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Greetings :<br> <br> My '87 560SL came equipped with a set of 16x8 BBS RS wheels. Unfortunately, as nice as they are, they are also less than round. It's tough to find the low offset (ET21-ET25)necessary for the SL in the used market. Currently, I'm looking at a set of factory rims from a '93 400SEL. They are 16x7.5, but I don't know the offset (I'm guessing ET35). What is your view of using spacers in this case, and what thickness would I need (ie what is the factory offset for the '93 400SEL) ? Also, any leads on used wheels for this car would be appreciated.
 

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I know what you mean. I'm in the same boat searching for rims for my 450SE W116. According to all the information I found this is what should work. You're car may have a little more room than mine.<br> <br> 14x6.5 ET30 factory option on SEL 6.9<br> 15x7 ET 23-25<br> 16x7 ET 25<br> 16x8 ET 11 AMG option for the W116<br> 17x8 ET 11<br> <br> Basically what it works out to is a max rim width of 8' and max backspacing of around 5'. This is all based on testimony off the web and I can't say for sure that this works perfectly without rubbing. <br> <br> I usually factor in the rim lip at 1' and use this formula:<br> <br> offset = backspacing - ((wheel width + lip)/2) and convert everything to inches.<br> <br> You should be able to run 16x8 ET34 wheels from a '91 500SL with 25mm hubcentric spacers. Seems like most MB wheels on the market have an offset of 35mm which would probably require spacers to run on your W107.<br> <br> As far as current aftermarket wheels with the correct offset, you can get Brabus Monoblock II in 15x7 ET 25, AMG Aero 1 in 16x7.5, and Ronal R31 in 16x7. I'm pretty sure you can run 7.5' wide Intra A-line AMG Aero 2 knock offs with an ET25 if you can find them.
 
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