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Old 03-15-2019, 08:38 PM
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Those are 25 years old classic monoblocks I bought over 10 years ago and had them on 3 other MB already.
Factory Lorinser chrome hold pretty well, although looks like PO used acid cleaners and some pitting in spokes.
That and fact that W212 has bigger offset was holding me from putting them on latest purchase, but close inspection on AMG wheels that come with the car show that 1 was already welded, 1 has dent, 1 has single crack and 1 has double crack.
The small car resaler put new tires on them (with lot of glue) but I did not feel safe driving with all those damages.
So monoblocks who were sitting in dust for 3 years come back to life and TPMS fit with no modification just fine.





Here they are on previous cars.




SL500 had originally 17" AMG monoblocks, but couple of them had damages, so I put 18" Lorinsers on the rear.

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Wow, those really look nice!

What size and offset are those?
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Originally Posted by ghlkal View Post
Wow, those really look nice!

What size and offset are those?
Lorinsers are 9" with 37 offset, so they stick out couple cm more than original wheels. But even with 245 wide tires, I still see lot of clearance in wheel wells and I like the more aggressive look.
BTW found nice use for low-profile AMG wheels.


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Originally Posted by kajtek1;7706668
BTW found nice use for low-profile AMG wheels.

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Brilliant idea. Will copy that for sure. Do you have a closeup showing how it was secured to the wall?

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Originally Posted by threeMBs View Post
Brilliant idea. Will copy that for sure. Do you have a closeup showing how it was secured to the wall?
Here it comes. I used materials that I already had, so this might not be optimal, but works well.
Simpson HD2A bracket and concrete self-taping bolt. All available at Home Depot.
I only had to bend end of the bracket at 90 degree and fit the washers, so bolt holding the wheel clamped the bracket with no play.



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That is just awesome
The only thing missing is a center cap...

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Originally Posted by kajtek1 View Post
Lorinsers are 9" with 37 offset, so they stick out couple cm more than original wheels. But even with 245 wide tires, I still see lot of clearance in wheel wells and I like the more aggressive look.
BTW found nice use for low-profile AMG wheels.

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That is just awesome
The only thing missing is a center cap...

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Working on it... I have whole selection of different style caps, but the good set went on the car.
It is painted back with chrome star type (that was on those AMGs), what is not perfect match for chrome wheels, so I am ordering new chrome caps from China and the painted one will go for garden hose ...
I only wonder if I committed a sin using SAE bolt for metric hose hanger...

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That is the wheel my car came with, Kajtek1. You are killing me. Ha
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That is the wheel my car came with, Kajtek1. You are killing me. Ha
Did you inspect them carefully?
I posted another picture in different topic, but those Czech-made rims on my car had 3 deep cracks with no other damages. That makes me thinking about casting stress and self-inflicting cracking.
I guess you don't need 4 garden hose hangers?
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Nice! Been wanting monos on mine.
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I guess everyone has their preference, but I don't think this style goes with the newer body lines. They were cool in the 90s.
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