Advantages Looks fantastic.
Disadvantages Costs a fortune.
BBS is a world renowned manufacturer of alloy wheels, and their reputation has reached monumental proportions in the world of motorsport. BBS supplies various F1 teams & their famous split rim alloy wheels, which are available for VW, BMW and Porsche and are amongst the most famous in the business.Although the company has been in the business for some considerable time, they have just recently (August this year) been taken over by a Belgian firm, Punch International NV. They were operating in receivership earlier this year, having problems because of the price of the raw material, aluminium. Let us hope these troubles are behind them.
The RC range being reviewed here, consists of eight "double spokes" if that makes sense (see the pic).and are made for a wheel bolt pattern of 5/100 This configuration makes it easy to clean the wheels, something that is very important where brake dust is involved. Also the wheel does not stick out too far (if it does, you are going to "kerb" them) Any damage can be repaired but at a great cost.These are available in a great range of colours, all alloys are painted, usually in metallic paint. Here are the colours available: -
Black, also Hyper black and Gloss Black
Silver, also Hyper silver
and of course White.
The centre bore of the wheel is simply the hole in the middle, this is filled by a plastic cap, in our case with a very nice cap displaying the BBS logo. It also has imitation flats, as if it is to be removed with a spanner, not so, but very nice. These caps are often lost or stolen, and are available but at a price.Offset: -
These wheels weigh just 20 Pounds, although tyres add to this weight. They are heavy, but a steel rim would be heavier.
These are not cheap, and the brand new price puts most people off so they either opt for a cheaper make, or look on the likes of ebay, just remember though, if buying by mail order, allow for the cost of shipping or courier, which can be quite a lot.
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