Cheap replica alloys in Toronto?
November 9, 2009 8:53 AM   Subscribe

(Asking for a friend.) Where could one find cheap replica Mercedes/AMG alloy wheels in Toronto?

This column leads me to believe that AMG replica alloys should be available for around $130. Does anyone know where I could find reasonably-priced replica alloys for a Mercedes (16-inch)?
posted by Dasein to Travel & Transportation around Toronto, ON (7 answers total)
I don't know anything about your car, but wheels fitting that description, at that price, are easy to find on eBay.
posted by jon1270 at 9:03 AM on November 9, 2009

Your friend should join or forums to look for local sales. Some questions though:

Do you care if they are new or used?

If your friend is looking for some new rims, why go with 16's? Even if you've got a C-Class or SLK, why not go at least 17"?
posted by No New Diamonds Please at 9:13 AM on November 9, 2009

Response by poster: Do you care if they are new or used?


why go with 16's

They're for winter tires; 17-inch tires won't do as well in snow, so he's downsizing for the winter.
posted by Dasein at 9:18 AM on November 9, 2009

Craigslist. Is he wedded to AMG reps? IMO, that style of wheel doesn't look good with a taller sidewall as in a 16" tire. And anyway, 16's are often hard to find...most manufacturers jumped from 15" to 17".

I'd branch out beyond Mercedes specific wheels. I'm not sure what hub sizing, offset(~35?) and bolt pattern (5x112?) you need, but there should be lots of wheels that will work. BBS is always a pretty safe bet.

If 15 inch wheels fit, I'd go that route for snows. They're way cheaper.
posted by paanta at 9:39 AM on November 9, 2009

Response by poster: Is he wedded to AMG reps?

No, he's not. I'll pass along the suggestion for other styles, and going down to 15". Would that affect performance too much?
posted by Dasein at 10:28 AM on November 9, 2009

I've purchased a few sets of snow tire/wheel packages from TireRack and had them shipped to me. Easy enough and they have a few cheap-ish alloy options.
posted by asterisk at 1:44 PM on November 10, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks for the help everyone. Friend ended up getting a really good deal from an uncle who's a dealer, but the advice was useful.
posted by Dasein at 7:02 PM on November 19, 2009

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