BBS RC 042
Caps: Part Number 36132227641, RRP £40 each
BBS Split Rim, BBS RC
042: RRP £400 each
x 17 by 7.5 (Front)
x 17 by 8.5 (Rear)
41, 4 x 120
are standard fitment on the E36 328i Sport and the Australian E36 M3 GT
(recently shown in one the BMW magazines). These wheels will fit any
E36 and various other BMW’s with the correct spacers and some
without. They should be fitted with 245/40/17 at the rear and 225/45/17
at the front. BMW supply these as standard with the Conti Sport tyres
(a set of four new condition can be picked off eBay for under
£200). These wheels cost over £3000 new from BMW.
All of these wheels had a corrosion problem, more so in the UK because
of our weather and the salt on the roads. I think it was down to
BMW’s paint not being thick enough. I would suggest a full
bolt out refurbishment on any of these wheels including lacquer of the
outer rims and powder coating of the centres to make them more durable.
is difficult to find somewhere who will do a top job, but I can
recommend BJV Engineering www.wheelrefurbishing.com
who have a sample of this wheel on their site and would charge approx
£200-£280 including picking up and delivering the
wheel in a 40 mile radius of their base.
can also recommend Spit and Polish (Kent), Pristine and Wicked Wheels
badges can be bought cheaply if you wish to put these wheels on a
different car using hub adapters. They don’t look too
different to what is seen at the VAG shows such as the BBS RS and are a
fraction of the price – They usually go for around
£1000 on eBay, even in need of refurbishment.
BBS RS 301
for VW Corrado Motorsport. These wheels are available in several sizes
and fitments of which the most popular is 17inch/7.5J and 5x100 for VW
fitment. It is very unlikely to find these wheels in new, boxed
condition, however several examples are often available by searching VW
classifieds and Ebay.de. Prices are usually around £1000 with
Often fitted to
Volkswagen Golf MK4 GTI in solid or split rim format.
Often fitted to
Volkswagen Golf MK2 GTI in solid or split rim format.
The BBS LM is a two piece
(same principal as the RC 042 above) and is vastly used in motorsport
by Porsche. These wheels look fantastic on just about every car and you
can see why!
best price tyres I have been able to find are through www.Blackcircles.com, www.Mytyres.com