Originally Posted by Student Driver
Seems odd that one would be worried about the "rarity" of his or her JDM wheels when so many things are knockoffs already (clothes, shoes, mp3 players, etc.). If the wheels are that cool and "original", then the owner would know this and should be happy. Most people wouldn't know what wheels they are looking at anyway, and think most look the same. But if the owner is simply concerned with what others think about his wheels, then he has other issues to deal with.
I guess there's different ways to look at it, but why mod your car? so it doesn't look like every other WRX or STI out there right? Yes some do it for personal preference regardless if everyone has it our not.
Some of us seek to be original and stand out in a crowd. What about show cars or magazine cars? Do they have issues because they covet rare or premium wheels that very few people have?