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BBS RS-GT Wheels and Dunlop Winter Sport M3s

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I just bought 8x18 and 10x18 BBS RS-GT Wheels (in Diamond Black) for my '02 Artic Silver Targa. I understand that these wheels are extremely light yet very strong (which is crucial given the DC roads I navigate). I also bought Dunlop Winter Sport M3s for my winter tires. Although I will eventually use the BBS wheels as my summer rims and use my 18 carreras as my winter rims, I will use the BBS for the coming winter season and then swap out the rims and tires next spring (so that can take advantage of free mounting and balancing now).

This was quite a chunk of change, so I have a slight twinge of buyer's remorse. :( My question is as follows. Does anyone have any experience with the products I just purchased (including size of rims)? I stuck with the stock sizes because I think that it is probably the best size for handling (I have PSS9s and GT3 swaybars on the Targa). I can still change my order if anyone thinks that I could have done significantly better.:help:


TD in DC

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I purchased a set of BBS RS-GT's earlier this season. Like yours, I opted for the diamond black finish. They look great on my arctic silver c2 coupe. I haven't regretted my decision...despite the price...and continue to get compliments on them. You should know I looked at similar products from Kinesis, Champion Motorsports, HRE, & Fikse...to name a few.

The one thing you should be aware of is that the lip of the rim is polished and not painted or clear coated. It looks sharps if you maintain them with a good polish, but can be susceptible to scratching. You might want to be aware of this if you'll be swapping seasonal tires or washing by hand.

As far as size, mine are slightly larger in the front (8.5)...the rear width is the same. I opted to have mounted on a set of Michelin Pilot Sport. I, like you, use these a my summer wheels. I can't speak to the Dunlop Winter Sports other than I've heard good things. I use a set of Pirelli 240 SnowSport's on stock rims during the winter months. The BBS rims are light & durable...and I've had no problems or complaints.

Send me a PM/email if you want to see a photo or have any other questions.

Hope this helps.

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