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well i need to buy a rims on my 500 se, but i dont know wich rims too buy so what do you think would look nice on my Mercedes?

i was thinking of amg wheels 17' or 18' like this.



and if you have nice wheels on your w126 post images ;)
 

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Those look nice, but they are not true AMG wheels - no logos. That topic has been covered at length - basically the copies are cheaper, but break and bend with ease. I personally think the Monoblock look is excellent on the W126 and would go ahead as planned if I were you. Otherwise, there are a host of wheel options out there. This white car is shown with the wheels from the new CLS, and the dark car has the wheels from the new E63 AMG. Those wheels both look fantastic in my opinion, but they are stupidly expensive, and these are Photoshop shots, so they may require mounting adapters to fit right, or at all. I just attached them to show you some alternative styles. Enjoy!
 

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Unless you want to drastically change the ride quality of your car, I would recommend going no larger than 17".
 

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hjaltibenz said:
well i need to buy a rims on my 500 se, but i dont know wich rims too buy so what do you think would look nice on my Mercedes?

i was thinking of amg wheels 17' or 18' like this.



and if you have nice wheels on your w126 post images ;)
I'm looking for the same wheels in the Pic. There are 3 sets on ebay one is chrome, the other only has two rears and the other is not staggard. The range is $650 to $1600.
 

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Definitely stay with 17" or smaller. What have you done with your cars suspension? Those 17" monoblocks look great on these cars and if you pay attention and not hit large pot holes you will be fine.

If you like the traditional look, stick with a new set of 15 hole wheels, they are classic.

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HeirKranz said:
jdc1244, where is that black car in the top pic, Tampa???----i have not seen it around but it does look nice!
I like the rims on that car deep and nice.
 

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No larger than 17", actually 16" the best. AMG monoblocks or Lorinser rims are always a good bet.
 

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In case you forgot. If you click on 'search this forum' on the top right, and type in your question, you'll find everything ever posted on the topic from our archives.
 

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SomewhereInAsia said:
This is what you really, really want :)
are those on the image 17" or 18"?
 

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I have 18's and find the ride is fine. The spring seats more than make up for the ride.
i was thinking about 18" first but i live in iceland and the roads here are so bad that you just can't have 18" :mad:
 

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Yeah thats fair enough...

We're lucky over here as the roads are pretty good to drive on. Great Ocean Road is just around the corner too!
 

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SomewhereInAsia said:
This is what you really, really want :)
Damn I just looked and tirerack just took those rims out of their website. they used to have that exact rim about a month ago.
Oh wait I found em. but they no longer list a size for our cars.
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