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Old 03-16-2007, 11:02 AM   #1
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BBS RK2 Wheel Assembly Questions

So I am going to be taking my rk2's apart in the next couple days to refinish them and i have a few questions.

1) what is the name and size of the hex head type tool called to remove the bolts around the outside of the wheel. i beleive its called a triple square something or other...but i could be wrong. it has 12 points.

2) when i go to put them back together, does anyone have any instructions on how to do so? such as torque specs for those bolts, any kind of sealant between the two sections of wheels?

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Old 03-16-2007, 12:36 PM   #2
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Did yo try calling BBS USA directly, they were very helpful to me for my lug selection to fit my spacer and brake set up.
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mmmm rk2's are all taken apart...hopefully i can get these done and put together by SIS, otherwise i will be there on 16's
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Let's see some pics of them taken apart!!!!
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they are already boxed to be sent to the powdercoaters.

pics will be taken when i get them back and am assembling them
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Whats the color scheme? Did you find the torque specs or if you needed sealant?
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there was no sealant when i took them apart, so i say no on that. i am calling bbs tomorrow to get the torque specs.

cant leak the color scheme, but its hot, and will kind of be a throwback to older wheels


hopefully these should be all done by SIS....or so i hope. that would require a trip home, to assemble them, as some parts are still at home.
otherwise i will start the show season on 16's
...but these will definitely be worth the wait!

Edit: i should have these back from the powdercoater in the next couple weeks. pictures will come when i go to assemble them
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cant leak the color scheme, but its hot, and will kind of be a throwback to older wheels

oh snap! the suspense......


it takes a brave soul to dismantle bbs wheels...i salute you.
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why do you say it takes a brave soul???
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why do you say it takes a brave soul???
i'd just be afraid to mess around with a nice set of rk2's if i had them. that's all.

maybe it's not hard to do...i dunno. but they're bbs wheels and all....i'd just be afraid to mess with them.
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i was scurred at first, but once i got the first one apart, it is actually very simple. 20 titanium bolts hold the two peices together. take them apart, and then just give the center section a good whack with a rubber mallet from the inside and they come right apart.

and then i test fit one going back together and the center section sets down into the outer wheel part very easily.

all i need are the torque specs and i will be all set to put them together
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cool stuff. can't wait to see how this little project turns out.
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me too
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worst case scenario, i take them to a wheel refinishing type shop and have them put them together, but i think i should be all set!
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me too
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worst case scenario, i take them to a wheel refinishing type shop and have them put them together, but i think i should be all set!
if that happens u should just give them to me
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nope sorry. i will be fine doing it on my own, but i said worst case scenario. your not gettin my wheels man!
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well i need to have this somewhere other than my post it, so i am putting it on here just incase anyone wants to know it as well.

Just got off the phone with a guy at BBS.
to re-assemble the wheels, all that needs to be done is to set the center section into the barrel, then torque the bolts to 21 ft lbs. and use a little bit of blue loctite on each bolt. very simple. there should be no sealant used, and its apparantly a very easy wheel to take apart and put back together.

it was also mentioned to tighten the bolts in a star pattern
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yes just like you should do on lug bolts, satan star pattern
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yes just like you should do on lug bolts, satan star pattern
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but its a dual 5 point star, so it is do one star to 5 ft lbs, then the next star to 10 ft lbs.

then repeat with both stars to 10 ft lbs.
then to 15 ft lbs,
then again to 21.

or at least thats my plan so that they are evenly torqued.

and todays update, i am using aircraft stripper in a couple minutes, and taking off the paint from the center sections, as my powdercoater has recently had surgery on his foot and is not walking well currently. this way, when he is ready, he only has to spend a couple minutes per wheel center sandblasting them. hopefully he will be up and running again in the next few weeks as i am getting really anxious to get these back together and on the car !!
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very cool thread.......i had a set of rkIIs and i was curious as to how hard it was to take them apart. I emailed bbs and they told me that they didnt recommend me taking them apart. They wanted me to send them in so that they could do them and charge me an arm and a leg.


so where did you find the tool to remove the 12pt bolts?

also .....when you removed the face of the wheel from the dish what did the lip look like where the mounting bolts bolted to the dish...was wondering if that lip where the bolts mounted could be smoothed down about an inch and retapped to give the wheels a staggered look
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