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Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by bieny, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. bieny

    bieny Member

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    this is how i bought the car with 18" replica amg wheels
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    They were a bit tatty so I took them to wicked wheels in guildford to get them refurbed, but once off the car they discovered 3 of them were badly bent/dented and probably not worth refurbishing.

    They guys there were very helpful and let me keep their loan wheels while i thought about what to do. I really liked the set they had lent me so when i went back i offered to buy them :)

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    The car handles so much better with them on, before it pulled all over the place and was very bumpy.
     
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  2. flango

    flango MB Club Veteran

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    Sorry and not been funny but no comparison, I would have bought another set of Rep AMG they are cheap as chips these days, don't think the new wheels do the car any favours at all, for me it has taken away the class of the car. I know its all about personal taste, just MHO but car looks better as you bought it.
     
  3. bigbobs cl

    bigbobs cl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Don`t like them either sorry, look like a cheap set of steel wheels painted, sorry.

    Bob
     
  4. N/B

    N/B Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'm liking them, but then I'm biased - just bought a flaky polished set off eBay to DIY refurb and use as winters on my W201.

    They were originally supplied on W208 and W210 cars, usually in a Polished/Lacquered finish that was frankly bloody awful and barely lasted a winter.
    The reason your car handles so much better on them is because these rims (known by MB as 'Toliman') are among the lightest alloy wheels they've ever produced. I have yet to pick my set up from my brother, but I know for a fact that they'll weigh much less than my current R129 16x8s.

    Here they are on a W201:

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    They're going on this car:

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  5. A210AMG

    A210AMG MB Club Veteran

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    I prefer your originals,

    As for the ones you are putting on the red 190 that car looks smart as it is.


    Are those wheels not the same off a Basic SLK 200 ?


    Look like painted steels, cheap and nasty bor that you have actually lost your hubcaps....

    :)


    Fact is if you like then then thats all that matters and is a good job we are all different.
     
  6. N/B

    N/B Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The SLK was equipped with 15" versions, iirc.
    I've bought mine as a second 'winter' set, to help keep my 16" 15-hole R129 wheels in better condition.
     
  7. partsspecialist

    partsspecialist Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    You can get these on the 211 in 16", Ive only seen a couple with them on. The customer bought 'regular' alloy wheels in both cases.
    :D
     
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    bieny

    bieny Member

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    This combination seems a bit marmite, half the guys at work said thumbs up half thumbs down.
    But they cost less than having the old ones referbed, they are in good nick, the car goes where i want it, its quieter on the road and the tyres are cheap as chips.
     
  9. N/B

    N/B Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    All you need in the winter months mate.
     
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  10. Ade B

    Ade B Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Its a 124 thing - most here are will only endorse AMG replacements (at a push, some of the other original body kit suppliers get a look in). I've seen many horribly wheeled Coupes round SE London with the incorrect offset/size/tyres etc. smoking about - often with AMG (reps or original) but if they are the wrong size they just cheapen the car massively..

    If you're happy don't worry. Your's don't jump out, not my thing as personally, I really like the OE 15 hole alloys on mine but I'm in the minority.. You can get a refurbed set of the original 8 hole alloys fairly cheaply if you shop about.

    I think the design of the Coupe is very intolerant of small modifications, its kind of all or nothing.

    Ade :)
     
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