Thanks, BiMMa . . if you have more info on them let me know . . . could be useful since I know this isn't going to be the only damage my rims will ever get, what with the streets the way they are around here. Just last night I hit the same rim again with a big time pothole, luckily no damage this time. Jeez- this town is like one big minefield. You folks who don't live in the northeast should feel lucky. Anyway, as much as possible, I'd like to avoid sending them out for repair, because I only paid $425 for the set, and $125 would cost me more than the damn wheel did initially!