I have been driving with them so they are not new anymore. I had that peeling problem too with the rims and have had them exchanged from new ones. Wheels Direct was great in taking them back for new ones and I still have 11 months on the warranty. They say that there was a problem with the way the wheel was baked on the last batch but as long as the warranty is good, then it should be OK. But anyone who is interested, I am look ing to sell the rims and rubber 235/40/18 Kuhmo's.