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I have 17" R90 wheels on my JCW. Is there any way of telling if they are BMW or replicas without taking one off and checking the part numbers?

I ask because they need a light refurb and the cost to split the rims and do it properly would mean I may as well get another set of replicas if they arent' genuine ones!

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yeh, hav a look at the bolts along the edge. they should all hav a little BBS logo embedded in them. otherwise only way i know is take the wheel off. only a 5 min job 2 do anyway.

I wanted my R90s refurbed but i ended up getting them painted cos would cost 2 much to hav them refinished.
 

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also replicas arent actually 2 piece, so the bolts are just fake, with mine if you look closely you can see where the paint stops and then the outer rim is polished.
 

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I know James but I don't really want to fork out over £300 on a refurb at the moment but the laquer is driving me mad!
 

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how old are they ? as i would try and bag a refurb under bmws anit corrosion warranty i wouldnt have thought that a refurb would have been that much i was quoted 40 per rim for refrub and paint on my non splits
 

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The previous owner put them on 2 years ago. No receipt in the paperwork he gave me with the car but he did say that he had already had the laquer redone on 2 of them but they all need some work now!
 

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how old are they ? as i would try and bag a refurb under bmws anit corrosion warranty i wouldnt have thought that a refurb would have been that much i was quoted 40 per rim for refrub and paint on my non splits
costs more to get split rims refurbed though cos they have to take the wheel apart, Ive heared of more problems with the genuine wheels than the replicas that i have. I heared it was around £100 a wheel to refurb but i guess it depends where you go
 

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Cheapest price i could get so far is £300 + vat with the Wheel Specialist in Manchester and they need them for a few days too!
 

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true i know the oem ones have huge lacquer issues and not just on the splits been speaking to a few folk who have the same on the jcw 18's most now seem to opt for the rim to be diamond cut and mirror polished as opposed to re lacquered
 
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