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Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: slc5.0cab 280sl5sp 280se4.5 500sl92 GONE:280sl79 4xW114/5 3x450sl72-3 280slc4sp81 280s69 73,81SLCs
Location: Philadelphia Area
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
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If you are making castings (looks like it with the picture of the Penta style center), why not make a more angluar 5-spoke, like those on the 8x16 et11 Gen1 pentas? Or maybe they are angled, but it's hard to see because they are so deep. Even if it was a revers angle, I think it would look slick. That angle is one thing that the Gen1 pentas have over the Ronal-R9 style wheels. That last picture looks to me almost like a Ronal R9 center... maybe it's just because the angle is lost in all that depth.
I definitely like the pictures that you added, showing that the wheels will be three-piece. With the first pictures, I thought you were going for a single-piece rim, and I was wondering why. Since there's no fooling anyone that these are going to be custom, I think embracing the custome fabrication with the three-piece is really the way to go.
I'm really impressed with this work.
One thing I've got to comment on though... I think the Baroche - bunt-cake 3 piece are the best. Pentas are very cool, but I think these AMG fellas seek them so hard is because they are looking to be "authentic", and the 3-piece Pentas are clearly not authentic. I don't want to knock the idea, but I think that folks will still want their ATS Pentas more than your custom 3-piece wheels... as cool as they will be. You know what I mean? Now take a bunt-cake... That's a different story. Those 3-piece bunt-cakes are something that I think tons of folks would want... and they should be cheaper to make... right? I love them... and I'd never put 14" bunts on my car... but 16" 3-piece bunts? Oh yeah!
You did ask for opinions. Right?