Gullifelgen are special rims, where no hubcap is required. Unlike other rims, they already have an integrated disc in which only a few holes for attachment. They are primarily associated with the Mercedes brand. They are particularly popular here for the model series W124, W123, W126, W116, W107, W129, but also quite a few on newer vehicles. And for other car brands Gullifelgen are available from specialist dealers and in demand as tuning accessories.
The origin of the name
Presumably the name Gullifelgen comes from the fact that the panes of the Gullifelgen are reminiscent of round gully covers. A gully or manhole cover is a metal cover for a shaft that leads into the sewer system. Gullys have holes that let water through to allow drainage into the sewer. At the same time, they are intended to prevent people from falling into the shaft or getting their feet into it, falling and injuring themselves. The round gullies, which resemble Gullifelgen, usually serve as access for sewer workers.
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They are heavy, mostly rusty, massive metal discs. Rims should not be confused with hubcaps, even if these are often referred to colloquially as rims. A rim is not an attachment, but an integral part of the wheel without tires. Strictly speaking, the word rim refers to the outer ring of the wheel on which the tire rests. The remaining, inner, part of the wheel is the wheel disc or wheel disc. With Gullifelgen in particular, the wheel disc also becomes a component of the rim. It is she who is reminiscent of a drain
Gullifelgen for your car?
The description of the Gullifelgen as reminiscent of a manhole cover could well make the assumption that they are rough, brutal-looking wheels, as one might expect in a monster truck or armored vehicle. Quite cool, but not necessarily suitable for a noble city car like a Mercedes. Nevertheless, if you find the word Gullifelgen googlest you will probably find that the most hits are offers from Mercedes bikes. In fact, the wheel disc Gullifelgen reminiscent of the shape of a gully, but they look very noble. Most rims currently used in car tuning are chrome alloy wheels. Made of lightweight aluminum instead of solid steel, they are plated with a layer of chrome by electroplating. This gives them a noble glow that makes the Gullifelge actually much better to fit an expensive luxury sled than the rough monster truck.
Porsche also has Gullifelgen in its range
If you now want to get Gullifelgen for your car yourself, you can of course get it from the appropriate specialist retailer. When buying over the Internet, it is generally advisable to use terms such as "Mercedes youngtimer rims ", to search, because not all providers use the term Gullifelgen. And also Porsche Gullifelgen / Gullideckel are in demand. Here are the models especially 928 and C2 in question and as a search term you should, for example "Porsche C2 rims" use. Before choosing your rims, determine what diameter and width to fit your tires and your car. You can then have the assembly of your noble new rims carried out in every car company or tuning shop in your area.
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