Thanks for all the help with the stores, I will take a look now.
I also rang bmw where Im picking my car up from and asked about their tyres, they sent me a brochure and I rang in and asked about a pair of decent looking 5 spoke pair, both 18s and 17s, I was blown away with the price 1700 for the 17's and 2600 for the 18s. I told the guy that other alloys dont cost that much, and he said I know, sounded like he knew they were over inflated on price. I then asked him about alloys cracking, he said it was due to road conditions said impacts such as potholes crack them. I also asked him about insurance and if I get the alloys, should I tell the insurance company when they ask if Iv made any modifications to the car after I bought it, he said no.
Sounded like a nice guy, at least I didnt get a knob who just started to push the bmw tyres to me even though the price was over the top. But I will definetly not be getting OEM tyres from bmw. Replicas will be the way for me.
Would branded alloys (bbs etc) still be better than replicas of is it the same thing