I think it depends on which replica. Not all are created equally. I would stick with brands that have a good reputation such as VMR, APEX, and ?? I'm definitely a wheel snob but it is partially driven by past experience with cheap wheels. When I started getting into cars I bought cheap reps because I didn't know any better. I learned my lesson after dealing with bending wheels, having them fixed, bending them again, etc. There is nothing more frustrating than a wheel vibration on your $70k M3. Some say with cheap wheels they can just buy a new one when bent but that logic is flawed IMO. I just don't want to spend my time messing with bent wheels. I have had a much better experience running quality, strong wheels. If you are looking for better value, buy a quality wheel used on this forum...
'04 E46 M3 - Jet Black - Sold
'08 E90 M3 - Alpine White - Sold
'13 E92 M3 - Silverstone II - Sold
'13 E92 M3 - Alpine White - Ohlins TTX, Fall-Line Suspension Arms/Bushings, AP Racing BBK, OE GTS Aero, Cobra Seats, Akrapovic GT4, GMG 4-point, BBS E88