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W114 hub cap

Hi,
i have 1971 w114 with original 14" rims.
I want to put bigger rims and tires, maybe 16 or 17 but still keep the original mercedes hub caps.

Do these come in 16 and 17 sizes and if not has anyone modified the factory cap to fit on bigger rims?

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you are going to detroy the gracious look of the car . KEEP IT ORIGINAL , I HAVE SAME CAR SAME COLOR .
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It is difficult in a practical sense

I like the concept of fitting later MB wheels in larger sizes though going beyond 16" is difficult just in the tire size and the handling characteristic of the tires (too hard)
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The biggest OE MB, period-correct hubs you could put are 15s.... though finding one would be a challenge --- and if you ever find one, it'll cost you an arm and a leg.

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I say go for it! To heck with original, as long as YOU like the car! I'd rather see an old mercedes on the road and running, even if it's not "original." I'm not purist, by the way.

Finding something to fit your hub caps though, will be difficult. If you're willing to pay the extra $$, you can always have custom wheels made...
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You could also buy smooth discs in generic form and add a grille or trunk star to the center once you find the right size and confirm it will fit the curve of your disc. Ideally you could find a disc with a more flat center section, there are probably thousands of styles out there. Good luck, I am enjoying your posts as you go through this car.

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You could also buy smooth discs in generic form and add a grille or trunk star to the center once you find the right size and confirm it will fit the curve of your disc. Ideally you could find a disc with a more flat center section, there are probably thousands of styles out there. Good luck, I am enjoying your posts as you go through this car.
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can you point me to some links just so i have an idea.
i like what you suggest.
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nothing wrong with bigger wheels. i have the same original hubs, I also have 16 inch amg maga and 17 inch pimp wheels. depending on my mood, i change all the time.
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I have an extra set of those! The 14" ones, not oversize ones.
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