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What type Mercedes did the wheels come from, and is the front tire a 285/35/19.
 

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Roll it back up, all the way. And make sure struts are not bad. I had to change my to heavy duty. Otherwise it will happen again when you turning and hitting bump/dip in same time. I did same thing on my with 17 wheels because struts were shot. I got 18's now and new hd struts, no problem.
 

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1995 SL280 18" WHEEL FITMENT FENDER ROLLING?

I have a 1995 SL280 which has been fitted with 16" wheels from new and I am considering upgrading to 18" AMG wheels. I know I need a staggered set to suit the car, but also that I may need to have the wheel arches rolled? Please could someone tell me what wheel and tyre size (and offset) I need to fit straight onto the car and if rolling the arches is really neccessary. I don't particularly want to start rolling arches on a 16 year old car!
 

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You will easily find a very helpful topic about wheels and tires if you use 'Search' function.
 

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Short answer: MB recommends rolling the fender 110 degrees as that is what cars with AMG package and wheels came like from the factory.

Personally, I just installed staggered R129 AMG 18" wheels and took the risk of not rolling them. Luckily I haven't had a problem. Having said that it's probably a risk only worth taking if you are running stock suspension (and hence ride height) and your shocks are still good. If kind of soft already you'll probably get some rubs in the corners, hard braking, or over bumps. Do so at own risk.
 

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These are the 18" with + 30 offset wheels I fitted. They are Shod with Goodyear Asymmetric 245x40 -18" Tyres. The rolling diameter etc is as close to the OE 225x55 -16" +34 offset as you could wish for.

There should be no need to roll the fenders if you work on a similar offset. I needed to get shorter studs for the new wheels & don't forget to keep 5 of the old studs in the car if you are keeping one of the original wheels as a spare.
 

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Fenders "half" rolled?

My 97 SL seem to have part of the fender rolled.. not all the way.. all 4 fenders are the same.. wierd

Got AMG II 18" 245/40/18 all round and they are not even close to getting anywhere near the fenders
 

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I have 1998 SL500. I bought the right AMG Aero II to put instead of standard rims and noticed that some owners strongly recommend to roll fenders and use different log nuts. I read this thread and some others too. I checked my fenders and they are rolled about half way on all 4 fenders: from the bumper all the way to the top on front fenders and from the back to the top on rear - approximately from the point I marked with arrows. I noticed few more owners here asked the same question: are they rolled and prepared for 18' AMGs? My question is the same. I know I should try to put the wheels in spring and listen if they are touching something but good to know before I do that. Thanks. And please also advise on the lugs: will my standard work for AMGs?
 

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I have 1998 SL500. I bought the right AMG Aero II to put instead of standard rims and noticed that some owners strongly recommend to roll fenders and use different log nuts. I read this thread and some others too. I checked my fenders and they are rolled about half way on all 4 fenders: from the bumper all the way to the top on front fenders and from the back to the top on rear - approximately from the point I marked with arrows. I noticed few more owners here asked the same question: are they rolled and prepared for 18' AMGs? My question is the same. I know I should try to put the wheels in spring and listen if they are touching something but good to know before I do that. Thanks. And please also advise on the lugs: will standard work for AMGs?
factory rolled fenders are rolled enough that the inside edge is almost flush with the inside of the fender. virtually no gap. If the roll is such that you can get behind the roll to clean dirt etc. out they are NOT rolled for 18 inch wheels.

My recollection is that the fenders were only rolled on vehicles with 18" rims installed as a factory option. IIRC there is a build code option that will verify rolled fenders, but I don't remember what the option is.

the problem apprently arises when you are turning sharply and hit a bump or something that causes full or near full suspension compression.
 

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On MY2000 the codes for rolled fenders and 18" wheels and are:
774 SHELL MODIFICATION FOR AMG-WHEELS
794 AMG COMPLETE WHEELS (4 PCS.): - 8.5 X 18 ET25 FR. AXLE 245/40, 9.5 X 18 ET23 REAR AXLE 275/35
On my fenders there is just enough gap to run a thin plastic putty knife along the groove, then I flush well with a hose gun. If I drove in salt/snow it could be a potential rust farm, but baby doesn't "do" winter driving :)
 

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On MY2000 the codes for rolled fenders and 18" wheels and are:
774 SHELL MODIFICATION FOR AMG-WHEELS
794 AMG COMPLETE WHEELS (4 PCS.): - 8.5 X 18 ET25 FR. AXLE 245/40, 9.5 X 18 ET23 REAR AXLE 275/35
On my fenders there is just enough gap to run a thin plastic putty knife along the groove, then I flush well with a hose gun. If I drove in salt/snow it could be a potential rust farm, but baby doesn't "do" winter driving :)
Are they rolled through all the length of the wheel wells or half way from the place I marked with arrows? Thanks.
 

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On MY2000 the codes for rolled fenders and 18" wheels and are:
774 SHELL MODIFICATION FOR AMG-WHEELS
794 AMG COMPLETE WHEELS (4 PCS.): - 8.5 X 18 ET25 FR. AXLE 245/40, 9.5 X 18 ET23 REAR AXLE 275/35
On my fenders there is just enough gap to run a thin plastic putty knife along the groove, then I flush well with a hose gun. If I drove in salt/snow it could be a potential rust farm, but baby doesn't "do" winter driving :)
On cars without rolled fenders the gap is closer to 1/4" plus. easy to get dirt etc flushed out.
 

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trying to help neigbour

Not rolled, AMG 18's no problem.

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aam.
I have a neighbor that is tryimg to refresh the first car he ever gave his wife 1996 SL 500. It came with 16 inch 12 spokes and he would like it to look newer but still factory. I have sourced AMG staggered rims from a 2006 CLK55 Size Front: 18x7.5 +37mm
Size Rear: 18x8.5 +30mm
Will I have any fitment issues?

Thanks in advance.

GRady
 

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I blundered into this thread because I have a set of AMG monoblock/staggered rims that I'm trying to sell, and I am getting questions about fitment.

I have a '98 SL500 with AMG wheels and the styling package. FWIW I offer this data point.

I looked up its data card in the EPC and found:

772 AMG styling package - front spoiler, side skirts
792 No code designation available. But the SA decoder PDF says "AMG light alloy rims VA 8J x 18 ET 31 one-piece with wide tires 235/40 ZR18"

The EPC shows, however, that the rear rims are 9J 18 ET 35

Fenders are not rolled.

Cheers,

CT
 

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I blundered into this thread because I have a set of AMG monoblock/staggered rims that I'm trying to sell, and I am getting questions about fitment.

I have a '98 SL500 with AMG wheels and the styling package. FWIW I offer this data point.

I looked up its data card in the EPC and found:

772 AMG styling package - front spoiler, side skirts
792 No code designation available. But the SA decoder PDF says "AMG light alloy rims VA 8J x 18 ET 31 one-piece with wide tires 235/40 ZR18"

The EPC shows, however, that the rear rims are 9J 18 ET 35

Fenders are not rolled.

Cheers,

CT
ctaylor738, thank you for this information that fenders are not rolled on a car with AMG package and rims.
Why do you want to sell you rims and how much are you asking? Just curious.
 
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