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post #51 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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can you tell me the et on the wheels. im trying to get some wheels but i dont know what will fit.
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post #52 of 56 (permalink) Old 04-05-2011, 11:47 PM
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Hey R.SON how are you? Get some new wheels?
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Please do not consider putting White Walls on any Mercedes. They are not approved by Mercedes or anyone who owns one of those Old timers. For any Mercedes it has to black walls.
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Please do not consider putting White Walls on any Mercedes. They are not approved by Mercedes or anyone who owns one of those Old timers. For any Mercedes it has to black walls.
Most Mercedes back in the 60's early 70's had 1" white line tires. Not Black wall unless they were on something like a bundt rim.

I have also seen a lot of images from back in the day of wide whites on mercedes also

there is a great coupe with them in this link from mercedesheritage.com check it out. They look great I think!

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Thanks for the Reply. I stand corrected. The the picture on top, it was obviously taken in the USA. Mercedes at that time tried to improve their Export market to the US, as they also introduced the Fin-tail, a very unpopular Model in Europe All I try to say is that in Europe White Wall Tires, because of their lower speed ratings where not allowed to be driven on the Autobahn.. So any car leaving the Factory had Black Wall Tires installed.
I would suggest original chrome MB rims and black Michelin's, a very sexy combination.
Whatever you do ,take good care of it and don't through the old ones out. Cheers Harald.

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Here is my coupe awaiting some panel and paint work. 60's radir mags for a 60's coupe. 15" with wide whites. I guess a lot on this board will want to puke, but I think they will look good.
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I also like the look of BBS wheels on these cars. These are 16".
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On my driver fintail sedan, I have gradually changed from 14" bias ply tyres, to 14" and radials, to 15" and radials, and have noticed that whilst the car handles much better, the ride is noticebly harsher. The bias ply tyres rode beautifully but did not like turning corners, especially in the rain.
We have had heaps of rain here this year so the roads are full of potholes - I am seeing a lot of cars with 18"+ wheels with one or two standard wheels on them - they are hitting potholes and buckling the tyres. Those big wheels must ride like crap.
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