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      01-18-2013, 11:28 PM   #23
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I remember I hit like 3 different bumps in downtown Chicago within an hour driving ( I hate the city) and I thought I was fine. Heading out to the suburbs vibrations were present at 60-70 mph. Took the wheels off put stocks on and 3 bent rims. If I were to claim anything through the city it would take months and most probably a BIG NO. Good luck with your situation. Its just a car at the end of the day and with ALL STATE your in good hands.
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      01-20-2013, 06:56 PM   #24
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Had a similiar event with my previous car (audi a4 lowered). Blew the tire, bent rim, blown shock. You should be fine with replacing these and no need to get the insurance company involved as was previously mentioned.
Eh, parts are over 1000 dollars, alone. My deductible is 250. Why shouldnt I get insurance involved?
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Concerned is a natural feeling. Been there...done that.

What everyone on here said is right. Once the BMW tech looks at it...that quote will change a ton and new shit will be added on...shit that can't be seen until parts are removed.

Don't know what insurance you have but make sure they don't try to send you to their body shop to get work done. Stand your ground and have BMW take care of everything.

They might try to send you to their shop and put replacement parts on your car and shit. Don't let them finger you around. Stay firm and have BMW take care of you.
I was able to choose the shop I wanted, no problem. It's at a BMW dealership.
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What the hell did you hit an asteroid crater?!

Sorry to hear, good luck!
The hole was clearly large but, I never saw it. I was cresting a hill and changing lanes, at night, in the boonies, when I hit it.
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      01-20-2013, 08:30 PM   #27
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      01-21-2013, 02:28 AM   #28
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Pothole so hard my drink flew from passenger side drink holdster - hit me on the nose and flew behind my left shoulder! Fkin ny- but thank
God no flat!! Yay runflats
On non runflats your drink would have gone up a couple of inches and come back down again. Yay nonrunflats. By the way, did you get your bubbled sidewall tires fixed?
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On non runflats your drink would have gone up a couple of inches and come back down again. Yay nonrunflats. By the way, did you get your bubbled sidewall tires fixed?
.....and bent wheel............those runflats are EVIL.
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Just saying sarcastically - I'm getting rid
Of those runflats in march - and I do have a bubble not
From that day- no bent rim I hope
Sorry, my Sarcasmdar isnt working well. I remember driving for like 20k miles with a bubble in my OEM rubber. During that time, I wouldnt take the car on long trips because I was worried it could blow out. But it worked okay and I replaced the tire when it wore out (which didnt take long) with a nonrunflat. Runflats do give peace of mind on tight roads with no shoulder though. I like the idea but I cant afford to replace a $300 tire for every pothole I hit.
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      01-22-2013, 11:58 AM   #31
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pics?
Picture of the wheel while the car was being loaded onto the flatbed.

http://i.imgur.com/AoTSc.jpg


No pictures of the bad parts, yet.


Those are not runflats. Somehow, the thing still held air.
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Insurance should pay whatever mechanic finds broken. Bring car to shop and then send invoice to insurance.

Its strange, but I had a dream last night that I hit a pothole in my e92 and completely destroyed 2 wheels and tires......I don't even have e92 anymore
Funny. I had a dream I let my friend drove my car and he crashed it into a garage. It destroyed the front 2 wheels and tires and as well as my front bumper and hood. All I could think of was a m-tech bumper lol!
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Runflat or not would have made no difference.
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Runflat or not would have made no difference.
Not implying that they would have. Just saying that, they are not runflats.
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Sounds like you hit a mini swimming pool. I'm glad you're fine though. I avoided a pothole once and almost spun out. Thinking back on it, I should've just smashed into it rather than spinning out of control and potentially hitting other cars/pedestrians.
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Jonjt I fell your pain. I hit a pothole back in october and it set me back $2800.
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      01-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #37
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Get it inspected by the right people.
Get it done right once.
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Sounds like you hit a mini swimming pool. I'm glad you're fine though. I avoided a pothole once and almost spun out. Thinking back on it, I should've just smashed into it rather than spinning out of control and potentially hitting other cars/pedestrians.
That's how it felt. I saw the hole just as I was hittin it. That space was darker than the rest of the road, as though it reflected none of the light that entered it.

And yeah, much as I want to swerve, it's better for everyone to just hit watever, in the event that you might loose control when avoiding an object. At least, you have a legit reason for colliding with whatever you collide with.
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Jonjt I fell your pain. I hit a pothole back in october and it set me back $2800.
You didnt want to get your insurance company involved?
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Get it inspected by the right people.
Get it done right once.
Trying to. This dealer seems reputible. The reviews for their service department were very good. Hopefully, the frame is not bent, as well.
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I have a MINI customer who hit a Philly pothole, destroyed the wheel, tire, suspenion, AND two airbags deployed.
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Sorry, my Sarcasmdar isnt working well. I remember driving for like 20k miles with a bubble in my OEM rubber. During that time, I wouldnt take the car on long trips because I was worried it could blow out. But it worked okay and I replaced the tire when it wore out (which didnt take long) with a nonrunflat. Runflats do give peace of mind on tight roads with no shoulder though. I like the idea but I cant afford to replace a $300 tire for every pothole I hit.
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He won't have to stop the car in the middle of a lane.
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I have a MINI customer who hit a Philly pothole, destroyed the wheel, tire, suspenion, AND two airbags deployed.
Jesus. Was his frame bent?
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