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Old 03-24-2011, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MJim View Post
Late entry to this post I know, but I'm trying to figure why it is that some X5 Msport owners suffer with chipping and others do not. I know a couple of owners who haven't suffered with chipping, and both have 19in wheels and not 20in. Is this coincidence or is this an issue that only happens with the 20in wheels? Any 19in MSport owners out there suffer chipping? Would really appreciate any feedback as mine arrives in a few weeks and I'm trying to figure whether or not to arrange for 3M to be fitted!!
I think it has to do with the roads and what is on them. If you are in an area where there is alot of debris(rocks, degraded asphalt ect) the chips are more apparent compared to areas which don't have the same conditions. Maybe someone from southern states can chime in. I live in the Chicago area and there are tons of stuff out there. When I put my summer wheels on, i swear I pick up every single thing on the road until the roads clear up(rains, sweepers and lack of sand, salt, damaged and loose aggregate asphalt)
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