BBS RM Mulitpiece wheel. 2 Pieces
RM is a cast 2-piece wheel. The two pieces consist of the outer "lip"
or "rim" and the inside half and are held together with 30 bolts. The
center cap is plastic and snaps in. These wheels were available on the
'91-92 16v GTIs. They are notoriously soft, and were very expensive
from the dealer when they would need replacing. Stock Lip-(notice how the face of the weave is flat)...unlike bbs rs's
With Wider Lip
Multipiece wheel 3-Pieces (For a list of BBS P/N see 7th and 8th post
down ,also remember there are so many versions of the BBS RS'. BBS
RS001's and so forth, What RS's you actually have will be stamped into
It is a forged 3-piece wheel that consists of an
outer "lip" and an inner "lip" plus the center section. The center cap
is aluminum and threaded, and attaches by screwing on to the wheel.
These are very light (15 pounds each), very strong and very rare
wheels, especially in the U.S. where they were never offered on any
factory VW. They were offered on a few European VWs, however. These are
considered some of the most sought after wheels for the "old school" VW
(notice how the weave kinda sticks out some compaired to the BBS RM)
BBS RF aka Design 5000's
BBS Pininfarina 4 lug(rare version)5 lug version comes on some stock vw's and are not rare
BBS Pininfarina 3piece version even rarer
BBS Moda (came in 1 and 2 piece)
BBS RC (concave Version)
BBS Prima Donna
BBS RA New Style
BBS Super RS
The next few are very hard to find BBS Race wheels... BBS E16 16 inch
BBS E75 CentreLock
bbs solitudes 15x6.5
available on the european Corrado Storm, golf vr6 highline/ highline syncro
5 lug on highline
Re: BBS new and rare wheels - All listed with images
Thanks Tom. I'll give the junkyard a try. I haven't seen four lug wheels in this configuration and the RS caps won't fit. The caps from standard cast RG's probably do though.
I found it quite difficult researching exactly what the wheels were before I bought them. The stampings are a little different to the German made wheels (I guess because of the forging v casting process, and there are very few of them that show up when you Google them. They were actually brought into Australia by a Japanese expat who imported his Honda Integra. So I wonder if they show up more in SE Asia than in Europe.
I only paid $AU375 for the set, which made me a happy man!