These wheels look really nice with their chrome plating and 5 spoke design. Unfortunately they aren't as good as they look.
The chrome doesn't take long at all to flake off. The plastic the wheels are made of is very thin so it breaks in the usual stress points - the spokes. I have a couple cracks in mine. I've epoxy glued them and so far they are holding up fine, but you shouldn't have to fill each spoke with glue to keep them in one piece. Other Traxxas rims seem a lot stronger then these, so I don't think it's a Traxxas problem in general, just this style of rim.
The biggest issue I have with them is they are a proprietary Traxxas design. No other tire, apart from a few rare Imex tires fit these rims. You cannot use popular HPI or Proline tires on them. They simply will not fi..