View Full Version : Replica VS. factory wheels

02-16-2006, 02:18 PM
Want the look of the audi A8 wheels, but what is the difference between factory and replica wheels besides the cost.

Here is a link to the replica wheels pic.

Does anyone know the difference


02-16-2006, 02:56 PM
Personally I'd do something different just because everybody and their MOTHER is running A8's this year...most played out wheel of the year and it's only February.

They will differ in quality for sure. They will be heavier than the real thing. Finish won't be as nice.

02-16-2006, 04:07 PM
really I havent seen one set out there, except for the ones on the A8's

02-16-2006, 04:08 PM
also do you know where the best place to buy factory one from.

02-16-2006, 05:03 PM
Just check out vortex, EVERYBODY is running them this year or wants to run them.

Factory is going to cost you mega $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ you know (call dealership for price).
Just go with Replica.

02-16-2006, 06:12 PM
Yea factory is fuggin expensive man.
Ball park: My car comes with 16's stock.
1 blade will run me $650, no rubber included.
The prices from the factory are ridiculous.

02-16-2006, 09:57 PM
yeah! does anyone know where 2 get replica wheels?
website or anything? looking for 18inch RX8 rims.

02-16-2006, 10:24 PM
^^ mazda rx8 wheels?..ive seen a oem set going for sale pretty cheap on revscene.net (bc), not too sure if they are sold yet tho

02-22-2006, 03:28 AM
Also remember it's not always safe to cheap out on rims. Replicas for example, lets use rota as an example company. I heard stories of these rims splitting apart while driving normally. Not exactly the greatest thing to happen while in motion. So remember, what you pay, is literally what you will be getting.

Moe Man
03-01-2006, 03:33 PM
O.E creations is a good company for replicas. i got my 03 SVT Cobra rims from them and i cant tell the difference between the real thing and the replicas.