09:01 PM
speechless

DarkSideEwok
02-09-2012, 01:40 AM
That is not the standard pricing. Those are pricing with optional finishes. The Vintage Series is not cheap, they are priced accordingly.

Priced according to what? How ridiculous of a price you can put on wheels.

$6800 + $300 shipping for "base" design.

Listen I understand the amount of time and effort that goes into wheels but asking 7k for a set of wheels that have a design that has been around for 30 years is nuts. Also weight and materials haven't even been discussed.

That being said I know people will buy these wheels. Give me some bbs style 5s when u buy some!

padraigmk3
02-09-2012, 01:57 AM
Priced according to what? How ridiculous of a price you can put on wheels.

$6800 + $300 shipping for "base" design.

Listen I understand the amount of time and effort that goes into wheels but asking 7k for a set of wheels that have a design that has been around for 30 years is nuts. Also weight and materials haven't even been discussed.

That being said I know people will buy these wheels. Give me some bbs style 5s when u buy some!

I'm sure adding into that cost is what they may have had to pay for the wheel design patent, the rights to sell that design, the research to decide on what bolt patters, hub bores, sizes, finishes customers will want.... and also, if you're buying a set of mint HRE wheels for 9k, how much are you going to ask for if you need to sell them? They'll hold their value down the road so if you invest that kind of money initially you'll be getting a decent portion of that back when you sell.

Granted, these cost waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaay more than I'll ever be able to afford, but for the people out there who want to save for the best, they'll find a way, and for the people who want to save a little, just wait a few years until some dingbat curbs his set and buy them at a discount.

With that said,


DEAR HRE: IF YOU GLUE SOME SPIKES TO THE SIDE OF THESE AND PAINT THEM BLACK, I'LL TOTALLY BUY THEM.

525iT_Feen
02-09-2012, 07:40 AM
Priced according to what? How ridiculous of a price you can put on wheels.



That being said I know people will buy these wheels.

If you know people will buy these wheels then that should self explain what he means by "priced accordingly". They are priced accordingly to what HRE guys have been willing to spend since the begining. I can think of numerous other NEW wheels companies (under 10 years old) that are charging close to the same thing without the history that goes along with it. Your paying to have a reindition of something classic and timeless.

I'm not attacking you or arguing I see both sides of the argument but looking at it from their side of things more then ours. HRE would be tarnishing what they've built since the begining by NOT charging what their market allows.

Silverman
02-09-2012, 10:01 AM
The price is disappointing...

But I'm bothered by the no center caps bit, they would have look so much cleaner with the lug holes covered. JUUUUSTTT an opinion.

DarkSideEwok
02-09-2012, 10:32 AM
If you know people will buy these wheels then that should self explain what he means by "priced accordingly". They are priced accordingly to what HRE guys have been willing to spend since the begining. I can think of numerous other NEW wheels companies (under 10 years old) that are charging close to the same thing without the history that goes along with it. Your paying to have a reindition of something classic and timeless.

I'm not attacking you or arguing I see both sides of the argument but looking at it from their side of things more then ours. HRE would be tarnishing what they've built since the begining by NOT charging what their market allows.

u explained it well.

when he said priced accordingly, i was not sure if he meant his existing customer base or what the market dictates for that style wheel.

either way, i know HREs are expensive. i just assumed, made an ass out of me, that since they were a vintage design and they were catering to a demographic, that they wouldn't charge an arm and a leg.

HRE_Wheels
02-09-2012, 11:26 AM
u explained it well.

when he said priced accordingly, i was not sure if he meant his existing customer base or what the market dictates for that style wheel.

either way, i know HREs are expensive. i just assumed, made an ass out of me, that since they were a vintage design and they were catering to a demographic, that they wouldn't charge an arm and a leg.
Coming from this community, I've owned VW MK1 Rabbit, VW MK2 GTI, VW MK3 GTI, VW MK4 Jetta (daily now), VW MK5 GTI (wife), VW MK4 GTI 337 edition (dad now), B6 Audi A4 Avant, B7 Audi S4 Avant (current), BMW E39 M5.

So I'm understanding of the pricing concern, but I think in this industry, quality comes with price.

HRE Wheels is known for its quality, design, engineering and customer service. With the end product, there really is no compromising. There's a cost associated with delivering this type of end result.

HRE_Wheels
02-12-2012, 01:07 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6847516235_35b908965c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrewheels/6847516235/)
BMW 1M on Vintage HRE 501 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrewheels/6847516235/) by HRE Wheels (http://www.flickr.com/people/hrewheels/), on Flickr

1badg35
02-12-2012, 01:21 PM
im not even a bit surprised by the pricing. you pay to play. you want cheap wheels, go buy cheap wheels. You want the best, you go with a 3 piece fully forged wheel with a reputation, and that comes at a cost..

If you do a little research, most of the companies of this caliber charge this much for custom sets. my last set of HRE comps cost about that much, same goes for my current setup on the Z. custom wheels come at a price and hold their value pretty well overall.


i would like to know a bit more about the weight of the wheels. I assume they are heavier then the competition series, but would say an 18x12 wheel weigh around 22-24lb or more?

nthusiastt
02-12-2012, 03:51 PM
I own several sets of expensive wheels (adv.1's, works, volks, etc...) Quality comes with a price. Like 4k for 19's is a quality price. Anything over that is paying for the brand. I'm one of the few people stupid and douchey enough to pay for a brand. You're not fooling anyone Lon :) ...

HRE_Wheels
02-12-2012, 04:26 PM
im not even a bit surprised by the pricing. you pay to play. you want cheap wheels, go buy cheap wheels. You want the best, you go with a 3 piece fully forged wheel with a reputation, and that comes at a cost..

If you do a little research, most of the companies of this caliber charge this much for custom sets. my last set of HRE comps cost about that much, same goes for my current setup on the Z. custom wheels come at a price and hold their value pretty well overall.


i would like to know a bit more about the weight of the wheels. I assume they are heavier then the competition series, but would say an 18x12 wheel weigh around 22-24lb or more?
Very well said. In the case of the Vintage Series, weight was not the priority. Unique styling was, in that sizing, you are probably looking in the 24-25 lb range for 12" width.


I own several sets of expensive wheels (adv.1's, works, volks, etc...) Quality comes with a price. Like 4k for 19's is a quality price. Anything over that is paying for the brand. I'm one of the few people stupid and douchey enough to pay for a brand. You're not fooling anyone Lon :) ...
We don't fool around :) You get a lot more. We stand behind our products before and after. Not all companies offer the warranty and customer service that we offer. I'm sure you known me from back in the day AZ and AW ;)

cruzd2
02-12-2012, 06:03 PM
"Boss D Porsche D Porsche"

YUP :alright

KarlSpackler
02-12-2012, 08:46 PM
I'm not sure which finish you requested, but that must be for a optional finish.

:rofl

Cmon Lon.... should it matter? You are asking 2 1/2 times market value for high end wheels and you need to charge for custom finishes ? If someone was willing to give me $7,000 for a set of wheels, I might be willing to toss in a custom finish.

When I read your prices I literally LOL'd.

It is a pity really

evilstar
02-13-2012, 12:28 AM
I'm sure adding into that cost is what they may have had to pay for the wheel design patent, the rights to sell that design, the research to decide on what bolt patters, hub bores, sizes, finishes customers will want.... and also, if you're buying a set of mint HRE wheels for 9k, how much are you going to ask for if you need to sell them? They'll hold their value down the road so if you invest that kind of money initially you'll be getting a decent portion of that back when you sell.

Granted, these cost waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaay more than I'll ever be able to afford, but for the people out there who want to save for the best, they'll find a way, and for the people who want to save a little, just wait a few years until some dingbat curbs his set and buy them at a discount.

With that said,

DEAR HRE: IF YOU GLUE SOME SPIKES TO THE SIDE OF THESE AND PAINT THEM BLACK, I'LL TOTALLY BUY THEM.

wheel patent? Since the design is orginal HRE this shouldnt be an issue.

bolt patterns, hub sizes, finishes? I was under the impression these wheels are made to order if that is correct then it none of that should matter. nore should there be any premium for custom specs.

What it comes down to is like any other buisness: the price is reflective of what the market will bare. Other manufactures make similar spec'd wheels for less. That tells you that it's not an issue of patents, materials or specs. Some companies make the most money on every sale they can (low volume high GP) others make make less but sell tons (high volume low GP).

More power to you HRE but I doubt I will ever own a new set. IMO it does not have the value to dollar ratio that I am comfortable with.

HRE_Wheels
02-13-2012, 10:34 AM
wheel patent? Since the design is orginal HRE this shouldnt be an issue.

bolt patterns, hub sizes, finishes? I was under the impression these wheels are made to order if that is correct then it none of that should matter. nore should there be any premium for custom specs.

What it comes down to is like any other buisness: the price is reflective of what the market will bare. Other manufactures make similar spec'd wheels for less. That tells you that it's not an issue of patents, materials or specs. Some companies make the most money on every sale they can (low volume high GP) others make make less but sell tons (high volume low GP).

More power to you HRE but I doubt I will ever own a new set. IMO it does not have the value to dollar ratio that I am comfortable with.
Really comes down to cost.

The cost to manufacture, design, engineer an HRE Wheel is not the same as many other custom forged wheel manufacturers. They do not maintain a TUV certified faculty, the engineering, the high quality suppliers we use, in-house manufacturing, powder coating, polishing and brushing, and the customer service. Many say they have all these, but we invite our customers to come see the factory for yourselves.

Not all wheels are created equal. I think the video shows strongly what it takes to manufacture a high quality wheel.

depot
02-13-2012, 01:56 PM
as a guy who doesn't own a stanced car and "expensive" rims i think i can understand both sides.

some cars on here aren't worth $7500 (sry) .... sure they are modified like hell, but no regular guy will notice how much efford was spent - and how much money. so as a stanced car owner i'ld just think nice rims, but wtf is drving them crazy to take 7-9k.

on the other side you have hre. they have a long history and the vintage series is based on the work, hre spent over years in developing high end wheels. i think they know they're selling a retro design, that just now is in. they are not selling thousands of sets like rota, volk etc., i think the production is a lot handmade and their final product high end. now the stanceworks users are like the guy, that doesn't have a clue on how much time and money you spent to stance your car.

simple fact: hre just multiplied awesomess with this wheels
retro (known design) + brand + quality + unique through pricing and production.
maybe they don't wanna sell them to "anybody" ;)

it's a bit awkward to present and feature them here in the way you just did it. i think most owners of a set hre wheels that are around $ 7-9k drive a porsche ;) don't get me wrong guys, i know some of you are wealthy enough to buy a set - or trade their children ;).

but think most users of stancework just think this
is the wrong place to offer wheels like that in the way you did it.
it's just showing shine great rims and then drop prices via mail i think.
lol

you know every big brands creates products for masses - afffordable. i've thought you present a product on here with the help of stanceworks, so i think it's the fairest way to present wheels that most car owners are able to buy. ;)

on the other side i think we should accept that hre is a great brand with history, the design is based on classic rims that everybody knows, the quality is perfect and i think they weren't produced that often, also because of the price. it's just a bit different than a set of te37 that's on about 10000 cars worldwide (dunno ;) )

ok, maybe i've no clue lol
but maybe u can understand a bit what i'm talking bout ;) poor english i know. but
i thought i have a clue why hre is offering rims in that price range and why some users are a bit "confused" why they are so F*cking expensive ;)

Aitch
02-13-2012, 03:20 PM
^^ I agree with about the first 1/2 of your post, and the interpretations of many of this site's users. On the other hand, I see the market that HRE is selling to, and I see the quality and service behind the prices that they charge. I don't forsee the majority of S/W members being the buyers of this line, as much as we may drool over them. But the partnership between S/W and HRE is there because of the S/W founders' desire to work only with those who produce products at the top of the mountain, as evidenced by the rest of their partnerships and the Lowly Gentlemen products.

I can see how people who saw this reveal figured that this meant that we would have awesome retro wheels at similar prices to some of the other custom wheel makers out there. However that's not to be, and it just means I'll continue to drool over these wheels and put them in the "when I build a $100k project car" folder.

depot
02-13-2012, 03:45 PM
hmm think i didn't want to say that s/w & hre doesn't match, i thought about the community and less stanceworks as brand itself. the brand stanceworks & hre is a great partnership, that's for sure. i thought i said that hre is kind of unique - between the lines ;)

SeanDub
02-13-2012, 03:48 PM
Is this real life?

Moose
02-13-2012, 05:03 PM
The price with a custom finish does not shock me at all, nor do I believe it is unreasonable. It is priced higher than some of the other companies producing 3 piece wheels currently, but the quality and customer care are far superior as well. I would never think twice about buying and running a set of HRE wheels, where as I have seen and heard about enough bad experiences with other companies to want to stay away from them. You get what you pay for.

I understand the frustration coming from the fact that the wheels are out of many of your price ranges(myself included), but that would still hold true if they were in the $5k range as well for many of you complaining(myself included again). Sales will be the only true determining factor in whether the wheels are priced too highly or not. I personally would love to see them offered in smaller sizes for accordingly cheaper pricing, so if those of you complaining about them only being offered in 18"+ would as well, make your demand known :)

FluidMotorUnion
02-13-2012, 05:52 PM
No matter what, we can all agree on this:

Well done, HRE. Well done indeed.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly9fswWJwX1qfaknl.gif

Doing all that precise work by hand isn't cheap. We feel you on that :)

HRE_Wheels
02-14-2012, 12:19 PM
Thought I'd share some studio photos of the new HRE P40SC Conical Series in Brush Tinted.

http://www.hrewheels.com/category/street/street-collection/p40sc-series/

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6831424073_35dbd08443_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrewheels/6831424073/)
P40SC Brush Tinted (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrewheels/6831424073/) by HRE Wheels (http://www.flickr.com/people/hrewheels/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6831423791_b5e121692b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrewheels/6831423791/)
P43SC Brush Tinted (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrewheels/6831423791/) by HRE Wheels (http://www.flickr.com/people/hrewheels/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/6831424265_afe26d3d78_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrewheels/6831424265/)
P45SC Brush Tinted (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrewheels/6831424265/) by HRE Wheels (http://www.flickr.com/people/hrewheels/), on Flickr

PavelK313
02-14-2012, 12:44 PM
Great designs and not such great pricing. There are companies out there that provide outstanding customer service and quality for third of HRE price.

Can you also address brake clearance issue with vintage series forging?

SeanDub
02-14-2012, 01:02 PM
The price with a custom finish does not shock me at all, nor do I believe it is unreasonable. It is priced higher than some of the other companies producing 3 piece wheels currently, but the quality and customer care are far superior as well. I would never think twice about buying and running a set of HRE wheels, where as I have seen and heard about enough bad experiences with other companies to want to stay away from them. You get what you pay for.

I understand the frustration coming from the fact that the wheels are out of many of your price ranges(myself included), but that would still hold true if they were in the $5k range as well for many of you complaining(myself included again). Sales will be the only true determining factor in whether the wheels are priced too highly or not. I personally would love to see them offered in smaller sizes for accordingly cheaper pricing, so if those of you complaining about them only being offered in 18"+ would as well, make your demand known :)

Seriously?

HRE_Wheels
02-14-2012, 01:13 PM
Great designs and not such great pricing. There are companies out there that provide outstanding customer service and quality for third of HRE price.

Can you also address brake clearance issue with vintage series forging?

Our Vintage Series was designed to fit around modern brakes. For example, I have a set on a B7 S4 Avant. We have in production set for F430 Scuderia on ceramic brakes, a set for Ferrari 458.

What vehicle fitment are you concerned about?

PavelK313
02-14-2012, 01:19 PM
Our Vintage Series was designed to fit around modern brakes. For example, I have a set on a B7 S4 Avant. We have in production set for F430 Scuderia on ceramic brakes, a set for Ferrari 458.

What vehicle fitment are you concerned about?

I actually called you (HRE) and inquaer about a set in 18" but been told that wheels wont fit over 8pot 360mm nor 6pot 360mm

HRE_Wheels
02-14-2012, 02:19 PM
I actually called you (HRE) and inquaer about a set in 18" but been told that wheels wont fit over 8pot 360mm nor 6pot 360mm
You can PM me the details.

What vehicle, brake kit and fitment? I can verify that for you.

krisclewell
02-14-2012, 10:22 PM
anyone else think its weird to have oldschool wheels that have no fitment options for anything oldschool...? though I'm guessing price would be 5-6000$. for that cost I'll rebuild the originals to spec.