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pauly330

Bbs Rc090 / Style 5 Refurb

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pauly330   

OK, well I've got a price for getting the wheels done. I've got a brand new set of red BBS badges and I've got a new set of stainless steel bolts.

I'm going for silver centres with polished lips. Keep it looking OEM-ish.

Here's my dilema - the bolts are not genuine BBS bolts. I like them, but am undecided if they look better than the standard ones. They're a lot lower profile with hex head. Which do I go for?

The ones I am planning on using are here: (I think they make the dishes look deeper)

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Natedogg   

not my bag. if your running proper bbs's, run proper bbs bolts.

allen bolts makes them like like fake ass calibre wheels with those bolts. sorry.

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Jorge-   

What he said.

Justmatz have genuine BBS bolts in - I got a load more links on my home PC, talking about £140 for a fullset.

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Jorge-   

I don't think its realistically possible, just people dreaming.

Its on wheels like LMs where you can mount the face behind like on RCs to give a bit more poke.

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pauly330   

Fair enough.

On the other note - justmatz = £156 delivered for an entire new set of stainless BBS bolts.

They're not getting new ones in until Friday, then I'll order some and send the others I bought back.

I'm dropping the wheels off tomorrow hopefully.

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Natedogg   

good man. you've made the right choice.

are you doing refurb yourself? if so don't forget you'll need the bbs sockets as there female splined

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Jorge-   

Not on 5s :)

Just a 12point 10mm socket, although some of mine were also 6 point.

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pauly330   

They emailed me again. He'd made a mistake and actually wants £300+ for new bolts, washers and nuts!!!!

I'm guessing I can't just reuse the old bolts?

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Jorge-   

Who said you can't reuse them?

What are you ordering? Let me find those other links from Germany.

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They emailed me again. He'd made a mistake and actually wants £300+ for new bolts, washers and nuts!!!!

I'm guessing I can't just reuse the old bolts?

And BBS wonder why they are going bust ;)

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omex_uk   

It might be worth giving the lads at Trident Racing Supplies a call, when I rebuilt my 2 piece jap wheels I brought 140 high tensile lock nuts from something silly like £15. Just give them a call and see what they say.

TRIDENT RACING SUPPLIES

Unit 31, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone,

Northamptonshire NN12 8TN

Tel: +44 (0)1327 857822

Fax: +44 (0)1327 858096

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Jorge-   

BBS stuff is different

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/136-CHROMED-SPLIT-RIM-BOLTS-M7x30-BBS-RC-BMW-STYLING-5-/190488932495?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Trims_Car_Rims_ET&hash=item2c5a06708f

They need that splined colar on them to hold the bolts to the faces as they don't have bolt heads. If that makes sense?

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pauly330   

Who said you can't reuse them?

What are you ordering? Let me find those other links from Germany.

That was for the M7x30 bolts from justmatz. Nuts included.

Some sites say definately no to using your old bolts, some say why not.

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Jorge-   

I used mine....

Spent about 10 hours scrubbing each one, stripping the paint off them and spraying them black but rather that than £300. I am 3 short though, had to angle grind 1 off, and 2 have cross threaded.

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pauly330   

Right. The refurb is back on then!

I can face paying out for three or four bolts. 136 is a bit different though.

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Natedogg   

yean get the bolts out the car, soak them for a day or 2 in a nice 50/50 mix of vinegar and coke/pepsi and see what state there in.

they can normally be saved and reused

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pauly330   

Just dropped them off. They refurb place is doing everything for me - I even get them balanced and my shiney new badges stuck on!

Not gonna be done until the end of next week, so I'll probably delay collecting them until after pay day.

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Jorge-   

How much is the refurb setting you back, wanted to cry when I saw the refurb price for a set of split wheels.

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