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To save two or three threads going on asking questions (mainly from me lol!) I'm going to use this thread to detail the build up of the wheels I've got. It should also prove useful to anyone else who wants to go down a similar route due to the info that will probably be posted [Y]

Anyway, on with the thread! My wheels have just arrived and I've given them a good check over. The wheels themeselves have come split (I requested them this way), so I can concentrate on sections at a time. They are OE fit BBS RC 041's from the E36 BMW 328i. Specs are 7.5Jx17 ET41 up fronts and 8.5Jx17 ET41 for the rears. Enough already here's the pics [:D]

http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/tabs/images/479028/original.aspx

http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/tabs/images/479031/original.aspx

http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/tabs/images/479035/original.aspx

Plan for the wheels is as follows:

Purchase H&R 20mm 5/120 to 5/100 Adapters from performance alloys (may go 25mm on the rear?).
Get some OEM BMW bolts (inc. locking) for the wheels [;)]
Test fit wheel centres onto hubs.
Clean up barrels and centres.
Send centres, bolts, nuts, base caps and hexagonal cap off to a BBS specialist to be powder coated black.
*Once the above has been received back - Remount the centres and build.

*The last step may prove a little difficult as I'll need a special BBS tool head to tighten the nuts. Also I will need to know the correct torque and re-tightening process i.e. special order for tightening the bolts. If this proves to much of a headeache to do then I'll send the barrels off to the specialists so they can build them back up. Wanted to avoid doing this though, as it will bump up postage costs.

I will undoubtably come across a few problems along the way lol.....

Until later [:D]
 

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Nice!!!!! They will look amazing on yours, especially with the stretch tyre look.

Damn now i want a Golf even more...[:'(]
 

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Are they 3 piece rims? If so, your gonna need some special tape to seal the split on the inside to stop air escaping. Also the issue with the torque rate on the bolts, obtaining that info would be quite hard I'd imagine. The keys for the bolts are only made in Germany IIRC and only speicialist wheel firms can obtain them.

I always send my Kerschents back to GermanyHQ so that I know its done properly. Bare props if you do go the solo route though.
 

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No they're only two piece.

Just found some info on the keys you mention - looks like I may have to send them off to a specialist to get the whole shabang' done [*-)]

Found two companies who can do the work - BJV Engineering and Pristine - should cost around ?250-300. Any other recommendations?
 

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Tabs,

Also are they from an E36 BeeEm?

I take it that you are only polishing the outer lip, then having the centre bits sprayed black or a dark charcoal?

Is that close??
 

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they're gonna look fab, I've never seen any on a BM let alone a mk4. Post a teaser pic to whet our appetites tho mate!! ;o)
 

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Right, first bit of progress has been made. After cleaning up the hexagonal caps this evening it looks like I'll need a new set (see pics, first post) as they're quite badly corroded. Spoke to Dave at Justmatz this evening to see about sourcing a new set - Also decided on some carbon look BBS badges to compliment the black look I'm going for. As Dave can lay his hands on most BBS parts, I've given him the part numbers to see what he can rustle up [Y]
 
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