BBS Motorsport E87 5 Lug
built by Butzi Gear
Don’t get me wrong the iconic Porsche Fuch wheel design is one of my favorite wheels of all-time. But in the winter of 2016 I got thinking about leveling up a new set of shoes of the ‘WIDE 911’. I debated between beginning to turn the car entirely black and go for the murdered out look or bring to life the gold accents on the car e.g. the emblem. Well I felt that the all black look I would get too bored so decided to go GOLD! I never owned a set of gold wheels let alone BBS to this point.
I contacted Butzi Gear based out of Milford, CT being that I liked their recent builds and they were an official BBS dealer. After a few weeks of planning and measurements the build was under the way. I opt’d to go as wide as possible in the rear without any modifications to the car. We decided to eliminate the OEM spacers since we would be doing a custom build. Hardware and center caps are black with a polished silver lip. The tires would be fitted with Yokohama tires since the Michelin P4’s were not due out for a few months.
With any custom builds, the one thing you need to do is be patient. We hit a delay since I decided to maximize the rears with a 5″ barrel, this was something BBS didn’t stock. Wwe were at the mercy of waiting for them to be made then polished. After many months, my dream wheel build came to life. Enjoy the pictures and links below, drop me a comment if you have any specific questions.
- BBS Item Number 0287031 E 87-5-130-27 Porsche
- Front 17×9″ ET +13 3.00×17 OUTER RIM, 6.00×17 INNER RIM, Yokohama 235/40R17
- Rear 17×11″, Yokohama 275/40R17
- Recommended by BBS for track use only
- Forged aluminum center with backmilled spokes
- Aluminum Comp Valve Stem’s
- Heat treated rim sections
- 5-Lug version
- Gold wheel centers, polished outer rim finish