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18x9 BFD Wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires Marketplace' started by JdMeF9SiR2, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. May 8, 2013 at 2:41 AM
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    Keith120286

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    Someone should do a side-by-side comparison of the Bronze Volk TE37 Large PCD wheels and the Bronze FN BFDs. I'm curious to see if there's any slight aesthetic differences.
     
  2. May 8, 2013 at 2:44 AM
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    Hurry up and post the finished product. I want to see this!!
     
  3. May 8, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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    Does It Matter? You Buy the Wheel cause you like it. If you want the Anesthetic then spend the money, I am super happy with my wheels
     
  4. May 8, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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    x2!!! :)

    Thank you my friend!
     
  5. May 9, 2013 at 6:13 AM
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    :sick:
     
  6. May 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    lol what?
     
  7. May 9, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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    Almost readdddyyy....... :cool:

    https://vine.co/v/b2PPxFeE9L6
     
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  8. May 10, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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    Ok guys, looks like ares650 just made a typo. We all know he meant aesthetic. We all make typos from time to time. I know I do. :)

    Interesting...I can't wait to see what you've got going on there. :cool:
     
  9. May 11, 2013 at 3:21 AM
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    Typographical error aside, his comment didn't really make any sense. Maybe he misinterpreted my original post. The vibe I'm getting from him is that he thinks that I think that the BFD wheels are inferior to the Volks. I don't feel that way at all. I was curious to see a side by side comparison of the two because from I see in pictures, they are identical in every way except for price, which is why I'll end up with the BFDs.
     
  10. May 11, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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    TE37s are forged, BFDs are cast... that's your price difference.
     
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  11. May 12, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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    Last preview before everything gets mounted.... ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  12. May 12, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    ^^ that's going to look sick ^^

    I needs some flush mount center caps..
     
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  13. May 12, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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  14. May 12, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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    That is so sick but I'd personally try and get the center pyrite if I was you. Holla if you can make a mgm 1. [​IMG]
    My most recent pix. Guys get these rims! Totally worth it plus service doesn't get any better from Dustin and the boyz at FN Wheels:headbang:
     
  15. May 12, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    Damn! Looks awesome! The center cap fits with no issues?
     
  16. May 12, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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    Yeah, chopped up the bfd caps and did some stuff to make the trd caps fit inside.

    Was going to color match the centers, but actually liked how the silver looks. I have pics of the process, might put together a how-to at some point.

    No. They are not a direct replacement. The trd caps are too small to fit the bfd wheels.

    Thanks guys! Definitely happy how they turned out. A few things to note... I'm not sure if they will fit most trucks. Because they are flush mount, they might not clear the hubs. I haven't done a test fit on my truck yet, but remember the hub sticking through slightly with no caps (I'll be running spacers due to my lift so it shouldn't be a problem with my setup).

    Again the trd caps are NOT direct replacements for the bfd caps. But for a little money (about $65 total) and some freetime, you can make them work. I should have everything mounted up in a few weeks. I'm curious to see how well they will hold up.
     
  17. May 13, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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    Totally agreed. I think he may have misunderstood you as well. I know where you were coming from, because I know you like our wheels. :) I was just trying to keep everyone from getting angry with each other over nothing.

    Cosmetically the BFD and TE37 are extremely similar. The two bronze finishes are different. Rays uses a sandy, textured bronze that has a rough feel to it, and then they anodize their lips. The BFD is a smooth, satin bronze.

    The BFDs are made from an advanced casting process (counter pressure casting), but it is not the same as the forging method that RAYS uses to make the TE37. While the BFDs are lighter and stronger than just about anything you can buy for your Tacoma, the TE37s are EVEN lighter and EVEN stronger.

    However, as you mentioned, that comes with a price tag. The TE37s are premium racing wheels. As such the price tag for a set of new 18" TE37s is $3,000 +, while a set of new 18" BFDs is $1,199 w/ shipping included. The BFDs can handle just about anything you can throw at them too.

    Pretty much, yes. I used to sell Rays Engineering (Volk Racing) wheels. They are amazing wheels, and anyone who can afford a set should buy them. Unfortunately the cost of the TE37 prohibits most of us from being able to afford them.

    An interesting side note - while the TE37s are incredibly strong, they are not indestructible. When I sold Volk wheels I would occasionally have to order replacements from customers who broke their TE37s racing or offroading at about the same rate as other high end cast wheels.

    :wave: Aloha! Thank you my friend!

    Awesome photos Cody, and great idea. You're creativity is an asset to all of us. I plan to make myself a set of TRD style caps too once I see your write-up. :)
     
  18. May 14, 2013 at 2:27 AM
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    I'd really like to see some more pictures of the bronze BFDs on a Pyrite Mica DC Tundra. Also wouldn't mind seeing what they look like on a Speedway Blue DCLB Tacoma.
     
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  19. May 14, 2013 at 5:23 AM
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    Love the center cap.....
     
  20. May 14, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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    totally. the clean cap suits such a cleanly designed wheel
     
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