Amgs from black to silver..

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by jgs600, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. jgs600

    jgs600 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    well after listening to forum members i got myself a cheap set of 18" angs and refurbed them myself, took me 2 days to get the polished lip done..ha..
    anyways after putting new tyres on and fitting them to the car i think everyone was right.. the silver looks much better and suits the colour and stance of the car now..
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    They looks 1000 x better. Fair play. I need to address my polished lips but keep putting it off.

    Are they genuine staggered wheels?
     
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    they are just standard 18" non staggered BUT i have noticed one small niggly thing i will have to address.... i bought 3 of the Amgs together for £90 and these are made in austria, the single one i bought for £45 BUT its made in belgium.. but has the exact same numbers printed on it... i have noticed though the one made in belgium the polished lip is about 3mm thinner than the other 3... very weird so i guess i will have to keep my eyes peeled for a cheepo made in austria 18' Amg to rectify this small problem..lol
     
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    For that money it's difficult to complain! They sound like a bargain!

    I keep looking for gen staggered ones to replace my 17s but they're rocking horse...

    I love all mono blocks tho, think they're the best wheels for the car whatever the size.
     
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    When you say 3mm thinner, where do you actually mean? That odd wheel could well have been refurbished in the past and had the face machined to remove damage, especially if it had polished lip. Therefore making it slightly different, so may be nothing to do with country of origin.

    Looks like you have made a nice job though - well done!
     
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    oke heres goes. here is some picture of both rear wheels..can anyone notice the difference in the width of the rim..!!!
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    That looks a lot better in my opinion. Your cars come a long way and looking amazing. Just need some OEM Xenons to complete it now :p
     
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    was adding up the costs recently and i could have gone out and bought myself a C43 estate..!! but hey i know it wouldnt run on biodiesel...ha... think its the closest im gonna get to a C43 estate without the fuel costs...lol
     
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    oh and i do have a genuine w202 C43 2 tone Amg steering wheel sitting in the shed i bought for £30 i need to get refurbed..lol
     
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    I can see the difference but obviously one of those things that unless pointed out I think wouldn't be noticed. Strange though!!? Does the actual outer most lip edge where the tyre sits look any different in width? Hard to tell from your pics.
     
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    its very slight i guess its ok for now but will keep my eyes peeled for an austrian one..lol.. im sure i can sell the belgium one on to cover costs..just the time in polishing the lip and spraying up again..ah well never mind its not the end of the world :)
     
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    Much much better. They look really good. I really would not worry about that minute difference on the rears.
     
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    As the others have said the wheels look so much better in silver.

    I just had the same choice with my summer wheels that were painted a darker colour and decided that silver would look 100% better (photos in the thread linked to below)
    http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/wheels-tyres-brakes-suspension/155859-new-colour-wheels.html

    Could part of the difference in wheel width be down to the fact that the thinner wheel has been refurbished in the past and kerb damage has been machined out making the rim thinner?
     
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    Very nice!
     
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