Brand new wheel - cracked!

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Gail’s E89 has just failed it’s MoT. The rear wheel replaced last year and done less than 1,000 miles has just failed it’s MoT because of a crack. Enough stress the last week. Not amused at this either. :mad:
 

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Have been advised it was two years ago and 10k miles. Still - £80 per 1,000 miles is still somewhat annoying.
 

t-tony

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Fragile rims and run flats are a fragile combination Ian. I feel for you mate.

Tony.
 

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Fragile rims and run flats are a fragile combination Ian. I feel for you mate.

Tony.
When I looked I found the guy had told me it wasn’t the off-side wheel (which was replaced) but the near-side that had failed. Not made me feel any better though.
 

t-tony

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When I looked I found the guy had told me it wasn’t the off-side wheel (which was replaced) but the near-side that had failed. Not made me feel any better though.
Only a slight improvement mate, sorry to hear it happened and it's still an expensive repair.:(

Tony.
 

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Would love to - but, I wouldn't want Gail stranded with a flat out in the country. Don't have them on mine.
Pump and a bottle of slime. RFs are not much use tbh. They wont get you home just off a motorway or such. Many cases of them failing completely and being useless.
 

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Pump and a bottle of slime. RFs are not much use tbh. They wont get you home just off a motorway or such. Many cases of them failing completely and being useless.
It’s just getting to a place of safety tbh. Using a can of slime on a dark night down a country lane isn’t something I’d want to do on some roads. Getting home would be a bonus. Got to remember it was a daily for 5 years. Still got many miles left on the tyres. Would rather have 18” wheels with a bit more sidewall give. It’s the wheels themselves not being strong enough to cope.
 

Stevo7682

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Thats unfortunate Ian :(.

Have mot 2 z4 I the last 3 yr with cracked rear wheels.
One was last year a 2016 2.0 in for its 1st mot 23k on clock cracked rear wheel I should have paid more attention to the design of rim that was fitted . ( may have a picture of it though need to look )
Stephen .
 

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Thats unfortunate Ian :(.

Have mot 2 z4 I the last 3 yr with cracked rear wheels.
One was last year a 2016 2.0 in for its 1st mot 23k on clock cracked rear wheel I should have paid more attention to the design of rim that was fitted . ( may have a picture of it though need to look )
Stephen .
Can bet it was the problematic 326 style. They’re the main standard wheels.
Would be useful to compile a list of types and numbers of failures. The manufacturers hide behind the fact that nobody has accurate and auditable figures. They simply and flatly deny any problem despite lots of anecdotal evidence. Don’t think they understand that the constant murmurs on forums like this simply draws attention and devalues their product and brand value.
 

Nodzed

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Ian, fully understand your reasoning.
I had a set of fairly new RFs taken off the Z4 and the guy that owns my local tyre / exhaust shop told me it was the best money I'd spend that year. He also said the amount of cars with RFs (not just BMW) that came through their place with cracked wheels was in his words staggering.
 

t-tony

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Was just the same at T Tyres, BMW, MERCS, AUDI were the worst ones by far.

Tony.
 

Dino D

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I know the feeling.
Never cracked a wheel on any car ever (bent the odd one though).
Our 6 series - cracked rear wheel and it only does 3k ish gentle miles a year.
Have driven another 6 without RFT and ride / handling is obviously better.
The RFT are brand new and 19inch rubber is ££ so just living with out for now.
 
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