Which wheel.. Silver

Now which style should I keep

  • Standard wheel that came with car

    Votes: 17 94.4%
  • Optional wheel which I can change to

    Votes: 1 5.6%

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S.Speed

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In all the time I have been on this forum I have only ever conducted 2 polls..
Both within hours of each other so sorry about that..

I have one more now and I suspect I already know the answer....

My car again with 2 styles of wheel..

First photo is the original wheel..
Second photo is the alternative.

Which should I keep on the car and have refurbished...
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The second wheel was used on the older 211's so if you want to make your car look older fit them...
 

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Yes, your 'optional' looks a bit dated - and rather podgy. (imho)
 

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Original equipment twin spoke wheel looks much more modern. I'm not a big fan of the early 211 wheel the spokes always looked too broad to be aesthetically pleasing, easy to clean though.
 
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Well I guess my hunch was right after all..
I better delete my Add on eBay before someone buys my 17" twin spokes..

Thank you all for your comments..

I was all ready and revved up for swapping to the 16" Old style E class wheels..
The idea was to take the 16's to be refurbished tomorrow and so today I refitted the standard 17's..
Went for a drive and thought to myself "Well these aren't that bad after all..

I have to confess the 16's just look that fraction too small for a car the size of an E class.

I wouldn't want larger wheels but I am being soooo damned indecisive over this issue !!:(
 

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I too think the second 5 spoke wheels look clumsy and dated...
 

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I've got the 16" versions of the newer wheel and they look much nicer than the older styles. IMO

I have a winter set of older solid faced with small multi slots and they are a pig to clean!!
 

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Sorry, I must be having a 'thick' moment, can't figure out which picture matches which poll option... So can I just say that the one with the 'double' spokes (picture "2 - Standard.jpg (1 of 2)") looks IMHO much better, the other with the wide single spokes looks somehow heavy to me.
 


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