I know this guy would be very careful with this car. I doubt he would
go over a speed bump or pot hole fast. However, in certain situations
you can't go slow. An uneven connection in the interstate is a
situation where you can't go 5mph.
Just like the glass and computer chips in the cars are engineered and
built to withstand the rigors they face in a car. If they knew they were
going to use very low profile tires on a relatively heavy car, wouldn't
they engineer a rim to withstand the rigors of normal driving
conditions. Most carmakers do. I didn't think they were bent but that
this was a dealer trying to make a fast buck. Sounds like other owners
have heard of this though?!
Sooooooome times they are. But you're right in that you can just
dial in 4 real cheap when you need one. But there's one cheap on
ebay right now actually.
Try this in google:
mercedes amg site:craigslist.org
It deos a half decent job of finding AMG stuff from eevry city
at once, CL search limits you to a city at a time (but
is a more effective search).
Need Mercedes parts? http://parts.mbz.org
Richard Sexton | Mercedes stuff: http://mbz.org
I have seen quite a few bent wheels but none of MB original from normal
driving. If the car owner has not been in a situation he/she would have felt
hitting the wheels specifically strongly, it sounds like you say, they are
trying to make a few extra bugs (a second opinion like Richard suggests is a
good idea, it is anyway easy to detect this with normal tire shop tools,
just check that the wheels are round, not only well balanced).
I still claim that it is not difficult to drive the wheels over a curb or so
and make them bend, but not without the driver noticing this.
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