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Old 01-09-2013, 04:12 PM   #14
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I would avoid reps, unless the name is a good replica brand. I know a guy who bought a set of replica's, and woke up the morning after he mounted them to see them literally, like sideways watermelons.
I find that hard to beleive. There is no difference between BMW replica wheels or the thousands of aftermarket wheels available out there. Amongst all non OEM aluminum wheels you might get some that are cheaply manufactured, but as long as they adhere to JWL & VIA certification, they shouldn't be that bad. If you you purchase from a reputable source, chances are they will be fine. Don't forget that OEM wheels are not made by car manufacturers, but wheel manufacturers, so most non OEM wheels are made by the same guys making the OEM wheels. For instance, Enkei is the wheel supplier for Subaru wheels.
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