New Kleemann wheels fitted

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Fudger, Jul 21, 2002.

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    Guys, has some new wheels and tyres fitted and I cannot beleive what a difference it can make to the handling and traction.

    Had standard 17" x 7.5" all round on my CLK but had Kleemann 18"x8.5" front and 18"x9.0" rear fitted last week.

    Straight line handling is a joy, turn in about the same but I thought I would get some deterioration. Grip with 9.0" rear wheel with Goodyear Eagle F1's is fantastic.

    I don't think they look too bad either; finish the car off nicely IMO of course <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

    By the way, the quality of the Kleemann components seems very good if any of you have considered suspension (like I had fitted a few weeks ago) or any other upgrades. Certainly something to consider anyway.
     
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    Piccys?? <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    I don't have a digital camera but I will get 'Boots' to put the pics I have taken onto CD today/tomorrow and post then.

    Would be good to get honest opinions of the wheels  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'> I think &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>
     
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    How much were they and where d'ya get em from!!!!
     
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    Got them from Oakley International in Mayford just south of Tumbridge Wells in Kent.

    As for price, got them at 60% of the normal price as they had been on a demo car.

    How much does that mean you ask! Well with Goodyear F1's you could get a brand new set of 18&quot; wheels for about £2,800.

    I looked at a set of original AMG disc wheels with the same tyres and they were £2,000 approx from tyresave and from a stealership about £2,700.

    The Kleemann wheels are high performance split rim wheels of what a good quality according to inderpendant dealers so at £2,800 the price seems fair IMHO. Split rim AMG wheels where approx £3,700 from the stealership by comparison.

    Problem is the wife found out about the cost (not that I was trying to hide it you understand) <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>.

    I have some pics and will post ASAP.
     
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    Above is my second attempt now that I have managed to host the pics elsewhere <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>.
     
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    I work for an Isp , i can give you a &nbsp;free dial up account that comes with free webspace if you want.

    Let me know ..
     
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    Hi Fuzzer, can you see the picture above?
     
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    very nice wheels - love the multipiece &nbsp; <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'> &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
    Nice big tyres to get that V8 power to the road!
     
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    sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet


    wanna sell them?
     
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    Now that is a nice car <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>
     
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    Here is a better pic of the wheels!
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    And one from the back; I love the tread pattern of the Eagle F1's
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    Koolvin, not just yet <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

    Thanks for the comment fuzzer!

    Matt, your are right it actually takes some doing to spin the wheels even with ESP off!!!

    The road holding is better for sure without noticable degradation in comfort over the 17&quot; stock wheels.

    It has worked out well from all perspectives but I would not go 19&quot; on this car though!
     
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    It just looks really good &nbsp;, i like the tread pattern on those goodyears .. looks well smart , better than the p6000 one i got just now.
     
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    I'd love to know how you rate those Goodyears after you've put a few thou on them, I'm running SO3's, which I find are great, but the Goodyear tyre you've got whooped the SO3 in a recent test in Evo magazine, they must be awesome.  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

    Nice upgrade, really suits the car well. You got what sounds a great deal, and you won't be seeing many others especially at the regular price! <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    Look cool...

    Wanna get those wheels spinning, easy compared to the 20's on my dads car...

    he runs 295/30/20 on the rear and they still fit up in the arches without rubbing

    Although, we can get the wheels to spin, it is a V12... <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    Btw, what tyres you running? <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    V12, they are 225/40 front and 255/35 rear.

    Ok, if I try I can spin them but over the stock there is a marked improvement with the Goodyear Eagle F1's.

    295/30's must be big mother's and cost a small fortune <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>

    You dad has a CL600...right?? What have you got?
     
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    Before I changed to the new 19&quot; wheels on my car I done a small burnout just up the road from my house... The two black lines are still there now &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

    ESP off, first gear, left foot on the break, right foot on accelerator up to 1700rpm and then floor it releasing the break. To my amazement the car just stopped there spinning!! I let off the gas a bit and it started to move forward.

    Just wished I had a video camera &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>
     

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