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BBS LM wheels? Anyone? by crash41301
Started on: 04-28-2008 09:08 PM
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Ok, not really, but kind of I guess...

They are replica's. This is the only place I've found that still sell them. I am wanting smaller wheels up front than the rear as it looks better to me. Similiar to this with 17's up front, and 18's in the rear.
http://memimage.cardomain.n.../446702_100_full.jpg

These are BBS LM replica wheels. They are available in 18's, and 19's.

They 18's come in 18x8, and 18x9. +35mm offset, and +38mm offset w/ 5x100 lug pattern
They also come in 19x8.5 in +35mm offset w/ 5x100 lug pattern from this vendor

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...0234937813QQtcZphoto

I expect that the wheels will fit similiar to this in terms of spacing: (scroll to the last red car where he mentions 18x8 +38 and 18x9 +35. 19x8.5 + 35mm should fit similiarly relative to the fender)
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...070315-2-079027.html


I called the vendor, and they refuse to sell me two 18's, and two 19's. They only want to sell sets as this wheel has been discontinued. These are so direct copies of BBS LM's that BBS filed suit against the company making them and they stopped making them. Such a direct copy that you can buy BBS center caps and put them in there and they fit perfectly :-D

Is anyone interested in getting two 18's and two 19's with me? We could buy two sets (one 18" set and one 19" set) and split them up. The wheels wouldn't have to come to me, I am pretty sure the vendor would split them up at their shop so you dont even have to trust me. The seller didnt seem to care about that, he just didnt want to get stuck with two 18's and two 19's on a discontinued wheel. That being said, even if he wouldnt split them, I would be willing to split shipping of the other 4 wheels to you. I work at UPS and can ship a set of wheels for $40 total when there are no tires so it wouldn't add us a whole lot of extra cost )

Anyone? Anyone? These are the best looking wheels I've found that fit our cars, and the vendor wont split them up. :-(
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Report this Post04-29-2008 01:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for crash41301Click Here to Email crash41301Send a Private Message to crash41301Direct Link to This Post
Bumpity bump.... come on people, you know you love the way BBS LM's look!
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Would you be better off to pick either 18" or 19" and see if they would sell you a staggered setup?

Either way, you're likely going to be buying 2 complete sets and selling one off yourself.

Best of luck to you, just remember, they're not making any more and the clock is ticking...

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Originally posted by crash41301:

Ok, not really, but kind of I guess...

They are replica's. This is the only place I've found that still sell them. I am wanting smaller wheels up front than the rear as it looks better to me. Similiar to this with 17's up front, and 18's in the rear.
http://memimage.cardomain.n.../446702_100_full.jpg

These are BBS LM replica wheels. They are available in 18's, and 19's.

They 18's come in 18x8, and 18x9. +35mm offset, and +38mm offset w/ 5x100 lug pattern
They also come in 19x8.5 in +35mm offset w/ 5x100 lug pattern from this vendor

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...0234937813QQtcZphoto

I expect that the wheels will fit similiar to this in terms of spacing: (scroll to the last red car where he mentions 18x8 +38 and 18x9 +35. 19x8.5 + 35mm should fit similiarly relative to the fender)
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...070315-2-079027.html


I called the vendor, and they refuse to sell me two 18's, and two 19's. They only want to sell sets as this wheel has been discontinued. These are so direct copies of BBS LM's that BBS filed suit against the company making them and they stopped making them. Such a direct copy that you can buy BBS center caps and put them in there and they fit perfectly :-D

Is anyone interested in getting two 18's and two 19's with me? We could buy two sets (one 18" set and one 19" set) and split them up. The wheels wouldn't have to come to me, I am pretty sure the vendor would split them up at their shop so you dont even have to trust me. The seller didnt seem to care about that, he just didnt want to get stuck with two 18's and two 19's on a discontinued wheel. That being said, even if he wouldnt split them, I would be willing to split shipping of the other 4 wheels to you. I work at UPS and can ship a set of wheels for $40 total when there are no tires so it wouldn't add us a whole lot of extra cost )

Anyone? Anyone? These are the best looking wheels I've found that fit our cars, and the vendor wont split them up. :-(


Not to bust your bubble, but the wheels shown in your first photo reference are not BBS replicas.
Those are HP Design EVO wheels
I believe the owner of that particular car had his wheels chromed, (they come powder coated)
They are the very same wheels I have on my car, except I have 18 X 8s all around.


Try www.305wheels.com
he is very accomodating sometimes and might sell you a "stagger" set, but remember, you will not be able to rotate tires with such a set-up.
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Report this Post04-30-2008 09:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for crash41301Click Here to Email crash41301Send a Private Message to crash41301Direct Link to This Post
I understand the red car I linked to doesnt have BBS Replica's on it. I was just using it for reference as a staggered setup.

The vendor on ebay selling the wheels wont accomidate selling me 18's and 19's. He only wants to sell 4 18's, or 4 19's at a time....
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Report this Post05-01-2008 08:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TG oreiF 8891Click Here to Email TG oreiF 8891Send a Private Message to TG oreiF 8891Direct Link to This Post
I would consider it, but those offsets won't work well on my 88.

Free bump!
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