Forged Wheels and Michelins Installed - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension Discussion and information regarding tires, wheels, brakes and suspension.

  • 1 Post By dougrobling
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 09-10-2012
Registered Users
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Vehicle: 2005 SLK55 AMG
Other Toys: FZ1, Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 55
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
(Thread Starter)
Forged Wheels and Michelins Installed

The are here, and I really like the way they ride, look, and handle.

It was quite an ordeal to get wheels that fit an AMG. (The first two sets of wheels that we ordered both failed to clear the front rotors even though both manufacturers promised a clean fit)

Discount Tire was great to work with throughout the process, and even though I ended up spending more than I had intended, I am happy with the final outcome.

I ended up with custom forged and machined Niche Monotec wheels. (8.5 x 19 35et Front, and 9.5 x 19 40et Rears) I had intended to purchase Michelin Pilot Sport A\S Plus tires, but they were not available in a 265 width and the 275 that we tried had a slight rub, so I ended up with Pilot Super Sports in 235/35ZR19 front and 265/30ZR19 rear.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg PICT0006.jpg (74.4 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg PICT0007.jpg (73.0 KB, 20 views)
macman likes this.
dougrobling is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 Old 09-10-2012
Premium Member
Durkatlon's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Vehicle: 2009 SLK55
Posts: 4,896
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 271 Post(s)
Thanks: 390
Thanked 1,326 Times in 792 Posts
Nice! Love how the center of the wheel just plunges toward the hub.
Durkatlon is online now  
#3 Old 09-10-2012
Premium Member
AZ SLK's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Near Tombstone, AZ
Vehicle: 2007 MB SLK 280, Remus Exhaust, TSR 17" wheels, Pirelli PZero tires
Other Toys: '15 Z51 Corvette, '12 Cadillac Escalade EXT, '11 MB GLK350, '04 Honda GoldWing, '13 Craftsman VT4000
Posts: 3,884
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,145
Thanked 454 Times in 415 Posts
Awesome ride that is made double awesome with the nice wheel/tire combo. Thanks for sharing.

Michael --
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

AZ SLK is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > Technical Information > Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension


Quick Reply
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.