C63 cracked multi spoke alloy......so time for new wheels

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Lee C63

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Had the car in for a A service at MB Sunderland and they spotted a cracked alloy on the rear!!!!! They recommended a couple of places for a "weld repair" but stated the MB official line is a new wheel......and to be fair I wouldn't be comfortable knowing I had a repaired alloy on the car.



Unfortunately there was no replacement alloys available from MB in uk or germany:wallbash: ........ So that meant 4 new alloys.....
I wa torn for what to go for but finally went for diamond cut 507 alloys....especially seeing MB Sunderland offered a decent price for them.



Next step was some protection so coated with G Tech C5 then EXO and topped with C2




Seeing they were new wheels I though might as well get all new rubber too so full set of Michelin pilot super sports all around.

I loved the multi spokes and still a little unsure on the new ones but it certainly looks more aggressive now






 
I got them from MB for just under 2700 ( supposedly last set in country)..... I wouldn't buy from anywhere else apart from MB as there are Chinese copies of all the AMG wheels available.......scary sh*t!!
 
Well I've got replica 507 lol and tbh I thing its shocking that a genuine alloy has a crack like that
I've had more aftermarket wheels than you can shake a stick at and never ever had one crack in 35 years
 
Well I've got replica 507 lol and tbh I thing its shocking that a genuine alloy has a crack like that
I've had more aftermarket wheels than you can shake a stick at and never ever had one crack in 35 years

Supposedly they crack due to straddling speed bumps...... All the weight of car on inside of alloy..... Even more regular on BMW with run flat tyres according to the wheel repair specialists.
I considered HRE wheels but these are forged and lighter (just over 9kg on scales)
 
How come you couldn't get a replacement 19" are they discontinued
 
If you have the rim welded by someone who knows what he is doing you should no have any problems with it, once the crack is ground out, welded and machined back it will probably be the strongest part.
 
No multi spoke available via MB so no choice

I wouldn't feel safe driving the car knowing I had a weld repair.....especially not at VMax events etc.
I dare say the repair if done correctly would be fine......but just not willing to take the risk, and safety has to be the first port of call every time........suppose it's similar to getting a tyre repaired and the "tyre specialist" states he shouldn't really repair this tyre but will......err no pal lets just have a new tyre.
 
No multi spoke available via MB so no choice

I wouldn't feel safe driving the car knowing I had a weld repair.....especially not at VMax events etc.
I dare say the repair if done correctly would be fine......but just not willing to take the risk, and safety has to be the first port of call every time........suppose it's similar to getting a tyre repaired and the "tyre specialist" states he shouldn't really repair this tyre but will......err no pal lets just have a new tyre.

Lee your car based on your attitude is the sort of car anyone would want to buy. Safety, maintenance should always come above anything else.

Wheels are stunning!
 
If (As) the damage was caused by an impact, however small...at that cost it might be worth claiming on insurance.
 
If (As) the damage was caused by an impact, however small...at that cost it might be worth claiming on insurance.

Paying an excess of say £300 then having to pay increased premiums for 5 years would heavily outweigh the cost of a new wheel at circa £5-700.
 
Paying an excess of say £300 then having to pay increased premiums for 5 years would heavily outweigh the cost of a new wheel at circa £5-700.

I thought we were talking about not being able to get a single wheel and had to buy a set, slightly different pricing then?
 
I thought we were talking about not being able to get a single wheel and had to buy a set, slightly different pricing then?

Insurance aren't going to buy a whole set because you cracked one, plus I would imagine they shout wear and tear.
 
Seems quite a common problem with the 19" spoke alloys. Has anyone received goodwill off Mercedes?
 
Insurance aren't going to buy a whole set because you cracked one, plus I would imagine they shout wear and tear.


What they going to do, give you an odd one?

Well as for wear and tear that's another debate ;)
 
What they going to do, give you an odd one?

Well as for wear and tear that's another debate ;)

I would imagine that sonewhere stocks OEM 19" AMG wheels. Each to their own but you would be mental to claim on your insurance for a wheel.
 
A few years ago a friend drove over a brick on a dual carriageway and holed the tyre and smashed the alloy and insurance replaced without quibble.
 
I would imagine that sonewhere stocks OEM 19" AMG wheels. Each to their own but you would be mental to claim on your insurance for a wheel.

Protected NCB? ;)
 
Protected NCB? ;)

Yep but it still counts as a claim. This increases insurance, alongside the excess the end result wouldn't be miles away from being uneconomical.

As I say though each to their own.
 

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