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    Thread: Are BBS lips/barrels forged?

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      04-25-2012 12:47 AM #1
      Just a quick question. I ran a search on google and vortex but all i get are for sale threads where people mention their RS' are forged.

      Are OEM BBS rs/ 34 hole lips and barrels forged?

      thanks

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      04-27-2012 02:40 PM #2
      If I'm not mistaken, I think that they are forged via flow-forming. I'm sure someone can come in and chime in on your question as well
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      04-27-2012 11:01 PM #3
      thanks for your input, i just looked up "flow-forming" and came across BBS' website. in their info, they state that flow-forming is done on cast material. Although they are talking about the present, does anybody know about older models like the RS?

      Quote Originally Posted by BBS
      "Flow Forming" is a procedure that uses 3 hydraulic rollers and tremendous pressure to "Form" the inner rim area. Through this process, 3 hydraulic rollers force the cast material to conform to the profile of the massive steel tooling. During the process, the full width of the rim is created.
      http://www.bbs-usa.com/bbs-technology-expertise.cfm

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      05-05-2012 12:05 AM #4
      bump need some help. thanks

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