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Old 09-20-2008, 10:49 PM   #1
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Borbet A pics and question

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:
http://www.borbet.co.uk/a.htm
http://www.crazynorwegian.com/Borbet%20C.jpg

I do NOT want these:
http://www.xrims.com/rims_156/borbet_type_a.html
http://www.xrims.com/rims_295/borbet_type_a.html

Whats the deal with that huge difference in Dish?

Any info much appreciated...

-Luke
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:23 AM   #2
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The ones you do not want are 17x7.5 and 15x7.

Stick to 16x9 like you mentioned and you'll get what you want.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:27 AM   #3
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Sweet. Thanks. only $1200 free shipping, not a bad deal IMO
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:09 AM   #4
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where are you getting them from if don't mind me asking?

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Old 09-21-2008, 10:33 AM   #5
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Did you even read the specs on the pics you put up of the ones you don't want??
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:53 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:59 PM   #7
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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

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Old 10-01-2008, 09:54 PM   #8
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Found a *MINT* set of used ones with new tires. They are being shipped next week, where should i buy the spacers? from borbet?
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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
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:31 PM   #10
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you should have rolled a staggered setup. 7.5 up front and 9's in the rear.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:52 PM   #11
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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.
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no way that looks like ass! 9x16 bro and things are rolling in style

everything smaller then 9 is not a rim
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:07 PM   #13
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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
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:24 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:00 AM   #15
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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

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
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