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      08-29-2011, 10:01 AM   #1
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a new BBS

went across this on the internet

a new BBS wheel which looks kind of like the FI but I think is lighter

19*9 is only 7.2KG (15.88lbs) now that is hard to beat if you ask me.

also it states that the process of this wheel takes 6 times longer to produce then the normal forged wheel

here is the link!

http://www.bbs-japan.co.jp/topics/rid-new1.html
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Here's the Google translated text:

"Meyer Eagle BBS and Japan, we have been doing has long been developing the next generation of the wheel. We as a manufacturer of light metal processing, "lightweight, strong," continues to pursue it proposition of high performance wheels, A has a very high strength and excellent resistance in forged aluminum alloy wheels for extra super duralumin-7000 successfully commercialized, extra super duralumin forged one piece wheel in August 2011 "RI-D" We started to sell."

"A-7000 ultra-super duralumin metal aircraft is being used in industrial robots and parts, as well as metals are known to be a very difficult process in general. Meyer and Eagle BBS Japan subjected to special heat treatment process based on proprietary technologies cultivated over many years forging, wheels, making the best characteristics of the lightest extra super duralumin (19 inches x9.0J = 7.2kg) to we have created. (Worldwide patent pending) "RI-D" manufacturing process takes time and six times more than the same size we forged aluminum wheels. For delivery after your order so that it will be somewhat longer, thank you you for your understanding in advance."
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      08-29-2011, 10:05 AM   #3
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nice Job!
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We'll be releasing more info as it becomes available. These are infact made of a different material than the FI wheels and at the Japanese facility instead of the Germany racing facility . Pricing should be about the same or more than the FI wheels when pricing is converted to USD depending on what BBS USA decides to do with these. Obviously sizing is limited to 19x9/19x10 only currently on the RI-D
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wow~~~ look at the price.... I guess I won't see them on my cars for a couple of years.
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      08-29-2011, 06:26 PM   #8
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wow... definitely want more info on these. I currently have my eye set on TE-37SL since they are the lightest right now in an 18" rim... If this is as light as they say in a 19" rim, i'd definitely have to jump on these.

i thought only pure magnesium wheels were THIS light...
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Time to let go of my FI's? I wish they would make either of these in 18s!
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Only ~$2400 per wheel according to the ad!

I might be able to spare a kidney....

After seeing these on your car bunnn, these are one of my favourites!
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wow~~~ look at the price.... I guess I won't see them on my cars for a couple of years.
that was what I was thinking
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Those look great! I thought the regular BBS FI were available in 10.5/9.5? These seem to be 10.0/9.0?
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Those look great! I thought the regular BBS FI were available in 10.5/9.5? These seem to be 10.0/9.0?
correct, the FI sizes are 19x9.5/19x10.5. The Japanese RI-D configuration is the 9/10 setup.
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correct, the FI sizes are 19x9.5/19x10.5. The Japanese RI-D configuration is the 9/10 setup.
Cool. I'd prefer stock widths for any wheel upgrade. Too bad that these new wheels are likely far beyond my budget!

Group buy, anyone?
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link: http://blog.inomata.studie.jp/2011/08/bbs-by-dura.html
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Appears our friends @ Studie already have one:



link: http://blog.inomata.studie.jp/2011/08/bbs-by-dura.html
O wow!
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reason why BBS/Volk are still in a league of their own.
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link: http://blog.inomata.studie.jp/2011/08/bbs-by-dura.html
of course... Studie would get a set first haha

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reason why BBS/Volk are still in a league of their own.
... i'm gonna go ahead and add Neez to the mix also
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Here's the Google translated text:

"Meyer Eagle BBS and Japan, we have been doing has long been developing the next generation of the wheel. We as a manufacturer of light metal processing, "lightweight, strong," continues to pursue it proposition of high performance wheels, A has a very high strength and excellent resistance in forged aluminum alloy wheels for extra super duralumin-7000 successfully commercialized, extra super duralumin forged one piece wheel in August 2011 "RI-D" We started to sell."

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Wow...call me crazy, but I'm more impressed of google translator tool than the wheel.
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Wow...call me crazy, but I'm more impressed of google translator tool than the wheel.
I am too. Although it misunderstood company's name "Washi Beam" as Eagle and Mayer, it's quite impressive still.
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