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    Posted: 02-April-2010 at 22:00

Just purchased an 07 E92 320d M Sport with the 19" upgrade MV2 alloys. Just wondering has anybody else had problems with the alloy's cracking. The left rear is beyound repair  and im trying to source a which is turning out to be very difficult. Any help would be muchly appreciated!!

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Hasn't there been a recent problem with wheels cracking and BMW not doing anything about it, putting it down to wear and tear?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pete330 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-April-2010 at 10:39

is it not 225 alloys you have?

Take the car to BMW and get them to check the alloy

Push for a new one

These alloys are hard to come by now and folk are stealing them (warning to others get more locks)

Try alloywheelsdirect

Someone got 2 from there the other day

 

or ebay

 

 

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Cheers,

Yeah they are the M225 rims, nightmare trying to source one. BMW dealers are charging 421 & VAT not includng tyre!!! All the 19" on ebay are refurbishment rims which have been welded, wont be as strong but its looking like I have no other options.

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There have been a few articles and letters in BMW Car and Total BMW over recent months about this, specifically with 19" alloys and rft's.  BMW are denying there is a weakness with the wheel and that its down to usage (or ab-usage).  It does seem that they are replacing some as goodwill gestures but it still seems a bit hit and miss as to whether you'll get it. 

They have done it this way on a number of issues over the years, nikasil, e36/46 subframe mounts, etc.  The hit and miss bit antagnoizes a lot of customers and must cost BMW business.  Usually they get a bit more reasonable over time but only after they have p'eed a lot of people off.  They'd be better off just 'fessing up at an early stage and taking it on the chin.



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