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Do any of you guys know if Mbenz will offer the 5-spoke rims which was published not to long ago in this site. Coz when i went to check the c-class sport on the web site they showed the 7-spoke alloy rims thats currently used in the c-class coupe sport package and also is mbenz be using only one huge tilt exhaust pipe or two smaller ones.
 

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6th, I think Drew has one on his C 4matic.

AFAIK, MB is offering $ types of rims...

one is the OEM rims from reg. sedan 240 and 320 16"

two the OEM for 230 Coupe kompressor 16" 7 twin spoke

three the OEM for C32 AMG 17"

four The OEM for NOW 230 and 320 sport sedan, 7 spoke 17"

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They don't use those wheels any longer...

Do any of you guys know if Mbenz will offer the 5-spoke rims which was published not to long ago in this site. Coz when i went to check the c-class sport on the web site they showed the 7-spoke alloy rims thats currently used in the c-class coupe sport package and also is mbenz be using only one huge tilt exhaust pipe or two smaller ones.
Those are known as the Avantgarde wheels, in 16", which is what we have on our C320. The new C320 Sport and C230K Sport come with the 17" Evolution package wheels instead. I decided not to go for those because of cost, and also since tire choice is much more limited if you are looking for all-seasons.
 

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I REALLY like the rims at the recent post of the C-class sport sedan i think it was a SL...

I REALLY like the rims at the recent post of the C-class sport sedan i think it was a SLK sports rim or something. i always like 5-spoke rims like the C32 amg. thx guys for the help>
 

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Re: I REALLY like the rims at the recent post of the C-class sport sedan i think it was a SL

I REALLY like the rims at the recent post of the C-class sport sedan i think it was a SLK sports rim or something. i always like 5-spoke rims like the C32 amg. thx guys for the help>
From what it looks like, the "SLK rim" is not the same as the actual one on the SLK. I think the real thing is 16"? The ones on the website look like they're at least 17..
 

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!7inch rims

i think nowadays 17' rims are becoming standard in most car companies
 

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You would be surprised. I went car shopping and many cars come with 15" wheels standard ...

You would be surprised. I went car shopping and many cars come with 15" wheels standard and 16" are the optional wheels. 17" are getting more popular with sports cars and not luxury sedans. I think the trend will go back as you can't get the same plush ride out of 17" or 18" wheels as you do with 15" and 16" wheels. As much as people say otherwise I can tell the ride diffence on my 2 car when I went from 16" to 17".
 

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I was thinking the same thing...

You would be surprised. I went car shopping and many cars come with 15" wheels standard and 16" are the optional wheels. 17" are getting more popular with sports cars and not luxury sedans. I think the trend will go back as you can't get the same plush ride out of 17" or 18" wheels as you do with 15" and 16" wheels. As much as people say otherwise I can tell the ride diffence on my 2 car when I went from 16" to 17".
MB still uses 16" wheels for most of their vehicles. 17 or 18" wheels are reserved only for sport packages, or for cars that have large enough wheels that the sidewalls can be high enough to provide a sufficiently cushy ride (i.e. S-class).
 

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Re: I was thinking the same thing...

You would be surprised. I went car shopping and many cars come with 15" wheels standard and 16" are the optional wheels. 17" are getting more popular with sports cars and not luxury sedans. I think the trend will go back as you can't get the same plush ride out of 17" or 18" wheels as you do with 15" and 16" wheels. As much as people say otherwise I can tell the ride diffence on my 2 car when I went from 16" to 17".
MB still uses 16" wheels for most of their vehicles. 17 or 18" wheels are reserved only for sport packages, or for cars that have large enough wheels that the sidewalls can be high enough to provide a sufficiently cushy ride (i.e. S-class).
Hello:

Could you explain to a tech nitwit why larger wheels provide a harder ride? I would have thought it was the other way round.
 

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Drew why didnt you changed your RIMS long time ago, you spent so much stuff adding acces...

Drew why didnt you changed your RIMS long time ago, you spent so much stuff adding accessories, you could used some of the money and buy a 17 or even an 18 inch AMG rims??? just wondering that's all. that would change any look of a car instantly, dont you think.?
 

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A long time ago?...

Drew why didnt you changed your RIMS long time ago, you spent so much stuff adding accessories, you could used some of the money and buy a 17 or even an 18 inch AMG rims??? just wondering that's all. that would change any look of a car instantly, dont you think.?
The car isn't that old, LOL. I've only had it since November. 17" or 18" wheels would be more succeptible to wheel damage and I would need winter tires instead of the all-seasons that I currently have. I didn't want to deal with that, which is why I stuck with the Avantgarde wheels.
 

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Hello:

Could you explain to a tech nitwit why larger wheels provide a harder ride? I would have thought it was the other way round.
Larger wheels usually mean thinner sidewall (tire). That means there's less space for air to compress to provide cushioning. Hence a more jarring ride.
 
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