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Old 4th December 2007, 19:47   #1
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Default SLR style alloys for E-class

I was in Chennai a couple of weeks back & visited Trans Cars' new service facility at Aambathore..The serive center is awarded the best serivce center for Mercedes Cars in India this year...its so well equiped & designed..

But something else attracted me from there other than the center...it was a set of alloy wheels on a new E280 CDI...the design of those wheels were adopted from the might McLaren SLR super car...but it look very nice in the car...especially cos the car is silver in colour...

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While they do look good, they also look a bit mismatched. If they were a size bigger and the EClass was black Im sure it would have looked a lot better.
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Hmmm...they actually look a bit better on the E-class than that style does on the SLR - in my opinion.

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Would look killer on a black E.
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Would look killer on a black E.
I disagree it would look killer on a CLS coupe

On a Black E it would certainly look better than the sliver one.
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they're lorinser alloys.............. there is a light blue lorinser e class in chattarpur with the full lorinser kit including all interior parts and a fancy old no......
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I was saying...............




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these rims are so common abroad its not even funny. and im comparing this in 4 countries in matter of 2 years.

is it me or that 280's rear wheel looks a lil bent inside ????
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While they do look good, they also look a bit mismatched. If they were a size bigger and the EClass was black Im sure it would have looked a lot better.
Agree with you completely. As a matter of fact, its looking quite weird on that E-Class
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They look odd on the E-Class. Normal AMG or Brabus alloys would go much better.

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they're lorinser alloys.............. there is a light blue lorinser e class in chattarpur with the full lorinser kit including all interior parts and a fancy old no......
Yeah, seen it a few times at Pandit.
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the rims are wild but the colour of the E class and the lack of a body kit make the rims look out of place. the rims look better on the CLS.
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Looks wicked.....but can look better. Like others have mentioned, black paint job + body kit + these rims will take it to another level.
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IMO the alloys are fitted in the wrong Direction!
If one looks at the cls, will get an idea that the alloys are designed to take in air into the brakes for cooling them, in the normal forward movement.
But they do look very nice again IMO
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IMO the alloys are fitted in the wrong Direction!
If one looks at the cls, will get an idea that the alloys are designed to take in air into the brakes for cooling them, in the normal forward movement.
Im not sure i agree with that (i prefer the E mounting to the CLS mounting) and that is because, in theory :
- the air could be directed from outside the car, onto the brakes
OR
- the air could be sucked from under the car, past the brakes

Pretty much the same thing. However...

The second option would seem to have the advantage since you want lower air pressure under the car (suck air out) as opposed to pushing air in.

However, all this would probably make a negligible diference in the case of these two cars, but look at the direction on the SLR.... its the same as the E.

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Have seen those rims on a Skoda Laura come time ago, looked pretty good, despite of being multispoke, the spokes look big and chunky, and suit the looks of the laura IMO.


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