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Old 05-12-2009, 12:08 AM   #31
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There only 2 things that can cause a rim to crack like that.

1. Toronto potholes.
2. A Lack of pics posted of you in a bikini.

Im pretty sure this is a clear case of #2.
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:46 AM   #32
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why i i had 20 inch chrome wagon wheels before and i did just fine.

steph i work at BMW and we get damaged rims all the time. i call up this rim repair guy and he is amazing. im sure he can actually weld your piece back on and refinish the wheel. depends how bad it is. ill pm you his number tomorrow when i get to work.

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Joe, how good is he at refinishing rims? Worth a sticky for the rest of maxbimmer?
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:31 AM   #33
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I was driving home on Wednesday after work and my Tire Pressure Indicator light came on... "Hmm... that's weird"... When i got home (I have run flats, no rush... lol), checked the tire pressure, about 10psi lower than it was supposed to be *flick* turned on the compressor and filled the bitch back up, thinking it was no big deal and not really thinking twice about it...

Saturday, I was on the way to the mall with my girlfriend and *dling!* again, the ****ing indicator came on... "OK, now this is BS", I thought. Did my shopping, came home checked the tire pressure... 20 PSI... ok, seriously, that's pretty well HALF of whats supposed to be in there.

Didn't have time to do anything about it since it was my birthday weekend and I was going out for dinner...

When i got up on Sunday (and after bitching about it with dbworld4k for about 20 mins), I took the tire off my car, thinking it was a nail in the tire or something..............

If you can't get a wheel under warranty, let me know and I'll see what I can do.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:03 AM   #34
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sam, where do you work at?
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:37 AM   #35
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i would NEVER have 19" rims in toronto. never..................
You are clearly smarter than I...

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There only 2 things that can cause a rim to crack like that.

1. Toronto potholes.
2. A Lack of pics posted of you in a bikini.

Im pretty sure this is a clear case of #2.
Obviously. Must be #2.
Good thing BMW is covering the damage though, saves me from those bikini shots...

lmao
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:48 AM   #36
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Your car looks very nice, I like the color combo.

I've been running 225/40/18 since last summer and was worried I'd bend something during winter/spring but I've been lucky so far.

I just closed on a new 328 tonight with sports package, which has 17" runflats and they seem soo much better than the ones on my 325. Are they really rough on your car?
Thank you!! And congrats on the new car... you're gonna love it!!

The run flats are notoriously a "shitty" tire... they are a rough ride, noisy, wear unevenly and if they ever DO go flat and you drive them for any extended period of time with 0 psi in the tire, the inner reinforced wall supposedly starts to unravel and you will need to replace the very expensive POS. Not to mention, since they are so structurally solid (and on my car so narrow), the rim takes the impact of the road, rather than it being diffused through the tire.

Mind you, I'm talking about my 225/35/19's (F) and 255/30/19's (R) here... they are probably considerably better in a 17" size.

In any case, I'm replacing them with a better radial the second I burn these stupid tires out.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:52 AM   #37
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UPDATE: Car is at BMW, they are replacing the cracked rim and checking the other three for damage... The rim IS going to be covered under warranty!!

Mississauga BMW is awesome. The End.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:01 AM   #38
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^^^ Tania is great, I've dealt with her a couple of times, but I usually deal with Steve... He's awesome. Friend of mine, not to mention I buy his love with Starbucks... haha
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Glad to hear it's getting taken care of..... those things are damned expensive from the dealer!!
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Glad to hear it's getting taken care of..... those things are damned expensive from the dealer!!
thanks... yea they are crazy expensive... mostly because they are an two-up upgrade option (17" standard, 18" upgrade, 19" upgrade) as part of the 335 sport pkg, so they juice people if they ruin them...
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I'm still surprised they warrantied it. Nice save, Stefesha.
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damn, looks like i should be more careful with these damn potholes. maybe i should get some fikse 18's?

how strong is that jb weld on the wheel?
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:52 PM   #44
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damn, looks like i should be more careful with these damn potholes. maybe i should get some fikse 18's?

how strong is that jb weld on the wheel?
nah, the M3 wheels are made for abuse... mine are made of jello. Cherry flavour. lmao

and the JB held!! it was unbelievable... just used a small putty knife after cleaning up the fracture and let is set for the day... still leaked air a tiny tiny tiny bit where the tire met the rim (i wasn't gonna attempt to pry those rock-hard tires off, obviously!) but the actual crack bonded perfectly... i rule lol
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nah, the M3 wheels are made for abuse... mine are made of jello. Cherry flavour. lmao

and the JB held!! it was unbelievable... just used a small putty knife after cleaning up the fracture and let is set for the day... still leaked air a tiny tiny tiny bit where the tire met the rim (i wasn't gonna attempt to pry those rock-hard tires off, obviously!) but the actual crack bonded perfectly... i rule lol
yum? LOL
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