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Old 08-08-2002, 03:11 PM
Flavio Flavio is offline
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Location: Brielle, The Netherlands
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Originally posted by Daesun
Damn I love the look of 18s on a 500E. It really balances out the car's aesthetics. Do you have the 500SL or SL600 front brakes? Oh, I'm sure you've answered this in another thread, but did you have to roll your fenders to fit the 285s in back? Also, how difficult is it to swap the front grille?
My brakes are stock and because it's a 500E they are 500SL brakes I believe. I haven't found a need for anything bigger yet.

There was no need to roll the rear fenders to get the 285's to fit, it's a matter of choosing the right offset or in my case the right size wheelspacer.

I did not change the front grille myself, the previous owner did, but at close inspection it's not a very high quality piece. Remember the hood was also changed to an E500 hood.

1993 Toyota Supra MKIV (6-speed Targa top) - SP67 Single Turbo - 540rwhp (with SP57)
1992 Mercedes Benz 500E (Almandine Red) - complete E500 look - 268rwhp
2001 Alpina BMW D10 Biturbo diesel sedan - 245bhp

Last edited by Flavio; 08-08-2002 at 03:33 PM.
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