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Are these benz wheels fake or genuine?

I'm looking to buy some wheels. The seller said they came off a c class from the year 2000. They are 18"

Do these look genuine?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-22-2015, 05:51 AM
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We could help you more if you could post clear pictures of the reverse side. The reverse side will tell you ET, width etc and also if original AMG the AMG along with manufactured in a specific country will also be shown. Replicas rarely have all that detail on the inside of the rims.
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FAKE> inside you will find manufacturer and model #
Chromed wheels are trouble waiting to happen.
I have Lorinsers with factory chrome and still had to reseal 2 tires.

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Without seeing the back, can only guess! Fake

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Yep thats not original. The originals are not casted as how the backside of those spokes in the photos are showing

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Damn.. Glad I asked before buying! thanks
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They are missing channels for air cooling as well.
The manufacturer name must be on "dark side" of the picture, but looks pretty cheap to me.

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