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The above thread posted by @veeeight is a good source. My view when it comes to my daughters, Mini and another's X3, if I'm paying, I will only go for the manufacturer recommended parts for critical items such as tyres and I would put wheels in that same category. The one who owns the X3 had a tyre blow, literally, on the M25, but the wheel was fine even though the undercarriage suffered damage and was quoted £9.5K to fix by BMW, but the insurance company has got that down. Basically, for £1,500 is it worth an insurance claim. Are the other two wheels actually alright, have the garage checked the car side of those rims.
 

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Gave up and bit the bullet got two from Mercedes’ managed to knock them down to £1350.
Good decision.

As I said above are you sure about the rear two.
 

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Hey all,

Just looking for some advice, my rim originally had a crack around a year ago and I got it welded. The rims cracked again so will need a replacement as I am told they can't weld the same crack twice. As well as this I require a new tyre which has lost tread.

Mercedes have quoted around £800 for a new rim (19 inch) and around £210 for a new tyre. Although they noted they won't fit them and will just hand me the rim to get it fitted elsewhere. They have also said I need to come into the local showroom to order which makes things complicated as I am informed I shouldn't really be driving the car with the rim/tyre as it is due to a possible blowout.

In any case I asked if I could get the rim fitted during my upcoming service (which is under the service pack) and they have quoted an additional £140 an hour fitting but depends how long it takes.

This is quite a bit of money so just wondering, is there a good reliable place to buy replacement rims, possibly second hand for a cheaper price? One thing is I need it to be the same rim and no fakes. Same thing for tyres too, is there a reliable place to buy? Although I think my local tyre shop also quoted me around £200 last time I went so I guess that's the going rate.

Never had a rim crack before but heard it's common with bigger rims. Apparently it hit a pothole and caused the crack so I am also going to put in a claim to the council.

I am looking to sell the car/replace by end of May next year so need a rim which keeps me going for next year or so.

Appreciate any advice.
I personally, as @Bluebaron has done below, would go with MB. The MB garage must use an alloy refurb company so that could deal with the pick up and tyre fitting for you without costing an arm and a leg. For instance to get my previous A45 alloy picked up repaired and refitted at home was less than £100.
 

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