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      11-27-2012, 01:48 AM   #1
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Need y'all help and advice

Unfortunately today was a very low point for my BMW and I. Let me tell you what happened.

My right front rim is cracked, broken, scraped, chipped, etc. My tire might not make it but the rim is toast. In addition, there are signs of suspension damage. Surprisingly the only body damage is small scrape on bottom bumper. This all happened today as I was driving to lunch as I do everyday. Two lane road, no traffic, me going 40ish and then boom I lose control of my traction for about 5 seconds and slide - enough time to send my front right wheel smashing against the close curb to my right. I cannot tell if I suddenly got a flat and was drawn to my right, or if the wet road from the recent flooding had an effect. Either way I am not a bad driver in any way, it was a fluke "accident" as it is called.

Bottom line is my set of rims (miro 942) are discontinued from the manufacture and I cannot find a set - let alone the single rim in correct spec - to purchase. I need to get new rims. Frankly, I love the 313 reps but those are now a sunk cost. I have to move on!

I need you guys opinions/help/advice on what would be a good option for me. I picked up my reps for $800/set. Therefore my budget is 800-1000. I need 18", staggered, concave, not black rather preferably gunmetal with a machined/finished face. With my car I cant go too dark on the rims. Thanks guys I really appreciate your input!

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      11-27-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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