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      05-24-2008, 11:23 AM   #1
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why 3 piece wheels?

I'm looking or waiting for a set of 19s and see a lot of cars with different versions of BBS race style 3 piece wheels with big Jolie lips.

Can someone explain the desire to go with 3 piece wheels, they look super busy and old fashioned to me with bolts, polished lips and mixed finishes but there must be something to it. Is it the traditional racecar look, lip, detail, BBS look...

This isn't a flame post, really just want to hear where your coming from when choosing modular wheels. All opinions are subjective when it comes to wheels so mine is no better than any other's.
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      05-24-2008, 05:41 PM   #2
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a damaged 3 piece wheel is almost always cheaper to repair.. or replace also....

thats why they are used in racing now a days...
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a damaged 3 piece wheel is almost always cheaper to repair.. or replace also....

thats why they are used in racing now a days...
Exactly, 3-piece - Barrel, Lip, Face.

You just have to repair what ever portion is damaged, not the whole wheel.

Plus 3-piece wheels look so much better.

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      05-24-2008, 10:47 PM   #4
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Yep, 3-piece offers a lot of advantages in terms of ease of repair, flexibility in design, strong construction and higher quality components.
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      05-28-2008, 12:47 PM   #5
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i personally like the look of a one piece better. I think that a one piece looks bigger to the eye than a 3 piece... One piece wieghs less, and is easier to keep $0.02
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