Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Dept 87, Limousin, France
Vehicle: 1997 R170 230 Kompressor, Silver
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Hi, thanks for those thoughts & particularly the picture of the wheelstuds (or are they nuts?). Your plane-shouldered ones look like a longer version of what the dealer offered. His shoulder was half the length you show. Maybe he just picked the wrong part or maybe my wheels are aftermarket after all - although the stud-seats are coned/tapered (good question you asked) to accept the studs.
I noticed KBA 44081 cast into the wheel-rim. Anyone know whether that's a genuine Merc part or usual supplier for the 170 model?