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Old 04-15-2019, 05:44 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell if these are real or fake?

So I have a couple bent rims on my zhp and have been looking for some replacement ones for awhile and found someone selling a set at a good price and these are the pics. Can anyone see anything suggesting these are not real deal?Click image for larger version

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Old 04-15-2019, 06:06 PM   #2
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I would think that if they are genuine BMW, a BMW logo would be found on them somewhere.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:07 PM   #3
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the small holes and rectangle indention look just like my avant garde wheels. i would post a pic but it won't let me. my design is different but those 2 things are the same. the indention is for an av insert

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Old 04-15-2019, 08:45 PM   #4
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the small holes and rectangle indention look just like my avant garde wheels. i would post a pic but it won't let me. my design is different but those 2 things are the same. the indention is for an av insert
I thought that is where the m logo went like on my current style 135s?

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Old 04-15-2019, 09:20 PM   #5
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Can anyone tell if these are real or fake?

They look authentic to me. I will check my ZHP in the morning. Those wheels were stock on ZHPs. The bmw logo goes where the rectangular indentation is located on the face of the rim.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...SABEgIyh_D_BwE

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...iABEgI0RPD_BwE

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Old 04-15-2019, 11:35 PM   #6
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Post more pictures of the inside of the wheels. Get all of the other identifications cast into the inside.

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Old 04-16-2019, 03:23 AM   #7
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Genuine rims will also have bmw partno inside

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Old 04-16-2019, 08:26 AM   #8
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Post more pictures of the inside of the wheels. Get all of the other identifications cast into the inside.

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Yeah so they are most likely replicas as they dont have the engraving they should but they were brand new and I have 2 bent rims and since I called the guy out that they were not genuine BMW he offered all 4 for 250 bucks which honestly Is so cheap i figured why not? They look identical and much better than the ones on the car now so i guess I'll see how they hold up...

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Old 04-16-2019, 01:02 PM   #9
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There's also the possibility that they're unbranded but made by the same company that made the OE BMW wheels.
If you find a mark from Lemmers, etc, that's a good sign.

No manufacturer mark usually means knock- off.

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Old 04-16-2019, 04:31 PM   #10
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Can anyone tell if these are real or fake?

I have several sets of these. They do say bmw on the inside...






After reviewing markings on the face and you have some sort of screw on the inside they don’t appear to match genuine which is odd because they look really good!

Check all the markings and compare to what I posted.

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Old 04-16-2019, 09:56 PM   #11
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Yeah they do look good and like I said I have bent rims from potholes in la so after talking the guy down to 250 for all 4 I figured I cant go wrong, they look alot better than mine and are round lol

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Old 04-16-2019, 10:15 PM   #12
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Definitely a great price!

Congrats, hopefully they are genuine and if not who cares they will look good!
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:02 AM   #13
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Knock offs could just result in more bent rims. If they are fake, the lips could fail also. Normal driving isn't going to do this most likely but in the case of rims, you usually get what you pay for. How many weights do you have on for balancing?
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:53 AM   #15
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Knock offs could just result in more bent rims. If they are fake, the lips could fail also. Normal driving isn't going to do this most likely but in the case of rims, you usually get what you pay for. How many weights do you have on for balancing?
Have not installed them yet because I'm sorting out some issues in the rear suspension before putting the new rims and tires on...I was planning on replacing rear shocks but when I got under the car I found a bent lower control arm and saw my rear diff bushing is cracking so I'm replacing rear control arms, upper and lower bushings/bearings, rtabs, diff bushings and shocks and as most know this is a royal pain in the @$$!

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Old 04-19-2019, 01:13 AM   #16
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I think they are replicas. The backside of the hub center is different from BMW OEM. Specifically, in the first set of pictures the voids in the hub flange don't have the slots so that water drains out. In the second set of pictures, the backside of the hub flange is different (and not OEM looking) from the first set of pictures.

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