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Old 01-16-2007, 03:35 PM   #1
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All 4 wheel bent on 325xi, need replacement recommendations

My little sister has a 2003 325xi, white, auto. Took it to the dealer because of vibration while driving and found out that all four wheels are bent. Dealer wants $299 per wheel to replace (stock 16" 8 spoke). Can any of you recommend some good aftermarket, but STRONG wheel/tire packages that would come in around $1200, the main requirement is strength but looks count too.
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Old 01-16-2007, 03:44 PM   #2
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wtf... how does one go about bending 4 (read: FOUR) stock 16" wheels???!
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Old 01-16-2007, 03:57 PM   #4
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wtf... how does one go about bending 4 (read: FOUR) stock 16" wheels???!
i have no earthly idea. The only plausible explanation i can come up with is that there were some gaps in the pavement at the entrance to my parents neighborhood and she must have been braking while traveling across them every day.
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You could buy my stock M68's for cheap. Rear tires are shot, but the fronts have decent tread left (Falken FK451's)
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Hmmm, could it be that only one or maybe two wheels are bent and the (st)dealer is trying to bilk you for an entire set? Can you visibly note the deformation on each wheel?
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I didnt notice any deformation on the wheels, but i drove it and they are shaking like crazy. I would be surprised if the dealer was trying to pull something, they've been really good with my family since we have 4 cars with them, plus mine when i'm in town. How are ASA wheels? I've heard from some MB guys that they're really strong, anyone with experience?
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You could buy my stock M68's for cheap. Rear tires are shot, but the fronts have decent tread left (Falken FK451's)
I think they're wanting new wheels, but just out of curiosity, what diameter are they? Any curb rash?
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I didnt notice any deformation on the wheels, but i drove it and they are shaking like crazy. I would be surprised if the dealer was trying to pull something, they've been really good with my family since we have 4 cars with them, plus mine when i'm in town. How are ASA wheels? I've heard from some MB guys that they're really strong, anyone with experience?
You'd be surprised, if they're simply out of balance, that can make a vehicle shake madly if it's bad enough. Maybe she's just lost her wheel weights. I'd take it to a tire shop for a 2nd opinion...

I have ASA AR1s on my other car but less than 2000 miles on them. Nice looking wheels and decent value.
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I think they're wanting new wheels, but just out of curiosity, what diameter are they? Any curb rash?
They're the staggered 17 inchers. Some pretty good rash on one rear (there when I bought the car) and a little bit on one of the fronts. Check your PM's.
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You'd be surprised, if they're simply out of balance, that can make a vehicle shake madly if it's bad enough. Maybe she's just lost her wheel weights. I'd take it to a tire shop for a 2nd opinion...

I have ASA AR1s on my other car but less than 2000 miles on them. Nice looking wheels and decent value.
Good point about the wheel weights. I dealt with some serious wheel issues on my old CLK. I learned that if they are indeed bent, straightening is not the answer. The ride is never the same.
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I didnt notice any deformation on the wheels, but i drove it and they are shaking like crazy. I would be surprised if the dealer was trying to pull something, they've been really good with my family since we have 4 cars with them, plus mine when i'm in town. How are ASA wheels? I've heard from some MB guys that they're really strong, anyone with experience?
i have 19" ASA JH8's and i hit a raised manhole cover pretty hard a couple months back and there was no damage to the wheel, so i guess they're pretty strong.
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You could get them straightened and trued for probably a hundred bucks a wheel at a good shop - I use rimpro.com here in MA, but there are lots of places around that will straighten them for a lot less than the price of 4 new ones.
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My little sister has a 2003 325xi, white, auto. Took it to the dealer because of vibration while driving and found out that all four wheels are bent. Dealer wants $299 per wheel to replace (stock 16" 8 spoke). Can any of you recommend some good aftermarket, but STRONG wheel/tire packages that would come in around $1200, the main requirement is strength but looks count too.
Try Tirerack.com for wheels... new 16"s starting at about $85 and up.
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