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      03-13-2013, 12:37 AM   #1
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Would you paint this?

I just got some center caps for free but it turned out to cost a lot. I never knew axis center caps go for so much! It doesn't seem to flow with the color of my rims. On websites, they retail for 130+ new. I wanted to paint it red instead of having a gloss black background. So even though I got them free, would you paint $150 center caps. Btw, does anyone know if axis rev wheels are replicas or are they originals from axis? O.o
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axis makes replicas. "original axis" is an oxymoron.
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axis makes replicas. "original axis" is an oxymoron.
That's what I was thinking but I couldn't seem to find any remotely close looking rims that looks like the axis rev. Bbs lm, work brombacher and vsxx look close but the spokes are way too long and they're flat where as the rev has bubble-like spokes. If they are reps, why are the center cap's pricing running along side bbs center caps ? It doesn't seem logical to represent a rep company when the real company's caps cost maybe a dollar or two more each cap... something about this wheel just doesn't make sense to me :/
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axis wheels made their name back in the late 90s when they started copying "JDM wheel" companies like Advan (axis made their own copy of the white TC wheel). They're not "shitty" nor are they "great". They're just like any other brand making cast replicas of other wheel companies. They probably do have generic looking designs but you can tell they had no thought process going into the design and architecture of the wheel. Convex face with a flat lip and hard edge? That's a design goal for "fat lip" and nothing else. Fail.
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axis wheels made their name back in the late 90s when they started copying "JDM wheel" companies like Advan (axis made their own copy of the white TC wheel). They're not "shitty" nor are they "great". They're just like any other brand making cast replicas of other wheel companies. They probably do have generic looking designs but you can tell they had no thought process going into the design and architecture of the wheel. Convex face with a flat lip and hard edge? That's a design goal for "fat lip" and nothing else. Fail.
What do you mean by hard edge? The design does have a fat step lip, I wish they thought it out more, some of the finish in the rear barrel of the wheel was already slightly nicked and some of the paint was faded on it even though it was new directly from the factory. I do get what you mean though, if I'm gonna buy a replica rim, I would want something to be a replica because they don't make that certain rim style for euro cars. I read that axis is a good company and isn't as crappy as rota but I agree with the "not shitty nor great" part that you said, I hope that its still structurally strong
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