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After a bad week at work the weekend just got even worse while meeting a jeep over the middle line on country road on bad bend had to swerve to avoid contact and by doing this hit a stone on road and have kerbed the 18" alloy on our new JCW Mini totally gutted and could not stop to get the jeeps number plate as dangerous part of road:crying:

Lucky no other damage to be seen yet i thought spring would be broken and damage to sill by the noise and the impact, but all driving smooth and no vibrations as of yet just gutted, if i was to catch up with the jeep driver i would get very annoyed.

12 years since last kerbed a wheel and feels worse this time

Well anyone swapping of their 18"JCW cup wheels as you may have a buyer for them
 

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Oh my friend, I am so sorry that happened to you & your new JCW...I Feel your pain! :crying:

Glad all seems well except for the wheel. When I bought my JCW I also left with a spare new 18" Cup Wheel just for such an occasion and for use as a spare if I remove the run flats. So far I'm fine with the stock set-up though.

The car is new enough that you can just install a new wheel & tire. You can inspect the suspension and everything when you (or your garage) is in there...hope there was no other damage.

I was on my way to the dealer last month to have my damaged JCW door sill plates replaced when I saw a small stone flying toward my windshield (one of my worst fears traveling on the turnpike or highway) and I about had a heart attack!...it hit but no damage noticeable...must have hit at an angle and deflected.

Get it fixed and move on. That Jeep driver will have fate catch up with him/her! >:D

Get back out there and put it behind you.

Cheers,

John
 

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Oh my friend, I am so sorry that happened to you & your new JCW...I Feel your pain! :crying:

Glad all seems well except for the wheel. When I bought my JCW I also left with a spare new 18" Cup Wheel just for such an occasion and for use as a spare if I remove the run flats. So far I'm fine with the stock set-up though.

The car is new enough that you can just install a new wheel & tire. You can inspect the suspension and everything when you (or your garage) is in there...hope there was no other damage.

I was on my way to the dealer last month to have my damaged JCW door sill plates replaced when I saw a small stone flying toward my windshield (one of my worst fears traveling on the turnpike or highway) and I about had a heart attack!...it hit but no damage noticeable...must have hit at an angle and deflected.

Get it fixed and move on. That Jeep driver will have fate catch up with him/her! >:D

Get back out there and put it behind you.

Cheers,

John
Thanks John its just as you say wheel off job and i will inspect for any damage to any other parts but fingers crossed just wheel that is bad enough tyre just shaved the kerb protector off but managed to glue back and can't see it.
Its my OCD that is the problem when things like this happen.
I will keep a look out for full set for putting winters on and could get a refurb for the one for winter set.
I don't think this will wreck my enjoyment of this car as i love it
 

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The wheel place in Newburgh is fantastic! I've used him. I go to him automatically now just to fit tyres as I trust him not to damage my wheels.


http://dandwwheelrestorers.co.uk/

(Any pics though...bet it's not as bad as you think!!)
 
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The wheel place in Newburgh is fantastic! I've used him. I go to him automatically now just to fit tyres as I trust him not to damage my wheels.


http://dandwwheelrestorers.co.uk/

(Any pics though...bet it's not as bad as you think!!)
Thanks Donna I fear going to tyre places as well after two bad experiences , will give them a shout when I need tyres fitted.
Do they do diamond cut wheels there? As I thought the nearest was Dundee or Edinburgh
No pics yet back in garage as I'm still annoyed
 

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Ah forgot yours were D-cut! Not sure, but you can ask!

What about Wheel Specialist in Dyce? Surely they can repair?

I remember the hassles people had on the RCZ forum r.e. damaging D-cuts. I vowed NEVER to have them. Steve has them on the Boxster and they chip really easily. Black gloss Cosmos are bad enough to maintain :)
 
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Agreed diamond cuts are a total mare but we had our mini Highgate done prestige wheels birmingham and they were perfection. Courier collected done in a week. Brilliant.
 
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Sorry to hear about your woes Derek. I know what it feels like , did it once about 6 years ago on my 2 day old Abarth.....was so annoyed went and bought a new rim right away:crying:
Hope you get it sorted ok.
 

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Ah forgot yours were D-cut! Not sure, but you can ask!

What about Wheel Specialist in Dyce? Surely they can repair?

I remember the hassles people had on the RCZ forum r.e. damaging D-cuts. I vowed NEVER to have them. Steve has them on the Boxster and they chip really easily. Black gloss Cosmos are bad enough to maintain :)

Derek,


possibly a good tip from Donna there, I've heard the guys in dyce do diamond cutting refurbs, £170+vat per wheel was the price I heard.


Other than that recommendations I've seen are motorwerks who send away to Pristine and Kinghorn who use Lepsons. Both of these would mean you can't use the car, or you need a wheel that clears your brakes - was this a front or a back wheel? Should be easier to source one for the back.


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Thanks Mike , been looking on some sites of reviews of work done some are a bit patchy me thinks will try to buy a set and put the kerbed one on for winters possibly never had winters in past mind, as refurbs coming closer to new wheels, but will likely get wheel as have money lying from mini just to missing extra's, thanks Derek
 

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Yeah the Diamond cut are a mare, and i wouldn't touch them. Ive just ordered the JCW and it was the first thing i did was spec Black alloys the cheap ones, as coming from 19inch AMG diamond cut alloys i feel your pain, irrelevant of Alloy cover they never actually cover the cost of the referb...

The 18s look great but they bite back when you damage them... And because my wife will be driving this i had to go none D-Cut....i only need to take a look at her diamond cut Zafira wheels to realise I'm in for a ride LOL.

Good Luck, other option is to have them dipped totally black and referbed... its just any referb on them cant be filled with alloy filler there basically taking away what they cant put back...only specialist do them and its costly.

good advice here
http://www.smartautorepairs.co.uk/diamond-cut-alloys-corrosion-issues-and-warranty/
 

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I saw an RS6 at the weekend with black wheels and body coloured alloygators (blue). I thought they looked quite smart! I'm now wondering if I can get a VO alloygator.....
 
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