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I've loved these rims for a long time and finally I found someone who put them on his GTI, now I want to see them on a Corrado. I'd do it myself but alas I just got new rims, one problem is the size, they are 17x8 and would need an adaptor so a little fender work would be in order, not sure of ET.
Here's a pic:


Does anyone have a pic of these on a C?
 

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Which wheels are those? Do you know anyone who sells them?
 

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Re: Someone please put these BBS on your C (todye4)

Those are the BMW 5 series BBS rims. 17x8 and 5x120 bolt pattern with an ET of 20. On a Corrado they'd poke out quite a bit with adapters. BBS made a version for the BMW 3 series in a 17x7.5 size with an ET of 41 - same design but the lip is much smaller. The 3 series version are what I've got sitting in the garage waiting to go on the Corrado as soon as new tires show up.
 

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Re: Someone please put these BBS on your C (todye4)

I'm sure those are the BMW 5 series BBS oh $HIT those are HOT!
 

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Re: Someone please put these BBS on your C (Riderx56)

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Those are the BMW 5 series BBS rims. 17x8 and 5x120 bolt pattern with an ET of 20. On a Corrado they'd poke out quite a bit with adapters. BBS made a version for the BMW 3 series in a 17x7.5 size with an ET of 41 - same design but the lip is much smaller. The 3 series version are what I've got sitting in the garage waiting to go on the Corrado as soon as new tires show up.

thats correct, but perhaps they can be redrilled? so as not to use an adapter?
 

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Re: Someone please put these BBS on your C (T0oDamnFast)

you'd have to redrill or else you'd be sitting at et 0 or -5 on a 8" rim... major fender work required to run those with adaptors.
 

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Re: (1SlowSLC)

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Which wheels are those? Do you know anyone who sells them?

factory 17" bmw 5 series sport wheels. the model is a BBS RS. the offset and width make it difficult to use on a vw because of the adaptor neede to go from 5x100 to 5x120. these wheels can also be found in 5x100 with correct vw offset but for around 2500 a set, without tires. model # RS301. search for Mr.Ginster in the mk3 forums, he had a set. they were originally made for the corrado race cars in europe http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (93ceedo)

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too much MKIV content.

thanks for the bump

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The 3 series version are what I've got sitting in the garage waiting to go on the Corrado as soon as new tires show up.


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Please post up a pic when you get them on or if you have a pic of them now.....post it up.
 

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Re: (1SlowSLC)

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Which wheels are those? Do you know anyone who sells them?

ebay, bid away mad man.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...38662
I remember Mr. Ginsters car, have the PVW poster, 5x100 huh hmmmm.
Redrilling would be the way to go I guess, cheaper than 2500, no fender work, and no adaptors.
 

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Re: (slomofo.)

Remember don't confuse these with the BBS RS wheels that Niko sells. Those are 3 piece wheels and are much stronger. The BMW versions are just 2 piece wheels (with a plastic center cap) and I have heard from other BMW owners that they are still pretty soft - reminiscent of the soft BBS RM wheels that came on the GTi's a few years back - pretty but not very durable. Definitely not as robust as the RS's.
 

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Re: (Riderx56)

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Remember don't confuse these with the BBS RS wheels that Niko sells. Those are 3 piece wheels and are much stronger. The BMW versions are just 2 piece wheels (with a plastic center cap) and I have heard from other BMW owners that they are still pretty soft - reminiscent of the soft BBS RM wheels that came on the GTi's a few years back - pretty but not very durable. Definitely not as robust as the RS's.

the 5 series wheels carry an RS part number under the center cap and are 3pc. you may be thinking of the 2pc. 3 series wheels
 

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Re: (slomofo.)

No, the BMW's may carry an RS number but they are definitely two piece construction. The 3 series and 5 series Style 5 wheels consist of the barrel and then the rim face which is bolted to the barrel. The barrel itself is not made up of two halves like the RS301s. I did a lot of research to get the 5 series to fit on a Corrado and finally settled on the 3 series version to avoid redrilling holes.
Check the parts below and you'll see what I mean.
http://www.circlebmw.com/parts/wheel98/wheel98.htm
http://www.pacificbmw.com/cata...id=11
 

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Re: (Riderx56)

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No, the BMW's may carry an RS number but they are definitely two piece construction. The 3 series and 5 series Style 5 wheels consist of the barrel and then the rim face which is bolted to the barrel. The barrel itself is not made up of two halves like the RS301s. I did a lot of research to get the 5 series to fit on a Corrado and finally settled on the 3 series version to avoid redrilling holes.
Check the parts below and you'll see what I mean.
http://www.circlebmw.com/parts/wheel98/wheel98.htm
http://www.pacificbmw.com/cata...id=11

oh i see, well that's no good. i do like how much lip though.
 
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