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Old 12-02-2004, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This guy has a lot of rims for sale. Replicas that look pretty damn good.. Any idea if I should get these for my 2k1 525i? I'm sick of the small stock rims.

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Those are some great looking replicas, just question the finish quality on for the rims and ask if he has had any problems with the paint chipping...

I would say go for it
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Not to get off track or anything...slvr E39 those are some nice ass angel eyes. Good Work!!!
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I can't afford BMW prices so will have to go with replicas - bear in mind most rep's are made by companies who make plenty of other good quality rims of their own, not just a cheap assed company set up to create cheap assed replicas.
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I agree with above posts, but want to add a general caution regarding buying ANY non-name-brand automotive products on e-Bay. I've not had good experience doing so, and I think my experience is typical.

I'm not saying don't do it, but ask around. No amount of wheel balancing in the world can overcome the vibration from an off-center hub in a cheaply-made rim/wheel. Good luck!
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I can't afford BMW prices so will have to go with replicas - bear in mind most rep's are made by companies who make plenty of other good quality rims of their own, not just a cheap assed company set up to create cheap assed replicas.
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Based on the above how much would you consider "affordable" to invest in replicas? The answer may get you a used but good oem!!!
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