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Old 02-25-2013, 04:44 PM
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Another W212 with Vossen CV3 wheels

I've been looking at so many wheels lately my head's been spinning. I wanted to get the Vossen CV5 but Vossen doesn't make the correct offsets for the w212 so I went with the CV3 (my second choice), in 20" staggered.

I know I know, per Hyperion667, Vossen CV3's are played out... but they still look decent to me and I haven't seen them on any cars in my area yet -- so they're not played out in my eyes. I just can't wait months for the CV5 to be available with no definite date from Vossen... I want them now.

I just got them installed today. Here's an early cell phone pic. I'll do a photoshoot with my SLR camera this weekend.

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they look great! who cares what I think LOL..........
this is a great wheel for easy cleaning and seeing the calipers
very well too........
they would look great plasti-dipped or powder coated too....

thanx for sharing
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johnc510, your car looks absolutely beautiful. Did you lower the car with H&R or Eibach springs? What's the offset and the tire size? Thanks in advance for sharing.
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Looks great!!!! Great choice...looks super clean, too!
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they look great! who cares what I think LOL..........
this is a great wheel for easy cleaning and seeing the calipers
very well too........
they would look great plasti-dipped or powder coated too....

thanx for sharing
Hahaha. I figured I should get that out there before you had a chance to say they're played out.

No plasti-dipping or powder coating these wheels unless I decide to get my car wrapped in a flat orange color.

These wheels do look super easy to clean and the calipers and rotors do show through nicely. Though now I can see the stock calipers and rotors and they're looking a bit small and plain. Guess I'll be researching which calipers and rotors to get next.
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johnc510, your car looks absolutely beautiful. Did you lower the car with H&R or Eibach springs? What's the offset and the tire size? Thanks in advance for sharing.
Things bigpig!

The wheels are 20x8.5 ET44 Fronts and 20x10 ET55 Rears. Tires are 245/30/20 fronts and 275/30/20 rears.

I lowered the car around 2 weeks ago with H&R Springs. If you decide to do it, I posted a DIY write-up for it here:
https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w...de-photos.html

(Whoops.. just noticed some comments on there I haven't replied to).



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Looks great!!!! Great choice...looks super clean, too!
Thanks Tomspo!
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looks very good, especially with those clear markers !
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Looks awsome!

Waiting for the same wheels myself!
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Would a 35 profile be too much tire for the wheel well? I understand going with 30 since they are 20' and it helps out with clearance. I imagine it must be a hassle though in pothole heavy cities/freeways. I've kinda noticed a lot of people using & recommending 30's on this forum too... I've always ran and considered 35 profile to be somewhat of a benchmark for ride comfort.
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Hahaha. I figured I should get that out there before you had a chance to say they're played out.

No plasti-dipping or powder coating these wheels unless I decide to get my car wrapped in a flat orange color.

These wheels do look super easy to clean and the calipers and rotors do show through nicely. Though now I can see the stock calipers and rotors and they're looking a bit small and plain. Guess I'll be researching which calipers and rotors to get next.
sounds like a good idea......I've been wanting to do something to my caliper covers forever.......just have not tried yet.........
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A 245/30/20 & 275/30/20 is recommended by us for the W212 in 20x8.5/20x10
Looks Great John, congrats on the new wheels.

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10mm spacers and youll be nice and flush!.. looks good
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10mm spacers and youll be nice and flush!.. looks good
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looks very good, especially with those clear markers !
Originally Posted by Esm86 View Post
Looks awsome!

Waiting for the same wheels myself!
Thanks BM2BZ & Esm.



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Would a 35 profile be too much tire for the wheel well? I understand going with 30 since they are 20' and it helps out with clearance. I imagine it must be a hassle though in pothole heavy cities/freeways. I've kinda noticed a lot of people using & recommending 30's on this forum too... I've always ran and considered 35 profile to be somewhat of a benchmark for ride comfort.
It seems there are several people on here running 235/35/20 in the front. 245/35/20 will rub the shock mount as per various threads and according to the wheel store where I got the tires.

For the rears, the right size would be 285/25/20 as that's the closest in diameter to our stock rears. But I'm finding the 275/30/20 (about 4% bigger in diameter) works out perfectly... no rubbing whatsoever. In fact, I'm starting to think I should have went with 285/30/20 as the rims stick out a bit pass the tires and the tires look like they're a bit stretched.

If you're concerned with potholes in the roads/freeways in your area, you might want to consider 19" wheels.



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sounds like a good idea......I've been wanting to do something to my caliper covers forever.......just have not tried yet.........
Powder-coat it! The e550s have the AMG calipers right?



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A 245/30/20 & 275/30/20 is recommended by us for the W212 in 20x8.5/20x10
Looks Great John, congrats on the new wheels.

Thanks, Diego. Those are the exact same sized tires I went with for my setup! Though California Wheels in SJ (where I bought them) recommended I go with 285/30/20 for the rears -- which I'm now wishing I did go that route as the 275s look a bit stretched over the 10"W rears.



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10mm spacers and youll be nice and flush!.. looks good
The offsets actually look just right to me the way they are now. I'll make sure I take some photos from the side when I do an SLR photoshoot of the car this weekend so you can see the flushness.
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wow looks good, i also ordered cv3's 20 staggered but i ordered the matte graphite, cant wait to put them on but nvr get the chance cuz the weather in new york lately has been horrible.
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wow looks good, i also ordered cv3's 20 staggered but i ordered the matte graphite, cant wait to put them on but nvr get the chance cuz the weather in new york lately has been horrible.
Congrats to you to Michael, can't wait to see it all mounted up.
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nice and clean. i likey very much.
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Johnc, how is the ride now on H&R compared to stock? Thanks for the info and the DIY. Greatly appreciated!
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Looks amazing. Its called "classic" and you can't go wrong with the CV3
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looks awesome, i ordered the same wheels the other day. is your car lowered?
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IMO the CV3's are 10x better than the CV5's.

Trying to go with something that is esoteric and not played out is overrated. You end up spending way too much money for a set that will cost a fortune to fix if it ever gets bent or badly curbed just for a little more cred from a bunch of dudes on the street or internet that you will likely never meet. If you want light wheels though, gotta have forged.
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IMO the CV3's are 10x better than the CV5's.

Trying to go with something that is esoteric and not played out is overrated. You end up spending way too much money for a set that will cost a fortune to fix if it ever gets bent or badly curbed just for a little more cred from a bunch of dudes on the street or internet that you will likely never meet. If you want light wheels though, gotta have forged.
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Originally Posted by hyperion667 View Post
no, they just say Mercedes Benz
I think with all the car modding you do so regularly, this would be a good next mod for you.


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wow looks good, i also ordered cv3's 20 staggered but i ordered the matte graphite, cant wait to put them on but nvr get the chance cuz the weather in new york lately has been horrible.
They had the matte graphite on display at the store and it looked damn good. But since my car is the 'steel grey' color, I didn't think there would be enough contrast if I got the matte graphite.

Post some photos after you get them mounted!


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nice and clean. i likey very much.
Thanks!


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Johnc, how is the ride now on H&R compared to stock? Thanks for the info and the DIY. Greatly appreciated!
The ride quality is actually really good. It feels slightly stiffer now with the H&R + 20" wheels setup -- but not bad at all -- still has that Mercedes-Benz comfort. The BMW X1 with sport package and my old 330ci sport package felt stiffer.


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Looks amazing. Its called "classic" and you can't go wrong with the CV3
Yeah, nothing wrong with sporting wheels that have been out for 2 years if they still give the car that sporty look.


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looks awesome, i ordered the same wheels the other day. is your car lowered?
Nice. Post some photos once you get them mounted!
Yes, the car had been lowered for around 2 weeks when the photo in my original post was taken.


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IMO the CV3's are 10x better than the CV5's.

Trying to go with something that is esoteric and not played out is overrated. You end up spending way too much money for a set that will cost a fortune to fix if it ever gets bent or badly curbed just for a little more cred from a bunch of dudes on the street or internet that you will likely never meet. If you want light wheels though, gotta have forged.
Really? Wow... I actually think the CV5 has a lot of style to it -- though I still am not sure what they would look like on a w212. I think the 'not played out' factor is part of the reason I was first considering the CV5 since I couldn't find any w212 photos with those wheels (and now I know why, cuz the offset for it doesn't yet exist).

The CV3s are actually not bad in weight at all. The wheel shop didn't have a scale I could use but going by my own 'lift with my hands and gauge' technique, they were pretty comparable in weight to this 3-piece forged wheel I was eyeing (Vellano).
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wow i love those rims, i wanted those but ended getting different ones i just got mines today 19" but im afraid how they going to look because i cant lower my car (im told) because the suspensions are those air ones.
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