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BBS vs. TSW?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by P.LeonCR, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. P.LeonCR

    P.LeonCR Guest

    Hey guys!

    Im planning to buy new rims but I have these 2 options left.

    1. BBS CK (available only in Brilliant Silver?)
    2. TSW Nurburgring RF (Gunmetal or Bronze?)

    Both should go well in LCR with 8x19 ET44/45 and 235/35/19. Car's without lowering.

    Anyway, I'd like to know if you guys have some knowledge / experiences about TSW wheels? Quality? I believe it's not anywhere near BBS but... [B)]

    And then, what do you guys prefer? BBS or TSW, and which color? My car's speed blue.:p

    Cheers!
     
  2. mrbubba

    mrbubba Active Member

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    Between the two it will always be BBS for me, the quality would be better. But it depends on your budget, as I would imagine the BBS would be more

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  3. gak47

    gak47 Guest

    Its close for me... I like them both but the style of the TSW's more... not sure on colour though. May not be as good quality as BBS but the styling looks good to me.
     
  4. P.LeonCR

    P.LeonCR Guest

    Yea exactly. I think TSW looks better indeed, but BBS's better quality... and more expensive ofc. Quality costs...:D I'll definitely go with BBS if it's not that much expensive. I actually got an offer already for TSW, 1450€ / set (1160 GBP) and if I'm not totally wrong, BBS should be something around 2000€-2500€ :blink:

    I asked CH-R's too but I think that those are waay more expensive than CK's... but looks better tho...

    and what comes to colour, I prefer dark wheels... anthracite or black... not that chrome look sh*t...:D
     
  5. 1986brandon1

    1986brandon1 Active Member

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    Purely based on looks TSW. Based on price TSW. Based on quality BBS.

    If my choice, Id get TSW
     
  6. foxleyl

    foxleyl foxleyl

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    Plus BBS are seen a bit more than the tsw so you would have a little more exclusivity
     
  7. P.LeonCR

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    Nah, I haven't seen BBS' here in Finland that much... maybe because it's that expensive... But I got the offer for the BBS wheels and I'm pretty surprised, CK' are exactly the same price than TSW :blink: guess which ones I choose... :D CH-R's was 2050€ / set, expensive yeah but not as much as I thought..think I'll go with CH-R's!:happy:
     
  8. markoos

    markoos Simples!

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    Personally I prefer the BBS,they suit the car better.
     
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  10. Redemption

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    Dotz Exile are similar. One of the members on here has them on his Leon.

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    #10 Redemption, Mar 8, 2012
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  11. P.LeonCR

    P.LeonCR Guest

    Good looking wheels too, almost same as TSW? Only problem that there's no reseller for VMR wheels here so it's quite difficult to get them.

    Anyhow, I decided to take CH-R's in Satin Black. Really cool looking and should fit with LCR because there's so much black on the car already.. mirror covers... part of the hood... everything [B)]

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    Now the question is will 235/35 tyres do or should I take 255/35 or 255/40... I'd like to have Nokian tyres but there's only 235/35 and 255/40 which is too big in my opinion... Oh and rims are 8.5x19.
     
  12. Craig D

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    Damn I've been looking at those....get pics up once fitted so I can see
     
  13. P.LeonCR

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    Yeah sure. :happy: Placing the order tomorrow and shipping takes 2-3 weeks I think...
     
  14. Gareth 265 R

    Gareth 265 R Active Member

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    I love the standard wheels on mine, don't think I would swap for any of the above. My lcr is the same colour as yours and reckon powder coating the standards would look better and be a shot load cheaper. Never thought of bronze, but it would look pretty good having seen your link. But that is only my opinion.
     
  15. BeezerDiesel

    BeezerDiesel Minus a Diesel Beezer

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    I'm a bit surprised at you LCR owners wanting to swap your wheels off, they are one of the best bits of the car and they are light and strong too.

    The TSWs are a very nice style, but may be heavy. I've been running a set of 19'' CKs now for a while and like them so much that I kept the wheels when I changed car!
    One bit of advice I will give is that with an 8 inch wide rim 235 tyres are better than 225s for kerb protection (but only just).

    The CH-Rs look superb though. Expensive but worth it if you can stretch to the cost.
     
  16. P.LeonCR

    P.LeonCR Guest

    Sure those wheels look great too. I'll ofc keep them as reserve :D

    Actually the TSW's aren't that heavy, only ~9kgs which I think is quite a bit for 19-inch wheels :D

    Thanks guys for your opinions but I ordered those BBS CH-R's already! [B)] Rims are 8.5 inches wide but 235 tyres should be ok.. hopefully...

    I'll post some pics when I get them... and when I get them installed... :D And then we'll see if the car needs some lowering... I think H&R sport springs would be enough... 25-30mm lowering.. :think:
    Anyway delivery takes only 4-5 working days, but I can't install them yet because here's so cold and icy that I still have to use winter tyres. :censored:
     
  17. P.LeonCR

    P.LeonCR Guest

    Yeah true neither did I before saw those, but that sure would look quite exotic ... japstyle :D
     
  18. simon54321

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    BBS all the way
    :lol: :lol:
     
  19. Cuprarob112

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    The production quality of BBS is lightyears better than most other brands but they come at a price (they didn't go broke several times for a reason)
    CK's also came in Gunmetal grey but they are ET44 so only 225 35 19 will fit without rubbing.
    Imho Ch's look better but only come in ET51 (in that case 235 35 19 will fit)
    We tested the ch-r's but these didn't without pulling the fenders (but maybe BBS has a version with a higher ET value nowadays.
     
  20. Manny

    Manny 2016 Leon FR 2.0 TDI

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    BBS All the Way

    I fell inlove with mine soon as i saw them and had to have them! :D
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