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Location: Easton, MD
Vehicle: 2012 SLK 350 (R172)
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SLK R172 Wheel Changes
I just tried putting wheel locks on my 2012 SLK and found that the lug bolts are only about 1/2 as long as the ones for a R171 SLK. They are also all black. Further, the torque setting is now 96 ft/lb instead of 80 ft/lb that the R171 used.
This concerns me as I was planning on using the 17" AMG wheels from my previous 2009 SLK as winter wheels and tires for my 2012 SLK. Now I think they may not fit the 2012 SLK at all.
Can anybody verify one way or the other that R171 wheels can be mounted on a R172 SLK?
2012 SLK 350, Mars Red, Ash, 7G Automatic, Premium Pkg I, Lighting Pkg, Multimedia Pkg, Sport Pkg, Digital Dual Zone Climate Control, Panorama roof, Air Guide Windstop, Chrome Bonnet Fins, smartTOP roof module v1.42, Akebono ceramic front brake pads, TRW ceramic rear brake pads, DIY Backup Camera
Other Ride: 2016 GLA 250 4Matic, Cirrus White, Ash, Premium Pkg, Multimedia Pkg, Panorama Sunroof, Bi-Xenon Headlamps, Blind Spot Assist
Last edited by WhiteRabbit; 06-07-2011 at 08:43 AM.