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      04-16-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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genuine or replica ?

hi f20 experts
i decided to change my original wheels to sportline's 16" code:376 wheels, both of them fits 205/55/16 tires. After a little research, i found the wheels at well known local wheelshop. Dealer guy keeps saying "wheels are %100 genuine" but i've a doubt. here is the pics of the wheels.
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      04-16-2012, 02:05 PM   #2
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it's ok

I guess that these are originals, because:

- it was already wearing tires (taken off the car)
- it's not reliable to produce replicas of such basic 16" rims
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      04-16-2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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They are genuine mate all day long
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      04-17-2012, 01:49 AM   #4
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AFAIK, genuine bmw rims manufacturer is Ronal, poland but i couldnt find any ronal signature or oem part number. Also, there is a CHINA label on these rims.
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      04-17-2012, 12:06 PM   #5
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any doubt, don't do it..
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Genuine ones here:

http://www.alloywheelsdirect.net/bmw...376_wheel_3035
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      04-18-2012, 09:54 AM   #7
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It's been said above but you can see the BMW AG die castings in the back pocketing.

Also, a lot of Cheaper manufacturers (Crappy aftermarket fakes) won't bother to even do back pocketing to save money. Not all BMW's will have these but it is certainly a sign of a higher level of workmanship.
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