2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
 

2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10 F10 Technical Topics Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes Replica vs. Original wheels
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-19-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
Amleto63
Commander
Amleto63's Avatar
Italy
6
Rep
210
Posts

 
Drives: F10 520d Sedan
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pisa

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via Skype™ to Amleto63
Replica vs. Original wheels

Any feedback on these replica wheels? They are build in China and imported and certified in Europe. Would you feel safe with them driving your BMW fast with your family on board?

http://www.wspitaly.com/catalogo-prodotti/BMW.html

http://www.makwheels.it/eng/advance-search.asp
__________________
Stay Ahead!
E46(00-03) - E46 Touring (03-06) - E90(06-10)
Appreciate 0
      03-20-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
valcor535
Private
valcor535's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
99
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 535I X-Drive
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (0)

NO, they are Ugly too!!!
Appreciate 0
      03-20-2012, 10:23 AM   #3
bimmer man
Lieutenant
Norway
13
Rep
494
Posts

 
Drives: 640i Convertible, 518d lci
Join Date: May 2008
Location: norway, kristiansund

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 640i  [5.00]
I never buy replica because, if you need a new wheel after a year or two, you can not get the same wheel. And BMW says that you lose the warranty on the suspension. And they are not tested as an OEM rim.
Appreciate 0
      03-23-2012, 01:24 AM   #4
mcramen
Private
United_States
0
Rep
82
Posts

 
Drives: F10 '11 535i xDrive SGM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New York

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmer man View Post
And BMW says that you lose the warranty on the suspension. And they are not tested as an OEM rim.
Is it true?

Whenever they see your vehicle with Rep wheels
or Only if the suspension failed due to Rep wheels (like hit pothole and car wrecked up, etc.)?
Appreciate 0
      03-23-2012, 02:06 AM   #5
AgsWin
Lieutenant
AgsWin's Avatar
16
Rep
505
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 528i M Sport
Join Date: May 2007
Location: College Station, TX

iTrader: (1)

I doubt this is true, sounds like a scare tactic from a sales rep wanting to sell you an overpriced OEM wheel. Having a non OEM part on a car doesn't automatically void a cars warranty.
Appreciate 0
      03-23-2012, 02:41 AM   #6
kave
First Lieutenant
Sweden
7
Rep
327
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 520D Touring 2012
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sweden

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Isn't the word "Replica" supposed to mean it is similar to original BMW wheels?
I didn't see any similar rim to BMW on that page.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-23-2012, 12:59 PM   #7
Amleto63
Commander
Amleto63's Avatar
Italy
6
Rep
210
Posts

 
Drives: F10 520d Sedan
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pisa

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via Skype™ to Amleto63
Quote:
Originally Posted by kave
Isn't the word "Replica" supposed to mean it is similar to original BMW wheels?
I didn't see any similar rim to BMW on that page.
Why not? WSP Italy Luxor and Agropoli models look like the M5 OEM wheels.
__________________
Stay Ahead!
E46(00-03) - E46 Touring (03-06) - E90(06-10)
Appreciate 0
      03-27-2012, 03:38 AM   #8
yxc145
Lieutenant
United_States
13
Rep
504
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 535i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (0)

A lot of the replica wheel makers are actually manufacturers for brand name wheels.
If you compare to brand name aftermarket wheels. Those may be lighter, more unique design, made to order, stronger. But a lot more expensive.

I think replica wheels are fine as long as they are made by quality manufacturer, certified/tested by certain national standard.

Personally, I wouldn't get something like wheels from China. Maybe some small decorative items are ok. Made in Taiwan should be better/ok.
Appreciate 0
      03-27-2012, 10:55 AM   #9
jnkirk1974
First Lieutenant
United_States
8
Rep
333
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 M6 Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Rockwall, Texas

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW M6 Coupe  [2.50]
2011 BMW 550i  [0.00]
Unless the dealer/manufacturer can prove that the wheels caused a suspension problem, they cannot just void the warranty.
__________________
Current: 2014 BMW M6 Saphire Black, Eisenmann Race Exhaust (axle-back)
Previous: 2011 BMW 550i M-Sport, Carbon Black, Dinan Stage 3, Meisterschaft GTC Exhaust
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:53 AM.




5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST