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Well heres some new rims we just picked up today for my dads daily car,
sonny found these rims at a bargain price as they are carlsson rims
(?300 inc half worn tyres) normally they go for ?450 per wheel without
tyres, the alloys are 2nd hand but still what a bargain they are
18"x8.5" Anyway just gave it a quick wash and heres the outcome..

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Comments welcome good and bad.

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It could be just me but I don't think the rims suit the car.
Normally when I say that there's another 99 who disagree with me!!
 

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It could be just me but I don't think the rims suit the car.
Normally when I say that there's another 99 who disagree with me!!
I know what you mean but pics really don't do them justice as they really look the part in the metal.

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Great price for the wheels mate but there is something i am not sure about them on that car. Like you said it might look better in the flesh

Sorry mate
 

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Thats on the to do list as we've only had the car a month or so, either
going to lower it on springs or go for coilovers, but my dad wants a
nice ride lol not a sporty one no more. Which is a bit ironic as the
cars a 4.3litre V8 lol

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He did have but that has gone and he now drives the CLK430 for work and weekend car is his S500.

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Your Dad's got a nice V8 ride, mate. Always like that CLK shape. I see it's the revised version and the colour is spot on[H] The new alloys suit the shape quite well and doesn't over-powering the rest of the car. Great buy[Y]
 

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after going away to work for an hr and come back to the car i have changed my mind. I am liking the wheels more mate.

Any closer up pics of the wheels?
 

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Your Dad's got a nice V8 ride, mate. Always like that CLK shape. I see it's the revised version and the colour is spot on[H] The new alloys suit the shape quite well and doesn't over-powering the rest of the car. Great buy[Y]
Thanks and yeah the V8 sounds great when in sports mode and giving it some stick.

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That looks well smart mate, I love those rims.

Ive driven AMG 55 version of that shape and boy is it an animal. This one was a special order from AMG as it is that shape but in a convertible form... one of only 6 ever made I believe, has uprated wide track at the back, 10" wide tyres at the back etc etc.

The thing was so bloody fast and handled like it was on rails.

Lovely cars them, and better than the new shape i think.
 

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That looks well smart mate, I love those rims.

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driven AMG 55 version of that shape and boy is it an animal. This one
was a special order from AMG as it is that shape but in a convertible
form... one of only 6 ever made I believe, has uprated wide
track at the back, 10" wide tyres at the back etc etc.

The thing was so bloody fast and handled like it was on rails.

Lovely cars them, and better than the new shape i think.
I know what you mean about AMG's they are bloody fast cars, and have
some serious grip, the only downfall as the same as M-cars they are
high maintanence i.e like the servicing and parts, but they're in the
own league of cars. Still my dads 430 puts a smile on your face when
giving it some stick and it sounds really beefy when just sitting there
on idle lol, considering the S500 which my dad also has the clk feels
more rough and ready if you get what i mean, as im sure the 5.0litre V8
was built on the 4.3 litre V8 platform but they sound like two
different engines whilst the S sounds more electronic when revving
unlike the 430 which sounds more muscly.

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Yeah I know what you mean man.

I want an SL 65 AMG!!! Now that sounds like an animal lol!
The Sl 65 is a awesome sounding motor, my cousing has the new slk55 and that sounds mental when giving it some stick, but again a V8 burble combined with the supercharger would give a nice noise eh.

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