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This will be on the car this week.
 

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I feel like big brother is watching.
 

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I have a slk 55 with original alloys but the lacquer has started to come (as per usual ) what Id like to know is am I better having them refurbish as original diamond cut and lacquered or go for the powder coated ones, maybe a different colour or go for new ones ???
which would be best for resale value ??
 

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I have a slk 55 with original alloys but the lacquer has started to come (as per usual ) what Id like to know is am I better having them refurbish as original diamond cut and lacquered or go for the powder coated ones, maybe a different colour or go for new ones ???
which would be best for resale value ??

There are some great after market wheels out there, but when faced with the same decision I decided to stay original and get mine refurbished. I was persuaded to change the colour, which I was okay with as it was an option on the SL. Very pleased with the result.
 

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I was thinking along the same lines, there is a wheel specialist near me I've use before and they did my bmw 335 wheels in gun metal maybe ill have the same colour, I'll post pics if I do.
BTW your wheels look very nice I like the anthracite its classy :grin:
 

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Staggered ASA GT8 19" 5 Star

ASA GT8

Painted Black Rims

Looks great standing still... but If I had it to do over again (and technically I can) i'd go with 18" for a little more clearance. These 10" wide rears rub on the inside while the 8" fronts rub on the outside finder wall during high speed compression. And the paint isn't very thick. Beware of manhole covers. I spend a disproportionate amount of time recovering bare aluminum.
 

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Only 'cheapies' but I like them - Cruize alloys, 9.5 rear, 8.5 front....I still have the original AMG wheels too, so I can change them out anytime....:smile:
 

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Have now got the new rims from Mandrus. It´s Millenium style, 19" with 8,5" front and 9,5" back. Very happy with the stance of the rears. Actually they will not pass MOT, as they stick out from the fender. This is due to the fact that the fitters had to put a 10 mm spacer on to get clearance from the brake calipers. I will go back and get 5 mm spacers to get the car street leagal.
 

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Have now got the new rims from Mandrus. It´s Millenium style, 19" with 8,5" front and 9,5" back. Very happy with the stance of the rears. Actually they will not pass MOT, as they stick out from the fender. This is due to the fact that the fitters had to put a 10 mm spacer on to get clearance from the brake calipers. I will go back and get 5 mm spacers to get the car street leagal.

Which part of the wheel fouled? Could you have chosen a different offset/ET?
 

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Which part of the wheel fouled? Could you have chosen a different offset/ET?
First, the front wheels where ordered with ET 32 (stock is 30). But as they dont´t produce that ET any more they delivered ET43 with spacers of 10 mm. Fine so.

Rear it was ET 31 = same as stock, but the rim was "just" clear from the caliper (less than 1 mm). So a spacer was needed - 10 mm was avaliable. Now the tire is "just" outside the fender.

Mandrus need to sort things out - I specifically ordered the rims according to my car at their website. The rears should fit - but didn´t.
 

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First, the front wheels where ordered with ET 32 (stock is 30). But as they dont´t produce that ET any more they delivered ET43 with spacers of 10 mm. Fine so.

Rear it was ET 31 = same as stock, but the rim was "just" clear from the caliper (less than 1 mm). So a spacer was needed - 10 mm was avaliable. Now the tire is "just" outside the fender.

Mandrus need to sort things out - I specifically ordered the rims according to my car at their website. The rears should fit - but didn´t.
Now it makes sense!

I have a set of 'winter' rims - 8x17 ET 35. The front clears the tip of the six-pot caliper by about 5mm, meaning the brake assembly completely fills the wheel space, which looks good. The rear could really do with a 5mm spacer, but last time I used them I couldn't be bothered. Maybe next winter...
 

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Somehow missed posting mine here despite it been installed more than 18 months ago now...


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19x8 235-35-19 (front); et45 (8mm spacer = et37)
19x9 265-30-19 (rear); et54 (15mm spacer = et39)
 

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My o my, how times change.... until this week, the rims above here were on my R172, but have now been replaced with new ones due to the structural damage to 3/4 of the rims.... New ones installed (see pics) have the following specs:

19x8.5 et35
19x9.5 et35

So after 2 years owning my car, I have quite a wheel journey already :crying: >:D:surprise:

Jan 2017-Feb 2017 (stock)

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Feb 2017 - Dec 2018

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Dec 2018 - present

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