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#1 (permalink) Old 01-01-2009, 07:41 PM
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Cracked/Bent Rim?

I recently purchased a 2006 330ci zhp convertible. I live in New York City (Queens to be exact) and a day after the most recent snow storm, I foolishly drove through unpaved/unplowed streets with olympic size ski mogul bumps. Obviously I was driving very slowly (<5mph) but the bumps sounded like they were taking a toll on the car; a noise that I have nightmares about.

Fortunately, 2 days before, I replaced the stock Bridgestone summer tires with Goodyear F1 a/s which seem to offer more protection for the rims and may have saved the car all together.

While there is no visible body or wheel damage, I can't help to notice that the alignment seems very slightly off. I don't know if its me being paranoid or if its a legitimate problem.

Anyway, is there a definitive way that I can determine if any of the rims are bent or cracked (myself)? If any of them are bent/cracked would it be extremely noticable in the handling of the car or can it be just a subtle effect? Does anyone know if the zhp rims are especially fragile?

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I dunno what those bumps were like, but driving that slow doesn't seem likely to cause any harm. I'd have it looked at during the next service.

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If you had a cracked rim your tyre would de-flate, as for a bent one as witeshark says unlikely at 5mph.

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If you had a cracked rim your tyre would de-flate, as for a bent one as witeshark says unlikely at 5mph.
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