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Old 05-23-2015, 05:42 PM
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Advice on 359 wheels?

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Is there a way to determine if these wheels are oem or knockoffs just by the picture? They are 45 minutes away and the seller states all he knows is that they came off an M3.
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Fronts.. Tires are mismatched from front to back but the seller is asking $800
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Fronts.. Tires are mismatched from front to back but the seller is asking $800
Pretty good price even if they are knock offs.
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Hi,

Is there a way to determine if these wheels are oem or knockoffs just by the picture? They are 45 minutes away and the seller states all he knows is that they came off an M3.
They are required (IIRC) to have the country of origin stamped on them: "made in China" for example.

If you took pics of the stamping marks on the wheels and submitted them I could probably tell you if they were knock offs, but I doubt that you'd want to make multiple trips for this...
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:32 PM
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They are required (IIRC) to have the country of origin stamped on them: "made in China" for example.

If you took pics of the stamping marks on the wheels and submitted them I could probably tell you if they were knock offs, but I doubt that you'd want to make multiple trips for this...
Point, so if they are legit would they have 359 or Germany stamped in to them?
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So I went and picked the wheels up today. They aren't bad but the seller conveniently "forgot" to mention the front tire had a hole in it. Typical Craigslist BS artist so I offered him $650 and took them home. They look like after markets but haven't seen much in the way of stamping as where the origin is but I found a JWL stamping which is a good sign and a VIA stamped in another location. I put them on and they fit great so tomorrow I will clean / polish them up and see how they do.
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They are required (IIRC) to have the country of origin stamped on them: "made in China" for example.

If you took pics of the stamping marks on the wheels and submitted them I could probably tell you if they were knock offs, but I doubt that you'd want to make multiple trips for this...
Here's a picture of the back if it helps.
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