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Replica wheels

Post by Kev » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:47 am

I’m really not keen on the standard m235i wheels.

I’ve been looking a 1m, 763m and 666m replicas for sale on eBay and various forum sponsors. A set of 19”s are about £510 without tyres. They look great but are they junk? Pot holes are awful with the recent bad weather.

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Re: Replica wheels

Post by marco_polo » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:36 am

Yup, cast junk, I'd avoid if your roads are bad, especially in 19" (with very little tyre wall to protect them).

Try to find yourself some nice forged wheels, mine take massive pot-hole hits all day long.
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Re: Replica wheels

Post by Mr Musket » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:58 am

I made the mistake of buying some replica wheels for my old E46, the two front wheels cracked within 6 months so I would definitely avoid.

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Re: Replica wheels

Post by hasser » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:49 am

was also looking at the same - I like the 763m M4 CS version.

19" set on ebay for £520. Equivalent VMR 804 style is £2000.

probably for a reason.
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Re: Replica wheels

Post by rob180bhp » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:37 am

I had avant garde csl replica wheels, worst wheels I have ever owned
So swapped for refurbed oem bmw m3 alloys

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Re: Replica wheels

Post by docwra » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:48 pm

While some are pretty bad, some are pretty good - Rotas are used on a lot of track and race cars without any issues.

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Re: Replica wheels

Post by Kev » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:54 pm

Thanks for all the replies. I thought as much tbh.

If I get the car I’ll go for bbs ch-r’s.

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Re: Replica wheels

Post by marco_polo » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:29 pm

I'll just leave this here....

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Re: Replica wheels

Post by D6EML » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:14 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:29 pm
I'll just leave this here....


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:D :D
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Re: Replica wheels

Post by BMWBrad » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:43 pm

I seen this earlier as it’s not far from me :shock: . Wondered how long it would be before it was in here.
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Re: Replica wheels

Post by gregk286 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:59 pm

What's the story behind that?
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Re: Replica wheels

Post by sir richard large » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:57 am

gregk286 wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:59 pm
What's the story behind that?
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Re: Replica wheels

Post by Kerr » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:44 am

marco_polo wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:29 pm
I'll just leave this here....


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Strange to have broken off the hub in one piece at the same time the wheel parted perfectly in two.

Is there more to this story?

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Re: Replica wheels

Post by Chris the Sheep » Sat May 05, 2018 10:21 pm

I’m facing this very dilemma myself - I don’t like the M235i OEM wheels so will use these for winter tyres and get a nice new set of wheels for summer.

I have seen a lot more ‘replica’ wheels in use in the BMW circle than my previous Jap car forums. They do look good and are a lot cheaper than genuine OEM BMW wheels.

Downside for replicas I assume will be higher weight and less strength so you are losing out on the vehicle dynamics and are at higher risk of damage. However, they are so cheap that if you buckled one then you would just buy a new one, simple.

Depends what you class by replicas in any case, I assume we are taking about OEM BMW lookalike wheels? There are plenty of other after,Arleen wheels out there for less than £700 for a set of 18s. If they are not TUV approved then I suppose the quality of the wheel may be questionable.

My heart still tells me just to buy the BBS CH-R’s though :roll:

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Re: Replica wheels

Post by Goon » Mon May 07, 2018 9:28 am

docwra wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:48 pm
While some are pretty bad, some are pretty good - Rotas are used on a lot of track and race cars without any issues.
Not seen many potholes, ridges and ruts on racetracks but if its strong wheels your after I suppose any of the ones used by rally teams should fit the bill.

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