So is it safe to assume most/all RS4 replicas of this color are being painted by the same place?
Now, don't group all the "others" together, because as we know, not all replicas are created equal. <rolls eyes>
Just want to point out a few facts....
The 18x8 replica from Achtuning weighs "around 28lbs"
The WheelExchange replica weighs 28lbs also:
Center caps? Achtuning includes the same "cheesy" chrome cap, if I'm not mistaken. OEM caps are extra $$. I think it's safe to assume they're the same cap, therefore OEM cap fitment would be the same.
Offset--ET30 vs. ET35, one up to Achtuning, as ET35 is the preferred offset by most (though I've had no problems with ET30...just depends on your set-up).
The bashing of other replicas really is getting old, especially in light of this recent revelation.
Toss finish, weight, styling, and center cap fitment out the window--I'll stand up for the WheelExchange replica. Though, I can't speak for any others, which may or may not weigh 36lbs, have a screw on center cap, and/or flat spokes. I dunno, you've seen 'em, I haven't.