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    Also whilst at Amos , I'm not sure if the member is on here but there is a black Corrado on the ramp and the engine has been forged and at present running over 500 bhp and over 20k spent on the engine , if the owner of this car is on the forum would be good if you could introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your car. The chrome bilstein coil over looked amazing with the blue springs.

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    RS BBS alloys back on the Rado after refurbishment, very happy with the outcome. Went for diamond metallic silver centres and polished lip. Think they look right on the car and the RS BBS are the bargain split rim alloy for the Rado imo, straight fit on standard brakes.

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    Very nice are they 16”
    4th one surely the last

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1xshaunx1 View Post
    Very nice are they 16”
    Thanks Shaun.

    Yes mate 16 , got them off ebay last year and they were finished in dark grey so reverted them back to more of a stock look. Also think dark alloys sometimes don't look right on a black car but can look good on red, white etc.

    Seen them on ebay for as low as £200 needing a refurb , got mine for a few hundred refurbished in the grey , I think that's a sweet price for a split rim set finished.

    City alloys of Birmingham did the whole set for £280, that included a specialist coming in to split the alloys and put them back together and replace any tatty bolts, also 2 tone paint on paint.
    Sitting on Eibach lowering springs + B4 Bilstein + Tyres Avon ZV7 205/45/16

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    VW BBS RS771 Golf Anniversary Mk3 Mk4 Alloy Wheels


    Brand: BBS
    Number of Studs 5
    Metal Type: Aluminium
    Manufacturer Part Number 1J0601025E
    Rim Structure: Two Piece
    Type: Split Rim
    Offset: 42
    Stud Diameter: 100
    Rim Width: 6.5J Rim
    Diameter: 16
    Last edited by Keyo; 13th June 2019 at 7:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keyo View Post
    RS BBS alloys back on the Rado after refurbishment, very happy with the outcome. Went for diamond metallic silver centres and polished lip. Think they look right on the car and the RS BBS are the bargain split rim alloy for the Rado imo, straight fit on standard brakes.
    They should clear both 288mm and 312mm brakes too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dox View Post
    They should clear both 288mm and 312mm brakes too
    Spot on Dox, they are pretty close on the front calipers compared to the stock speed lines but enough distance to be safe, rears have loads of clearance on calipers.

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    They are a nice wheel, but I personally don't like bolts on wheel rims, would rather a cleaner look - if they came as a one piece I'd prefer them. What is the attraction with split rims apart from the cosmetics anyway?
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    Looking good. Defo improvement over previous colour on a darker car.

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    Its has no real purpose anymore but is a desired retro look to an alloy wheel. You can get these alloys with out the splits as well Fend

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBS-RX-AL...QAAOSwSnRc~laf

    Not sure they are a direct fit becayse of the ET35 amd also 7 inch wide which is a good thing I guess.


    Splitrims vs. One-Piece Wheels
    Three-piece, or composite, wheels came into vogue in the 1970s, and reached their peak of stylishness for street use in the 1980s. In the beginning, they provided several benefits. At the time, forging a one-piece wheel was not economical. Porsche's factory forged Fuchs alloys, especially in the wider sizes, were and are today considered very special, expensive items. One-piece centers could be forged, however, and bolted to spun aluminum rims, giving a strong, lightweight wheel. Additional benefits included flexibility of fitment and repairability. Rims could be built for nearly any width or offset, so if you needed just 40 or 50, or maybe only eight, for your racing program, tooling up was a piece of cake, and the costs to be amortized quite reasonable. A damaged rim could be replaced separately, making it cheaper to keep going in the rough world of racing. A three-piece wheel's advantages of exact fitment and repairability remain today, as ever, and are significant. Most high-end composite wheel manufacturers deal in low enough volumes that custom sizes and offsets are a regular part of their business. Unfortunately, manufacturing a composite wheel is extremely labor intensive. A human must assemble the pieces ‘humans are slow, and cost a lot more than machines. A one-piece forged wheel is comparatively more expensive to tool up for. The process is faster, though, so these extra costs can be spread out over a larger number of wheels. In a one-piece forging, all the material is structural. There are no bolts, no flanges to be bolted together, and no extra material for the bolts to bite into, so a one-piece wheel may be a pound or two lighter than an equivalent three-piece wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfnsht View Post
    Looking good. Defo improvement over previous colour on a darker car.
    Thanks P.

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