Friday, March 16, 2007

Bang! - All's Well Ends Well and BBS Porn

Checked my alignment today and everything was ok. Phew! Also redid my onwheel balancing.

While having my car done I had a long talk with the Taukeh (I only call him Taukeh and have been doing that since Day One) and was immediately asked if anyone's interested in this cool 17" JDM spec BBS LM wheel? The PCD is 100 4 lug bolt pattern so it fits Wiras/Putras/GTIs. Price? Take a deep breath, sit down and sip a cup of water..... RM10K! And that's offer price for the rim that only got fitted today on pictured Mini for promotional purposes and will be removed the next day.
LMs are forged ACQ (Aircraft Quality) Aluminium. Weight's not too light most surprisingly. The pictured rim below weights around 8.6kg per BBS Japan website. Width of the rim should be 7.5" as that is the only width BBS makes a PCD 4X100 in. Offset should be 40. More details in BBS Japan's web page. Heavy or not I sure won't mind fitting a set to the Slowtra ;) Unfortunately BBS Jap does not make them in 114.3X4 PCD. Sigh.. Close up below. Shame bout the Falken tyre. A 10K rim IMHO should be fitted with more exotic tyres. The rims look good enough to lick. Lovely! Serious buyers pls call 04-2266516 or 04-2265349 and ask for the Taukeh.

The Taukeh also convinced me that selling my RKs would tantamount to sacrilege at this point. He was very impressed with the strength of the RKs and how hard the paint coating was to have hold up to the impact. RKs brand new would today retail around more than 4K. And that's if you can find one. Per the Taukeh, Enkei RPF's are pedestrian in comparison. Oh well, I might not sell my RKs after all...

5 comments:

Sv said...

nooo! means ur not going the way of the rpf1?

they will look very "zhng!" on ur car !!

and its light! better fuel economy and better handling!

Andrew Saw said...

The RPF1 is only lighter than the RK by about a pound or so. Not a big issue. The money can be better put to use in house or other areas.

AlucarD said...

Yeah.. dude get the Home Minister "settle" first. This will be pave way for more mods and CF parts!! ;)

Andrew Saw said...

I'm hoping that will pave way for a Civic FD Type Arrrr but then again it might pave way for Saw Jr. Wahahahaha!

Sv said...

how bout saw jr. in a FD type r?