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*IMPORTANT* Rims from Mercedes...

So my car is in service because I got a flat tire and going over the curve so the guy says I need a new rim but I told him I am going to buy new rims anyways and I would rather not pay for the standard rims on my CLS so he says he can find me a good deal on some replicas Mercedes wheels...he says he found some Brabus replicas chrome $4500 with wheels and everything but is that a good deal or replicas really bad and it's better to just find aftermarket rims? Someone please let me know I really would appreciate it and btw these are 20's...thx!
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check out the Tire Rack website for your model for other ideas about wheels for the car, at MUCH better prices. You will need to find a Tire Dealer in your town that works with Tire Rack, for installation, but the savings are real, and you can save even MORE if the local Tire Shops orders the tires and/or wheels dierectly from Tire Rack, on their own account and you pay the tire shop instead. Be aware of delivery dates, usually a couple of days, but LOTS longer if the wheels are special order and out of stock. You will need to buy center caps on your own, but they are cheap and easy to find on ebay.

I don't care for wheel locks, they are a PITA generally.

Aside from the "Bling" factor there is no real reason to put 20" wheels on these.

That would mess up the steering geometry on them, throw off the speedometer, give a rough ride, and other negatives I can't think of at the moment.

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"Replica" and "aftermarket" are the same thing.

NO wheel that's chrome plated is suitable for a Mercedes or any car.

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