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Hello fellow Benz lovers!

Hi, my name is Kinshuk and I am from the beautiful area of North East TN. I live in a town called Johnson City and own a beautiful 2003 CLK320 convertible and an awesome 2001 S500 with the AMG package. I love both these cars and must admit that I am a dummy when it comes to understanding features to optimize the use of these powerful machines.

I do have a problem and I am askeg for help.

the 2001 S500 has CHROME AMG wheels. THe tire size is 245-45-18 in the front and 275-40-18 in the rear. While they look BEAUTIFUL, I am afraid I was not familiar with the risk of having CHROME wheels. The tires lose air frequently because of the chrome not allowing them to seat well with the wheel. I am being told that I should either switch to the standard 7.5JX16 wheels and get the 225-6-16 tires OR find some used but refurbished wheels that are identical to my current ones (without the CHROME) and get new tires. My last option is to trade the car. I really love this car and want to enjoy it.

Can someone tell me where I can find the exact wheels I currently have except in the non-chrome version? I do not want after-market wheels. I would rather get refurbished MB OEMs.

Also, if I was to switch to 16" wheels, would there be any visual or performance deficiencies that will be observed?


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