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Old 09-27-2013, 04:27 PM
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2014 E250 Wheel Swap Advice

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I plan on swapping out the stock 17's for the AMG 18's on a new 2014 E250 and would love some advice from the experts in terms of buying/selling/pricing. Unfortunately, this type of wheel upgrade isn't possible through the dealer. I understand that the stock wheels have tires similar to run flats as there is no room for a spare in the trunk. That said, for the most part this will be a commuter car and I plan on purchasing a tire sealant kit. In fact, I believe this is how the E250s are sold in Canada.

1.) I have located a staggered set of AMGs from a 2014 E350 in the LA area for $1800. Does this seem like a fair price? These include Continental tires with < 80 miles.

2.) What would be the best way to sell the stock 17's? Craigslist, dealership, mbworld, etc.? It seems like there may be forum members looking for 17's for winter tires?? What do you feel would be a fair asking price? In theory, the tires would only have dealership miles as I would ask the dealer to swap them out for me.

Many thanks in advance for your time and thoughts...
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:08 PM
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I've done ebay local pick up only in a similar situation and have been successful, also I have sold on forums and had equal success. Would likely NOT use the dealership, as I'm not sure they would ever optimize your profits/value.

$1800 for brand new set of rims/tires/amg -- seems like a good value considering how much each item (tire, rim) would be individually msrp ... would still do some negotiating on that though -- offer $1500.
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Is yours a 4matic? If so from what I read its best not to go staggered. I'm in the same boat but I will be going from 18" to 19s on my E350. Probably Vossens or Mandrus.
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Thanks guys for your thoughts. I'm more interested in the RWD E250 so I think the staggered set should be fine. I think $1800 is fair for the 18's. Not sure if there is any demand for the stock 17's and if so what a realistic price would be for them??
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Thanks guys for your thoughts. I'm more interested in the RWD E250 so I think the staggered set should be fine. I think $1800 is fair for the 18's. Not sure if there is any demand for the stock 17's and if so what a realistic price would be for them??
I actually traded mine stock rims for after market rims

they offered me $75 each rims only. they were pretty much had plenty of scuff marks and rashes on the rims.

i am still using hte tires and TPMS from my stock wheels.

when my tires go out will upgrade to 18" wheels and tires

i probably could get $100 each but it was not worth my time and listing.

again this is what i did
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Thanks for your thoughts. I found some AMG 18's for $1650 new with Continental Tires. I'm fairly certain I can swap the stock 17's from the RWD E250 (with 245/45/17) for the staggered AMG 18's (245/40/18 and 265/35/18). Can anyone out there with more technical expertise than me confirm this? Many thanks.
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http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Play with this calc. You shouldn't have issues with just 1.5% difference rear tire speed differences.
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you can ebay your tires/rims .. i've gotten good value that way for rim/tire combinations.. you'd be surprised who finds value in what others dont
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