Date registered: Jul 2009
Vehicle: 2009 Audi S5 4.2L 2006 Mercedes CLS 500
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New after-market wheels - problem with grease caps ...
I don't know much about wheels, spacers & off-sets but I'll try to explain my problem as best as I can.
Recently I had to buy all 4 wheels for my 2006 W219 in a hurry because one of the wheels was bent and shop couldn't find a single matching rim. The new wheels are after-market wheels and after installation grease caps do not look right to me. The front cap is sticking out too far and I cannot put any center cap on it. Please look at the picture of front wheel. Someone told me that I need a hubcentric spacer to fix this issue, is this correct? Does anyone know what size (thickness 115mm etc) spacers would I need? Is there any thing else that I need to be careful about while shopping for spacers, for example new longer lug-nuts (how long would be enough)?
Now yesterday I took off the center cap from rear wheel to see how do rear wheels look & how did shop managed to put on center caps on rear wheels and to my surprise, there was no grease cap on rear wheel. I am attaching the picture of rear wheel with center cap removed. What do you think about it. Do I need to put new grease caps on rear wheel or does it look ok to you experienced users?
Last edited by Raindrop; 02-18-2012 at 04:00 PM.