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      07-22-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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Who makes the OEM wheels?

I know the 18s are made by BBS. Are the 19s BBS also?

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      07-22-2009, 09:56 AM   #2
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I know the 18s are made by BBS. Are the 19s BBS also?

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Nope, BBS does not make the OEM style 220M forged and polished double spoke wheels...
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i thought they were :dunno:
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most of them....

are made by Ronal, in Germany. None are made by BBS.

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The factory 18" wheels are in fact made by BBS, as the stamping has BBS on it.

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The factory 18" wheels are in fact made by BBS, as the stamping has BBS on it.

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I didn't know Ronal made forged wheels?
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news to me...

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The factory 18" wheels are in fact made by BBS, as the stamping has BBS on it.

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shows you what I know. Thanks - good info.

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shows you what I know. Thanks - good info.

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Get back to your group buy thread old man!
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I didn't know Ronal made forged wheels?
They don't...

Their specialty is making low pressure and flow formed CAST wheels.

Ronal lost their OE suppliers contract to build wheels for BMW years ago.

They build wheels for other OE manufacturers like Audi and VW.

Ronal also builds tuner wheels for aftermarket companies like AC Schnitzer.

Tell your buddy shep to stay out of the general wheel forum please.
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The factory 18" wheels are in fact made by BBS, as the stamping has BBS on it.

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Who makes the 220M then?
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      07-22-2009, 06:49 PM   #12
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Who makes the 220M then?
What aftermarket part are you prepared to comp me if I tell you?
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What aftermarket part are you prepared to comp me if I tell you?
I can comp you on some 503 Plate frames .


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They frame was good enough for this Scuderia!

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Nice, but not good enough.

I'm holding out for some LeMans Blue painted bumper reflector covers.
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They frame was good enough for this Scuderia!

I'll take the Scuderia please.
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If its not Ronal - I will guess Borbet?
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If its not Ronal - I will guess Borbet?
Nope, Borbet is not an BMW OE wheel supplier...
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Nope, Borbet is not an BMW OE wheel supplier...
Thought they were..oh well......Spill it then!!
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HAHA...OEM 19 are made by Fuchs...the company that made the Porsche wheels in the 80's.
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HAHA...OEM 19 are made by Fuchs...the company that made the Porsche wheels in the 80's.
How do you know this? Looks very likely - they specialize in supplying manufacturers and tout their forged wheels: http://www.fuchsfelge.de/index.php?id=5&L=1
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HAHA...OEM 19 are made by Fuchs...the company that made the Porsche wheels in the 80's.
Well Fuchs you too !
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