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    Fun with wheels....

    Blew a tire on the SL's 20 inchers, two weeks ago. While waiting for replacement tires, getting them mounted etc..., I was rocking the stock SL Alphards. I put the 20s back on today and my wife said, "Hey, why don't you put those on the E-Class". I responded with "Run along little darlin', I'm doing big boy stuff over here. Nobody in their right mind would put Alphards on a W211."

    Uh.....right?

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    Certainly a love it or hate it look. I didn't like them at first, but I'm kinda diggin' them now.

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    This is what's normally on the EClass. E63 P30's. Relatively rare....

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    2004 E500 - Eurocharged ECU, VRP headers and E55 exhaust. #1 record holder on dragtimes (13.49@102.5)
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    Ok, that is way cool first of all.

    Definitely agree it is love it or hate it. To be honest, I think it would need to grow on me. Those rims just work on the SL better.

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    Starting to grow on me. I'm surprised that the meatier tires don't rub at all. The E63 wheels have 245/40 and 265/35, while these SL wheels have 255/40 and 285/35 out back. Zero rubbing, as far as I can tell, and the offsets are slightly different too. So, there's some good info, for any W211 owner that is considering swapping into any iteration of 18" SL wheels. They bolt right up, even with the SL rubber.
    2004 E500 - Eurocharged ECU, VRP headers and E55 exhaust. #1 record holder on dragtimes (13.49@102.5)
    2005 SL600 - OE Tuning ECU/ Speedriven TCU - #1 record holder on dragtimes (11.02@126)

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Benz-O-Rama Click here to enlarge
    The E63 wheels have 245/40 and 265/35, while these SL wheels have 255/40 and 285/35 out back. Zero rubbing, as far as I can tell, and the offsets are slightly different too. So, there's some good info, for any W211 owner that is considering swapping into any iteration of 18" SL wheels. They bolt right up, even with the SL rubber.
    Very good news especially considering these rims are for the most part readily available.

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