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  1. Genuine vs NON-genuine BMW wheels.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys, Just need your opinions or perhaps even lived experiences on NON genuine BMW wheels. I am looking at upgradding mine standard 17" and came across these 20" 405M Style Alloy Wheels Gloss Black Machined BMW 3 5 Series E90 E92 F10 F30 | eBay. We all know how much original wheels cost and...
  2. Beware non-genuine BMW alloys cheap knock-offs

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Just a heads-up. I recently bought some used 'BMW 19" alloys' off ebay. They were type 230, looked good in the pictures. One was declared as damaged (cracked) but repairable. When I got them they were not genuine (No BMW stamps, part number or factory markings). With a bit of research I am...
  3. 1998 E39 540 Replacing front brakes - non-genuine parts OK?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Everyone, I've recently bought a nice 1998 540i for the purpose of driving around Europe for the next few months. I drove around France a couple of weeks ago - covered 2,600 miles with trouble-free motoring. However, the car does have a shimmy through the steering column under braking. I...