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Older Bbs Rim Model Breakdown?


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I did a search and could not find this.  Does anyone have the definitive breakdown on the older BBS rims that were either made for our cars or would fit them?  I don't care for any of the newer BBS rims. 


I have seen the following models: RM, RS, RZ, and RA.  Are there others? 


What I am looking for is a breakdown of each of these including what type of rim (3 piece or single), the sizes they were available in, and any good sources for them.  I'm interested in those that come in a 14x6.5 or a 15x7.   


Thanks in advance for any help.



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I don't know if there is complete information about all the models somewhere but maybe it could be collected here.


I have RM's in size 7x15" ET25 (which I took down to 27). These are rarer option from e30 which more often had 6.5" with ET33.

I also had RA's from VW in size 6x15" ET 35. These fit with 195/50 tire.


RM is two piece. Outer rim can be replaced. RA is one piece.




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Thease are RS-001's  3ps  15X8 & 15X7.5


If they´re 15x8 and 15x7,5 they are no RS001. RS001 are always 7x15 ET25.


Name of rim type is RS. Following three-digit number is for defining the exact size. Examples: 8x15 ET12 with 4x100 are RS002, 8x15 with ET18 4x100 are RS071 and many others like this.


@ Spike/Stuart: Try to contact these guys: http://www.bbs-racing-wheels.com/index.htm

With having an actual look at their website I reckoned they´ve changed structure there. Less content than a year or so before. The used to have a wide variety of pictures on the old site including the different center stylings for the E30/E50 with years of production and also the more rare E49s, E55s, etc. Maybe they wil give give you further info if you drop them a line.

I do have some scans from brochures from early 80s with the one-piece RAs and FRs and a nearly complete list for all the RS types available. PM me if you want me to hand those over to you.


@scabzzzz: Great link, THX.


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