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      05-08-2011, 01:12 PM   #23
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i said that like 4 hours ago im not sure why he cant get it repaired
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      05-08-2011, 01:44 PM   #24
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I've never seen a set of BBS Replicas up close - sure at a distance they look great but how faithful are they to the finish and quality of the original BBS wheel? Have you compared them side by side to a genuine BBS LM?

It seems like the wheel equivilent of buying a fake Rolex.

Obviously they look better than the 225's, but thats because the 225's are horrible.
They really do look good up close. They are a 1 to 1 copy of the genuine Leman wheels. I compared mine side by side to the genuine article at the dealer when I bought them. Infact I would say the quality is better than the OEM 225m wheels, but a quarter of the price. I do draw the line with fake Rolex, I do have a genuine Submariner.

I do like the 313 wheels, but think the similar M6 five spoke wheels look a little better. Again a set of reps could be bought for the price of one 313, and probably more durable with the painted finish. I believe the diamond turned finish can only be refurbished just the once!!!
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it honestly doesnt look too bad, it can be repaired by a top alloy refurbisher
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Trying to stay on topic... Who makes good BBS reps - and who sells them?
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I scuffed my a 313M a week or two ago ... dealer wants about 550 for a new rear (I did start a thread somewhere). I am going to leave mine and get it refurbed when I buy a winter set. I think

The wheel can be refurbed - but apparently they don't look quite the same.

I may get a new rear and do the refurb / as spare route, I may not at 550 !!

I have not touched a wheel in over 5 years ... but these are silly easy to scuff ... there is no tyre protection at all. You normally get away with touching a kerb and thinking ... oops ... too close - but not with these !!

They are lovely wheels though so don't change !
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Trying to stay on topic... Who makes good BBS reps - and who sells them?
These replica wheels are not branded. Most are made in the far east.

BM Autosport come highly recommended on here, They sell BBS LM, M6 and CSL reps.

I bought my LM reps from Projex Design

http://wheelsworldwide.co.uk/wheels/..._audivw/b9/spl

Here is the picture of my car featured in their gallery

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why you need a new one? just get it repaired...

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1) It won't look quite the same as the other 3 wheels
2) Only place I know in Scotland who can diamond cut wheels are in Dundee, I'm in Glasgow and I don't have any other wheels to fit whilst that one is away being refurbed.



I recieved high res pics of the 300 wheel on ebay and it states in the ad it isn't refurbed, but looking at the depth of the rim and the cut line where the paint stops it to me deffo doesn't look as sharp as the OEM wheel, So I reckon that option is out the window.


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it honestly doesnt look too bad, it can be repaired by a top alloy refurbisher
Yea It's not as bad as I first thought, and yes I agree it could be repaired but as it would have to be 'cut' the depth of the wheel face would be different to the rest by a good 2mm i'd imagine and as SO8 mentioned just wouldn't look 'right' compared to OEM, would be perfect if I had 4 refurbed wheels but the other 3 are nigh on 'as new'.

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I scuffed my a 313M a week or two ago ... dealer wants about 550 for a new rear (I did start a thread somewhere). I am going to leave mine and get it refurbed when I buy a winter set. I think

The wheel can be refurbed - but apparently they don't look quite the same.

I may get a new rear and do the refurb / as spare route, I may not at 550 !!

I have not touched a wheel in over 5 years ... but these are silly easy to scuff ... there is no tyre protection at all. You normally get away with touching a kerb and thinking ... oops ... too close - but not with these !!

They are lovely wheels though so don't change !
I feel your pain! Alloywheelsdirect are slightly cheaper, but not by much...maybe cheaper again if you got it trade? I don't know if they do this or not though? might give them a call later out of interest.

Yea no rim protection, tyre didn't even have a mark on it! Definately keeping the 313's, I think they look great! Would consider different insert colours if I was having a full set refurbed.
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It's a long shot but it might be worth trying:

http://www.bmminiparts.com/Home.aspx

I've used them a lot for OEM parts and they are considerably cheaper than others, not sure on the wheel situation though?

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Good luck with getting it sorted, diamond cuts are a bitch!
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