They've never been as smooth riding as my OEM 17' AMG wheels. I've had them balanced twice in 2000 miles and there is always a little shimmy to them. Someone told me all wheels that use centering rings shake at certain speeds. <br> <br> More pics: www.32k.com/clk55/
Had something similar on my '02 CLK, (Italian Alessio Carreras), but I too thought they looked too 'spindly' and open on the car, more in line with Japanese vehicles. Have now upgraded to chrome Momo Vantage rims, which look more substantial on the vehicle, and are quite different from the usual Mercedes wheel selection.
It does look good, but I guess when I read this post from a cocky C32 owner saying that it's not for MB's, just Jap cars, it made me think twice. <br> <br> Well, I've got time...waiting for the market to come up a little anyway.
Arnee, I am looking to do the same to my CLK55cab, and Luke at Tirerack recommended this setup. I'm not too snobby in that other makes and models have similar designs. Hey if its a good wheel, they did right to use them too. I just want a durable and light wheel that will balance right. I drive in and out of NYC (horrible surface roads) Given these parameters, some people suggest I should spend the money and go Brabus monoblock V. It's a $1000 difference (with Michelin PilotSports). I'm sure you've considered the Brabus too. Any thoughts comparing the two?<br>
They were not too bad. They're good strong wheels. However, they felt heavy. I heard/read somewhere that the SSR GT3's are like 17lbs each compraed to 27lbs for the stock 17'er AMGs.<br> <br> I live in an area where there are potholes also (but nothing compared to NYC). <br> <br> The 18' Brabus MV's cost approximately the same as the SSR GT3's, don't they? <br> <br> Nonetheless, after cruising with the MV's on my SLK for about 2 years, I think they'realready too common, Brabus wheels. I like the SSR GT3's because they're light and I haven't seen a lot of cars with them.<br> <br> <br> <br>
and a tad understated. 10 lb. difference! Wow. That sold me right there. 40 lbs total unsprung weight savings is BIG. $1000 savings is big too. I was quoted $4400 for MV pkg by Wheelexperts and $3200 for SSRs by Tirerack.<br>
Do you or anybody know if Tirerack uses Hunter equipment to mount/balance their pkgs?<br>
I guess I can ask Luke.<br>
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