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I thinking of buying some Alloy wheels

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by McDonald, Oct 11, 2018.

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  1. McDonald

    McDonald Senior Member

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    At present I have 17inch wheels but I've seen some 18 inch wheels.

    Front alloy: 8J X 18H2 ET45

    Rear alloy: 8.5J X 18H2 ET48

    Part number: A2074010000

    I don't know if they'll fit my SL500 (R230) and if any function will be lost. Advice please.
     
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    The offset is all wrong for a 230.
     
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    Thanks, I'm glad I checked. They're good looking wheels, but I won't be buying them.
     
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    Standard 18" wheels for an SL (R230) should be.....

    Front 8.5J x 18 ET35
    Rear 9.5J x 18 ET40

    However there is some leeway on the offsets, just dont go too far.
     
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    Thanks Flowrider, my ebay browsing will be better informed next time.
     
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    You'll probably be fine with the ride on 18's but I'd hold onto the 17's for a few months at least just to be sure.
     
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    I Fancied a CLK, bought an SL350
    I got Aviors, came with the car but they been painted a silver to tidy up to sell and they did a rubbish job.
    i painted my my x-type 10 spokes a ford graphite grey metallic, quite dark and they looked great against metallic Aegean Blue body.

    I really need them looking better, soo annoying:(
    Any suggestions anyone against TellurSilver?? car does have a hue of Blue at times, to me anyway
     
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    i like yours wheels
    i think the'd look great in gun metal grey
     
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    AMG 18" VI, £3250 fitted. I'm dreaming!

    I'll watch ebay over the coming months. I'm sure I'll find something good.
     
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    I have the 18" Avior wheels on my lowly Telurium silver (blue tint hue to hit) SL350, they'd been refurbished with silver powder coat prior to my purchasing the car. Personally I like silver but I think anthracite or graphite grey would look nice, I'm not a fan of black wheels. Now I know it hasn't got a big V8 in it but the car rides fine on 18" wheels, no harsh crashing and banging, unlike the awful 19" wheels that were on my R129 before I changed them stock 17's. :)
     
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