View Full Version : BBS-RKs vs SSR Competitions...??

GR8 Ride
02-12-2002, 07:07 PM
Okay, one final crack at the nut here.

Frank's gotten me started on this one, so here goes.

BBS RK's (existing) vs SSR Competitions.

Which wheel looks better?

Which wheel suits the E36 better?

The SSRs weigh in around 14 lbs, while the RKs weigh in at 17lbs each. The SSRs are forged (sort of), while the RKs are a cast wheel.

17x8 for the RKs, 17x8.5 for the SSR Comp's.

Which one?



GR8 Ride
02-12-2002, 07:08 PM
Here's a picture of the SSR Competitions.


02-12-2002, 07:47 PM
the BBS RKs look sweeet*th-up*
i think RKII's look better, altho heavier....

how do the RK's look on E46s??

02-12-2002, 07:51 PM
I've always loved the SSR Competitions so my vote goes for them.

02-13-2002, 01:42 AM
SSR COMPS all the WAY!!!!!

02-13-2002, 01:31 PM
It's a toughy... SSR comp's by-a-nose.;)

02-13-2002, 03:03 PM
SSR Comps over here! Both really nice wheels.*th-up*

GR8 Ride
02-13-2002, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by empowerd
It's a toughy... SSR comp's by-a-nose.;)

Yeah, actually, the tough part at the moment is availability.

I've found pricing on SSR Comp's to range from $2900 (tax in) for a full set of 4, and as much as $850 a wheel without tax ($3400 total, plus tax). In fact, my price from Tirerack.com is probably cheaper than that...

I tend to wonder about why one dealer is $250 per wheel cheaper than the other, except the serious possibility that someone is importing knock-off SSR's.

I'm extremely paranoid about buying knock-off wheels.

So, does anybody know of a reliable place that carries (or can import) SSR wheels in and around Toronto?

Secondly, has anyone here bought anything off Wheels Direct in Scarberia? I've never dealt with them, and they had the best price on those wheels. I'd hate to be buying knock-offs though.


02-13-2002, 06:17 PM
I have dealt with tire rack many times and they always have pretty good prices i think. I think tire rack has the SSR's for about $400/wheel. I also never been to Wheels Direct so i couldn't tell you how they are. I would try looking for them somewhere in the States and then just ship them over to Buffalo. Most of the time, you'll find better deals in the States from my past experiences(even with the exchange rate).

02-13-2002, 08:32 PM
I'm going with the SSR'S although they're both tight wheels....either way you can't go wrong*th-up* *th-up*

02-13-2002, 08:36 PM
The SSR is a great wheel, very popular with the miata crowd.
I'd buy them as a racing wheel, but not as a street wheel, not at that weight anyway IMO.