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My wife just curbed a rim. Not much damage. I'm not going to pay $300 to get it machined, but a dagger to heart none the less. She doesn't get the low profile tire thing. Maybe when she gets her new company car she'll be distracted ........ hope so. Ohhhhhhh the pain.
 

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That is one thing I don't miss with my 18" wheels, and 17" for winter. I (or my girlfriend) can now happily mount the kerb - if necessary - during parking, without that horrible sinking feeling every time you hear the rims grating against concrete! And I will also add that even though I don't have low-profile tyres any more, and even though they are even higher profiles for winter, the car (GLA 250 AMG line) still handles superbly when pushed. Despite the theory, I've come to the conclusion that LP tyres are more for style than handling. I mean, I spent decades racing two-stroke karts round the country at competition level, and we didn't lower the profile of our tyres to go faster!
 

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I've just noticed my rear one has been kerbed. I thought it was a bit of muck, went to wipe it off and my heart sank a little.
 

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roytheboy said:
That is one thing I don't miss with my 18" wheels, and 17" for winter. I (or my girlfriend) can now happily mount the kerb - if necessary - during parking, without that horrible sinking feeling every time you hear the rims grating against concrete! And I will also add that even though I don't have low-profile tyres any more, and even though they are even higher profiles for winter, the car (GLA 250 AMG line) still handles superbly when pushed. Despite the theory, I've come to the conclusion that LP tyres are more for style than handling. I mean, I spent decades racing two-stroke karts round the country at competition level, and we didn't lower the profile of our tyres to go faster!
I do prefer the look of them but I guess you're right for performance reasons as long as they are running the correct pressures there should be no noticeable differences.
 

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I know the feeling.. I have just paid for the most expensive Mother's Day flowers ... *EVER*(Not even my mother!)

This stupid florist in in a residential street with cars parked on both sides of the road. As I turned the corner, there was a car in the middle of the road. I tried to avoid it and hit the *****ing kerb.
Horrible sound. The good news is that it seems to have skimmed it rather than denting it. Even so, slightly miffed.. I'll be looking for a repairer.
 

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I asked the local MB dealership for the price of a replace wheel.... £795 (you must be kidding!)
And yes, they are Diamond cut. The have offered to send it to a specialist for repair: £120+vat
I'll be taking up their offer.
 
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