Frequently Asked Questions
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Dealer Inquiry Questionnaire
1. Is your business eCommerce or brick and mortar?
2. What is the name of your company?
3. Where is the shop located?
4. Do you have more than one location? If so, how many?
5. How many employees?
6. Do you have mounting and balancing machines?
7. Do you have a showroom?
8. What is your merchandising approach?
9. Knowing what you know about BBS, what do you anticipate your annual sales would be?
10. What other wheel brands do you sell?
11.Do you sell brake and suspension upgrades? If so, what brands?
12. What other aftermarket brands do you sell?
It is rather straightforward.
They are held on with a double-sided tape that is already attached to the new ones.
Getting the old one off is not too difficult; pry a small section up with a screwdriver. (make sure to protect the surrounding painted surface) Once enough is pried up you can grab it and pull it off the rest of the way. Wear gloves or wrap a cloth around the band when pulling it up, the stainless steel is pretty thin and can cut your hand… When the old band is off, clean the old adhesive off (a mild solvent like ‘Goof-off’ may be needed) then clean again with soap & water to ensure the area where the new protector attaches is clean. (if there is any of the cleaner left on the wheel the new one may not stick) Allow to dry fully, then press the new one on… Simple. There is a raised plateau-like section on which the rim protector rests so you don’t need to worry about getting it centered.
Unfortunately, as a general rule, we do not offer sponsorships. We can occasionally offer discounts if the car will be featured in a high circulation magazine or major car show, but that is about the extent of our sponsorship role.
The PFS kits (Precision Fitment System) provided with every BBS wheel are to insure exact and precise fitments for a particular vehicle/wheel application. We use machined billet aluminum rings that are machined to the exact hub diameter as the vehicle they are to be used for.
These PFS kits have been used by BBS since 1996 without a single issue. These are not cheap plastic rings, as some companies use, nor are they cheap Chinese hub rings with sloppy tolerances. Our PFS rings go into the back of the wheel and are then secured with a lock-ring, ultimately making them a part of the wheel and making every wheel, then, Hubcentric to their respective application. These rings and the use of these rings is 100% safe and is approved for use by the TUV (Technischer Überwachungsverein – in English – Technical Inspection Association) of Germany.
The TUV has some of the most strict and stringent safety guidelines of any country in the world. Wheels and wheel accessories NOT approved by the TUV are illegal and unable to be used on Germany roadways.
Sorry to say we cannot alter invoice amounts for export. The paperwork falls under the jurisdiction of the US Customs & Border Protection agency; falsifying documents is a crime…
Title 13 → Chapter 9 → Section 305:
“Any person who knowingly fails to file or knowingly submits false or misleading export information through the Shippers Export Declaration (SED) (or any successor document) or the Automated Export System (AES) shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $10,000 per violation or imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or both.”
With the exception of some old Volkswagen and some Porsche cars, BBS caps do not fit OEM wheels.
We do not recommend reverse mounting LM wheel centers. Doing so can present weakness in the wheel and voids the BBS warranty.
There are four center caps so it will be best that you give us the wheel part number before calling or sending an email inquiring about center caps for your wheels.
The RS and RSII are GONE! They have been discontinued for over a couple of decades.
Using the BBS application guide is a great start to understanding which BBS wheels fit your car.
Click the link to the application guide and input the vehicle information.
Once completed, it will sort all the wheels available for your car.
Motorsport wheels are designed for a racing environment and as such are equipped with a gasket system, user-serviceable hardware and rim halves without any protective coating so they can be re-finished easily as a matter of general maintenance. These characteristics, as well as there being too many possible combinations to submit for TUV or DOT approval, make it improbable for road use recommendation. In addition, the wheels are designed for race tracks and race track curbing which is generally rounded; not potholes and such that can be encountered on public roads. It is for all of these design considerations as well as the user serviceability aspect that liability in a road use environment cannot be accepted by BBS thus no recommendation for such use with these components can be made.
No BBS Motorsport product should ever be powder coated due to the effects the curing process has upon the original heat treatment and structural integrity of the product. Secondly, if re-painting any BBS wheel component, special care must be taken to keep all mounting surfaces free of any coating or paint.
Once the hardware has been tightened and seen any use it should not be re-used as it is a highly stressed integral design component of the wheel. Limiting the stretch cycles of these components is critical to the proper function of the wheel in its intended purpose and with this criteria in mind the cost structure for these components is tightly controlled. There is no profit in sacrificing safety.
BBS Motorsport wheels are denoted by a part number on the wheel preceded by the prefix ‘RE’ if a Monobloc and a seven-digit number beginning with 02 on the wheel center if a modular wheel. These part numbers will tell us what we need to know in regards to original application and replacement parts. In the case of wheel centers, the 02 refers to a motorsport wheel center, the next two digits denote the type or style and the last three denote the actual drawing number within that type or style. As an example 0288582 breaks down as 02-motorsport wheel center, 88-E88 type, 582- 582nd different E88. The individual drawing will show all machining characteristics that were performed on the forging blank.