Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-07-2015, 04:14 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 169
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.
thanks
jz

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-07-2015, 06:57 PM
TheAlmightySam's Avatar
Lower is better.
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Portlandia
Posts: 97
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.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-07-2015, 07:31 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 169
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.
jz
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-10-2020, 05:15 PM
gmog220d's Avatar
There is Life After VW!
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Posts: 844
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:
https://shop-us.maxilite-wheels.com/Barock-Style-7x15

__________________
- Greg -
1973 220D, The Prodigal Benz
1974 240D
1996 E300
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page