Originally Posted by jeepster23
BULLSHIT they are REPLICAS made in a factory in CHINA. IMHO There is no problem with replicas just dont come on here and blatantly lie and say that they are OEM. Hell even Jim Moore the owner of OEWHEELSLLC even admits they are reproductions.
Note there are two different versions of these wheels on their web site. One for $692.00 for 4 (polished, silver, black or matte black). And another for $1,472 for 4 (polished, silver, black, matte black and black chrome). Even though they are all listed as OEM take offs, I suspect that's wrong and the cheaper are replicas while the more expensive are OEM. I sent them an email last week asking this, and details on the manufacturing process, type of finish, etc. I haven't heard back, so I'll probably call when I get a chance.
For background, what "shortcuts" might go into producing an inferior replica? Are there particular materials, manufacturing processes or methods of finishing the wheels that should be avoided, or at least the cost/benefit understood?