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I have a '99 323is and want to get a nice set of wheels. I see a ton of aftermarket replicas but don't know if they're heavier than the originals or what advantages they may or may not have over the originals. I would appreciate any input on this subject. Thank you!

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Originally posted by BMWPro77@Dec 8 2003, 03:25 PM
I have a '99 323is and want to get a nice set of wheels. I see a ton of aftermarket replicas but don't know if they're heavier than the originals or what advantages they may or may not have over the originals. I would appreciate any input on this subject. Thank you!
advantages.....

they cost less....
they look the same as the genuine....
the dont cost as much.......
they still look good on your ride.....

and did i say they cost less :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Originally posted by fatty+Dec 8 2003, 08:27 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (fatty @ Dec 8 2003, 08:27 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-BMWPro77@Dec 8 2003, 03:25 PM
I have a '99 323is and want to get a nice set of wheels. I see a ton of aftermarket replicas but don't know if they're heavier than the originals or what advantages they may or may not have over the originals. I would appreciate any input on this subject. Thank you!
advantages.....

they cost less....
they look the same as the genuine....
the dont cost as much.......
they still look good on your ride.....

and did i say they cost less :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: [/b][/quote]
the only disadvantage could be that theyre real big, but thin as hell, and heavy too..thats prob why replicas would be so much cheaper
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Originally posted by ehlpitel+Dec 8 2003, 11:14 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ehlpitel @ Dec 8 2003, 11:14 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
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I have a '99 323is and want to get a nice set of wheels. I see a ton of aftermarket replicas but don't know if they're heavier than the originals or what advantages they may or may not have over the originals. I would appreciate any input on this subject. Thank you!

advantages.....

they cost less....
they look the same as the genuine....
the dont cost as much.......
they still look good on your ride.....

and did i say they cost less :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
the only disadvantage could be that theyre real big, but thin as hell, and heavy too..thats prob why replicas would be so much cheaper [/b][/quote]
What do you mean big? thin? heavy? I'm more then happy with mine and it's defiantly lighter then OEM 18"X9.5 or 19" cause mine is only 17"X8
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always check the weight when ordering reps. It it is way heavy, forget it, but if it is cheap and light, you may be concerned about quality.

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