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Could anyone give me some advice on buying after market alloy wheels for a MB500SEC (1986) - AMG split rims seem to look the best (personal preference)- From new stock which sizes are compatible - 17" or 18" x 9" ? What offset is compatible? and up to what size rubber - I have seen 235/40/ZR18 front with 255/35/ZR18 on rear using standard bodywork?

If I was to buy some original AMG split alloys -currently available from a 1989 500SEL -should they be directly interchangable with 500 SEC? - fronts are 235's and the rears are 255/40/17?

The front has a deep polished rim but the rear has an even deeper polished rim.

They need reconditioning - have curbing - is their a limit to how deeper a mark can be repaired? I have heard reconditioning split alloys is a specialist job and expensive? Does anyone know where I can purchase a set of new connecting bolts (from polished rim to centre piece) - and a set of 5 x 5 locking wheel nuts for 500 SEC / AMG split rims?

I believe the rear alloys require shorter bolts?

Many thanks for any help.

Richard
 

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Hi Luke> Could you give me some advice on buying after market alloy wheels for a MB500SE...

Hi Luke> Could you give me some advice on buying after market alloy wheels for a MB500SEC (1986) - AMG split rims seem to look the best (personal preference)- From new stock which sizes are compatible - 17" or 18" x 9" ? What offset is compatible? and up to what size rubber - I have seen 235/40/ZR18 front with 255/35/ZR18 on rear using standard bodywork?

If I was to buy some orginals from that era what technically should I look out for re fitment?

If I was to buy some AMG split alloys -currently available from a 1989 500SEL -should they be directly interchangable with 500 SEC? - fronts are 235's and the rears are 255/40/17?

The front has a deep polished rim but the rear has an even deeper polished rim.

They need reconditioning - have curbing - is their a limit to how deeper a mark can be repaired? I have heard reconditioning split alloys is a specialist job and expensive? Does anyone know where I can purchase a set of new connecting bolts (from polished rim to centre piece) They are marked OZ?
- and a set of 5 x 5 locking wheel nuts for 500 SEC / AMG split rims?

I believe the rear alloys require shorter bolts?

Many thanks for any help.

I attach some pictures - will this alloy fit?

Richard
 

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i have the exact same wheels on my w126 s-class, 18in 2 piece rims.
i found that the rears had some contact with the arches under hard cornering. the cars been lowered, and had to fit spacers on the rear to clear the inner wheel arch, also tyre choice makes a big difference. (not size - manufacture) im running 265/35's pirrells
these some how dont rub!! more curved edge i was told. im going to roll the arches and fit slighty larger spacers in the near future.
as for the wheel i have buckled 1 rear wheel i need either 1 replacement wheel or just the outer part of the rim anybody!!! can u buy the part?? the split rim bolts can be bought from a supplier in wolverhampton. refurbing split rims are a specialist job due to the air tight gasket that needs to be refittrd after the refurb, if not correctly fitted youll get flat tyres!
 

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I just bought those type of rims for my 89 560 SEC in 17x8.5 and 17x10rears

Luke or PSA do you know what lug nuts i need for them. any possible locks?
-emil
 
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