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Old 09-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Replica wheels

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wondering if anyone has experience replica wheels before? i'm leaving in a year so i don't want to spend another 4k on new oem bmw wheels. I checked craigslist and found Sorat? anyone has info on the quality? much appreciated!
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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I've run aftermarket OE replicas for my BMW before. Didn't have any issues with them for 3 years.

Like any wheel, just make sure to clean it from time to time. I'm assuming it's a daily driver and not used for aggressive driving and/or the track.
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Sora't is an RS sponsor IIRC, I bought replica wheels from them many years ago, they throw in mounting & balancing and have a lot of tires in stock. Had a good experience with them
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as long as you dont put the rims under pressure, you should be okay, im on BBS lm reps and so far so good, i dont track the car or drive it too hard
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Sora't is an RS sponsor IIRC, I bought replica wheels from them many years ago, they throw in mounting & balancing and have a lot of tires in stock. Had a good experience with them
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Couple days ago I called Sorat looking for some winter tires, and I mentioned Revscene and the guy I was speaking with had NO Idea what I was talking about lol.

I know before they used to post and stuff...wish they'd come back.
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Just need to ask for Shirzad....His staff rotate all the time
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^ true that.

friendly guys, but imo the staff aren't the most organized. Pretty sure most of the guys working there aren't on rs.
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Bought RE30 replicas from Sorat a while back... about a month and 2 weeks later one of the spokes cracked. My friend was running on them for the last 2 weeks before they cracked, I have no idea what he did but at the time his DC5 wasn't even capable of driving fast because he had a few broken parts on, nor was he able to go over any curbs due to how low his front lip is. Have no idea what happened here... He said they apparently just cracked out of the blue.


I have also run on other replica rims, a set of Advan RS from MP Autosport for over a year with no issues at all. Also had a set of Work CR Kai replicas that I bought used that had no issues either. I guess in the end it depends on where you buy it from, and also a bit on luck..
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