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Old 04-15-2019, 03:01 PM
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Question AMG Monoblocks for E430

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I'm hoping to buy some new wheels this summer but am not entirely sure to what to look for.

I love the 18" monoblocks that are stock on the W210 E55, and am looking to pick up a set for my 2001 E430 non-4matic.
How should I go about this? I've been checking eBay fairly frequently but have no idea what offset or other specs would fit my stock body without any modifications to fit. How wide can or should I go with wheel specs? Is there any way to discern monoblocks off of an E55 from other AMG models, and is there even a difference between models? How much is a fair price to pay for a clean set? I appreciate any advice as to what to look for, as I'm having a hard time understanding all of the different options, even just in the realm monoblock wheels.

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Welcome 01V8,

As an example, I run staggered. You may wish to run a square setup.
18x8 et31 front with 235 40 18s
18x9 et35 rear with 265 35 18s

others may run 18x9.5 at the rear.

You will also need to check your wheel well inner lips as the standard E class do not have rolled lips (only the AMG models did if I recall correctly)
Cost? - they seem to be getting pricier. Also be aware of the generic monoblock knock-offs. They are cheaper, but you get what you pay for.
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Expect to spend $2500+ for a really nice set of E55 Monoblocks (wheels only).

I bought a set (fronts from CL, rears from Ebay) that were in rough shape for my wagon and had them restored. I'm still $2500 into them and only had to buy 2 tires. The rears I bought came with a set of almost new ones on them. Even if someone offered me $3k for them at this point I wouldn't sell them.

FWIW, my E320 is lowered almost 1.5" and I have no issues with rubbing.


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Beware that monoblocks form S class have much bigger offset and not likely will fit W210 without spacers, who I would avoid.
For 9" rims you need offset around 35.
The wheels from C and SL should fit without modifications.
Also consider that with less rubber on 18" wheels - the wheels damages might become frequent.

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Originally Posted by kajtek1 View Post
Also consider that with less rubber on 18" wheels - the wheels damages might become frequent.
Going from the stock 16" wheels to 18" wheel also made a big difference in ride quality. Not in a good way either.
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Originally Posted by Strigoi View Post
Going from the stock 16" wheels to 18" wheel also made a big difference in ride quality. Not in a good way either.
Meh, genuine monoblock IIs are fine - for the long stretch driving in the PNW vs. SanFran and NYC city streets, as well as DC - ugh!
Just avoid the generic ones where one semi-pothole will set you back.
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Meh, genuine monoblock IIs are fine - for the long stretch driving in the PNW vs. SanFran and NYC city streets, as well as DC - ugh!
Just avoid the generic ones where one semi-pothole will set you back.
What I said has nothing to do with the quality of the wheels or worrying about roads. It's an observation based off of going from 16" to 18" wheels. I'm also running OEM Monoblocks on the car. I actually had some 18" W211 wheels on it when I originally went with the 18's.
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Thanks guys!! This is exactly the help I needed, I appreciate all the insight and personal experiences.
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