While I can appreciate your view I will have to disagree. While the original error of shipping the wrong wheels may have been Alloy's, the further complications that Michael has experienced are directly linked to his own errors. I will explain why:
1) When MichaelW received the rims he should have test fitted the rims on the JK per the manufactures instruction.
2) When MichaelW chose the rims that are stated as fitting a Tj, not a Jk he was assuming they would fit.
3) He assumed that the wheels would work with his internal bead locks, and feels that alloy should have designed them to do so.
While MichaelW may have contacted Alloy, what do you think they should have done? With a set of rims that have had tires mounted, internal bead locks mounted and the rock rings cut and the inside rubbed by the caliper? All the while purchased by a customer that admitted that he saw they were for a Tj, but assumed they would fit.
Personally I would tell him to pound sand.
The moral of the story here is not "Don't buy Eagle Alloy wheels for your JK" As he has posted.
It should be "Don't assume that wheels meant for another Jeep that are incorrectly shipped to you will fit, and no a company will not take them back after you have mounted internal bead locks, tires, cut the rim and gouged the backs out on the calipers"
or: "Dont buy Eagle Alloy style XXX for your JK" and then proceed to do a write up on how not to purchase rims and what not to assume when wrong rims show up and why.
Do you think that if I received a lift for a Ford, did what I had to get it on my Jeep. Went rock crawling with it, then called the lift company and said... "Hey this Ford lift on my Jeep just doesn't seem to work, but I cut it up and gouged the crap out of it, I want my Money back." What are they suppose to do? Should post up how crappy the lift company is? That's what Michael is doing. He f'ed it up, he needs to take responsibility for it.
How is the below statement saying he would buy another set of Eagle Alloys?
"I guess at this point I am just pissed, not because I can't make the wheels work but because the company really doesn't give a rat sh1t about their customers.
So if you are in the market for wheels, I would strongly suggest that you avoid Eagle Alloys and their subsidiaries."