Join Date: Oct 2016
Vehicle: Former SLK/350/55 Owner
Other Toys: C43AMG Cabriolet, A 220 4MATIC, W114/8
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Help regarding wheel issue
So.... I just came back from the shop that would have me wheels refurbished.
My wheels are not original.
Although my datacard states that the car was delivered with amg wheels, seems that the previous owner swapped them with replicas.
I called the guy and he said that he has no idea (yeah right) but he recalls taking them for refurbishment three years ago and "thinks" that the shop "may have tricked" him.
Anyway, from what my shop says, the wheels are correct to offset, made in Italy (as stated on the back) and not some Chinese knock offs, but Ive never had replicas fitted before and would like to hear some opinions about it.
Since they are straight and seem to just need just minor repairs, should I keep them?
Should I get rid of them and put some original ones?
I would have felt confidence with a branded after market set, but this "replica" issue... Just doesn't feel right.