I'd rather search to see if someone asked the same question first, I didn't really care how old it was. Doing the same thing with my A/C questions, it's all still pertinent. Besides, I like to see who is still here from when I owned my 92 400E, or 71 250C.
Sorry, I had the 7 spoke C class wheels on the CE and 400e. I have two of the pictured wheels in my garage. I never tried mounting them as there are usually a staggered set, with the rears being 8-1/2", IIRC. The set was given to me and I sold the fronts to a gentleman that wanted to get away from a staggered setup and he paid the asking price for the set just to get 2 front wheels.
^Yeah, as cool as it might be in the looks dept. staggered sucks just alone that tire rotations are impossible. I had staggereds on my old W209 and W215.
The cool factor goes out the window when you have to change a flat, since the staggered won't fit in the spare wheel well and if you run bigger brakes with the staggered setup you can't use the factory size spare anymore.
I just mounted a set of 5 MB Avantgarde rims (8.5 X 18 on 255/45-18), not staggered, on one of the W140s. The wheels weigh like lead compared to the stock 8 holers and it is a miracle they don't scrape at all anywhere. Technically, they should scrape as early W140s like mine need to be adapted to fit these wheels. See enclosed MB doc.
The only downside is the ride quality due to reduced profile width, although the Dunlop SP Sport 9000 are not known for ride quality but they do stick like glue.
I already have set of brand new Michelin Primacy MOs (Mercedes Originals) to take the place of the Dunlop which I think will address the ride quality greatly.
It is amazing that the spare wheel even fits the spare wheel well, barely.
Got way too many rims and tires (summer, winter, performance, etc.) and need to make some room, 3 sets of 8 holers, 2 sets of steel wheelies with hubcaps, the Avantgardes, a brand new never mounted Avantgarde polished/diamond cut version (seeking for at least 3 more), set of 4 Gilduns (brand new, never mounted), Ulideckels (a.k.a. 15 holers). If it's for a 124, 129, 140 or any other classic MB I probably have it or have access to it. PM if interested.
Okay, I saw discussion somewhere here from like a decade ago and I think it died off, I'm getting no replies. This is very long winded, so I apologize but I'm so frustrated that this should be so damn hard!
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