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MikeR
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Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:38 pm

Hi
Looking at refurbed OEM wheels on eBay.
Is there any way of telling if they've previously cracked and been repaired / welded - is that always visible despite refurb?
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F31 Msport 335D Xdrive. 2014.
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Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:16 pm

I had a crack in one of my 19s and after it was repaired and refurbed there was no sign whatsoever.
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Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:24 pm

All depends on the quality of the repair.
If someone has gone to all the effort of grinding a weld down , filling it and sorting it properly then it need not be a concern
If it is a genuine Alpina wheel then there isn't really a drama if you get a repaired wheel as the initial metal is of a high enough grade to take a weld. The same cannot be said of many replica wheels.
B3 3.3 Touring #108
B10 V8 #540
B3 3.0 Biturbo #107
E46 M3 Convertible
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Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:10 am

That's interesting thanks. I was looking at OEM BMW wheels...
F31 Msport 335D Xdrive. 2014.
No. 097. D3BT Saloon 2010. Manual. Black Sapphire. SOLD
No. 389. D3MT Saloon 2007. Manual. Black Sapphire. SOLD
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Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:48 pm

MikeR wrote:That's interesting thanks. I was looking at OEM BMW wheels...
OEM wheels made by Ronal or BBS on behalf of BMW can be welded back up with no issues
B3 3.3 Touring #108
B10 V8 #540
B3 3.0 Biturbo #107
E46 M3 Convertible
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