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Replica wheels vs OEM wheels

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 2nd, 2011, 7:21 pm

Are replica wheels bad? Are manufacturer rims worth the extra cost?

Considering getting replica VW wheels at half the cost of manufacturer ones and I would like to know what are te possible pitfalls.

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Re: Replica wheels vs OEM wheels

Postby MG Man » December 3rd, 2011, 1:25 am

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Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 3rd, 2011, 8:49 am

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Re: Replica wheels vs OEM wheels

Postby nemesis » December 3rd, 2011, 6:17 pm

Replicas would be weaker but lighter and significantly cheaper.

OEM wheels would have a better finish and stronger than the replicas(most times) but are rediculous with their weight and price.

If you intend to have a lot of sidewall on your tire you might get away with the Replicas in Trini for a long time.

If you have no problem with good aftermarket wheels (volk, OZ etc) then you could probably go that way and get the best of everything.

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Re: Replica wheels vs OEM wheels

Postby MG Man » December 3rd, 2011, 8:04 pm

depends..........most OEM wheels are manufactured by one rim manufacturer or another...........find out who makes your rim and you might get the same or similar for much less

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Replica wheels vs OEM wheels

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 8th, 2011, 11:41 pm

Thanks guys. Goin with Enkei Fujin wheels.

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Re: Replica wheels vs OEM wheels

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 15th, 2011, 12:22 pm

Cyah make up my mind now :oops:
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Re: Replica wheels vs OEM wheels

Postby Ted_v2 » January 17th, 2012, 8:42 am

first one in gold ^

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Replica wheels vs OEM wheels

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » January 18th, 2012, 6:18 am

I no longer goin with these nah. Don't think they suit the style of the car I'm looking at.

TSW Nurburgring wheels are my new favourites

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Re: Replica wheels vs OEM wheels

Postby black start » January 19th, 2012, 11:48 pm

being undecisive is a bad trait....u didnt even state the type of vehcle or colour...

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Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » January 20th, 2012, 6:35 am

Black Start wrote:being undecisive is a bad trait....u didnt even state the type of vehcle or colour...


Well thank God I was indecisive and not undecisive.

Mk6 VW Jetta in tempest blue metallic

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Re: Replica wheels vs OEM wheels

Postby black start » January 20th, 2012, 8:28 am

*looks at keyboard*


smh.....i liking the last set of black enkei's, will compliment the blue real nice imho....

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Re: Replica wheels vs OEM wheels

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » January 22nd, 2012, 8:02 am

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decided to go with TSW Nurburgrings instead. Most likely in gunmetal. Pic colours off and the indicator for the car is not amber like in these pics but yuh get a general idea

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