What's your perception of the G ?

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It looks like Brabus, LED Christmas-tree look is in favour these days, but it seems far from its origins

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MERCEDES-BENZ-G55-AMG-5-5-V8-G-WAGON-MATT-BLACK-G63-BRABUS-FACELIFT-HUGESPEC-LHD/132354846849

 

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Re: What's your perception of the G ?

Yes too true

But it would still go off road better than any school run jobs

It might loose some plastic bits , in fact a lot but it would make the trip lol

I would like the new style bumper without the fairy lights but it would only last a week or so with my adventures. If that

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Re: What's your perception of the G ?

I'm not a fan of all of the bolt on gadgets on the Brabus. The hood scoop looks completely out of place to me. If it were stamped as one piece it may look tough, but it looks like a cheap aftermarket two-faced tape addition in its current form.

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Re: What's your perception of the G ?

I much prefer the white design and would be interest to know the size of rims and tyres that have been fitted as I would like to reproduce the look.

Does anyone know or able to guess the size?

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Re: What's your perception of the G ?

either 16" or 18" but most likely 18"

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Re: What's your perception of the G ?

Could you hazard a guess at the tyre size, i think they are bigger than 265/65/R18?

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Re: What's your perception of the G ?

I managed to do a image search and found the 2017 G-Class Professional brochure which details 265/70/R16 as standard on the Wagon model and 265/75/R16 on the Cab Chassis.

https://www.mercedes-benz.com.au/content/media_library/australia/mpc_aus...

 

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Re: What's your perception of the G ?

Yes, that is correct: 265/75/R16

​You don't need to worry about kerbing your alloys with those as the tyre profile is higher than most pavement kerb-stones.


There's also an option of two-part bolted alloys, as used by the US military, which also look rather good, if expensive:

 


https://www.gwagenparts.com/product/hutchinson-beadlock-18-inch-rock-monster-wheels-for-mercedes-g-class-in-argent-silver/

 

 

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Re: What's your perception of the G ?

Thanks Arnie, however I'm going to fit a set of 18 inch RM9 painted satin black that I got for a good price.

I believe the Professional has a 4" lift which obviously allows the larger tyre.

Would you know what is the largest size of tyre I could fit to a 18 inch wheel? 

I believe Merc currently fit 265/65/R18's to the G350D and was wondering to I could fit a 265/70/R18 tyre.

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Re: What's your perception of the G ?

do a search on this website, the subject was discussed in detail; it is not so much the size of the tyre but whether the ABS system will play up; the settings can be adjusted for different tyre sizes but it is not for the amateur;  the Hutchinson wheels look nice but are heavy, it does not help with the quality of the ride.

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Re: What's your perception of the G ?

Yes, true, the Hutchinsons would add a lot of unsprung mas, although I think there is also a light-weight look-alike version of that wheel, without the full performance features.

The standard 16" wheels and tyre combination, mentioned above, 265/70R16 and the 18" 265/60R18 have the same rolling circumference and you can use either without problems.

As mentioned, the issue with newer G's (those with ESP) and larger rolling circumference is that the system will behave erratically if not re-programmed for the larger wheel rolling circumference. (mismatch between speedometer and wheel rotation rpm measurement, causing the system to think the vehicle is sliding). but the reprogramming can be done with an MB Star/DAS/Xentry system.