Starting from a billet of 6,000 series aluminum, or a special
magnesium alloy, every BBS forged wheel uses our special multi-stage
Die-Forging process which can require up to 18 millions pounds of
pressure to produce. Every stage of production is optimized to help
create the best-forged wheel in the industry. BBS forged wheels are
not only light, they have been designed to optimize the stiffness to
weight ration while providing the safety and long term durability
expected from BBS.
BBS has been flow-forming wheels since 1996. Flow forming is a
procedure that uses a continuous rotational motion with 3 hydraulic
rollers and tremendous pressure at high temperatures to "Form" the
inner rim area of the wheel. This process changes the mechanical
properties of the cast rim area to increase strength, stiffness and
impact over "stiffness to weight ratio" which can deliver very high
level of performance at a cost that is much lower than a forged wheel.
To produce a really perfect and long-lasting wheel, it is essential
to have a top-quality casting blank. BBS uses the low-pressure aluminum
casting technique to manufacture our base light alloy wheels. As with
all our products, the stiffness to weight ratio is also achieved with
our cast wheels.
BBS Motorsport monobloc wheels are available in single or double
spun forged magnesium or forged aluminum configurations as well as
cast flow formed aluminum depending on application requirements.
Forging styles include bended spoke or straight spoke designs each
available with optional back milling. Net shape forgings are also
possible as are cast flow formed manufacturing methods where applicable.
Please contact BBS Motorsport directly to determine which is best for
your individual needs as each type has unique engineering and
production requirements in addition to application coverage.
Some popular applications may be on stock though race monoblocs are
typically produced on an individual basis.
BBS Motorsport three piece wheels encompass diameters of 13" and
15"-19" in modular configurations using cast mag or forged aluminum
centers combined with rim halves available in 1/2" increments. By
combining the appropriate part number center with commonly stocked
rim halves virtually any combination can be accommodated. All use the
BBS gasket system for immediate use and field repair.