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MY 78 450sl has stock wheels with 205-70 14 tires. They look a little small. I'm from the fat rubber generation. Maybe go up to 215? bigger?
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Try 15" or 16" wheels first.

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215 may work but may prove "too fat" for 14s. Should it work, make sure the width of the rims be 6.5".

"Too small" may also refer to the rim size. If so, I'd second to wbain's suggestion to allow you bigger/widder tires.

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