I drove out to Gloucestershire on Saturday, about 120 mile trip. The moment I hit the M25 I knew something was up as I had a vibration coming from the rear end.
Stopped at a services and inspected the wheel and it looked like a set of weights was missing. Made my appointment and then afterwards went in search of a wheel and tyre place.
Bloke looked at the wheel in question and said 'nope it's the other one'
Hairline crack in rim on the inside edge. Tyre inside wall bubbled and distorted, tyre trashed ( just lucky there was no blowout! ) Had to drive the entire distance back on the space saver at under 50 mph! The ONLY time my 55 AMG has managed over 35 mpg!
So! i have acquired a set of aftermarket alloys and tyres to run on in the meantime. I want to retain the original, genuine 18 spoke AMG rims but .....
I'm going to have the set refurbished completely ......
1 - Do i have the rim professionally repaired? ( 2.5 cm hairline crack ) I rarely exceed 100 mph ( well not a lot anyway )
2 - I'm seriously considering having the rims refinished in an Anthracite colour, think it looks good against the blue and hides some brake dust. It's only paint so could be redone at a later date again.
Opinions of the forum please!