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Question Anyone good at identifying factory wheels?/lug size

Hey all, I'm the new guy. Just got my first MB, a 1987 190E 2.3 Loving it so far, though it's been a bit quirky. Though there are other problems, my first and most important/dangerous problem is that the previous owner had installed Elite wheels made to fit a Porsche (20mm offset). They rub on the 1/4 panels, and occasionally the fenders. He had installed rear spring helpers to avoid them hitting, but it doesn't work, and they won't pass inspection, obviously.

I just bought a set of factory Mercedes wheels, and I know they will bolt on, and I think they will function properly. Problem is, my existing lugs are too short. It appears I need some with about a 40mm thread length. I'm not sure if they are 12 or 14mm however, or if there is a specific MB bolt required for the wheels I have that would prevent me from using any old chrome lug. There is a pic of the type wheels I have on an ended ebay auction. It's # is 230226612718. The number stamped in the back of the wheel is A 210 401 06 02. There is also a stamping of ET41, Ronal, and 7 1/2 J x 16 H2.

If anyone can identify these wheels origins, and tell me what lugs I will need, and verify they will fit the car with no problems, I would GREATLY appreciate it!!

Thanks, Chris
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Those are MB wheels which were stock on 1998 E320. I'm not sure if they were used on 1997 or 1999+.

You can get wheel lugs at a dealer, junkyard (not my recommendation) or Rad USA.

Note: Dealer usually has the short lug which extends the right length but is buried in the hole in the wheel. You may want the 'extended' ones with the chrome cap. Lug head is flush with wheel so it looks nicer.

The correct lugs will have a cone or spherical shoulder which will match the seat in the wheel and extend about 40mm out the back of the wheel.

Hope that helps some.
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