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      05-07-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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OEM Type 313 Wheel (335IS) crack

I purchased the OEM Type 313 wheels 2 years ago from BMW. In the first month of owning these wheels, a crack developed in the middle of the wheel barrel which caused the wheel to sheer in half.

I brought it to BMW and they replaced it due to a manufcaturing defect. Flash forward 2 years (yesterday), I took off my rear wheels to add 15mm spacers and noticed a "scratch" on the inner wheel lip.

Upon further investigation, it was actually a hairline crack that runs perpendicular to the wheel lip. I'm looking into having this repaired by Al's Hubcaps in Mineola, NY this weekend. But I was just wondering if other people are having the same issues with these wheels as me?

For spending $$$$$ on wheels, they sure aren't holding up like I would have hoped them to.

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Hey, can you advise if these are the 18s or 19s. Also y didn't u take the 2nd set back to them as well.
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Hey, can you advise if these are the 18s or 19s. Also y didn't u take the 2nd set back to them as well.
These are the 19's w/Potenza RE05A RFT tires. I didn't take it back this time around b/c the first wheel literally split in half due to a manufacturing defect (I didn't hit a pothole, the damange happened during normal driving).

This time around I hit a pothole (my fault), and the cracking occured b/c of this. I would love to have BMW replace the wheel again, but I already know what they're gonna say.
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Well a lot of the 19inch wheels have been cracking but I thought BMW changed suppliers a year ago. Plus those 313 19s are supposed to be forged, hence the huge price discrepancy between the 18s and 19 for the 313 model.
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I think we counted 7 customers coming through our shop with cracked OEM wheels. This is the first I've heard of 313 wheels cracking. They seemed to be mostly M-sport wheels, 18" and 19". I hope BMW takes care of this issue because it is a growing concern.
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I think we counted 7 customers coming through our shop with cracked OEM wheels. This is the first I've heard of 313 wheels cracking. They seemed to be mostly M-sport wheels, 18" and 19". I hope BMW takes care of this issue because it is a growing concern.
Thanks for the feedback Lawrence. Maybe I'll call my SA after all...
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Well a lot of the 19inch wheels have been cracking but I thought BMW changed suppliers a year ago. Plus those 313 19s are supposed to be forged, hence the huge price discrepancy between the 18s and 19 for the 313 model.
They are not forged.
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I think we counted 7 customers coming through our shop with cracked OEM wheels. This is the first I've heard of 313 wheels cracking. They seemed to be mostly M-sport wheels, 18" and 19". I hope BMW takes care of this issue because it is a growing concern.
How do Style 172's stand up?
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which of the 18s have been known to crack? Everything I've seen on the forums have been 19s.
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They are not forged.
the original 19 inch 313 accessories version was forged (one with the Bmw Performance sticker) and thus the large price discrepancy in comparison to the 18s. However, once the 335is came out, they provided them as factory option termed 313m and those are not forged.
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Switch to non RFT tires.
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the original 19 inch 313 accessories version was forged (one with the Bmw Performance sticker) and thus the large price discrepancy in comparison to the 18s. However, once the 335is came out, they provided them as factory option termed 313m and those are not forged.
I purchased these from BMW corporate (friend worked at the HQ in Montvale, NJ) a few years ago before the 335IS was released in the US. They have the BMW Performance sticker on them so I'm assuming they're forged.

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Switch to non RFT tires.
Do RFT really affect the integrity of the wheel that much? I'd much rather pay for a blown out tire (non-rft) than replace or repair a $500+ wheel.
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