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      12-04-2019, 08:01 AM   #1
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How to tell if wheels are genuine?

Can anyone help with the above, specifically for the Matt black 18 405m winter wheels?
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Can anyone help with the above, specifically for the Matt black 18 405m winter wheels?
BMW part number should be etched on car-side of rim hub.
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BMW part number should be etched on car-side of rim hub.
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Is this the case for the winter variants also? Is there any other way to tell?
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Is this the case for the winter variants also? Is there any other way to tell?
It's very difficult to see on these wheels in particular - but it is there. If you shine a torch around the rim and really look for it, you should see it.
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It's very difficult to see on these wheels in particular - but it is there. If you shine a torch around the rim and really look for it, you should see it.
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Do you have a picture of what Im actually looking for?
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Can anyone help with the above, specifically for the Matt black 18 405m winter wheels?
You may get a better response if you post this in the main section, not everyone looks in the classifieds.... Just saying

Although I can't comment on these particular wheels, I've had numerous styles of original BMW wheels, all of which have had clearly stamped numbers on the back.
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Do you have a picture of what Im actually looking for?
It's not in the traditional position on 405Ms and matt black makes it tricky to see.
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      12-05-2019, 04:26 AM   #8
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The smaller spokes on 405m replica's are usually thinner and a lot more rounded the the genuine wheels. Once you've seen it you can spot the reps easily.

Top one is genuine, bottom is a replica
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Thanks all
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If they corrode, they are genuine.
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