BBS FLOW-FORMING PROCESS
Every technology has a limit. Cast aluminum wheels were a big improvement over steel wheels, however when it comes to performance, there are other technologies like flow-forming or forging that surpass a standard cast wheel. These higher level technologies will allow a reduction in weight (while maintaining the stiffness and durability) that will improve vehicle performance.
Flow-forming has been an important production technology at BBS for the past 20 years. Although many other wheel companies talk about “Flow-forming” as if it is something new, we introduced our first aftermarket flow-formed wheel back in 1996.
Current BBS aftermarket designs that benefit from the "Flow Forming" process are CI-R CH, CH-R, and CHRII. BBS supplies cast flow-formed wheels for many high performance OEM manufacturers including: BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Porsche. Also, some factory racing programs from BMW, Ferrari and Ford have selected a BBS cast flow-formed product specifically for track use.
Explanation : "Flow Forming" is a procedure that uses 3 hydraulic rollers and tremendous pressure to ”Form” the inner rim area. Through this process, the hydraulic rollers force the cast material to conform to the profile of the massive steel tooling. During the process, the full width of the rim is created.
LESS SIZE, MORE SPEED
Long, filigree spokes and an especially small central area give this dynamic lightweight wheel a striking look. The shape alone suggests a close relationship to motor racing, and this is confirmed by the performance – palpable in every turn of the wheel!
‘Motorsport’ laser engraving in the centre of the wheel. Replaceable stainless-steel rim protector. Back-milled spokes for optimal weight.
Satin Platinum, Satin Bronze or Satin Black.