Need some guidance - BBS Wheels for my 2013

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jpalmer
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Need some guidance - BBS Wheels for my 2013

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I have an opportunity to purchase a set of BBS wheels for my Caprice but the only specs I have on them from the owner are; staggered 18x8.5 front, 18x9.5 rear, 5x120 bolt pattern. These wheels are on a BMW and come with tires (225/40's front 255/35's rear) for $450.

No offset specs, anyone have concerns or caveats I should be aware of?

Thanks

On Edit: I forgot to ask, I am currently running Continental 245/50's front and rear, any concerns with this size on a 18x9.5 wheel? Rim width specs for the Continentals is 7 - 8.5. I have used narrower rims with wider tires on my truck and no issues, not sure about going the other way.
Jeff

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Re: Need some guidance - BBS Wheels for my 2013

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I once had a set of 19" BMW knockoff wheels and the only problem I had was that when I did my Brembo brake conversion, the wheel spokes hit the calipers necessitating spacers. Not ideal so I went to a set of 20" staggered Camaros.

Check for possible interference with the brake caliper.
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Re: Need some guidance - BBS Wheels for my 2013

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Thanks for the reply! At this point Brembo's are not in my near future so I am just trying to replace my stock steel wheels. My current tires have less than 3000 miles on them (245/50/18's) so I won't be going wider for some time. With that said, a 7.5 to 8.5 wheel width will work, just wasn't sure about a 245 on a 9.5" wheel...seems like a stretch, pun intended.

I have been scouring the "Wheels/Tires" forum to find all the specs for our stock wheels, it would be really nice if there was a sticky with this info and then a spreadsheet with "suggested" alternate wheel (not tire) sizes.

As I look for alternate wheels to my steelies, I find that bolt pattern size and hub size are the tricky parameters, followed by offset. I wish I was a guru on this subject but alas at this point I am a rookie.

Stock Steel Wheel:
Wheel diameter - 18"
Rim width - 8"
Bolt pattern size - 5x120mm
Stud size - 14mm
Hub bore size - 67.1mm ??
Offset range:
Front - ???
Rear - ???

Thanks again.
Jeff

2013 Caprice PPV 6.0L
1996 Caprice LT1 B4U - Sold - So long my friend - it was a great 17 years!
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Re: Need some guidance - BBS Wheels for my 2013

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Are they stock bmw wheels that happen to be bbs?

If so, hubcaphaven.com might have the specs.
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Re: Need some guidance - BBS Wheels for my 2013

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Fandango, it doesn't say in the add they are from a BMW but if I had to guess I would say yes - they look like the wheels I have seen on BMW's. I will check that website. Thanks!

Since my original post I have found some Camaro take-offs the 5-spoke version (2019) and newer camaro version that have 10 "wavy" spoke (?) look. But I think they are only 7" wide which is ok but may limit my options to go wider when current tires wear out.
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1996 Caprice LT1 B4U - Sold - So long my friend - it was a great 17 years!
2004 Suburban 2500 6.0L 4x4
2023 Silverado 3500 High Country
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