BBS RS-GT, Worth refinishing for e92 coupe thoughts?

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tan_rich

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Hi guys,

I have a chance to pick up some 19x8.5 et35 and 19x9.5 et40 BBS RS-GT right now. Will definitely need spacers to have some nice fitment. I have a set of 10mm spacers right now 313m wheels for a 335is. Using willtheyfit.com seems to put the RS-GT at 8mm more in the front and 5mm more in the rear with the 10mm spacers compared to the current 313m wheels with spacers.

Sad part is 1 wheel was recently refinished while the other 3 have a failing clear coat. I can pick them up for about $900.
Now my question is, do you guys think it is worth getting them + amount it cost to refinish these wheels?
 

tan_rich

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Got any photos?
Yes sir, here they are.
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tan_rich

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$900? Yeah, I think that is a good price and an upgrade from stock. I'm a sucker for BBS though.
Got the wheels, the bent wheel was greatly bent out of shape but i guess ill just source another one. Still a decent wheel none the less.

Having to use spacers is a no go for me
Buy correct offset wheels rather than bandaid them w spacers.
Im running 10mm spacers currently and they are fine. I wouldnt go anything past a 20mm personally tho.
 

doublespaces

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Got the wheels, the bent wheel was greatly bent out of shape but i guess ill just source another one. Still a decent wheel none the less.

Did you verify the other three are in balance and true? I've had wheels 'fixed' before, and they still never got back to 100%
 

boostE92d

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Yeah, buying one is not that bad. I've had pretty good experiences with spacers myself. Put it all together and post pics.
 

tan_rich

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Yeah, buying one is not that bad. I've had pretty good experiences with spacers myself. Put it all together and post pics.
Yup, though if i can pick up a used one for cheap that be awesome too. Might fancy making the bent wheel into a coffee table now.
 
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boostE92d

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Yup, though if i can pick up a used one for cheap that be awesome too. Might fancy making the bent wheel into a coffee table now.
Ha, I'm doing the same thing with an ec7 I bent along with turning a bunch of bald 18 and 19 in tires into seats
 

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It shouldn't cost you more than $150 per wheel to have them redone including to fix the bend(s). I have seen these wheels go for about $2K or more with tires. Good luck!
 

tan_rich

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It shouldn't cost you more than $150 per wheel to have them redone including to fix the bend(s). I have seen these wheels go for about $2K or more with tires. Good luck!

The wheel seems to bent in 2 spots as well as the face is bent. I feel as if it was that badly damaged, Bending it back wouldn’t be too safe.

Yup there is a few out there. Now would any be willing to sell just one haha
 

DS3IAM

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The wheel seems to bent in 2 spots as well as the face is bent. I feel as if it was that badly damaged, Bending it back wouldn’t be too safe.

Yup there is a few out there. Now would any be willing to sell just one haha


Finding one for sale is like finding a unicorn .. My advice just get them rebuild.
 

tan_rich

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I don't know what I am thinking, these guys rebuild BBS wheels: http://ewheelworks.us/whatwedo/
And these guys just do 3pc. wheel parts in general: http://wheelflip.com

I hit up wheel flip, i might get them to refinish the wheels or do it myself. They also said since the face is bent they dont recommend it getting repaired either.

Finding one for sale is like finding a unicorn .. My advice just get them rebuild.
It is, im giving it till the end of the week, if i dont find one ill just order one. Its not that bad compared to a whole new set....
 
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tan_rich

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I think it's going to come out great, keep us posted.
Thanks, spending my spring break polishing the lips and bbs gave me a deal on a brand new wheel so ill def order one from them if i can find a spare by the end of the week.