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      12-13-2017, 06:52 AM   #1
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Advice on replica 405M wheels on 335d

Okay, so I've found some replica 405M wheels direct from manufacturer in China for a silly low price. I'm working on the basis that replica wheels bought from a UK seller will have come from China anyway so I'm just cutting out the middle man.

Are there any particular problems with replica wheels or are they usually alright?

Also I'd assume best wheels would be 20x8 front and 20x8.5 rear to match BMW 405 wheels.

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finish usually isn't as durable, typically heavier. I run replicas in the winter but thats about it... they last 2-3 years then start to look like shit
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Okay, so I've found some replica 405M wheels direct from manufacturer in China for a silly low price.
I'd be very surprised if they are direct from the manufacturer. Manufacturers like that generally wouldn't sell to the public and probably wouldn't even have the salesman to do it. They're looking to sell 10,000 wheels, not 4. It's more than likely still a middle man that's just posing as a manufacturer.

I'd be very wary of those wheels, and the old adage "you get what you pay for" most definitely applies.
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Okay, so I've found some replica 405M wheels direct from manufacturer in China for a silly low price.
I'd be very surprised if they are direct from the manufacturer. Manufacturers like that generally wouldn't sell to the public and probably wouldn't even have the salesman to do it. They're looking to sell 10,000 wheels, not 4. It's more than likely still a middle man that's just posing as a manufacturer.

I'd be very wary of those wheels, and the old adage "you get what you pay for" most definitely applies.
I think they are as I've basically said I wanted a "sample" when they usually deal in numbers like you say. But you're right, there's probably a reason they're so cheap. Might just lower the car first and see if it looks better
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finish usually isn't as durable, typically heavier. I run replicas in the winter but thats about it... they last 2-3 years then start to look like shit
Thanks for the info
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I'd be careful. I've bought some aftermarket stuff directly from China via eBay and have been disappointed with the quality on all of them. You won't be able to return them if the quality is crap. Go for a used set of OEM or a used reputed aftermarket set.
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