The color of this G-wagen has a nice contrast to the black trim......perfect with the right accessories :-)
Last edited by Fernweh; 10-15-2011 at 11:54 PM.
I love seeing any g, with any wheels, off road. Kudos to you for being willing and getting out there.
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I agree that you get kudos for taking such a nice & expensive ride out into the dirt.
It is your rig, build it the way you want and please keep posting pics & trip reports of your travels.
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Awesome Rhyno!!! I love the white.
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Just a quick 2 cents: 16" tires ride better than 18" (or greater rim diameter) because the sidewalls are not as stiff. Consider the weight of a G Wagen... the 18" tires have to be of significantly lower profile (70 vs 60 vs 50 etc) to maintain the same overall tire diameter that the manufacturer had in mind when designing the vehicle. To support a G's weight, the sidewall must be stiffer as the sidewall profile becomes shorter. The 70, 60, 50 etc profile means that the tire's profile is that percentage of the tread width which is why the 22 and up rims have tires that look like rubber bands with respect to the sidewall height. The additional stiffness of the sidewall to allow such a tire gives the stiff ride but allows higher cornering speeds because the tire, at higher G loads doesn't have the propensity to roll over upon itself. That's ideal for high speed cornering or track use on an appropriate vehicle. That same "short sidewall" is not compatible for anything beyond light trail use especially in circumstances that warrant "airing down". You will also find slicing of the sidewalls on sharp rocks to be a potential problem.
That said, I had an '08 G500 and loved it! Never had any problems with it and only sold it (stupidly, wish I still had that silver beast!!!) because my plans changed. Never mind the nay sayers! Get it out and enjoy it! If you like the low profile tires for the street that's fine. It's your vehicle.Eventually you'll figure out if your present tire and wheel combination are working for or against you. If there is any "rugged" off roading in your future you may want to opt for a second set of rims with aggressive off road tires suitable for your area like the BFG mud terrain vs the all terrain tires (or whatever brand you prefer). The G is still around because it is simply an amazing design! Congrats on your ride!!!
i like those rims and dont see any problem, if you have all train tires on it then will realy rock
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Remgitano, that was a very good write up!
Thanks everyone, it's nice to hear some positive feedback. I'm very happy with this wheel/tire combo. I have 1000km on it now and there is almost no road noise from the tires, she also drives very straight with no tramlining. This is my DD so the 20's work for me. When I go hard core wheeling I take my Polaris 800 RZR side by side and beat the crap out of it, that's something I won't do to my Benz lol
Rhyno, welcome to the Portal. Thanks for taking the time to register and post a photo of your new arrow in the quiver . You picked a good spot in cyberspace for abundant information to help you learn, research and make decisions regarding vehicle touring. As you can see already, sometimes you have to sort through posts that are outside your expectations or focus. Regardless, welcome and I hope you enjoy it here.
Alright, this is just fancy car camping, people. Move along, move along.
My friend with the black G55 just bought a G Cabrio this past weekend so we took it 4x4ing with my side by side a Jeep JK and a quad. The new owner of the G wanted to see what it could do offroad so he got it stuck twice and the Jeep got stuck once. Had a great day and thought I would share some pictures.