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      03-01-2017, 11:07 AM   #1
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Question Worth repairing 'fake' M3 wheels ?

I've got a 2008 330d and it came with fake 19" M3 wheels, style 220:
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/showpic.php?nr=220

One of the rear wheels had a crack which was welded by Ellite Wheels and Tyres in Reading.
After a few months it seems like the wheel has a new crack as it's loosing pressure slowly again and there doesn't appear to be a puncture.

Is it worth repairing this wheel for the second time?

or should I buy a new rim, if so does anyone know where I can get a new fake RIM in this style?
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I'd just buy a new set of wheels for what it's worth

They aren't that expensive for a set of 19" wheels. For example Chris from Cm wheels can sell you a brand new set of Csl style 19s for 480 quid delivered
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Thanks Jamie, Chris has some excellent prices and he has the exact set of wheels I want!
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defo worth considering mate. I imagine the diamond cut finish on the copy wheels is suffering too somewhat? once youve done a refurb & bought a new alloy to repair the cracked one might aswell get a new set
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Yes the diamond cut doesn't stand up well to winter and the local car washes.
Plus 3/4 of the wheels are kerbed to various extents.
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I don't suppose Chris does a forum discount?
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Thats the M3 cutters forum discount price for the CSLs, but im sure if you ring him & speak to him he always does me a discount if i mention im on the Z4 forum.

The mods banned him on her because he didnt want to pay the subscritpion fees i think,
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Thanks Jamie, thats a bit harsh of admin.
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