In Reply to: Really liked the look of Breyton Inspiration(more) posted by JIMMY ® on December 11, 1999 at 14:27:44:
Any quality machine shop, that does not want to keep seeing you, will tell you what happens to metal once it bends and has to be reshaped. It's weaker in that spot. So how much have you paid for those $2000 Breytons???? Think about it?
: I know about the forged/cast issue even before I bought the Breyton Rims. I know Breyton are cast but I really like the way they look. I really enjoyed how the Breyton Softline change the look of my 95 M3 (sold).
: 19" Breyton are not very expensive, but I cannot think of any aftermarket 19" that would catch my eye like the Breyton Inspiration.
: This is actually the 3rd time I had these rims fixed. First 2 times were at TREWHEEL at Hollywood,CA. and this time I have them fix at my Dinan shop (they are putting my Dinan badge on and they took my rims to this company called WHEELAMERICA)
: I was thinking of putting Dinan 18" yesterday but there are 2 concerns:
: 1. I do not want to go down to 18", because 19" really look much bigger and bolder.
: 2. I still prefer Breyton's design than anybody else, persoanl preference, Of Course!)
: 3. I do not want to give up my 19" P-Zeros (Just chaged the rear 2, $400 each)
: I've asked Truewheel if they can make my rims stronger as they fix. The answer is "No". They can restore the rims back to 100% new, but there nothing they can do to strengthen the rim because they are cast.
: Thank you all for advice and suggesstions. I think I'll just keep my 540i stay away from the rough road from now on!
: JIMMY ®
: 1998 540i (4 bend rims)
: 1999 E430(thinking of selling this car but not anymore)
: 2000 M-Roadster (1894.6 miles waitng to break-in)