View Full Version : Borbet A pics and question

09-20-2008, 10:49 PM
Ok, im about to buy a new set of "Borbet type A" wheels.

now i know there are 7.5x16 and 9.0x16. I want the deeper dish ones, the 9.0x16.

The thing i dont understand is why these pictures vary so much

I want these:

I do NOT want these:

Whats the deal with that huge difference in Dish?

Any info much appreciated...


09-21-2008, 01:23 AM
The ones you do not want are 17x7.5 and 15x7.

Stick to 16x9 like you mentioned and you'll get what you want.

09-21-2008, 01:27 AM
Sweet. Thanks. only $1200 free shipping, not a bad deal IMO

09-21-2008, 10:09 AM
where are you getting them from if don't mind me asking?


09-21-2008, 10:33 AM
Did you even read the specs on the pics you put up of the ones you don't want??

09-21-2008, 03:53 PM
Yes, of course i did, i just thought it was a fairly dramatic change in look, wasnt sure if maybe i was looking at different models or what.

09-21-2008, 03:59 PM
get the 9x16 with a 15 mm offset and up front 10mm spacer's and you are where you wanne be with 215/40/16 tire's i drove the borbet T design for some time but i was getting sick off the design and changed to something else over

Bye Andre

10-01-2008, 09:54 PM
Found a *MINT* set of used ones with new tires. They are being shipped next week, where should i buy the spacers? from borbet?

10-01-2008, 10:09 PM
you will need a 5mm spacer each side up front when you bought the 9x16 ET15 for the front as well thats all you can get this from H&R or any performance part dealer i know a shop in surrey on king gorge HYW has them always in stock bought mine there lol

10-01-2008, 10:31 PM
you should have rolled a staggered setup. 7.5 up front and 9's in the rear.

10-01-2008, 10:47 PM
no way that looks like ass! 9x16 bro and things are rolling in style ;)

everything smaller then 9 is not a rim

10-01-2008, 10:52 PM
Sick luke, can't wait to see em so make sure you hit up bimmerparts on a sat when you get em! If you can deal with the vibrations for a week or so I'm gonna be searching for the best deal on hubcentrics I can find, I could possibly manage a better price for both of us if we order 4 pairs. Regular spacers are fine for a while, but you'll never get the consistent perfect fit you get with hubcentric spacers.

10-01-2008, 11:07 PM
hey i hope you guys are rolling the rear fender? and using some bump stops ?

i sold my Borbet T to a friend he drove arround for 2 month no bump stops now he need's new tires the sidwall was worn faster then the tread on the tire lol

10-01-2008, 11:24 PM
Ya my bud has the fender roller, then its finding someone with the balls to use it, cuz im not confident enough heh, i watched my bud **** up his paint because he went to fast :(

The bump stops in the back were ok, but i just put in springs and noticed that the front drivers side bumpstop is ****ered, so i guess ill be getting back in there then...

Im going to email borbet tonight and see what they will charge for spacers, ill let you know cale

EDIT* They want $99 for two hubcentric 10mm spacers for front, and 8 extended bolts.

10-02-2008, 12:00 AM
Thats not bad, but you're gonna wanna get 10mils for the rear as well to even it out. See if they'll give you a better deal for 4 sets and I'll take 2 pairs :P

Warm paint = flexible paint, heat gun them as you go, not just before you do it. I don't know if it's needed, but I'd throw on some blue painters tape just for the extra protection but it's probably not needed. It's really forgiving so won't remove any.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDTK9IjKIYU Found you a video, just make sure you do everything he says

10-02-2008, 09:08 PM
Heres mine, with 10mm spacers all around, rear fenders are rolled dont have
any driving issues.*th-up*

10-02-2008, 09:20 PM
sexy car bro, full eurostyle mtech kit? any more pictures?


10-06-2008, 07:39 PM
So the rims are on the way, and my bro has an actual fender rolling tool that scares me. Anyways, cale i talked to borbet and they sent me an email, ill forward it to you, whats your email?

10-08-2008, 09:09 PM
Heres mine, with 10mm spacers all around, rear fenders are rolled dont have
any driving issues.*th-up*

How much of a drop is that?

10-09-2008, 12:16 AM
looks like a 60/40