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Old 02-19-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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Hamann HM2, fake or not fake

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I just got my Hamann HM2 rims today. I got the 19 x 8.5 rims. But, I was surprised to see that these were made in Italy. Aren't Hamann rims made in Germany? So everyone who has Hamann HM2 rims can you please inform me if my rims are fake or not? Thanks
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Old 02-19-2004, 06:01 PM   #2
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HI,
I just got my Hamann HM2 rims today. I got the 19 x 8.5 rims. But, I was surprised to see that these were made in Italy. Aren't Hamann rims made in Germany? So everyone who has Hamann HM2 rims can you please inform me if my rims are fake or not? Thanks
Did you get a Hamann certificate? I thought your suppose to get that?
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Old 02-19-2004, 06:34 PM   #3
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hamann wheels are made by OZ, which is in Italy. you got the real thing. THe WP Certificate doesnt mean crap. It just means u bought it from Wheel Power, the Exclusive Hamann Importer in the US, and not from Grey Markets. Its a piece of paper that costs you couple hundred dollars more than if w/o it.
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Old 02-19-2004, 07:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for your info lilherc79. What a relief that these aren't fake. I didn't know that Hamann are made by OZ in italy, so I guess these are of high quality if OZ makes them. Anyway thanks again for your info.
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yeah hamann are made by OZ
and the wheelspower certificate is total BS,
they are not the only importer
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Old 02-19-2004, 10:35 PM   #6
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Yea I called Wheelpower the "exclusive distributor of Hamann rims" and they said they couldn't determine if the rims were authentic without the certificate of authenticity and that they were the only distributor of Hamann rims. I thought to myself that is impossible that wheelpower is the only distributor of Hamann rims. Anyway, I am glad my Hamann HM2 are not fake. I guess i got scared because I got such a great deal from the guys at wheelsboutique.com for my rims which is what made me worried a little about the authenticity. I also have to say that I had a great experience with wheelsboutique.com and they have the best prices around on all kinds of wheels. Ben, my salesman was very helpful and I recommend him to anyone who is looking to purchase any kinds of rims. Thanks again everybody for your info.
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Ah, I see..new info to me.
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