|08-14-2009, 06:18 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Replica Rims for my ML. (and offset question)
i want to upgrade my stock 17" Rims to some nice 20".
my stock rims are 17" x 8.5 ET 52
i have 2 Rims to choose at the moment:
AMG Replica: 20" x 9.5" ET 35
Mercedes Replica: 20" x8.5" ET 55
the AMG Replicas i can get brand new for $100 / pc but they have Gunmetal paint. i'm not sure if they will fit with my dark blue metallic ML.
any problems for the Offset or clearance for the fenders? i just have stock fenders and no flares.
i want to use 275/45 rubbers on it, maybe even 295/45 but i guess 295 is not very helpful to get a good gas millage.
Last edited by MAX500; 08-14-2009 at 06:24 AM.
|08-14-2009, 09:12 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Date registered: Mar 2007
Vehicle: 2002 ML55 AMG, 1999 C280
Are the rims you've posted above available for sale in China or are they available for sale online/Ebay in the US?
The AMG replicas are nice; but I tend to agree with your reservations about the gunmetal colour against darker-coloured MLs.
The Mercedes replicas, which I don't think are as nice as the AMG replicas, would look better on darker-coloured MLs.
|08-14-2009, 11:59 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 05 500
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|08-14-2009, 06:33 PM||#8 (permalink)|
@Far, Monizzle and Darkmann
I just get these kind of prices for the rims because i purchase directly from the factory in China. The Quality is good and the Retail prices in the US would be in a total different price region.
most styles for 20 x 9.5 i can get for $150 or less from the factory, but the Gunmetal colored ones are a stock product so he give me a special price.
in general all the aftermarket products you find on ebay for our ML is coming from china, and i can get all these stuff for a fraction of the price from teh factory directly in china.
|08-14-2009, 06:44 PM||#9 (permalink)|
to 2: for 8.5 i agree its to narrow, but i think 9.5 should be OK already. Its hard to find rims with more then 9.5 here.
to 3: see my other post, i just get price because its from the china factory directly.
to 4: yes im planing to get continental sport contact 2 or Toyo proxes in 20" 275/45, the diameter would be even a little bigger now.
stock have 73.4cm and i would have 75.6cm and it would lift the truck by 1.1cm.
The speedometer would be off by 3% but this doesn't really matter in China.
|08-14-2009, 06:45 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Date registered: Apr 2009
Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes ML55 AMG (Silver)
Location: Northeast U.S.
You will probably need spacers as someone else said but me personally I would get the wider rims. I think the gun metal looks good on any color, and either of those rims will looks good. The tire size you chose is good also. Plenty of tire. 295/45 or 295/75. I would get the 295s. One a 20x9.5" rim all around, it will looks great and handle better. I run 275/45 20s on 35 and 37 offset rims with 10mm spacers all around. Its on a 55 and brake clearance was the issue in back with the OEM brembos but I ran spacers all around ti fill out hte fenders more. Only reason I went with 275s over 295s was money, my friend works for a tire dist and I got a better deal on the 275s.
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