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What's The Biggest Widest Wheel That Fits A W111---16", 17" Or ?

I want to try some bigger rims on my W111, give me some ideas. I had 14" bundts and 15" from a W201 but want something bigger. I got stock 13"s with 185s right now, with the 4"-5" drop that I have, I want to stick the biggest in there with the least effort, I'm not talking 20"s just something reasonably big. Later.


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Please, please don't do it. It's just not right to butcher a beautiful
classic car and put some stupid bling-bling wheels on it. Besides that, these cars were designed to ride on 13 or 14 inch wheels, not some 16 or 17 inch wheels.
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I think I'm going to try the E500 wheels I have on my SD and see how they fit under there. I'll take some pics. Well, I'm happy for you 67SEL that you don't "butcher" your cars like half of us do here. Later.

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I had the 16" clk wheels on my 62 but i needed spacers in the front and back..

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Necrosavant, what was tire size and ET on those 16"s. Later.

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Those 500 wheels you have would be ET11 ? a finny will only fit a ET 23 or thereabouts.
Diameter wise ,anything goers because there is a lot of room under there and the swing axle allows the movement upwards.
large diameter wheels suit ricers and donks and SEL67 is right,the finnys look great on 13's. Especially low profile whitewall 13's which tend to give the car a lighter appearance.
What most of us have against bigger diameter shiny wheels isn't the wheels as such but the bad effect they have on the cars handling and ride.
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E500 wheels on W111

Well, I got a chance to try out my E500 wheels off my SD on my '65, 8 1/2"x17" ET38. They're a good fit, all susp. cleared, body cleared except the rear tires are a little wide and rubbed slightly on inner fender (tires are 235-45x17) so fit would be fine all around with smaller tires without any spacers. Too bad you guys don't know the difference between bling wheels and donks and ricers and a lowered Benz with big wheels. This thread is for my info along with being informative to others. I realize from being on this forum that most negative comment are from people without first hand knowledge but that's cool. Later.
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I realize from being on this forum that most negative comment are from people without first hand knowledge but that's cool. Later.
Hi,

cool statement. Reading your comments and looking at your car, I would think that I was working at the Mercedes Benz factory in Stuttgart before you were born. So much for first hand knowledge. Lol. Later.
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It looks like your tires on the 500 wheels fit the rims well. If you run a smaller tire on the rim, it wont look correct. I believe you need a different rim offset to fit the car. Just my 2 cents. Also, remember that your brakes were designed to stop the rotating mass on a 13 inch wheel. The larger rims and overall tire diameter will be make your stopping distance longer.
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I think you needs really big spinners for the complete look.

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