Wheel Installation For Mercedes Benz vehicles. Installing your own wheels is easy on your Mercedes with some basic tools and an hour or two. We highly recommend you have 2 people performing this the tasks for saftey reasons.
Things You’ll Need:
- Jack - Stand Jack that comes with vehicle or aftermarket. Jack stands can help with installation and saftey.
- Socket wrenches, various sizes
- Crowbar or tire lever
Raise your car on a hydraulic lift, or simply use a wheel jack to boost up the tires one at a time as you work on them.
Loosen the bolts connecting the rim to the car wheel with a socket wrench (the exact size of the wrench you'll need will depend on the specifics of your car). Set the bolts aside somewhere where you can keep track of them.
Pry the old rim off the wheel. You may need to use a crowbar or tire lever. Use care when applying pressure and try to pry it in multiple locations on the rim instead of just one. This will reduce the possibility of damaging the edge of the rim.
Install the new aftermarket rim to the wheel using a socket wrench. You can either connect the original bolts to it, or use new bolts if provided with the rims. Specifics will vary according to the particular rims and the particular car, but the bolts shouldn't pose much of a challenge, regardless.
Repeat the process with each tire. If you have access to a hydraulic lift, you can move from one tire to another. Otherwise, just lower the tire jack, move it to the next tire, and jack it up again before replacing the next rim.
Drive your car for about an hour in a safe area with a low speed limit. Double check your rims afterwards to make sure they are firmly attached and are not exhibiting any unforeseen problems.
Note: After your drop your Mercedes down the car will be more off the ground and it will take a few miles before it settles back to its original riding height.
If you cannot do the installation yourself, we highly recommend taking a shop for professional installation.
Balancing - Important where you take your wheels
Installing tires on your new wheels needs to be done correct to prevent vibration. We recommend you take your wheels and install tires at a shop that does "Road Force Balancing". Road force variation can make a huge difference in the way a vehicle rides. We will not accept returns or exchanges because of excuses of vibration if you have not done "Road Force Balancing"