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    Authentic or replicas? e30 alpina wheel set

    So my dad got me a set of e30 Alpina rims for my birthday (today) and I just want to confirm they are authentic and not reps, before I hit my local car meet looking like an idiot with fake rims. The front rims I know for sure are real, (they have the Ronal stamp in the back) but I am unsure of the back set. They are 15' rims with 195 tires. The front numbers are 3611107 and 6Jx15H2, and the rear are 3611108 and 7Jx15H2. Here is where the confusing part is, They all have Alpina stamped on them but the rear set of rims seem to missing the KBA number stamp which the front have (KBA40265 and KBA40266). I have read that this stamp is the German road worthiness test qualification sort of thing. So my concern is, are the rear wheels really good reps? They have all the other numbers and the Alpina logo but the rear wheels are missing the Ronal stamp and the KBA number. I noticed that 79 is stamped on the back of all four rims. Any imput? pics below.
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    Last edited by SilverShadow655; 03-28-2018 at 09:19 PM.

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    i am by no means an expert, but i thought authentic Alpina wheels used the hollow spoke and hidden fill stem. I know on later ones that's a dead giveaway.

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    I think they started doing that in more recent years, on the 6 and 7 series. The overall wheel design is a little different on newer ones, vs ones made 30 years ago. Thanks for the response though.

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