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Well need some help on figuring out which wheel I should go with. So far I have narrowed it down to these few. Brabus is in 18", the TSW Bremma are 19" in sliver & the RS is 19"'s. Please give me your honest opinions!

Thanx, and yes she will get lowered this spring, so looking for the perfect fit.
 

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I vote for the Brabus...

Those will look INCREDIBLE!
 

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I have AMG 18" similar to the RS.
They are looking very good on the car, (I think).

However, would prefere 16 or 17" for comfort. Of cause it depend on the road conditions in your area.
18" is cind of rough on Lebanese roads.
 

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Hi Mayhem72 I'd vote for the TSW Bremma (I have something similar in my CL500) but not in 19" but 18". If you go for 19" your back will sue you and a few people that have gone the 19" route downgraded to 18".

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Thanx for all the honest responses! I too have been leaning towards the Brabus wheel. I think 19"s would be to rough around the New England roads. The roads are like arse! The only thing that worries me, is if i have to replace one of those wheels. I don't think that Brabus still produces this wheel, nor do they have any available. Decisions, decisions,!
 

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Yeah the ride will suck, but with 19's you'll look REALLY good while bouncing over the bumps...
 

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I don't think that Brabus still produces this wheel, nor do they have any available. Decisions, decisions,!
Umm, what decision?
Why would you want to put something on your car that is out of date before you start - especially a wheel which can get split by the fist pothole you hit?:confused:
 

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in those pics, the center looks like it came from a 16" rim and they compensate to make them 18". In other words, the centers are too small for the overall rim. IMO of course
 

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Lol. I don't think brabus has ever made a 16" rim.

And these ones only come in 18" or 19" (maybe 20" too, but not 100% sure), at least that I've seen...
 

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I would go with 19" with the right tires they will ride just as good as stock. The only people that complain about big wheels are the ones that never had them. I would go with some HRE lightweight 3 piece wheels.
 

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I would go with 19" with the right tires they will ride just as good as stock. The only people that complain about big wheels are the ones that never had them. I would go with some HRE lightweight 3 piece wheels.
Are you running 19"s on your vehicle. Was there a difference from 18-19 that was really noticable. I am planning on dropping it this spring with Vogtland springs, so i will be expecting a change in ride comfort reguardless of what wheel diameter 18, or 19. ahhhh, the price you pay for looking good. lolo:)
 

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ha I'd be afraid to lower mine anymore than factory just because it's already easy enough to catch that front bumper on the curb/when going from a flat to a hill. could just be here in Westchester with all our hills and rough roads though...
 

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ha I'd be afraid to lower mine anymore than factory just because it's already easy enough to catch that front bumper on the curb/when going from a flat to a hill. could just be here in Westchester with all our hills and rough roads though...
Not really worried about that. I've had Porsche that was much lower than this car. I am just more concerned about ride quality. I've heard from other people that the ride wasn't bad, but others said it sucks sooo.. looks like I will have to try it, and then come up with my own conclusion.
 

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Not really worried about that. I've had Porsche that was much lower than this car. I am just more concerned about ride quality.






I've heard from other people that the ride wasn't bad, but others said it sucks sooo..

It all depends on your age.
The older you get the more comfort you need. ;)
Don't worry you will understand.

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aam.
 
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