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Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: slc5.0cab 280sl5sp 280se4.5 500sl92 GONE:280sl79 4xW114/5 3x450sl72-3 280slc4sp81 280s69 73,81SLCs
Location: Philadelphia Area
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The bbs rs011 is a 7x16 et35 wheel with a flat bbs rs face the same as the rs008, rs009, ra023, ra058, and probably others I can't think of right now. The lips are 0.5", and the barrels are 6". Basically take a 1.5" lip 8x16 et24 rs023 and reduce the lip size by 1" and voila, you have the rarely desirable small lip rs011. Not too many people are looking for this combination. A 1" lip and 6.5" barrel 8x16 et35 would be probably be a little more desirable.
In addition to the flat face bbs rs, there are faces with a 1/2" curve in them that can make the same spec wheels with 1/2" larger lips and 1/2" smaller barrels. For example, bbs rs098 are also 7x16 et35, but they have 1" lips and 5.5" barrels. I believe the other curved face might be the most desirable 16" et35 wheel, the rs077 (not totally sure of that model number) 8x16 et35 1.5" lip and 6" barrel.
I don't have any curved faces or faces with rs011 markings. But I can make virtually any flat face 16" bbs rs wheel with the 0.5-3" lips and 5.5-6.5" barrels I have.
My dream car is a classic sporty five speed (stick+overdrive) convertible that seats five. If, you want 70's-80's Mercedes tuner wheels, let me know.