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      02-09-2011, 09:30 AM   #1
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Another cracked alloy!!!

Just had 2 rear tyres put on my x5 and the tyre fitter has found a crack on the inside edge on one of my alloys

Going to see the muppets at BMW now fooking car
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I didn't realise X5's also suffererd cracked alloys. What is it with BMW's and alloys do they all run negative camber at the rear?
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      02-09-2011, 01:21 PM   #3
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Yea I'm sure the X5 runs negative camber.

they said they couldn't do it until next Wednesday because they had no cars to give me and I would have to pay for a new alloy....phone call to the dealer principle 20 mins later a spare alloy was on my car and they are doing the run out test tomorrow and sending to BMW for a claim, he did say if is very rare for an X5.

How much for a new rear alloy?!? £675each
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My god that's expensive!!!!!
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My god that's expensive!!!!!
That's what I thought!! I think a full set with tyres is almost 4k..it is BMW so I'm not surprised!
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      02-09-2011, 05:43 PM   #6
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Cracked X5 alloys are not rare Paul, they will defo have had others!

have read and heard of many instances of cracked X5 alloys - even on almost brand new cars.
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Cracked X5 alloys are not rare Paul, they will defo have had others!

have read and heard of many instances of cracked X5 alloys - even on almost brand new cars.
I thought that as well mate think it was bs from the service guy mines only a year old and done 22,000 miles its the attitude they service people have the guy i spoke to thought i was just going to pay for it.

Should have seen his face when i walked back in 10 mins later with the dealer principle

Got a beautiful E90 M3 there 6 months old black with read leather 52,000 bloody tempting...who's idea was it to get a dog
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Sorry to learn of this. Fingers crossed BMW UK will authorise your claim.

Are you running BMW accessory 21" wheels?
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Sorry to learn of this. Fingers crossed BMW UK will authorise your claim.

Are you running BMW accessory 21" wheels?
They better do!! I've got 20" m-sport alloys not sure of the ref number
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Think you have these...



Optional 20" M sport wheel. Same as what came fitted to ours, bet they're on Dunlops too.

We fitted Vred SUV tyres just before the new year, not fully convinced yet if BMW will cover ours it they now crack. Not noticed anything odd but will have ours looked at in due course when swapping over.
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fcukin hell...didn't the X5 ones cracked aswell....

hope it gets sorted...
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I was looking at a few X5s on autoquake the other week and they give you tonnes of photos including the tread pattern. I was amazed at how many of the X5s suffered with inner edge tyre wear as some looked just as bad as an E92/E93 with the inner edge completely shot! I'm not surprised the alloys are cracking as it's a much heavier car also running a low profile tyre running mainly on it's inner edge - madness.

It's all well and good setting these ROAD CARS up like a track car but BMW will have to realise it's not doing them or their customers any favours.
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Optional 20" M sport wheel. Same as what came fitted to ours, bet they're on Dunlops too.

We fitted Vred SUV tyres just before the new year, not fully convinced yet if BMW will cover ours it they now crack. Not noticed anything odd but will have ours looked at in due course when swapping over.
Yes mate there the ones I've got with Dunlop rft the rears lasted 24k which is really surprising especially how I drive

Got a donor wheel on now and it looks strange!
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