I bent a rim in westchester of all places which left me stranded on the side of the road for 5 hours waiting for a tow truck
I don't really take my car to NYC unless I am passing through but you do really have to be careful. My M3 is a weekend car but if you plan to drive more than that I would recommend getting a spare tire for it. I still find it amazing that the M3 has no run flats and no spare. The bottle of goo they give you will not work if your sidewall has a 3" gash in it :tsk:
When I did bend the rim the rim repair guy sugguested I run a higher pressure in the tire - what that will do is transfer the bump to the shock rather than the rim. Makes sense and I have not had any issues since and have also heard the same advice from other sources.
I run 38 front / 42 rear in my OEM ZCPs. The ride is not that much rougher.
But don't kid yourself about the rims....it is not an SUV and when you see a big pot hole slow down!
It's ny , of course you will bend a wheel.
stop driving on west side hwy at 70, stop going on northern state at 85, keep pressure up a little & you might survive.
We fix bmw wheels many times a day, many DPE & IFORGED 19" of course & we always hear that you guys drive it like it a bmw.
Just increase pressure 2 psi per inch that you increase diameter & it will help.
Also stop at us twice a year, the hell with your dentist
I guess NYC has better roads than London (at least Central London anyway). Generally I wouldn't want to drive on 19s in London. Feels bad enough on my 17s - no idea how M3 drivers or those with M Sports suspension cope!
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