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Old 01-07-2015, 04:14 PM
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reproduction bundt rims from Maxilite Classic Wheels

My cousin in Zurich sent me info on new reproduction 15" bundt alloy wheels being sold by this Swiss company- Maxilite.
I have been shopping around for a set of 15" for my 83 280 SL.
The price is 140 euros each and that included taxes and shipping throughout Europe. They do not import or ship to the US.
It seems too good to me to be true.
My cousin has spoken to them for me ,but he is far from a technical person.
And he is certainly not a car enthusiast.
My question is- is there certain official safety and strength requirements and approvals that the rims would need obtain to be allowed to be sold to the public both in Europe and the US ? Like TUV and USDOT etc?
My cousin also says that he checked the German MB club forums are there is discussion of these wheels being made in China and not allowed to be sold in the US.
Any insight would be appreciated.

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Old 01-07-2015, 06:57 PM
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As a rule, I will not run wheels that don't either have TÜV or JWL/VIA approval. Wheels that comply will be marked as such.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:31 PM
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Thanks Sam. I will have my man in Zurich check it out.
If they are approved I am seriously considering buying a set of 15".
I was thinking of the later 560 SL 15" alloys. I like the clean look but they were not stock on an 83 280SL.
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Old 12-10-2020, 05:15 PM
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A Porsche friend of mine recently pointed these wheels out to me. I was going to post a thread about them but found this one.

Here's what Maxilite has to say about these Bundts and the TÜV:
"3 year warranty! The wheels carry a certifcate from German TÜV who is performing the toughest wheel tests in the world!"

Here's a link:

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