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Old 04-25-2014, 05:43 PM
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out here in cali and fell upon this on craigslist. not sure if these are reps or real? already called the guy and told them to hold them but want to make sure before i throw in my money to grab these. let me know if they are or not and how you know.

http://visalia.craigslist.org/cto/4440102007.html
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:56 PM
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Default Re: legit bbs rs wheels?

How about you go look at them and let us know if they are real or not?

I googled "how to tell real from fake bbs", and only came up with about 16,000 hits about what to look for.

This isn't rocket science.
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:57 PM
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They're probably old enough to pre-date most of the BBS copies on the market. There should be a BBS logo and certification stamps on the wheel under the dust cap.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:09 AM
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Default Re: legit bbs rs wheels?

Over a photo there's pretty much no way unless they're pretty obvious reps (they're not). The bad news for you is that we're talking about one of the most popular sizes for reps and easily the most copied wheel on the market. Being on an old Honda doesn't bode well for them being legit. Like Fabrik8 said invest in a BBS hex wrench, pop the center caps off, and look for markings. If memory serves (it's been a while since I've looked at the markings on my RZs) I believe that there's an alphanumeric code under there indicating the specific model (RZ412 in my case, but you'd be looking for RSxxx).
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Old 04-26-2014, 04:18 PM
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They're fake most likely. There's a retainer bolt in the center cap, I don't know why I didn't see that before. As far as I can remember, I've never seen RS centercaps with that bolt in them because the center cap screws on...


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Default Re: legit bbs rs wheels?

I'm thinking it's something like these:

See the bolt on the center cap? The Prime replicas of the RS also have a bolt like that, but there are other things that don't match with them being the Primes.




Either way, real BBS wheels don't have that bolt on the centercap.
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Default Re: legit bbs rs wheels?

No RS model ever had center cap retaining screws. The hex nut screws in the waffle. Those are fake.
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Default Re: legit bbs rs wheels?

I bet they are STR wheels or one of those companies like that. Definitely not ACTUAL BBS. You can tell also by the holes in the wheel also, they dont look to the same scale as the real RS wheels.
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Fake for sure.

Here is my authentic set of bbs rs003 for comparison.




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Default Re: legit bbs rs wheels?

Originally Posted by Fabrik8 View Post
I'm thinking it's something like these:

See the bolt on the center cap? The Prime replicas of the RS also have a bolt like that, but there are other things that don't match with them being the Primes.




Either way, real BBS wheels don't have that bolt on the centercap.
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