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 > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-19-2018, 03:24 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 20
W124 different size rims

Hello, my w124 came with 17" monoblock rims but i just noticed that one wheel i slightly different, one is with the amg badge and is about 1cm narrower than the other 3 wheels, but the tires are same, will this somehow affect my handling or is it bad for the car?

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-19-2018, 03:41 PM
280EZRider's Avatar
No Dumping
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern Oregon Valley
Posts: 1,582
If the tires are exactly the same and the one rim is as you say more narrow from front to back, then I would expect that tire to fit slightly differently but not noticable, especially if it's mounted on the rear. If mounted on the front you will probably notice a different wear from the opposite side tire.
__________________

Don't Chrome them; polish them
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-20-2018, 07:22 PM
Mighty190's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 406
So you have one real AMG monoblock and 3 reps?

My guess is the reps are 7 or 8 inch while real ones are 7.5 and 8.5 stagger usually. Or sometimes people run 7.5" square. In any case check the specs on the wheels if you want it to drive properly. I wouldn't call this a safety issue.
__________________
Follow the team at:
http://www.forthesakeof.racing/
https://www.facebook.com/ForTheSakeOfRacing/

Current:
'74 450SLC
'89 190E
'95 E420

Previous:
'94 E320
'87 300E
'73 350SL
'75 450SL
'95 C36
'99 C43 55 swap
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-21-2018, 11:37 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 3,077
Karl, recommend having matching wheels on the same axle ... if not on both axles. It appears the previous owner either: 1) did things on the cheap, or 2) lacked attention to detail.

My son bought a 1997 BMW M3 that had 3 wheels the same size, while 1 rear wheel was the larger staggered size wheel. It cost him hundreds of dollars to buy another larger size rear wheel.

__________________
Fred Hoelzle
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 06:52 PM.


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