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On the wheels, yes, I have the 7.5x17 Brabus wheels on all four corners. The tires are the standard Brabus tires, Hankook Ventus V4 in the 215x35-17 size. They fit with no modifications and will not intrude on the electronic nannys since they are only 2/10's of an inch taller than the stock 15's.
As to the plastic steering wheel piece, the dealership is blowing smoke up your skirt. They are not all like that. It sounds if your car is missing an attachment screw, or the dealership had the trim piece off for some reason and did not re-attach it properly. Use a hand mirror behind the steering wheel and you should be able to see the mounting points and what is missing.
Good luck with getting your wheel corrected, and don't let the dealer give you the run around.
Also, if you want to see 17's all around on a Brabus coupe,check out my photo gallery.
Good eye Robert!!! I did.
Looks like you purchased your car from the smart Center in Laguna Niguel. Nice choice of a smart car.
And in my picture I had just purchased the car!
Hey George...so you mean you put the fat tire and rim on the front? I was wondering why they had a smaller wheel up front instead of the same size? Have a question for you, on my steering wheel, the plastic piece is loose like it's not attached at the bottom of the steering wheel, like I could pull the whole siver piece right off...they told me at the dealer they are all like that?
Love the photos! Thanks for sharing. Were you out shopping or are you already an owner?
Beautiful Brabus!! Now mount a set of rear tires and wheels on the front and make it look like it should have from the factory. I did over three years ago and never looked back. Many members have now done the mod I did and really like it.
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