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I have finally found 16" (6.5x16 et??) wheels locally.
The Mercedes Parts number is: A9034012802
http://wwwsg.daimlerchrysler.com/Projects/wi/cda/etpl?ETNR=A9034012802&from=query&etpl_lang=01

Since they are made for the Sprinter Van, you can get them at any Dodge Dealership!
Dodge Part number is: #5140692-AA
They cost $165 each, but will usually do a better deal when you are buying all four.

Since they are from Dodge, this is for the wheels only. There are no lug nuts or center caps.

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Will they clear the larger ventilated front wheel discs and calipers of the later 463's, and what's the offset?
 

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I am still looking for the offset. The guy who has them said that they are around 55mm, but he was not sure.
After looking on the web for Dodge websites, I was able to find them for $95 each.

I am probably going to get a set over the next week or so.

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BrentG500 - 3/26/2005 7:15 PM

Check Harald's page:

http://www.rubicon-trail.com/G-Class/wheels/start.html

Look at #8 and #19.
It's actually #18. And if you were to get BFG AT KO tires, then you have to get 245/75/16 size, instead of 265/70/16. This is not a bad option at all. Of course, you need new wheel bolts.
 

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saigonsmuggler - 3/27/2005 5:59 AM

BrentG500 - 3/26/2005 7:15 PM

Check Harald's page:

http://www.rubicon-trail.com/G-Class/wheels/start.html

Look at #8 and #19.
It's actually #18. And if you were to get BFG AT KO tires, then you have to get 245/75/16 size, instead of 265/70/16. This is not a bad option at all. Of course, you need new wheel bolts.
I am not quite sure. Definitely it's not #18. #18 is the Vantastic rim, which I believe it's no longer manufactured (wasn't Mercedes made but an aftermarket offer).

But it doesn't look like #19 either. Comparing both rims side to side:




it seems to me that the shape of the holes is different. Is this a new rim Harald?

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This rim is made for the Sprinter Van (which is interchangable with the G-Wagon).
My questions now is...
What is the standard offset for the Sprinter Vans?

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Braingears - 3/27/2005 1:38 PM

This rim is made for the Sprinter Van (which is interchangable with the G-Wagon).
My questions now is...
What is the standard offset for the Sprinter Vans?

Chuck
If you're talking to the vendor, it should be cast on the back of the wheel: ET63 or ETwhatever.

FWIW, 6.5" is not a very wide wheel.
 

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Chuck,
I would exercise extreme caution! I bought these wheels and they are 15"...the catalog claims 16" but they weren't. Order one from you dealer and put your eyes on the rim and see what it really is before you commit to 5 wheels...do a search on my user name and you'll see a very complete with part numbers description of my experience including offsets...
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Gkase - 3/27/2005 7:35 PM

Chuck,
I would exercise extreme caution! I bought these wheels and they are 15"...the catalog claims 16" but they weren't. Order one from you dealer and put your eyes on the rim and see what it really is before you commit to 5 wheels...do a search on my user name and you'll see a very complete with part numbers description of my experience including offsets...
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George,
Thanks for the heads up. I read your thread, but the Dodge parts numbers are different.
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1176886&posts=19&hl=
I am going to call and find a dealer with them in stock. I will get them to measure the wheel and read the offset. Also getting only one wheel is a good idea too.

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I called the Dodge Dealership with them in stock and had them read the ET## from the wheel.
The Offset is ET70
That mean that they would stick inwards 7mm (.27") on each side from my stock size ET63.
They will stick inwards 27mm (1.06") on each side if you are running MBUSA wheels.

What are your opinions guys? Herald, is this worth adding to your list?

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Braingears - 3/28/2005 2:27 PM

I called the Dodge Dealership with them in stock and had them read the ET## from the wheel.
The Offset is ET70
That mean that they would stick inwards 7mm (.27") on each side from my stock size ET63.
They will stick inwards 27mm (1.06") on each side if you are running MBUSA wheels.

What are your opinions guys? Herald, is this worth adding to your list?

Chuck
I have doubts that it will clear the larger front G brake caliper. The MB 16" wheel with ET63 only had about 1/8" of clearance. Best get on and try it on before committing.

Also, the 6.5" wide rim is going to very much limit your tire choices.
 

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mcshin - 3/29/2005 12:37 AM

Is this true about the tire sizes. At around a $100 a wheel, Im all for it. But what about tire sizes. Is it a lot narrower than the stock wheels[?]
Stock wheels are 7.5" for the G500 and 8.5" for the G55. A 6.5" wide wheel will limit the size/profile options you can use.
 

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I dunno, I've been running 265/75R16's on my stock 5.5" 460 steelies. I've been worried about uneven wear, however things have been wearing evenly thus far. I'm sure 6.5" is wide enough for them, I also ran 265/75R16's on my Suburban before lifting it and putting 35"s on. The original wheels were something like 7" wide.
 

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there's been a lot of discussion around rim width, and at least for offraoding it can be a benefit for sidewall protection, but i think for people with the ESP stability and ETS traction systems used to swinging the truck around with a V8, they're more likely to have some problems... and ET70?... i think your gonna need some spacers and there goes the savings.

I'm praying i get my 16's this friday for a weekend trip to death valley. EVERYBODY PRAY FOR ME!!!!!
 
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