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Old June 14th 2011, 21:58
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Vintage BBS Collection

Well it seems that these BBS wheels keep coming toward me!
After I decide to build me a new VW project I was sure it have to wear
smaller wheels than my 1303. So I began looking for a set of 16 BBS RS 5x130.
I kept looking at Ebay but they seems to be at $2,000 range. One day I found a set of 16 BBS Mahle that were at good price. I made an offer and was accepted. Here is a front one.


The I began to look for a 944 donor car. A local had one for $500. At arrival it had an unexpected surprise, a set of 16 BBS RS. I got the car for $400. Here a front wheel picture.


Then it was all my fault. While surfing Ebay a nice set of interesting wheels pop out, a mint set of 16 BBS E52. These are Rennsport magnesium centers, so a compulsive "Buy Now" get me these!!!


All are 16x7 ET23 at front and 16x8 ET11 at back.
Anyone having a set of E50, E26 or LM set for my new addiction!!!
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Old June 17th 2011, 06:41
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oooooooh! BBS RS in 5x130. Nice!!
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Old June 19th 2011, 02:37
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I love mine! bbs rs 157, and 158 from a porsche 924. ET 49 all the way around. 16x7 in front and 16x8 in back.

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Old June 19th 2011, 15:04
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I love mine! bbs rs 157, and 158 from a porsche 924. ET 49 all the way around. 16x7 in front and 16x8 in back.

Hi! I had read your RS build and makes me try it myself. But I reckon that I had more projects that I can chew! How are holding your wheels? Had you seen the red 1302 with the gold RS. Talk about ultimate daily driving with Stlyle!!!
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Old June 19th 2011, 10:42
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i like your taste
chasing similar wheels for mine, but jap stud pattern = jap wheels, 16x7 & 16x9, maximum DISH!
will look very similar to the E52 pictured
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Old June 19th 2011, 15:10
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i like your taste
chasing similar wheels for mine, but jap stud pattern = jap wheels, 16x7 & 16x9, maximum DISH!
will look very similar to the E52 pictured
STIDUB? A VW with STI engine with some JDM style? Really it seems that we are on the same line!
I have on my mind a couple of looks for a similar project!!!

BBS,Recaro,Brembos are the words I grew up reading over and over on the magazines!!!!
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Old June 20th 2011, 12:33
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http://f12batchimg.auctions.yahoo.co...0060600081.jpg
those suckers are what im chasing, its a shame its not a pair, i could source fronts locally that fit nicely.
attach some nice semi slicks & visit my favourite 40km stretch of windy mountain roads
my bug is an international parts whore, german, aussie, japanese, american, british... thats off the top of my head too, im sure i could add more
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Wow, SSR Mesh are really nice wheels! I've been after a set for a while, it would fit perfectly for an oldschool GL. I gave up chasing them when a nice set of - non staggered - LMs came up, so I found my wheels

@Onix: an impressive collection you have, I like the BBS E52 most.
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Thanks. Always liked the LM BBS wheels but these early ones had grown on me. But by no means I am expert on them so I do not know the differences between E51 and E52?!?!?
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Well I done it again . I had managed to get another pristine set of BBS RS at a real great price! What sealed the deal was the 36 offset of the front wheels with such great condition.

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You my friend, are what we call a "Wheel Whore."
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I thought I was bad with 5 sets for the bug, but apparently your love of bbs wheels is insatiable! I've got a set of 15x7 cookie cutters for autox, 16x7/16x8 low offset early phone dials for rain, 18x8/18x10 BSA 215a for street, 17x8.5/17x10 Fikse FM5 for road racing and 18x8.5/18x10 Fikse Profil 5 for road race/hillclimb. How many sets of wheels are you up to now 6? 7?
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I thought I was bad with 5 sets for the bug, but apparently your love of bbs wheels is insatiable! I've got a set of 15x7 cookie cutters for autox, 16x7/16x8 low offset early phone dials for rain, 18x8/18x10 BSA 215a for street, 17x8.5/17x10 Fikse FM5 for road racing and 18x8.5/18x10 Fikse Profil 5 for road race/hillclimb. How many sets of wheels are you up to now 6? 7?

Hi Pal!!! You got a a very good collection. I really like those Fikse you have. The yellow car on your avatar seems to have some RUF wheels. Am I right? Are yours? Pictures of them?

Right now I have 7 sets of BBS and another set of 16" RS centers.
Latelly the E26 BBS seems to be calling my name!
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You my friend, are what we call a "Wheel Whore."
I been called that on more than one occasion
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