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BBS wheels! for OLD SCHOOL!


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#1 Zefy

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 09:51 AM

alright not quite, but SO CLOSE!

i've been watching WRC (argentina was sweet!) and i noticed that the impreza ditched the 5 bolt pattern for a 4 bolt... it looked pretty freakin' big for a 4 bolt...

so after much searching i went right to the source and emailed BBS...

it turns out that the BBS wheels on the WRC impreza is 4x136!!!

now i know it's not perfect... but it's SO close!!!

so i bet you could widen the wholes a little... (it'd only have to be 2mm each!)

then you'd get BBS wheels without the mess!!! (centre bore is 98mm... dunno about the our cars...)



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Posted 09 May 2006 - 10:41 AM

Yes those rims are sweeeet! I can't even imagine an EA81 sedan rockin those rims.Posted Image

#3 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 10:52 AM

Wow that would be awesome!:)

#4 wesley willis

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 12:42 PM

could be done...might not be entirely kosher, but it definately could be done.

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 12:57 PM

I WANT! I WANT ! I WANT!:burnout:

#6 Zefy

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 02:29 PM

i sent off another email...

lets see where this goes! perhaps for a small fortune some wheels could be made...:-p

i like those ones but i like the ones that they use with gravel tires... can't seem to find a pic... they'd be sweeeeeeet! they also look smaller... so possibly 15s or 16's...

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 03:02 PM

I saw those a few months ago, but couldn't find any info on the spacing. 136 sounds close enough to me, if one is creative enough to deal with it.

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 03:03 PM

I saw those a few months ago, but couldn't find any info on the spacing. 136 sounds close enough to me, if one is creative enough to deal with it.

they make offset lug nuts somewhere i believe

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 06:06 PM

anyone want to 'chop those onto an EA81?

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 06:56 PM

they make offset lug nuts somewhere i believe


Whats that do?

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 07:01 PM

does anyone realize that one of those wheels cost about what out cars are worth?

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 07:18 PM

You could use a taper with the hole drilled off center through the middle, then a regular nut on to push the taper in.

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 09:13 PM

6-lug wheels are technically 138.5

another couple mm wouldn't matter that much.

we discussed that as soon as that prototype came out, and someone (mcbrat IIRC) used a little proportions with the known rim width to find that the bolt pattern was right.

yea, if a set of those showed up in my driveway, they'd be on the loyale real quick (assuming that backspacing wasn't too insane to fit over the shocks and stuff)

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 01:15 AM

NUTS!!!!!:mad:

just got an email from the guy at BBS... the wheels are made only for the WRC... seems like kinda a stupid rule... not like anybody else can really use them besides old soobs and peugeots anyway...:-\

if i had the money i'd probably beg a little...:rolleyes:

but ya, he told me he couldn't help me...

anybody in sardinia wanna help us(me) out and nab a set of wheels for me while the service guys aren't looking during the next rally?:-p

hmmm i don't like accepting defeat so easily...:( (not sure if i have yet...:brow:)



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Posted 10 May 2006 - 03:33 AM

does anyone realize that one of those wheels cost about what out cars are worth?

close.

see also simmons wheels. specifically a P86. they made them in a gold mesh a few years back. about $2.5k with rubber for a 16x7"

www.simmonswheels.com.au I think. I had a set on a L series turbo sedan for a while. best improvement ever for handling- went to a 17" for a bit but was too rough.

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 01:19 PM

Looked around Simmons' web site but couldn't find a set of the P86. Post a pic please, these sound like what I'm looking for!!!

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 03:54 PM

they are a special order. in my case I wnet to the factory when I lived in sydney. they still make them. send them an email with what you want.
phone numbers are there also in your case 011 61-2-rest of number. allow 12-15 hrs for time difference if you ar going to ring them.

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 05:06 PM

There is a custom wheel place I just heard about from my machine shop teacher not to far from me. I'll check it out and get back to everyone...:D

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 05:08 PM

BTW, what are the dimensions of the wheels on say a 86 GL-10Turbo Wagon?

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 05:34 PM

BTW, what are the dimensions of the wheels on say a 86 GL-10Turbo Wagon?


ea82s have a 4x140mm bolt circle, with 13" diameter, and IIRC 5 or 6" wide

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 05:35 PM

Coo thanx!

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 05:30 PM

I was once quoted $400 EXTRA per wheel to have some TSW Revo wheels made in a 4x140mm lug pattern... so it can be done, just $$$$$$$$$$

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 06:33 PM

6-lug wheels are technically 138.5

...? All the wheel books/pamphlets I have seen say it is 139.7mm... Just grab a calculator and do this sum:
5.5 Inchs
x 2.54 Inchs to CM Conversion
= 13.97 CM
x 10 CM to MM Conversion
= 139.7 MM

Where'd you get 138.5 from?

I'll try photochopping the alloy's onto a old school subie sometime later today.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:17 PM

... didn't turn out well. But for 10mins of work I guess it's ok.. :-\

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 09:49 AM

I was once quoted $400 EXTRA per wheel to have some TSW Revo wheels made in a 4x140mm lug pattern... so it can be done, just $$$$$$$$$$


...and then you'd still have TSW wheels...

HRE will manufacture their wheels to any bolt pattern you like, but prepare to pay for it. They're quality wheels and come at quite a price. Seems easier to go 5-lug.

...still, those BBSs are awful nice.




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