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Just curious, are you recommending the bundts in place of the steel rims with hub caps? Does it make a difference on the handing and/or ride quality or do you just prefer the look? I have an extra set of bundts from a 107 and have been trying to decide it I should install them on my W114.
No, I was recommending the 14" alloys with hub cabs, this is the lightest set up and has the most all around advantage . Many had done the blunts, they are lighter that the stock steel rims, but I don't like the look.

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No, I was recommending the 14" alloys with hub cabs, this is the lightest set up and has the most all around advantage . Many had done the blunts, they are lighter that the stock steel rims, but I don't like the look.

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Aren't the original 14" but steel right?
Where can one find aluminum?
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No, I was recommending the 14" alloys with hub cabs, this is the lightest set up and has the most all around advantage . Many had done the blunts, they are lighter that the stock steel rims, but I don't like the look.

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Thanks for the clarity. I really like the look of the car with the hubcaps. I wasn't aware of alloys that would work with the hubcaps so i really appreciate the information.
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Aren't the original 14" but steel right?
Where can one find aluminum?
Yes original are steel, the alloys came on the MB diesel cars, you can find them on ebay or sites like this.

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Thanks for the clarity. I really like the look of the car with the hubcaps. I wasn't aware of alloys that would work with the hubcaps so i really appreciate the information.
Yes they will work with the original hubcaps, the hubcaps fit better with the clips made for the alloy wheels.

It had been recommend to me by those in the know of all things to do with Classic Mercedes that I should really try a set of OEM 14" Alloy wheels as they are only 11lbs. These are from Mercedes cars like 240D, 300D, .... and are getting harder to find. So when I came across a set I decided to try them out.

The 11lbs Alloy wheels really make a difference, that and a bit of lowering transform the car into one that's now really fun to drive.

So far I have had .....

- Stock OEM 25lbs 14" steel wheels, 10 year old crap tires and stock springs - This set up = The feel of a Slow tug boat

- Light weight 14lbs CLK 16" wheels, new wider tires, #1 pads and modded springs = Improved performance and handling, I will try this set up more after I refinish the wheels and add the hub caps

- Now on the Car - Really Light weight 11lbs OEM 14" wheels, new tires, #1 pads and modded springs - Best performance by far, handling dropped a notch but the ride is very Mercedes like.

Not sure if I like the looks of the 14" better than 16" but it is more classic and more fun to drive. As far as the Alloys VS the stock heavy steel wheels, now I pass other cars on the freeway, zip in and out of traffic, around corners and don't have to worry about steep hills.

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These are the 6" width 14" diameter aluminum wheels and it's my listing. I use ebay mostly for advertising and sell the for less on the forums:

Mercedes Aluminum Wheel W113 W121 190 280 SL 113 Rad 6" | eBay

The 5 1/2" width wheels are significantly less expensive as they are way more common, but still quite rare. For a W114 I wouldn't waste the money on the 6" wheels. For a 280SL I would. Or for anyone running with fat tires you need the 6" wheel, I think the 5 1/2" wheel will accommodate a 205/70/14 but that's pushing it.

My forum prices are around $350 plus shipping for the 6" wheel and I stopped stocking the 5 1/2" wheel but my forum price for those was $125. You can find them cheaper than I sell them, although to the best of my knowledge I'm the only one out there who has them tested for trueness...

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These are the 6" width 14" diameter aluminum wheels and it's my listing. I use ebay mostly for advertising and sell the for less on the forums:

Mercedes Aluminum Wheel W113 W121 190 280 SL 113 Rad 6" | eBay

The 5 1/2" width wheels are significantly less expensive as they are way more common, but still quite rare. For a W114 I wouldn't waste the money on the 6" wheels. For a 280SL I would. Or for anyone running with fat tires you need the 6" wheel, I think the 5 1/2" wheel will accommodate a 205/70/14 but that's pushing it.

My forum prices are around $350 plus shipping for the 6" wheel and I stopped stocking the 5 1/2" wheel but my forum price for those was $125. You can find them cheaper than I sell them, although to the best of my knowledge I'm the only one out there who has them tested for trueness...

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Scott, as always thanks for all of your input and help on my W114 and on this forum !!!

You Da Man !
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How much are the 14" 5 1/2 aluminum wheels
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How much are the 14" 5 1/2 aluminum wheels
I'm not sure who you are asking. I am not stocking them right now although I will start again if I start seeing them again.

Someone has a set for sale here:

Four Aluminum Steelie Wheels 14x5.5 - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

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