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Old 10-13-2004, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to get new wheels for my 323ci and found these replicas on ebay. Anyone have any experience or opinions regardiing replicas. Can you really tell the difference? Performance and looks wise. Anyway, check em out at this link and let me know what you think. Thanks

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...&category=43958
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its here and there with replicas... some are made great , some are not.. looks wise they are usually no different. but as far as performacne, which in this case would be weight. they are usually heavier than OEM.

if you dont wanna spend the money on the real deal, i see absolutely no problem in buying aftermarket. (but do your research, on places)
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i agree with furious. weight is the biggest issue. usually much heavier than normal.

sometimes you can actually tell the diff between real and replica just by looking at them.

quality of finish is another factor.
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