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Chrome is weaker in the sense that it can peel with exposure to the elements.. In terms of strength of the wheel a chrome finish would have nothing to do with that.... its just that the plating is more temperamental than most other finishes
 

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I think that BBS LM's are awesome and strong wheels,
I have HRE's, man they are sooo strong, in seattle we have big pot holes and i have had bad experiances with them, my rims are still perfect:thumbup:
 

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I would think forged wheels are more likely to bend because they are made to be lighter.....big fat Giovanna cast wheels are pretty tough!
 

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In the end, Just avoid the potholes. BBS does however have a good warranty. I think 4 years with a 25% off replacement wheel clause.
 

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Du Speed said:


I have always heard good things about them...

Oh well. I guess I didn't make a bad decision then. :D
yeah they are good because

1) all custom made
2) custom made rims = bling bling baller status
3) some style looks really good

they are bad because

1) CMT's HRE cracked twice
2) someone said HRE uses low grade alloy
3) they aren't the lightest


:dunno: :dunno:
 

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MrMotorwerk said:
In the end, Just avoid the potholes. BBS does however have a good warranty. I think 4 years with a 25% off replacement wheel clause.
thanks.. I DID not know that :D
 

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For custom rims, I think SAC (speedline america corp), Fikse, Kinesis and Forgeline are good...HRE is not quite up there on the strength side yet...they look :pimpin: tho :lmao:
 

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HRE uses the same alloy 6061 T6 just like forgeline and others...Why are they not as strong?
 

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it's not only the type of material also the way the wheels are forged...
plus even fikse is not as strong as the forged BBS series...
There are reasons why almost every racing team has converted to either BBS, OZ, Enkei, Rays or Work...
Even turner switched from fikse to BBS...:)
 
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