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 ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > SL Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-04-2008, 08:23 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 6
SL600 Sport AMG tires on regular SL600

Hi,
I have a 1997 SL600, regular edition, which comes with it's standard 16" tires. Wanted to upgrade to staggered look, bought 18" 5-star set off 2007 CLS. Tires are of the same size as owner's manual states for sport edition (245/40/18 front, 275/35/18 rear), offset was very slightly off (like 2mm). However, they were scratching the front calipers (like 1-2mm deeper than needed). I had to use spacers, because of unique hubs had to use 15mm, nothing less would fit. Now, everything looks and feels great, but... at speeds over 65mph, the car lowers, and at wavy highway, tires are touching the fenders
So, looks like I am too wide...?

Question to gurus out there - is there any difference between R129 1996-1999 sport edition vs. regular, in terms of room under the fenders, size of disk brakes, calipers, diameter of hubs, etc.? Would I finally put this issue to rest, if I just buy a set of AMG 18" 5-star monoblock rims, that were standard on a sport edition?

Any help would be appreciated...

Thanks,
-Alex.
__________________
1997 SL600
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-06-2008, 12:46 AM
iwrock's Avatar
roflmonster
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Hella NorCal
Posts: 3,280
Whoa, you put a 15MM spacer on the front???



I got AMG Monoblocs on my 96 SL600, and I had to use a 5 or 7 mm spacer to make them fit, but nothing like a 15 MM spacer, thats extreme.
__________________
-Justin

07 MB ML320 CDI
12 Trek 2.1 Triple
16 Nike Free 4.0

it's automatic.
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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page