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Old 03-09-2019, 10:38 AM
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There are many opinions on this forum regarding replica wheels. I bought a used set of 19 inch OEM wheels for my vehicle. Although I love the design, I have decided that the move from 18's to 19's does not make sense for me. I am going to sell those. I want to go to 20's. The 20 OEM wheels I have seen are more than I want to pay. With all the concerns about replica/aftermarket, can we start compiling a list of reliable aftermarket wheels?

I have no idea whether this is true or not, but I have been told that many of Porsche's OEM wheels are made in Chona and some in Eastern Europe. Chinese companies who manufacture OEM parts have no problem selling the same part under another name and calling it "replica."

Anybody who wants to suggest a replica wheel manufacturer or a seller of replicas that they believe to be decent, please post for us.

p.s. These are the type 19's I bought, and two are being repainted (scratch on the stat portion, and wheel repair guy preferred to repaint for same price as repair).



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Did you consider aftermarket wheels like OZ, HRE, BBS and some other that are vendors here? I especially feel that with the weight of a Cayenne, do you really want to take a chance with replicas? Also, I think different times of the year, good OEM used sets are available at reasonable prices.
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by OCNYPORSCHE View Post
Did you consider aftermarket wheels like OZ, HRE, BBS and some other that are vendors here? I especially feel that with the weight of a Cayenne, do you really want to take a chance with replicas? Also, I think different times of the year, good OEM used sets are available at reasonable prices.
The weight issue along with the performance of the Cayenne is why I am hesitant to go to aftermarket. Plenty of other heavy vehicles use aftermarket, but these vehicles aren't designed to perform like a Cayenne. What are the particular times of year when OEM wheels are less expensive?

p.s. I like the design of the 19's I bought, but the 18 to 19 switch isn't much, but 19 tires are stupid expensive compared to 20's. The difference from 18's to 20's is very noticeable, and 20's look like performance that one associates with Porsche. Why Porsche even offered 18's on the Cayenne is beyond me. A friend of mine who works for Porsche told me that the 18's were a base option for comfort, and the idea that most people would build or spec with an upgraded wheel.
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:40 AM
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I understand your concerns with weight to a degree. But at the end of the day, 21” OEMs are heavy as well. So I dont think it makes a huge difference on a Cayenne. Maybe a 911, but not on a Cayenne. I think durablilty with such a heavy vehicle is more important imho.

I would not go replicas as they are usually made in china. I think reputable aftermarket is not bad, but I would prefer used OEMs. The best times for the <21 are spring and summer as most people are looking for the 21 wheels for summer. 20 is one of those sizes that can be a winter and summer wheel, so it may not be a huge difference in price. Which 20 are you looking for? The 20 RS Sypder wheels seem to hold its value a great amount.

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I love my $850 Chinese EBay 21”s réplicas. I was a little apprehensive at first but after 02 years and 20.000km they turned out great, perfect balancing and they look 100% OEM.
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I love my $850 Chinese EBay 21”s réplicas. I was a little apprehensive at first but after 02 years and 20.000km they turned out great, perfect balancing and they look 100% OEM.
Do you mind sharing where you got these (Ebay seller, since so many OEM replicas are on there...I would rather buy from your seller). I think that they are beautiful. I would not be surprised, like many other manufacturers, some Porsche OEM wheels come out of China. PM me if you would rather.
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Are your 19's for still for sale? I am interested if they are.
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Originally Posted by mafpolo View Post
Do you mind sharing where you got these (Ebay seller, since so many OEM replicas are on there...I would rather buy from your seller). I think that they are beautiful. I would not be surprised, like many other manufacturers, some Porsche OEM wheels come out of China. PM me if you would rather.
Mine came from wheeltechtuning, great guy to deal with. Only issue were the center caps which were too “goldish” as you can see in my pic above. Already replaced them with OE caps.

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Are your 19's for still for sale? I am interested if they are.
I have a set of OEM 19s exactly look like the one above in excellent condition with zero rash and TPMS that i'm thinking getting rid of. i just got some vorsteiner wheels and have really no use of the 19s.
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Originally Posted by OCNYPORSCHE View Post
I understand your concerns with weight to a degree. But at the end of the day, 21” OEMs are heavy as well. So I dont think it makes a huge difference on a Cayenne. Maybe a 911, but not on a Cayenne. I think durablilty with such a heavy vehicle is more important imho.

I would not go replicas as they are usually made in china. I think reputable aftermarket is not bad, but I would prefer used OEMs. The best times for the <21 are spring and summer as most people are looking for the 21 wheels for summer. 20 is one of those sizes that can be a winter and summer wheel, so it may not be a huge difference in price. Which 20 are you looking for? The 20 RS Sypder wheels seem to hold its value a great amount.


You will be surprised the amount of OEM parts on the cayenne is actually made in China. I replaced the oem exhaust tips and guess what its made in China, and the replacement i bought is also made in China but way better quality than the OEM...don't assume everything made by Porsche have better quality.
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Originally Posted by projectd18 View Post
I have a set of OEM 19s exactly look like the one above in excellent condition with zero rash and TPMS that i'm thinking getting rid of. i just got some vorsteiner wheels and have really no use of the 19s.
Which 19's are you talking about....the same as I already have?
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