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I couldn't care less about the spare.
If I go with dual exhaust the cavity will be cut so I might not have place for spare.
So basically wider than 195, at least 225 but to keep the original hub caps
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What are your plans about your engine noise? Don't you think you should get the engine problem resolved BEFORE you have a pretty bit of "lawn art" in your driveway?
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So your question is answered - 6" wide MB W108 steel wheels.

What engine noise? Are you having engine problems? Are you doing engine modifications? If you want to do something to improve performance a bit you could switch to a Weber setup... You could also switch to my _frightfully_ expensive Mercedes aluminum wheels that take regular hubcaps (23 pounds for steel wheel, 11 pounds for aluminum wheel). Again you would need the 6" wide wheels for your fat short tires...

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all Mercedes are lawn art. I had tried 225 45 18 and they rubbed on turns.
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So your question is answered - 6" wide MB W108 steel wheels.

What engine noise? Are you having engine problems? Are you doing engine modifications? If you want to do something to improve performance a bit you could switch to a Weber setup... You could also switch to my _frightfully_ expensive Mercedes aluminum wheels that take regular hubcaps (23 pounds for steel wheel, 11 pounds for aluminum wheel). Again you would need the 6" wide wheels for your fat short tires...
i am horrible when it comes to rims.
so 6" wide mb w108 steel will work.
in case if i can't find these, are there any specs for the rims so i can buy from tires shop?
so for example when i go to the shop what kind of rims do i ask for? i know that they are 6" wide.
again, my apologies but want to make sure i have the correct info.
the 14 size is fine as long as i can get them wider. how wide can i go on the 6"? 235?
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i am horrible when it comes to rims.
so 6" wide mb w108 steel will work.
Yes. Or 6" wide 114 wheels, which a later 280 might have. Not sure.

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in case if i can't find these, are there any specs for the rims so i can buy from tires shop?
No. Not if you want the Mercedes hubcaps to fit.

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how wide can i go on the 6"? 235?
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I don't know. As stated before, you have two issues to consider - first will it rub the car body when you use the tires, second is the specification for the tire acceptable for a 6" wheel. See above in the thread to see how fat of a tire you can put on a wheel, even though that still won't tell you if it is going to rub.
Here's an ebay search for 14" rims that are 6" wide and have the word "Mercedes" in the title:

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If you want to get more specific, the bolt pattern is 5 x 112. You can also search your local craigslist, or go to junkyards. This is not a difficult wheel to find in california at least (and I'm not volunteering to do it) and is not of any value. There are wheels that will have a 113 part number which some people consider valuable because they probably came on Pagodas, but the 108 part number wheel is the same wheel. (So don't spend a fortune on 113 wheels because it's a waste of money).

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