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What type of wheel rim is this?


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Hi all,


Is there anyone who can tell me what type of wheel rim this is? I am guessing it is a BBS RS rim. Am I correct. I really like it and wouldn't mind looking in to getting a set for my car in the near future. 


Thanks for the help.





Edited by rapandi


1972 BMW 2002 Tii - Golf Yellow


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Style 5 is a BBS RZ basically, it doesn't have the three piece thing going on like the initial post. I would agree with the original poster, BBS RS wheels.

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'86 Chevy K20 (6.2 Turbo Diesel build) & '46 Chevy 2 Ton Dump Truck
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style 5 is not even close.......cmon Peter....




post on r3v limited.....in the wheel section....you will get your answer there......and some over there sell them restored.....


its a hard wheel to find....and $$$$$$$$$

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5 hours ago, jrkoupe said:

style 5 is not even close.......cmon Peter....


I stand my my first comment that it looks like a BMW Style 5 wheel although the link I put up was for the wrong wheel. I do know that the Style 5 two piece wheel was made in 17" for the e39 but that probably is not what is on the car in the post. FCP Euro has the 17" BMW Style 5 wheel for sale.




I admit, the lip of the rim is different but it is close.

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I'll go with RS. The style 5 center cap is different. Compare the weave pattern around the perimeter of the hex nut. 


This photo is of one of my RS wheels. 



Being a 3 piece wheel, many things can be done to alter the offset, width, and even the diameter by changing out the lip and barrel. It looks to me like the wheel in the OP's photo may be wearing a wider lip than my wheels to fill out the turbo flare. Possibly in a 16" diameter as well. 


They were also sold new in many diameters, offsets, and bolt patterns. 


The center though, looks like an RS to me.



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"Style 5" has almost become a generic equivalent for basketweave/BBS-styled wheels.  BBS made some of them for BMW, and they came in single & multi-piece versions.  I've not committed the BBS (or Alpina) nomenclature to memory!

John in VA

'74 tii "Juanita"  '85 535i "Goldie"  '86 535i "M-POSSTR"  

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