Are BMW wheels BBS?
Some of the new BMW models had BBS rims in a standard set.
What does BBS rims stand for?
BBS was founded in 1970 by Heinrich Baumgartner and Klaus Brand in Schiltach in the Black Forest. The company name is an acronym for Baumgartner Brand Schiltach. Plastic auto body parts were initially manufactured at the plant until 1972, when an innovative three-piece motorsports wheel was designed there.
Is BBS wheels going out of business?
In a press release (translated by Google), the company blamed the “sudden omission of confirmed payments,” adding that the “situation deteriorated further due to the Corona-lockdown which led to a temporary shutdown of the production at both BBS plants”.
How are BBS wheels made?
Starting from a billet of 6,000 series aluminum, or a special magnesium alloy, every BBS forged wheel uses our special multi-stage Die-Forging process which can require up to 18 million pounds of pressure to produce. Every stage of production is optimized to help create the best forged wheel in the industry.
Do forged wheels crack?
A forged wheel would not have cracked, but would have been left unscathed or slightly bent. If you put a slick tire on a cast wheel (or even a 200 treadwear tire, like used in Optima Search For the Ultimate Street Car) with a heavy car you can actually break a cast wheel.
What does BBS mean in a relationship?
(Here, BBS means “Be Back Soon.”)
Are BBS rims aluminum?
BBS has been engineering true high performance wheels for more than 50 years. BBS took the forged magnesium technology to Indy Car Racing in 1994. We have also developed cast and flow-formed aluminum wheels for several factory racing programs including BMW, Ferrari and Ford.
Are BBS rims good?
BBS. In fact, most of the standard OEM rims on German performance cars are made by BBS for the manufacturer. What makes BBS great is their ability to achieve the seemingly impossible – very light, very tough rims that are amazingly high performance and look great.
Are SSR wheels replicas?
SSR is not a replica manufacturer. Those wheels you have there are SSR Type-C’s, and are a fantastic, light wheel however, they are a bit softer to absorb harsh impacts during racing and are designed to bend instead of crack/break. So, for super rough roads, they may bend a little bit under huge pothole impacts.
How can you tell if a BMW alloy is real?
All OEM wheels have a part number stamoed on them, et and size of wheel. If the wheels you are intending to purchase do not have the long set of numbers like in the pic above they are not OEM wheels. You can Google his part number from the pic and it will show you that it is OEM Equipment.