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Old 01-07-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Replica rims?

Are replica rims good?
How heavy are they and is it worth buying?
Does the fitment matter if its a 330ci or 325ci?
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:53 AM   #2
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I personally would not consider replica wheels, but I'm sure many others here have had good experiences with them.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:10 AM   #3
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Are replica rims good?
How heavy are they and is it worth buying?
Does the fitment matter if its a 330ci or 325ci?
Anybody can replicate anything. The answer will probably range from extremely dangerous/call 911 to omg these are so good.

Buy quality wheels that fit your car. Check out the sponsors and you can find wheels there which should be safe. like modbargains.

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Old 01-07-2013, 10:31 AM   #4
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I've had replicas for a long while now. My experience has been very good. Personally for wheels/tires on a budget if I had it to do over again, I'd do www.tirerack.com you can get wheels for your car and tires already mounted to them. Install and done.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:34 AM   #5
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I've had replicas for a long while now. My experience has been very good. Personally for wheels/tires on a budget if I had it to do over again, I'd do www.tirerack.com you can get wheels for your car and tires already mounted to them. Install and done.
While I do agree with the above statement....tirerack won't have that CSL look like ModBargains will. If you really want that OEM look minus the OEM price then I would go to MB or find a used set that just need refinished.

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Old 01-07-2013, 06:27 PM   #6
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I saw a set of csl reps for $599 somewhere. Ill try to find the link

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Old 01-07-2013, 06:33 PM   #7
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:22 PM   #8
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I just picked these up

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Got them on special before the holidays. I weighed them at 25.5 & 24.5 lbs.

I'm hoping that they will perform well, they certainly look good.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:32 PM   #9
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I love my VMR CSL reps! Like Mango said... Look at sponsors and i'm sure you can find a great quality wheel!
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:02 PM   #10
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most of the reps we sell are very good and come in between 22-24 lbs.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:06 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:25 PM   #13
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believed in the people with experienced in replicas, been using my VB3 From Velocity Motors for 4 years, fitment and offsets available on our cars, Have no complaints of whatsoever...

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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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Apex ARC-8s are technically replicas. But I dare you to find better wheels for the price.

With that said, pretty much everything is a replica of a brand wheel.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:49 PM   #16
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There are two types of replica wheels. There are the ones produced by reputable companies such as vmr, and the shady ones by no name brands that are sold on eBay. You can trust the quality standards of the reputable brands, but id stay away from the others, they typically won't come with warranties

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paulpoko - what style wheel are you looking for?

As for your fitment question. 330ci vs 325ci the wheel fitment will be the same.
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I just put my vmr v718's on last week and I love them!
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Haha in due time haven't really taken many pictures its cold but I will soon
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