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Old 04-22-2003, 01:51 PM   #1
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On the spec sheet from subaru it says "17x7.5-inch BBS aluminum alloy wheels". If I remembered correctly that BBS wheel is fitted on the JDM spec C which was forged.
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Old 04-22-2003, 02:13 PM   #2
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the bbs rims are forged and it says so in every single spec sheet i have seen so far. please post a link to where you saw that or maybe check other places for the correct info.
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Old 04-22-2003, 02:22 PM   #3
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Old 04-22-2003, 04:28 PM   #4
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when i first started checking this board i used to get mad when people would respond with "do a search." but i'm beginning to know where they were coming from...
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Old 04-22-2003, 04:39 PM   #5
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Ugh, that microsite is woefully out of date. Try something recent from the media.subaru.com site.

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Old 04-22-2003, 05:39 PM   #6
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Says aluminun alloy wheels not forged aluminum alloy. I would not be suprised if they aren't forged. But I'm too lazy to look it up. Forged wheels are a lot more than just alloy wheels. Sometimes people think that it says 'aluminum alloy' it means forged. Seems like somewhere I heard that the forged wheels as an option for the WRX were about 1200 a peice while the alloy were like 3 or 4 hundred. But I may have it confused with a BMW display I saw somewhere...
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Someone close down this thread before the insanity spreads...

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Old 04-22-2003, 06:19 PM   #8
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Seems like somewhere I heard that the forged wheels as an option for the WRX were about 1200 a peice while the alloy were like 3 or 4 hundred. But I may have it confused with a BMW display I saw somewhere...
1200 a piece? No way, they are $2600.00 a set.
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Old 04-22-2003, 09:57 PM   #9
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The USDM STi (aka Spec C) BBS wheels are not only forged but some of the stiffest wheels around.

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Old 04-22-2003, 10:30 PM   #10
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Default Does anyone know the weight?

I am planning on putting my black Volk SE37K's on the STi ( if they fit ok ). Does anyone see a reason not to do this? I really like my Volks and they are only 14.5 lbs a piece.
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Old 04-22-2003, 10:54 PM   #11
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otay.. that states 'forged aluminum wheels' so that issue is settled. And.. what I would really like is some sort of race wheel with that great big center nut to bolt it down.. Anyone ever converted to that for the street??

In the old days, guys used to put 3 piece BBS wheels on their cars ifen they had unlimited funds. you could change the offset and the with with different center pieces. Had a billion little bolts around the edges. But theuy didn't like to be 'curbed'...
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Old 04-23-2003, 07:39 AM   #12
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Great, thanks for the info. Thread closed
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Old 04-23-2003, 07:48 AM   #13
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Sounds better, my HRE 541s werent that expensive..


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1200 a piece? No way, they are $2600.00 a set.
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Old 04-23-2003, 07:51 AM   #14
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forged = stronger, they better be forged..
BTW, BBS didnt start making many forged wheels until recently (RG-R, RG-ST (3 piece version), etc.), Even their expensive CH model isn't forged..
Only LMs where...
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Old 04-23-2003, 09:08 AM   #15
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great link!!!
When was PDF created?

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Yup they're forged and great looking wheels, thats why i got these babies on my WRX. If you need more explanation on whats the difference between Cast wheels and forged wheels you might wanna see the April issue of Super Street very informative article. Heh, if you wanna get these wheels you can check them out at www.rallispec.com
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$799 each??? Holy Moly!!
NICE!!!
Yes, at that price they BETTER be FORGED and LIGHTWEIGHT..
That is great news.. At least for me. I know if I hit NYC/NJ pothole I wont have to run to bodyshops and have my wheels repaired... 45 sidewall is not bad for the car either.. Had sidewall 40 before..

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Yup they're forged and great looking wheels, thats why i got these babies on my WRX. If you need more explanation on whats the difference between Cast wheels and forged wheels you might wanna see the April issue of Super Street very informative article. Heh, if you wanna get these wheels you can check them out at www.rallispec.com

I hope you got some discount or something. $799 a wheel is crazy. Even TE37s are half the price of these.
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Old 04-23-2003, 10:34 AM   #19
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Light and forged do come @ a price..
HRE's I had 54x series are around $900 each.. in R18
introforged, BBS forged, HREs, FIKSE and many more charge serious money for light forged wheels..
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Light and forged do come @ a price..
HRE's I had 54x series are around $900 each.. in R18
introforged, BBS forged, HREs, FIKSE and many more charge serious money for light forged wheels..
$900 per wheel is too much for forged Aluminum. You can get forged Magnesium wheels that are strong as hell and weigh six pounds apiece from rallyperformance.com for $900. Of course you have to get a group buy together and order a set of 10.
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Magnezium wheels are awesome but known for their hairline fractures.. I heard people x-ray them for those fractures.. If no fractures - those are top wheels..
BTW, Japanese brand "WORK wheels" are awesome.
Do they make Subaru fitments?
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www.work-wheels.co.jp

check out work rezax II.. seen them on m3 - very awesome..
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Magnezium wheels are awesome but known for their hairline fractures.. I heard people x-ray them for those fractures.. If no fractures - those are top wheels..
BTW, Japanese brand "WORK wheels" are awesome.
Do they make Subaru fitments?
Yes they do.....im torn between some Forged Work Emotions and Volk TE37's right now. Check out their US site: www.worksuperwheels.com .
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nice.. Does volk has a site in US?
Work are def. quality wheels..
any weight info on those works u want?
there are NO wheels that weight 6lb! No way in the world..
BTW, Dronell wheels are pretty light also..
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the volk racing te37 magnisum is around 6-8lb but they do cost around 1000 each
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