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Miguel
11-28-2005, 11:08 AM
Did they get the centres wrapped or something??
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v199/a2speedracer/BBS/bbsrscarbonlookcovers.jpg

Justin e36
11-28-2005, 11:43 AM
:confused:

JazzM
11-28-2005, 12:14 PM
most just a 3m type laminant...

T.

AMI Motorsports
11-28-2005, 01:40 PM
The BBS ones are actually CF wrapped then cleared. However you can buy real CF rims that have Aluminum as a re-enforcement inside them.

SickFinga
11-28-2005, 09:37 PM
doesnt look like CF at all

SpoolinS6
11-28-2005, 10:04 PM
thats a carbon fiber sticker laid on the rim center it self

///Maluco
11-28-2005, 10:44 PM
That looks like it was done with a process we have used on some of our sample parts such as engine compartment covers and rear spoilers.

The part is placed in a tank and there is a film which settles on top of the liquid and when the part is raised, the film bonds to the part. From a distance, the print/pattern appears to be Carbon Fiber.

I've only seen one set of true Carbon Fiber wheels in person, and it looks incredible. These wheels were on a concept Mitsubishi Eclipse with an Evo motor and AWD. It was at the 2005 SEMA show in the Mitsubishi booth. This was one wicked looking car.

Soldo
11-28-2005, 10:56 PM
The BBS ones are actually CF wrapped then cleared. However you can buy real CF rims that have Aluminum as a re-enforcement inside them.

What he said.... real CF rims scare me though!

///Maluco
11-29-2005, 10:58 AM
Here's that Carbon Fiber rim I was writing about at this years SEMA show on the Mitsu Eclipse.

Ain't it beautiful*mw*

SickFinga
11-29-2005, 11:04 AM
looks like an ugly rim to me

I do like those brakes those

Miguel
11-29-2005, 01:55 PM
how can they possibly wrap a sticker into the little grooves and around all the little spokes on the rim though?!?

JazzM
11-29-2005, 02:07 PM
its a special sticker...

T.

mirek
11-29-2005, 02:30 PM
It's done by vacuum..

BMW_7
11-29-2005, 06:18 PM
That looks sick, pic of whole rim!!!!!

thinair
11-30-2005, 12:51 PM
yeah, if it was real carbon the weave wouldn't be so random, it'd all flow in certain directions, plus it wouldn't look like a sticker. If you want a really light wheel, magnesium is still the way to go. If carbon was better/feasible, F1 would use it (IMO).