This may spell the end of the "Exclusive" look the Ch's have, because up until now.....there was NOTHING like them on the market, and now there is an "affordable" version......you will see them on chav cars everywhere! [:'(]Why the "oh dear"? I can't see the problem apart from advertising them as Anni wheels.
Exactly my thoughts. They look decent enough quality in the picture. How many people on here are driving round with RS4 Replicas? Quite a lot by my reckoning. Just think how chuffed the "genuine" RS4 drivers felt when they started seeing their wheels on a common car like a Golf (and let's face it, it's one of the most popular choices of wheel for a Golf). I've not heard anyone complaining about people driving round with LM style wheels (eg. Rial Daytona Race - they're fairly similar to LM's), R32 Replica Wheels (another that's gaining in popularity) or RS6 replicas.So what if someone wants to market replicas, I don't see anyone complain about replica Santas in fact most people seem to be keen to save money by buying them, The replica CHs are not exact so clearly anyone can tell they are replicas has the Snob/insecurity factor on this forum been let loose again, some people may not have or want to spend the money on genuine CHs but still wish to achieve a similar look. I have genuine CHs but that's my choice if someone is happy with replicas and the cost savings that are associated good on them
I'd never disrespect anyone for not being able to afford something. Ignoring exclusivity issues though, what would concern me most is quality. Original wheels will have had very large sums of money invested in research, development and testing to ensure they are of top quality, and also have the right technical approvals. If a copy has known origins and can also boast those approvals, great. I worked and saved hard to buy my original wheels and if their quality is better than a replica (as I would expect for the money) and that saves myself or someone else getting killed or injured then it's money well spent in my opinion. Safety was a higher priority than looks when I chose my wheels.This may spell the end of the "Exclusive" look the Ch's have, because up until now.....there was NOTHING like them on the market, and now there is an "affordable" version......you will see them on chav cars everywhere! [:'(]