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Thumbs down Today was a BAD day

If anyone's been to Michigan, they know how terrible the roads are. I had hit a pothole there a few days back and now I'm noticing a slow leak in my front tire. Took it to discount tire and they said the rim has 2 cracks and needs to be replaced.

The f***** stealership wants $1000 per rim. Now I have the option to buy just that one AMG rim or get a set of new shoes altogether.

Life sucks when there's a car problem.

anyone have the spare AMG rims for sale?

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You have to check this one out. www.fixrim.com They charge a flat fee of $129.00 per wheel. It is much better than paying one grand to the dealership.
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You have to check this one out. www.fixrim.com They charge a flat fee of $129.00 per wheel. It is much better than paying one grand to the dealership.
thanks for that info. I called them up and I think I'll go ahead and send the rim to them. did you get any work done by them in the past? how's the service?
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Here's two more places you might want to check out:

Potomac German Auto:
http://mbpartsonline.com/
They have some new and quite a few used parts that are "almost new"
Ask for Pat Barthalow, he'll give you a good price if he has the wheel..

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They should give a discount to members of the MBCA. They're rep. seems to be pretty good. Far more posative then negative reports.

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thanks for that info. I called them up and I think I'll go ahead and send the rim to them. did you get any work done by them in the past? how's the service?
I belong to my local Porsche club and one of my friends there had his wheel fixed at Fixrim before, he highly recommended them.
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i found a place that does it locally, however, I have 2 cracks on both sides, so they won't be able to repair.

In any case, which is the OEM wheel that comes with the 430? Is it the 129 or 170 below?

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Displ...2FMachined+Lip

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Displ...2FMachined+Lip
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meh, looks like the guy at the parts counter gave me the wrong price. i went ahead and picked up 1 of these from the dealer for $543 +tax :-(

yes, i know, they've raped me and there's nothing i can do about it.....i feel so ashamed
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