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      01-23-2008 07:38 PM #1
      does anyone know where i could find some?
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      01-23-2008 07:40 PM #2
      http://www.raderwerks.com/




      Modified by Conejo GTI at 4:42 PM 1-23-2008

    3. 01-23-2008 07:42 PM #3
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      Didn't BBS lay a cease and desist smackdown on those guys?

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      01-23-2008 07:50 PM #4
      looking for replica LM's or RS's, i know the konig remember's are close but they are still hard to find
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      01-23-2008 07:51 PM #5
      i've always wondered how the 'replica' wheel market worked... what's the difference between 'replica' and counterfeit?
      just because it's not marked as BBS, it's still counterfeit, right?
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      01-23-2008 08:28 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by TurboREX »
      looking for replica LM's or RS's, i know the konig remember's are close but they are still hard to find

      Raderwerks has LM reps... or they did... email Russ. Seriously, these may be the best reps on the market.
      Check this thread out... http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3369377 there are some pis of their LM reps in there somewhere.
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      01-23-2008 08:29 PM #7
      Raderwerks no longer carries the LM reps, as far as I know. BBS laid a cease and desist order on the manufacturer that Raderwerks was dealing with.
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    8. 01-23-2008 08:32 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by NoDubJustYet »
      what's the difference between 'replica' and counterfeit?

      The difference is semantics. No one feels warm and fuzzy when they tell people, 'Hey, I just put some sweet-ass counterfeit wheels on my car!' They feel better about the word 'replica' because it doesn't leave them with the same feeling they had after buying a set of speakers from a guy in a white van in the Home Depot parking lot.
      Quote, originally posted by NoDubJustYet »
      just because it's not marked as BBS, it's still counterfeit, right?

      Right.

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      01-23-2008 08:35 PM #9
      BB5s... FTMFW !!

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      01-23-2008 08:36 PM #10

      pretty sure those Rotas clone some BBS wheel. Getting them under your wagon might be a slight challenge, 18*8 only I really wanted a pair, but then I got some authentic BBS's so all is good now!

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      01-23-2008 08:38 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by TurboREX »
      looking for replica LM's or RS's, i know the konig remember's are close but they are still hard to find

      Ebay. Same manufacturer but usually cheaper. Plenty of guys on the vortex have LM reps off ebay.

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      01-23-2008 09:11 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by Smindustries »
      The difference is semantics. No one feels warm and fuzzy when they tell people, 'Hey, I just put some sweet-ass counterfeit wheels on my car!' They feel better about the word 'replica' because it doesn't leave them with the same feeling they had after buying a set of speakers from a guy in a white van in the Home Depot parking lot.

      Right.

      I know how it works for everything else... it's kinda my job. at times...
      I was just waiting for some sort of goofy CL response.
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      01-23-2008 09:23 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by Demo24 »

      pretty sure those Rotas clone some BBS wheel. Getting them under your wagon might be a slight challenge, 18*8 only I really wanted a pair, but then I got some authentic BBS's so all is good now!

      Those are clones of the BBS RE wheels.

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      01-23-2008 09:24 PM #14
      ASA Wheels are an officially licensed BBS clone/replica wheel.
      Fairly affordable as well.

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      01-29-2008 07:16 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by AllieJetta »
      ASA Wheels are an officially licensed BBS clone/replica wheel.
      Fairly affordable as well.

      These kinda look like RGRs

    16. 01-29-2008 07:48 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by TurboREX »
      looking for replica LM's or RS's, i know the konig remember's are close but they are still hard to find


      theres a local selling. pm if interested. (konigs)

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      01-29-2008 08:07 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by Smindustries »
      The difference is semantics. No one feels warm and fuzzy when they tell people, 'Hey, I just put some sweet-ass counterfeit wheels on my car!' They feel better about the word 'replica' because it doesn't leave them with the same feeling they had after buying a set of speakers from a guy in a white van in the Home Depot parking lot.

      Though I understand where you are coming from, I think the difference lies in the "branding". A replica will be branded Raderwerks or Rota, while a counterfiet would be labeled BBS and attempted to be passed off as an original. If I go to Canal street and buy a Rolex, I know its a counterfeit....but I can go to Sears and buy a Citizen that LOOKS like a rolex, but doesnt claim to be one, and is obviously sub-par quality.

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      01-29-2008 09:11 PM #18
      someone i work with had the raderwerks bbs LMs replicas, they were damn good for a rep

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      01-29-2008 09:15 PM #19
      LM reps? PM me. I just got some for my TT off ebay. They are the ones that used to be sold by raderwerks.


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    20. 01-29-2008 09:39 PM #20

      gun metal Huffs

    21. 01-29-2008 10:27 PM #21
      I hate replica wheels.

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      01-29-2008 10:29 PM #22
      I'd never run BBS Reps on any car I owned. Either BBS or not; but not BBS knockoffs.

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      01-29-2008 10:37 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by JrodVW »
      I'd never run BBS Reps on any car I owned. Either BBS or not; but not BBS knockoffs.

      Yup. Pay to play, thanks.
      There's plently of creative ways to have great wheels, but if you want the look do it right..
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      01-29-2008 10:41 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by the brit »
      Yup. Pay to play, thanks.
      There's plently of creative ways to have great wheels, but if you want the look do it right..

      Glad someone is in agreement. The style is just one aspect of the BBS wheel and others offer similar looks. BBS are very expensive because they really are tough as nails, very well engineered, excellently crafted wheels. They are among the best wheels you can buy. I'd feel like a poser schmuck with some crappy cast alloy BBS reps on my car.

    25. 01-29-2008 10:41 PM #25

      RM copy, cast, 1 piece (unknown brand/make)

      RS copy, cast, 1 piece (Konig Maxxim Remember)

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