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Old 03-18-2013, 11:30 AM
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How to tell replica from original?

I am curious if the 193 rims that came on my used vehicle are replicas. Is there an easy way to confirm this?

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I am curious if the 193 rims that came on my used vehicle are replicas. Is there an easy way to confirm this?

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i noticed in your other thread you said they were 17s. if that is the case, those are reps.
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i noticed in your other thread you said they were 17s. if that is the case, those are reps.
I was informed that they might actually be 18's. I'm assuming that originals only come in 18's?

I will check the size when my wife gets home with the car.
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i noticed in your other thread you said they were 17s. if that is the case, those are reps.
This. Unless BMW does something different in Canada, which is always a possibility.

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I was informed that they might actually be 18's. I'm assuming that originals only come in 18's?
That's the case in the U.S.
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I was informed that they might actually be 18's. I'm assuming that originals only come in 18's?

I will check the size when my wife gets home with the car.
yup, 18 only.

the other way to tell is to check the back of the wheel spokes for the part number, and see if it has a bmw part number.

its pretty likely that if the car has the msport package, and stock runflats, that the wheels are oem
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This. Unless BMW does something different in Canada, which is always a possibility.



That's the case in the U.S.
i checked the ETK, style 193 only comes in 18...
as far back as i can remember, bmw has not made the same style wheel in multiple sizes.
i dont have a wheel etk in my brain though, so i could be wrong on that.
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yup, 18 only.

the other way to tell is to check the back of the wheel spokes for the part number, and see if it has a bmw part number.

its pretty likely that if the car has the msport package, and stock runflats, that the wheels are oem
I'm quite sure the BMW part number (stamped) is the key point.
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