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?
Thanks in advance,