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Hello..

forgive my wrong grammer and stupid writing :)

Im buying oem glk 20inch 7spoke width8.5 offset45 rims for my ml

i now have 17 inch 7spoke stock rims on my 07 ml 350.
these oem 17s look too small for the car..

i always desired to get bigger rims, make look flush to the fenders.
of course i dont have fender flare. :) lol

I was gonna get forgestar or light weight rims
(dont mention brabus or lourinser plaese.
i like those but can't afford it.)

but my dealer said that they no longer cover my suspension and that kinda stuff if i install aftermarket parts.
and i searched rims about 3months.

finally i found out perfect spec rims as i desired in OEM rims.
Not amg ones. can't afford those either.


Now, questions.
1. I'll be painting them black or gunmetal
I heard painted rims loosing tire pressure. any advice?

2. The rims spec that im going to get is 8.5 X 20inch offset45
Can i go with 275 or 285 width tire? height is 40 or 45.
actually stock glk has 235 width. isnt that too small for 8.5width rims?

3. Does it matter if i transfered my TPMS to new rims?

4. Need GLK lug bolt and set of lock? or just keep ml lug bolts?

thanks god bless you guys.
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1. never heard of painted rims losing pressure.
2. I would go with 275 width. 275/45 20. This width would work great with your rim width and offset.
3. dont know
4. keep ml lug bolts.
 

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1. never heard of painted rims losing pressure.
2. I would go with 275 width. 275/45 20. This width would work great with your rim width and offset.
3. dont know
4. keep ml lug bolts.
Whoa! Not so fast. The correct bolt length for aftermarket wheels is not necessarily the same as for the OEM wheels. It depends on the thickness of the wheel hub. Most aftermarket wheels come with their own set of bolts. I have AMG 21-inch rims for summer and OZ Canyon 20-inch wheels for winter. The bolts are almost a half inch different length.

BTW, on point 3: Some rims will not accept TPMS sensors. Best to check before buying.
 

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thanks guys ..

id:roadrutz-- i'm buying oem rims..
those came out of mercedes glk350. not the after market.

do i just keep my ml lug bolts? for sure? -_-;
thanks guys ..
 

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thanks guys ..

id:roadrutz-- i'm buying oem rims..
those came out of mercedes glk350. not the after market.

do i just keep my ml lug bolts? for sure? -_-;
thanks guys ..
Insert one of the bolts in your original wheel and measure how far it protrudes on the inside. Do the same on one of the the new wheels. If the measurment is the same, you are OK. If there is a difference of more than about 3mm or 4mm, you will need different bolts.
 

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oh.. i see.
thats smart way to check bolts..
thank you guys so so so much for helping me out.

1 more question i have . :)

am i goning to need ml wheel lock set? or glk wheel lock set?
and how much do those cost? if you knew..
thanks
 
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