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So im planning on redoing my entire appearance on my 2000 prelude including paint, headlights/foglights, and rims.

After a bit of searching I really like the gunmetal volk t-37 rims;


However, these cost over $700 each and I don't see myself spending that much on wheels for a DD. A track performing car maybe, but a DD, not so much.

So anyways, I found some Raze wheels that look the same for quite a bit less:
Raze Wheels R74 Gunmetal Gloss Wheel Rim at WheelsNext.com

I know there will be a perfromance decrease in the replicas, but I want to know if the quality difference is worth the discount. Example, a rolex watch costs $5000 and is great quality. A replica still costs around $200-300 but it is a piece of crap and if your gonna spend $300 you can get a much better product.

So are these still good rims for $180 each? or are replicas known as pieces of crap?

If they are good quality just heavier, thats ok. Also, how would you think it would be to maybe add some legit volk center caps on...?
VOLK RACING RAYS VR CENTER CAP TE37 CE28N GT/C/V/N/U/P : eBay Motors (item 400111098540 end time Apr-22-10 16:40:37 PDT)

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I love my volks.
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Yeah, im with you. After a bit of research ive realized they are not the same thing. Not even that close (quite a bit thinner). I might just spend the money and get the real things. we'll see, but I can't find them anywhere in gunmetal with a machined lip.
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unless you get lucky and find a supplier that has them, or they pop up on ebay, you're out of luck. they are out of production
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unless you get lucky and find a supplier that has them, or they pop up on ebay, you're out of luck. they are out of production
I found a set (those colors) on craigs list here for 1500, 1 with a little curb rash. However the bolt pattern is 5X112 instead of 5x114 like our cars are. Do you know anything about adapters and how reliable they are?
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look at rota grids they are replicas. IIRC they are like 650 for a set of 4 in 17 inch
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look at rota grids they are replicas. IIRC they are like 650 for a set of 4 in 17 inch
Thanks, Ill take a look at those too
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rays, raze...what's the difference? haha
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rays, raze...what's the difference? haha
lmfao if it sounds the same, it must be the same! haha
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lmfao if it sounds the same, it must be the same! haha
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who spends just 1500 on track wheels?
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who spends just 1500 on track wheels?
.... you havent seen how expensive like a set of like bbs wheel are, have you..
1500 for a set of true on track wheels isnt a whole lot..
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Re: Rim question: replicas

There's a difference in a BUNCH of ways. Here's a few for example ; The Quality in metal which means they are alot stronger.Durability is another factor better quality in FINISH & Fitment.Don't learn the hard way,ive own rotas,drags ext..... had them on a daily i once had & every time i looked at my wheels id see a bend mean while i don't remember hitting a really bad / hard bump i mean do what you feel.Im just saying it won't be me buying them Rep wheels LOL.
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I have Roto Slipstreams on my car...atleast I did until my buddy pointed out his friend had a set of real roto slips on his car and mine...well mine are not real. They do look the same and the center emblem is real, but the replica is a bit thinner and it has a lip around the edge that true roto slips don't have.
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Wait a sec...you're saying you have replica Rotas...?

Oh the irony.
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Wait a sec...you're saying you have replica Rotas...?

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go legit.

honda-tech has a very good supply of people selling legit wheels at decent prices and sometimes you find a good deal (like my cf-48's)
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