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Old 10-13-2015, 12:43 PM
NONREV NONREV is offline
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Cracked 20 inch rims

Just found out that both of my back rims have 2 cracks each. After doing a little clicking around I've found tons of sites where countless people complained about crack BMW rims. I've seem few if any instances where BMW footed the replacement bill. Is there a successful class action law suit to help us out with this issue?

Any other ideas?

Also is there any danger other then slow leak to driving with cracked rims. I'm assuming they have been cracked for a while considering bad roads in NJ.

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Old 10-13-2015, 01:01 PM
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20 inchers are known to crack from any type of car or wheel maker. Low sidewall doesn't offer much protection for big holes or bumps.

No coverage or protection through the manufacturer although your city may have a pothole re-imbursement plan. You would have to show the city pic of the un-repaired pothole and when you drove over it and provide receipts, etc.

You could have small cracks that have been there and the tires leak slowly in this case. Get them repaired by a wheel repair shop and get some 18s for winter. Good luck!
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Old 10-13-2015, 01:11 PM
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Wouldn't hurt to inflate tires a few pounds higher than what the door placard says either.
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Old 10-13-2015, 02:47 PM
Leftlane11 Leftlane11 is offline
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No way I'd drive around on cracked rims - when it gives completely it could be catastrophic. Take them to a wheel repair shop and see if they are fixable - depending on where the crack is they probably are. Zero chance you get any help from BMW. I have found even my OEMs 19s seem to be made out of tin foil - I've repaired bends multiple times.
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:49 AM
paprmkr paprmkr is offline
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In So Cal area there two great wheel repair shops that repair almost anything...
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:14 PM
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You should have seen my rims on my e65, they were 21s. shockingly they never cracked or bent but flat tires more than 6 times a year! Awful decision on my part but they looked good...
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