Date registered: Sep 2009
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SL 18" winter wheels?
Thank you for the tip, the manual merely suggests to go with the same size snow tires mounted on "light alloy" rims no doubt also of the same dimensions as originally on the car.
Well first of all they're nuts if they think Id run these sporty wheels through snow and salt. And since Ill be purchasing 4 new wheels, perhaps traction might be improved by choosing narrower wheels, tires. Hasnt anyone experimented?
To anyone who has followed this route, or even retained the original wheel sizes, please why dont you say which wheels you bought, where you got them, specs and impressions?
Honestly i have no idea where to find winter-use wheels with correct offsets and all the rest as per MB spec, also spokes seem a mistake, i would guess they ought to be solid however light in weight-- how to avoid mud and snow packing up onto the inside of the wheels and throwing off the balance is another important consideration, cost is another- no need to spend thousands on fancy wheels for winter use, also where to buy reasonably priced TPMS units and how to ensure compatibility with the hardware.
Come on folks, help me out here, ok.
The tires are the easy part, plenty of choices there, dont need help with tires,,,,,