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Old 29th April 2010, 10:42   #1
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Dear All,

I am looking to replace the alloys for my W124 mercedes benz. I have the original stock alloys but am looking for something more classy and visually appealing .

Any suggestions? Price points, Advice! I am attaching what I have now for reference.
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Old 29th April 2010, 10:50   #2
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i had a Merc E250 D W124 and belive me the oldskool alloys look amazing.
i too had a thought in mind to switch over to AMG Replicas but i went against it as these old skool alloys are quite a looker. just paint them again with silver.
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How about these ? They are original Brabus 16s !!

I'm not aware of the pricing , but if anyone on here can suggest a reference point , maybe you would be interested . They are in Hyderabad at a workshop i visit often .

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Thanks JUbin, I understand what you mean but am keen to get a change!

Absynth Guzzler the Brabus looks cool! How much is the guy asking? I will be keen if its within reasonable bands! Would seriously appreciate if you can find out for me!
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Machdar, get in touch with HRS guys (Sai Mag Wheels, New Delhi). They've a wide range of Merc replicas with them manufactured by HR in Taiwan. Check their website: Alloy Wheels, Car Alloy Wheels, Automotive Alloy Wheels, Chrome Alloy Wheels India , www.saimagwheels.com
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will check them out! Do they have branches in blr?
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Well that has set me thinking should I upsize from my stock 15 to 16, maybe 17?? ANy suggestions any gurus on do's ?
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Machdar, they must be having resellers in BLR. Contact Gautam from Sai Mag and give him the reference of TBHP.
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Well that has set me thinking should I upsize from my stock 15 to 16, maybe 17?? ANy suggestions any gurus on do's ?
Please don't stretch beyond 16. The W124 isn't exactly a corner carver. It's known for its ride quality which you will substantially compromise with 17s. I'd say 15 or 16 max. Spend some time searching through the forum for pictures of Indian W124s. I've seen plenty wearing good wheels. The ones you like can be listed here; we'll help you with the sourcing.
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IMO, go for 16" Black rims with chrome/red lip. Will definitely look gorgeous.
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The Brabus rims look yum! I think they are going to be pretty expensive though.
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I do not want to blow up too much so guess will look for a black and silver alloy. Do any of you know of an after market brand that can be fitted with the mercedes center cap?

And any recommended brands?
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Machdar, the only after market brand which suits your needs is HR aka HRS. They make replica wheels with the Merc Star, contact Sai Mag Wheels (New Delhi) or otherwise come over to Khan Market in New Delhi as I've seen some Merc designs being sold there.
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Hi All:
I am new here, but was hoping for some help. I just picked up a really clean E220, from a very close friend, so i know the entire history of the car. The one cosmetic improvement is the wheels - the paint on the alloys is quite bad abd bubbling. Does anyone know of a place in Pune, that can refinsh the wheels? They are the 15" stock wheels.

Alternatively, a good source for replacement 16" alloys, preferably 5 spokes? I dont care if they are replicas, as long as the quality is good. The mileage on this car will be 2000 - 3000 km per year max.

I may want to upgrade the 15" wheels on my 1996 W124. Currently 15's with 195/60/15 Michelins.

Proposed Upgrade:
16" 5 spoke AMG style wheels, 205/55/16 tires, 16 X 7.5" wheel. Currently may be available in a an offset of 25 or 35.

What offset is correct, and also would there be any rubbing issues?

Any good source for W124 wheels in India, around Pune or Mumbai?

Thanks for the help.

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You can contact Arish. His family runs a workshop in Camp area. This is his number: 9823777857. From what he's told me they do all kinds paint jobs, etc. If asks tell him you got the number from his pilot friend from Goa. Just make sure you ask them to scrub out the old paint, and level out the surface before they paint. And I recommend painting it with the colour, "brilliant silver". It makes a huge difference after you get the rims re painted...the car just looks a lot better. I've done this for my W 124, C class and Accord at different stages. In fact both my W 124 and Accord, I got the entire car repainted. The cars just look new.
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