You're right it was a contractual agreement with Coddington and Pantera East. From what I understood, the Pantera East wheels were done to their specs and design (copies of the OEM versions)....Coddington told me I had to get P.E. approval to allow them to make my wheels and that was doable as long as Pantera East did not offer the same dimensions. I even called Pantera East to ask them to make them in the size I wanted and they refused!!! I thought that was odd because all they had to do is give the green light to Coddington and they could have had a sale from me. I got the feeling that Pantera East may have had inventory of sizes that they wanted to sell and I was looking for something different.