One Cracked AMG Rim. Unsafe to Drive.

The winter is almost over, but you should not change your winter tire yet.  There is a down side to driving on all season tires  on snowy, icy road. Some of our clients find this out on the hard way.  A small mistake might be very costly.

Every driver should know: Smaller the tire’s tread, smaller its biting edges and your tires will have less traction. For reliable braking and cornering performance at winter driving condition, on wet, snowy and or even icy road, you need good quality winter tire, not worn down all season tires.

The weekend weather took it’s toll, one cracked AMG rim. The replacement rim cost $1570.00 from MB, one bent alloy for late model 530 BMW cost of replacement $1230.00 + alignment.

How do you check a rim for any possible damage?

New wheel has arrived nice and shiny. Now the question remains: How do you check the other rims for any possible damage? In our high tech world, we have solution for almost everything. Meet our laser guided 3D tire balancer, check the next video out.

Yes, there was one more rim which is wobbly for now we made the best out of it. We do this all the time. To be able to make a smooth ride you need a precision machine which can pinpoint rim or tire defects and recommend match-mounting by dismounting the tire and remounting it to a specific spot on the rim to bring the highest point of the tire to the lowest point of the rim to get it close as possibly can to perfect.

Laser Guided Made in Germany Alignment Machine

Let me note it: This is our second machine of the same made. We use the first one about 20 years. Yes this balancer is 23 thousand dollars but precision and technical innovation has its price. We actually take it one step further by marking each wheel with their precise run out. It goes like this, the best wheel to the left front, 2nd best to right front, 3rd to the left rear and worst is the farthest away from you the driver.

Naturally when your wheel looks like the one on the video, with the multiple bubbles are toast, unsafe unfit for any use.

One of our other clients, bent his AMG suspension driving on summer performance tires. Even though his car is a 4 wheel drive, it was no match for the weather.

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Any questions how may we help? Call us for more details. Telephone: 905.795.0419

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Our Hoffmann  laser Guided (German) Computerized 3D Alignment Machine

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BMW Performance Accessories

The best technology offers not only excellent performance, but also outstanding easy of use. And that is  exactly what the interior components in the BMW Performance rage do. They are functional and ergonomic. They make operating even the most sophisticated solutions simply itself.

BMW Perfromace SeatBMW Performance Accessories  turn the interior of your BMW into a command post, that is tailored to your personal requirements.  Climb in and take control.

Climb in, and you’ll find that the BMW Performance sport seat fits you like a second skin. Its highly distinctive shape was inspired by the monocoque construction technique used in racing cars, and it combines outstanding lateral support when cornering at speed with a high level of comfort on long journeys. Upholstered in black Alcantara, and featuring a built-in side airbag, it is also adjustable between two height settings. On the head part, the BMW Performance lettering is a proud statement of its racing origins.

The BMW Performance sport steering wheel I likewise breaks new ground. Completely upholstered in Alcantara with white cross-stitching, the curvature is flattened at the lower edge. However, its most eye-catching feature is the display built into the top of the rim. Incorporating one organic and two conventional LEDs, it gives drivers access to a variety of efficiency and motor-sport related functions. These are operated via buttons conveniently located in the thumb-rest areas. A choice of three modes is available – ECO, Sport and Race.

In all three modes, the LEDs can be used to inform drivers of the optimum shift point. In ECO mode, they can also help facilitate a more economical driving style. Sport mode includes a stopwatch, a current fuel consumption display, and a g-meter showing and recording momentary acceleration.

BMW sport steering wheel

Race mode incorporates a lap timer with various split-time and memory functions. An optional lap trigger is available separately, which uses an infrared transmitter and receiver to measure lap times automatically and extremely accurately.

Race mode also allows a variety of acceleration times to be measured, such as the time taken to reach 100 km/h from a standing start or for the American quarter-mile sprint. Radiator temperature is shown in all three modes, as is the oil temperature in the case of petrol engines.

Alternatively, there is also the BMW Performance sport steering wheel II. This too is completely covered in Alcantara, ensuring optimum grip in any situation, and features a flattened lower section of the rim and white cross-stitched seams. It also has a leather Motor sport marking in the 12 o’clock position, in the signature BMW Performance Yellow color.

Ultimate performance is a question of getting even the smallest details absolutely right, and this philosophy is exemplified in the decorative components of the BMW Performance range. For example, the meticulously crafted interior trim strips in carbon combine a high-tech motor sport feel with an effortless sense of style.

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We can give your BMW engine more power with BMW performance air intake

You can give your BMW engine more power if you give it more what it needs.

The engine of your BMW is eager to unleash its full power, but it can only do so if you give it enough room to breath.

In other simple English words, your BMW engine needs air, as highly compressed, as steady rate as possible. That way all the cylinders will be evenly  filled, and so your BMW engine will be able to produce more power and more torque.

BMW race carBMW Race Car – Based on a 2009 BMW M3

The BMW performance air intake system ensures that every engine is always provided with the optimum of air. Special air pipes, performance air filters make possible high throughput and minimize pressure lass. This creates a throaty intake note, which can be enjoyed inside the cockpit,  enriching the sports car experience of driving your BMW.

The sound of the engine will be magnificent and the power will be unresistant.  Your BMW can take off at any moment. Which moment? You can control it with your right leg…

The section of the air intake cover is made of high tech carbon, and carries the BMW Performance lettering.

It hides under the hood, but the message it sends out could not be cleaner.

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