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Cracked my AMG wheel

Old 02-12-2019, 09:04 PM
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I now have a W222, but when I had my W221 with 20Ē AMG wheels I ended up going through 5 cracked wheels. I ended up getting aftermarket to help curb some of the replacement cost, but then sold the car shortly thereafter. The same thing happened to my SL with 19Ē AMG, but so far Iím only on my 4th wheel. I havenít confirmed for myself, but a friend told me a class action suit was filed on the premise that MB intentionally knew the wheels were more fragile than others. Again I havenít confirmed but I hope thatís not the case.
Here is an article concerning a lawsuit with Mercedes for cracked wheels. It was dismissed, lacking foundation.

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Old 02-15-2019, 09:25 AM
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This is definitely a problem for S class owners. My 2015 AMG front wheel cracked and I never hit anything or drove over an unusual pot hole. Just normal driving. The combination of fragile wheels and the ridiculous rear tire wear caused by the 1.5 degree negative camber make the 20 inch AMG wheel unsafe in my opinion. I ended up getting some Mercedes 18" wheels commonly sold in Europe. Love the new ride, it makes a noticeable difference.
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Old 02-15-2019, 08:17 PM
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Its the fact that these cars are NOT designed to have runcrap tires...
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:08 PM
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Do you run staggered tires? And if so, do you need to swap rims when you use the spare, meaning you can only use the spare on the front if you damage a rear?
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Ive cracked (and replaced) 3 AMG 20" rims in 2 years. Replaced with OEM wheels. I paid 1900 for a Mercedes offered wheel /tire coverage - they picked up the 5100 tab for the wheels and 2 tires..

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