BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: May 2013
Vehicle: 2005 E55 AMG, 2000 E430
Location: NYC/NY State
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Aftermarket wheels - how strong are they?
Driven my 2005 E55 for 6+ years, carefully scanning pothole-prone roadways for unfilled holes, successfully avoiding most (but not all) road hazards. Have tried 3 brands of tires and settled with Pirelli All-Seasons - tire pressure religiously maintained at 35-38psi - don't use "repaired/refurbished" wheels - but still break too many wheels.
Most aftermarket wheels are much cheaper than OEM, so are they more prone to break than OEM? After several incidents, roadworthiness seems more important than appearance. Would appreciate feedback from anyone who has verified the durability of aftermarket wheels in the real world of potholes and road hazards.
Last edited by WDBUFNY; 05-20-2013 at 09:15 PM.