Mercedes-Benz Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
2000 ML 320
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
i have a pretty stock 2000 ml 320 with a few mods here and there..i want to get a nice set of rims and tires to give it that stand out look. i was wondering what type of rims everyone likes on the ml (mines black) and im looking at chrome maybe 20's? oh well any suggestions would be great.
 

·
Registered
MY15 C400 & MY15 ML350BT
Joined
·
628 Posts
Depends on what you want out of them...

I just got some new rims and need to take new pictures to post. When I bought them I did so for dedicated summers bought new rubber at the same time. As such I likely could have gone for a larger size but my feeling was that the 17�’s were just fine (if you have a 320 then you will be running 16’s). A couple of things to think about that might influence your decision. Increase in rim size reduces side wall size and increases weight. This is un-sprung weight at that so there will be a bit of performance hit. Some of that performance may be in fuel efficiency as well. With the reduced side wall there will also be some harsh road feel issues. It will corner a little better but this isn’t exactly a cornering vehicle.

Have fun selecting. There are several sites out there that will show your vehicle with a sample of the new rims mounted. It then becomes a personal preference.
 

·
Registered
190e 2.3l-16v
Joined
·
230 Posts
I know a lot about wheels and who makes what. Here is list of brands I like and recommend (aside from the Bling Bling links at the bottom of this list, but to each their own.)

Most reputable wheel retailers sell these brands or can order for you.

http://www.wald-japan.co.jp/wald/catalog/wheel-top.html
For Wald you need to contact US importer www.spwusa.com - I would expect 2-3 month wait from Japan.

www.dazzmotorsports.com (Lowenhart, Maya) - 3pc cast wheels but made in Japan, excellent quality, Japan has the nicest chrome finishs. You will pay a lot for these. If not in stock here in US, expect 2-3 month wait from Japan.

www.hrewheels.com - 3pc forged wheels. One of the best you can buy in the world for vehicles. Excellent quality, finish and construction. Custom built 4-6 weeks wait.

http://www.kinesismotorsport.com/ - same description as HRE. multipiece forged, custom built also.

www.dpengineering.cc - 2pc forged wheels. These guys have fantastic wheels and great finish. If you dont have HRE or Kinesis cash, this is great alternative. About 6-8 weeks wait from what i have heard.

http://www.fabulous.co.jp/wheel/list/import.html
This shows you their sizing, you can see ML fitments on this page.

Use this link to go to view different wheel pics.
http://www.fabulous.co.jp/main.html

Pics of body kit w/ wheels http://www.fabulous.co.jp/mercedes_benz/m-class163.html

Obviously Fabulous is in Japan, contact www.5zigenusa.com as they import. Expet at least 2 month wait from Japan.

http://www.brabus-usa.com/ - Premier German tuner. Cast wheels but some are multi piece, some are one piece. Nothing special about them IMO, just paying for the name. You can buy 4 replicas off Ebay or other shops for what one original may cost or less.

www.cecwheels.com - Check for Lorniser. Another German tuner. Same deal as Brabus. For the money I would pay for Lowenharts or Maya if Im getting a cast wheel. Too many Lorinser copies anyways. Just my 2cents.

http://www.jazwheels.com/wheels.html - low cost wheels, some replicas, Cast construction.

http://hlwcorp.com/ - more low cost wheels, mostly replicas. Cast construction.

http://www.movenwheels.com/ - low cost wheels, mostly replicas. Cast construction.

http://www.monetwheels.com/ - low cost wheels, mostly replicas. Cast construction.

www.tirerack.com - they sell AMG, BBS, and some other brands w/ several Benz applications.

www.ebaymotors.com - need i say more.

If you are into bling bling check out:

www.giovannawheels.com - cast except GFG which are forged but not cheap.

www.katanawheels.com - cast

www.mhtwheels.com (foose, Kaotik, niche, neeper, etc..) - all are cast

Good luck with your choice!
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top