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      10-22-2012, 10:27 PM   #23
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Nice overview and write up. Very interesting.
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      10-22-2012, 10:35 PM   #24
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Makes me proud to be part of the bbs team!
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      10-22-2012, 10:45 PM   #25
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Nice post. Interesting read for sure. Wish I had the opportunity to do that!
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My 2008 E90 OE style 260 M3 18" wheels had a BBS stamp on the inside.
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      10-23-2012, 01:29 AM   #27
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Great story and pics! Those centerlock motorsport wheels....

Thanks for sharing!


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      10-23-2012, 02:10 AM   #28
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great post! thx 4 sharin


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Great wheels but the storage/facility looks so much like China fish market???
wut were u expectin? ferrari factory? haha
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      10-23-2012, 04:50 AM   #29
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      10-23-2012, 06:15 AM   #30
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Great pics and writeup! Its funny how you described their HQ building... because that is exactly how their German office looks from the Autobahn. A few weeks ago I was driving on the A5 (Autobahn) traveling to Basel(CH) and noticed BBS HQ in Herbolzheim (79336). I too was wondering what was inside the unassuming building.

Nice work, I enjoyed your photos.
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      10-23-2012, 06:50 AM   #31
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Awesome write up. Thanks for the pics too.
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      10-23-2012, 09:03 AM   #32
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Wheels galore! Great write up and thanks for sharing.
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      10-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #33
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I've always been a big fan of BBS wheels with their attractive designs that stand the test of time well.
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      10-23-2012, 01:30 PM   #34
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Amazing, I saw some of these on Facebook! Thanks for sharing.
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What a great write-up
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      10-26-2012, 07:46 AM   #38
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Great post!
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Quote:
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BBS makes wheels for Camry's and Tundra's? Interesting! I knew they made OE wheels, but not at that level...

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oh yeah man, just as Toyota makes more profit on aggregate selling Camrys than VW Group makes on selling Lambo Gallardos. If BBS solely focuses on aftermarket, racing, and high end cars, then they will be highly specialized and low volume producer. To the extent they have process and part commonality in their factories, it makes a lot of sense to manufacture for standard retail OEM lines. When you compare Camry to M3 or high end production, we're talking about factors around 10 here. Even though the profit margin is lower for both the car (for Toyota) and the parts on it (for BBS and Denso and all suppliers), the volume more than makes up for the low price.

I wouldn't be surprised BBS makes more aggregate profit off one contract with Toyota (for Camry wheels) than they do with VW's (Bugatti wheels). Though again, one must recongize, VW Group likely negotitates as a boarder buyer across all lines (Audi, VW, Lambo, Bugatti, etc.)


Seperately, because I'm not sure the method of how wheels are manufactured, (batches, job shop, assembly line, etc), it might cost BBS a lot more money and time to "retool" a current assembly process or line to switch from a standard OEM wheel to making Bugatti wheels, this aside from the higher end specs and cost of manufacturing the Bugatti wheels.

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