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[gti-vr6] are BBS RX a strong wheel??? or frail? Jim Chu <jimchu@CompuServe> Wed, 14 Jul 1999 13:14:48 -0400
Re: [gti-vr6] are BBS RX a strong wheel??? or frail? Judson Main <judson@btg> Wed, 14 Jul 1999 13:54:09 -0400
Re: [gti-vr6] are BBS RX a strong wheel??? or frail? Kevin Collins <kevinc@flashcom> Wed, 14 Jul 1999 11:39:25 -0700
Re: [gti-vr6] Re: Are BBS RX a Strong Wheel ??? or frail? Kevin Collins <kevinc@flashcom> Wed, 14 Jul 1999 16:55:29 -0700
[gti-vr6] RE: [gti-vr6 Are BBS RX a Strong Wheel ??? "Billy T." <btylaska@onramp> Thu, 15 Jul 1999 08:46:51 -0500



From gti-vr6-owner@ccsi Wed Jul 14 12:18 CDT 1999
From: Jim Chu <jimchu@CompuServe>
To: Riley Easton <reaston@bfgcom>
Subject: [gti-vr6] are BBS RX a strong wheel??? or frail?
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 13:14:48 -0400
Cc: gti-vr6@ccsi
 
Message text written by Riley Easton
>If anyone has info on BBS RXs bending/being soft please let me know. I am
currently in the market to purchase 17 or 16 RX for my 97 gti VR6. I have
owned a car with 16 TSW Hocks and did have two of them bend, but heard that
they were not as strong as BBS. I would love to go for the 17 but don't
want
to sacrifice everything just for looks, if anyone has 16 on a GTI please
send me some pics so I can check out the look. <

BBS RX bends like a soft erection.  BBS RC's is the one to get.

Jim
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From gti-vr6-owner@ccsi Wed Jul 14 12:58 CDT 1999
From: Judson Main <judson@btg>
To: Riley Easton <reaston@bfgcom>
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] are BBS RX a strong wheel??? or frail?
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 13:54:09 -0400
Cc: gti-vr6@ccsi
 
The RXs were the stock BBS wheels put on the 1991-92 GTI 16Vs
and Jettas (okay, the years might be slightly off).  They are SOFT!
I have personally bent one and two others were not really that well
balanced also.  They are a known quantity:  avoid them!

Jud.

Riley Easton wrote:

> "kevin Collins" wrote:
>
> I would advise against RXs if you have bad roads in your area,
> especially
> 17's.  I bent THREE 16's here in SoCal during the El Nino winter, when
> we had lots of rain and an unusual number of potholes.  Also, RXs
> are relatively heavy.. I think my 16x7's were 21 or 22 lbs.. awesome
> looking rim, but not without some drawbacks.
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> If anyone has info on BBS RXs bending/being soft please let me know. I am
> currently in the market to purchase 17 or 16 RX for my 97 gti VR6. I have
> owned a car with 16 TSW Hocks and did have two of them bend, but heard that
> they were not as strong as BBS. I would love to go for the 17 but don't want
> to sacrifice everything just for looks, if anyone has 16 on a GTI please
> send me some pics so I can check out the look.
> Thanks-
> Riles
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From gti-vr6-owner@ccsi Wed Jul 14 13:45 CDT 1999
From: Kevin Collins <kevinc@flashcom>
To: Judson Main <judson@btg>
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] are BBS RX a strong wheel??? or frail?
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 11:39:25 -0700
Cc: Riley Easton <reaston@bfgcom>, gti-vr6@ccsi
 
Judson Main wrote:
 
> The RXs were the stock BBS wheels put on the 1991-92 GTI 16Vs
> and Jettas (okay, the years might be slightly off).  They are SOFT!

Those weren't RXs, not even close... but I've heard the same thing,
that they're mondo-soft.


-kc-
'99 GTI GLX
'86.5 Scirocco 16V 2.0
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From gti-vr6-owner@ccsi Wed Jul 14 18:59 CDT 1999
From: Kevin Collins <kevinc@flashcom>
To: ibnt@erols
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] Re: Are BBS RX a Strong Wheel ??? or frail?
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 16:55:29 -0700
Cc: gti-vr6@ccsi
 
Ben T wrote:

> Doesn't bbs use the same process for rc's and rx's?

Nope.  I some Tire Rack propagand that explains the 
differences in the manufacturing process.  Basically the RCs are made
via some process that produces a wheel that nearly as strong and light
as a forged wheel, but at a manufacturing cost that's closer to a
"conventional" cast wheel...

-kc-
'86.5 Scirocco 16V 2.0
'99 GTI GLX
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From gti-vr6-owner@ccsi Thu Jul 15 08:48 CDT 1999
From: "Billy T." <btylaska@onramp>
To: gti-vr6@ccsi
Subject: [gti-vr6] RE: [gti-vr6 Are BBS RX a Strong Wheel ???
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 08:46:51 -0500
 
Whoa!  The RXs are super strong wheels.  I had a set from a gut that
turned Abt wheels into eggs, and when I put those RXs on the spin
balancer, they were perfect, absolutely perfect.  I had a few run-ins
with pot holes myself as well.  I really regret the day I sold them...
but such is life.  And for 200 bucks less than the RCs, to somebody like
my self, and the majority of people on this list, 2 pounds in weight
savings doesn't seem worth it.

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