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Old 02-12-2007, 09:11 PM
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Brabus wheels, genuine vs. fake, how to tell?

Hi guys,

I bought my car recently, and along came with a set of black 18" brabus mono V rims.

I dont really like it, and have got new rims already, so I would like to sell these. But after reading posts from other users, how can i tell, if the wheels are genuine, or fake? Why i ask is because I dont want to post a for sale thread, and then later on people tell me that the wheels are fake, or vice versa. So if I know before hand, then I wont seem like a cheat.

Thanks. I'll try to take pictures when i have a chance.

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Old 02-13-2007, 02:41 PM
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A genuine Brabus wheels will have a Brabus name stamp on the wheel......
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They have the brabus on the rim, but its protruding so its not really a stamp, you feel it coming out. Also behind the rim it says made in germany and a model number. But mainly if the rim doesn't say BRABUS on the side, then it is not genuine
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if they have the raised brabus lettering on a "tab" on the wheel edge, then they are genuine.

How much are you looking to get for them? Any pics?
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Hi Blue,

Thanks. here's a photo of the rims.

I have no idea how much they are worth. Make me an offer?
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Those are real BRABUS for sure (drop step lip). Do not let those go for less than $1500.

Where are you located? I know the perfect car for those...

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I do not think they are authentic. Real Brabus wheels have Brabus stamp or raised letters on the opposite side of the valve. In addition, the valve is not in the same line as the rest of the bolts.

The other thing is that Brabus wheels have stamps or raised letters on the front of the wheel. In addition, they are stamped on the back of the face of the wheel "Brabus, Monoblock V, the model number and Made in Germany". Basically, if you have to ask, they are not real.
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I do not think they are authentic. Real Brabus wheels have Brabus stamp or raised letters on the opposite side of the valve. In addition, the valve is not in the same line as the rest of the bolts.

The other thing is that Brabus wheels have stamps or raised letters on the front of the wheel. In addition, they are stamped on the back of the face of the wheel "Brabus, Monoblock V, the model number and Made in Germany". Basically, if you have to ask, they are not real.
Dude...come on. What company makes a drop step forged lip REPLICA?...Those are real and I'm sticking to it
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guys,

THanks for your inputs. I was just unsure as to the authenticity of these rims. Last thing I want to do is sell a fake rim as a genuine one.

OCKlasse,
please let me know, i sent you a PM, if you hadany ideas for these rims.

Thanks
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Just trying to help and just giving my opinion based on a picture.

BTW, your car looks good. What size are them wheels?
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Hey guys. Its genuine or fake. Thanks for your answers.
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I worked for Brabus for many years and those generation wheels were knocked off along with the Mono 6 (VI) which was also heavily knocked off.
The part number for the wheels that are 2pc with the assembly rivets on the Mono V (5) would have the part number stamped in the inner rim edge reading 522-858-35 or 522-958-35 for 18" staggered, or 522-859-35 early production 19's, and 522-859-45 for later production...same stamp with 959 for the 9.5 rears. They also made a 10x19 that was 522-009-35. If they are 1pc no rivets, they only came in 18" which was 512-858-35, and 512-958-35. The Mono VI (6) was the same numbers with just a 6 instead of a 5.

Hope this info is useful for sellers and buyers on the used wheel market.

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I worked for Brabus for many years and those generation wheels were knocked off along with the Mono 6 (VI) which was also heavily knocked off.
The part number for the wheels that are 2pc with the assembly rivets on the Mono V (5) would have the part number stamped in the inner rim edge reading 522-858-35 or 522-958-35 for 18" staggered, or 522-859-35 early production 19's, and 522-859-45 for later production...same stamp with 959 for the 9.5 rears. They also made a 10x19 that was 522-009-35. If they are 1pc no rivets, they only came in 18" which was 512-858-35, and 512-958-35. The Mono VI (6) was the same numbers with just a 6 instead of a 5.

Hope this info is useful for sellers and buyers on the used wheel market.

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Did the mono 5 come in size of 20"? P/n 522-950-37
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Yes, sorry I should have mentioned that as well. The first gen 20" wheels were the 522-950-37, and the later gen wheels were 522-950-45.
Mono VI (6) wheels had also started being produced with a multiple size range, 622-900-40, 622-950-45, 622-050-35, 622-859-45, 622-959-45, 622-009-35. 622-858-35, 622-958-35.

The mono V (5) 20 never ended up having any staggered 20" wheels, just the 9.5x20.

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Yes, sorry I should have mentioned that as well. The first gen 20" wheels were the 522-950-37, and the later gen wheels were 522-950-45.
Mono VI (6) wheels had also started being produced with a multiple size range, 622-900-40, 622-950-45, 622-050-35, 622-859-45, 622-959-45, 622-009-35. 622-858-35, 622-958-35.

The mono V (5) 20 never ended up having any staggered 20" wheels, just the 9.5x20.

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Cool thanks! Does the +37 offset fit on 1996 w140?
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Cool thanks! Does the +37 offset fit on 1996 w140?
Yes no problem, that was originally the only application for that wheel just prior to the W220.

Like all the tuners back then, the 20x9.5 was the W140 fitment.
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Yes no problem, that was originally the only application for that wheel just prior to the W220.

Like all the tuners back then, the 20x9.5 was the W140 fitment.
cool thanks!
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No problem!
I guess I should also mention the recommended tires were the 255/35-20, and I think Michelin did a 265/35-20, but the 255 was pretty common and the best fit all the way around.

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No problem!
I guess I should also mention the recommended tires were the 255/35-20, and I think Michelin did a 265/35-20, but the 255 was pretty common and the best fit all the way around.

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