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How to tell if wheels are reps or original Audi?

Discussion in 'Handling' started by JGrant1285, Mar 12, 2007.

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    JGrant1285 Sir Scouser Benitez

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    [Mar 12, 2007]
    Hello all,

    now i'm wondering i have a set of 19" RS6 wheels (spare ones) and on the inside they have stamped on them "Not O.E.M Reps".

    Does this mean that they are orignals and not replica's?

    thanks peeps *thumbs up*
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    [Mar 12, 2007]
    "Not O.E.M Reps".

    Isnt that a double negative? Meaning they are OEM, but not reps, or they are OEM reps...some sort of conundrum...:uhm:
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    [Mar 12, 2007]
    yeah thats what i was thinking it could either mean:

    1. These are not O.E.M, they are reps

    or

    2. There are O.E.M, Not Reps...


    hmmmm confusing?

    Someone surely can clear this up for me????
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    [Mar 12, 2007]
    Carol Vorderman?

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    [Mar 12, 2007]
    i'd say there reps mate!
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    JGrant1285 Sir Scouser Benitez

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    [Mar 13, 2007]
    hmmmm......

    Ive already got Reps on my car - thing is there is nothing to say that all reps with have this stamp on them, so how the hell am i meant to know?

    surely someone knows what to look for?......and no, Sadly, Carol you C-A-N-T help....hahahahahahaha
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    [Mar 13, 2007]
    The OEM wheels would most likely have the 4 rings on them somewhere, as well as an Audi part number (at least the OEM TT S-Line wheels I saw had those while the reps didn't).
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    Right ok, so at the weekend i'm going to get them out and give them a good cleaning.........and have a mooch.......Maybe if i go to audi looking at "buying" a set of O.E.M's and see what stamps they have on them.
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    Right ok, got some piccies of the rims, gave them a wash down....personally, if i was made to make a decision on them, i would prolly say they are genuine, cause they just seem to look slightly different than my reps. Heres the pics:

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    Any ideas?

    I'm going to put them in the trade forum to see what people offer for them.
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    46TheDoctor Valentino Rossi A.K.A The Doctor

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    They are defo replicas, that print reads "not original---there replicas", which are the same as my replicas i bought from wheelbase which have the same stamp. They told me this is stamped on for the benefit of insurance companies, although it looks like your car is standard its actually not and you should have paid a premium to wear them, just another way for them to shaft you. They may look different because of a different offset maybe? Are they the same? If they are ET45 the wheel will look far more flatter than ET35. Also there are 4 or 5 different manufacturers of these none oem rims, some better quality than others, i have to say the ones i got look exceptional but they do have an awful lot of wheelweights on but maybe this is the tyre causing this.:w00t:
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    [Apr 16, 2007]
    Is it "Not O.E.M. , replica?

    a previously dirty comma revelaing the truth? Look like good copies to me.
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    [Apr 26, 2007]
    Mine say the same!

    it means they are a replica of an OEM rim
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    [Jun 15, 2007]
    Yeah they're reps. Mine say the same, I've got 18" RS6's on A6 with the same info on them.
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