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I found replica AMG wheels (at least I think they are) at an accessories shop here in Jeddah, which were manufactured in the UK. The guy wanted 1,000 riyals for the set. But the dodgy finish made me wonder how safe they would be. Are you guys aware of any wheel manufacturer in the UK?

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These are the rims I got last week for my ride!
They are replicas of some sort(I think maybe AMG).
I bought them used with winter tires mounted on them for $750.00 CND used! I've bought many rims over the years with all my cars but, I think these ones are very strong and the finish on them is unique!
Sometimes replicas are stronger than originals!
Just my opinion!
 

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^^ sometimes. sometimes they are worse.. go and check the condition. any cracks dents or scratches? does it look sturdy? those rims are nice and unique. i saw another 300e over here with them and it looked nice
 

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Those look similar to the hammer series of AMG rims off a 560 SEC.
I would pass. Keep on looking, you will find some great rims out there!

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hyprr1 - 4/3/2005 12:31 AM

I've bought many rims over the years with all my cars but, I think these ones are very strong and the finish on them is unique!
Sometimes replicas are stronger than originals!
Just my opinion!
There is a lot of merit to that statement. I've owned a LOT of rims in my time. The only ones to ever BEND on a pot hole are my authentic AMG Monoblocks[xx(] While this in and off itself is not conclusive of anything, one way or another, I just write this for perspective. Don't everyone get lulled into thinking that as long as it's OEM, nothing will never ever happen. You can run into trouble with any rim.
 

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bc2885 - 4/4/2005 1:06 AM

I agree w/ both of you on that as well. Nice to see you back on forum Ack VIG! BC[:)]
Still in here, BC[8D]! Thanks!
 
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