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      10-18-2014 04:40 PM #1
      Has this been posted here before and black holed?
      I could see how this could head in a bad direction.
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      I am embarrassed to admit that I got this page in a google search for a new to me wheel brand I was checking out because looked good and cheap...

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      10-18-2014 04:45 PM #2
      Quite a few of those pics show wheels that have taken some sort of curb-shot. That'll make a lot of wheels fail.
      I am not well read on this subject, but are the copy wheels coming apart and cracking just under normal usage?

      Track wheels should be checked regularly regardless of manufacturer, IMHO.

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      10-18-2014 04:52 PM #3
      If you don't have the cash to get real wheels, why not get "fake ones"? Tons of people would say "don't get them at all"...

    4. 10-18-2014 04:57 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by 1985Jetta View Post
      If you don't have the cash to get real wheels, why not get "fake ones"? Tons of people would say "don't get them at all"...
      As an idiot with two sets of HRE wheels, don't get them at all.

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      10-18-2014 04:58 PM #5
      most of these look like they hit a curb, sometimes sideways
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    6. 10-18-2014 04:59 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by vortexblue View Post
      Quite a few of those pics show wheels that have taken some sort of curb-shot. That'll make a lot of wheels fail......

      This.

    7. 10-18-2014 05:00 PM #7
      Cool story bro.
      How about you let other people spend their own money on what they want.

    8. 10-18-2014 05:00 PM #8
      Pretty sure that last te37 pic is also supposed be to a real Volk wheel. Know I have seen it brought up before in this type of thread. "Real bend vs fake shattering" type comment.

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      10-18-2014 05:02 PM #9
      Hang on... is that a fake XXR
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

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      10-18-2014 05:05 PM #10
      I agree that I would rather spend the money on quality wheels, or stay oem, however, this is a stupid ****ing thread, and anyone knows that taco'd volk is a real volk wheel. News flash. **** breaks when you run into other ****.
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      10-18-2014 05:13 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by westopher View Post
      I agree that I would rather spend the money on quality wheels, or stay oem, however, this is a stupid ****ing thread, and anyone knows that taco'd volk is a real volk wheel. News flash. **** breaks when you run into other ****.
      Unpossible. I once dropped a Volk wheel off a building and last I heard it tunneled through the earth's core and killed a dog in China.
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      10-18-2014 05:14 PM #12
      Besides shoddy quality, let's not forget "rep" wheels are stealing intellectual property from the original designers.





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      10-18-2014 05:15 PM #13
      Darn you fake wheels!!



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      10-18-2014 05:18 PM #14
      Don't most of these sites have a disclaimer that they are not intended for track use?

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      10-18-2014 05:20 PM #15
      Not that I've ever owned a set of "fake" wheels, but as someone whose owned Kinesis, BBS, HRE, SSR, etc. I know how soft and fragile the real things can be and how expensive they are to fix. Naturally, I always assumed the appeal of fake wheels was that they offered the looks of the real thing at a fraction of the price for daily drivers so you don't have to worry about damaging them and being SOL like w/ the real thing.

      Is it really so cliche to buy the fakes? Am I terribad scenester to not understand this?

    16. 10-18-2014 05:28 PM #16
      You can lie to others, but you cannot lie to yourself. I'm pretty sure people who buy lots of counterfeit items(and pretend they are original) have psychological problems since they unconsciously, or consciously know that they are frauds.
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      10-18-2014 06:02 PM #17
      This thread will go well.


    18. 10-18-2014 06:17 PM #19
      yes because real wheels never crack or anything

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      10-18-2014 06:20 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by 97audia4 View Post
      yes because real wheels never crack or anything

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      10-18-2014 06:28 PM #21
      I'd rather break a wheel then bend a control arm or tweak a frame or unibody. Haters gonna hate.
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      10-18-2014 07:23 PM #22
      Some wheels just simply aren't available anymore and I'm not going to pay $1000+ for a set of vintage Japanese wheels that may or may not get bent on our ****ty roads when I can get a brand new replica for a quarter of the price. It would be different if we were talking about CCWs or something.
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      10-18-2014 07:26 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by donotcometoflorida View Post
      You can lie to others, but you cannot lie to yourself. I'm pretty sure people who buy lots of counterfeit items(and pretend they are original) have psychological problems since they unconsciously, or consciously know that they are frauds.
      I'd wager that the people who devote entire websites and FB pages to telling others how to spend their own money are the ones with psychological problems.
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      10-18-2014 07:35 PM #24
      I don't want "fake" anything. Sadly, not fake does not always mean good quality either.
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      10-18-2014 07:38 PM #25
      I wasn't aware we hadn't done this thread enough times already. Though I do tend to stand on the "no reps" side of the fence.
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    25. 10-18-2014 07:49 PM #26
      How about if you have "real" wheels but cheap really ****ty tires? What's the verdict on that?

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      10-18-2014 07:49 PM #27
      I think I have seen more fake Volks than real.
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      10-18-2014 07:52 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by kwik!gti View Post
      How about if you have "real" wheels but cheap really ****ty tires? What's the verdict on that?
      That's fine and dandy.
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      10-18-2014 07:53 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by BTM View Post
      I wasn't aware we hadn't done this thread enough times already.


      Wait, this isn't the first thread discussing this?

      Wouldn't that make this one?
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      A replica thread?

      Crap.

    29. 10-18-2014 08:01 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Crimping Is Easy View Post
      That's fine and dandy.
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      10-18-2014 08:03 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Crimping Is Easy View Post
      I'd wager that the people who devote entire websites and FB pages to telling others how to spend their own money are the ones with psychological problems.
      This . People who are all uptight about having real BBS's or Volks and talk down on others wheels like "F**k your fake wheels" are always full of themselves. Also there is a difference between counterfeit and a replica. I don't think any Rota wheel is claiming to be a TE37 with Volk stickers and stamps on it, or an ESM wheel claiming to be a BBS RS with BBS logos and selling it as a BBS. Most of the time if you hit a solid stationary like a curb with your wheel it's going to break.

      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      I don't want "fake" anything. Sadly, not fake does not always mean good quality either.
      Also a good point. Most people have seen these Kosei K1 wheels, as they are very popular on many makes and models. I have no idea why they are so popular because I have cracked 4 of these wheels from track only driving and know others that have the same issue. Completely unsafe IMO
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    31. 10-18-2014 08:04 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Crimping Is Easy View Post
      I'd wager that the people who devote entire websites and FB pages to telling others how to spend their own money are the ones with psychological problems.
      LOL

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      10-18-2014 08:12 PM #33


      My "real" wheels have cracked bent and leaked, lucky for me I have friend who fixes wheels. Also the OEM jag wheel just cracked on my Volvo. I hate my obsession with wheels
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      10-18-2014 08:15 PM #34
      Just because it's possible to crack/bend "real" wheels, does not mean that fake ones aren't all the sudden usually lower quality versions of their real counterparts.
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    34. 10-18-2014 08:29 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by BTM View Post
      Just because it's possible to crack/bend "real" wheels, does not mean that fake ones aren't all the sudden usually lower quality versions of their real counterparts.
      That's the first thing the pro "real" people ALWAYS bring up (unbreakable properties of real wheels)

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