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I am wondering if 18x8.5 on the front and 18x10 in the rear will fit my 1990 Black on Black 560 SEL? The offset is 25 and they are 5x112 Please help :) I dont mind doing some minor fender rolling. Anyone tried to fit the fat 10 inchers in the back?

I currently have 235/35 18's on my 300SD, but the fatter staggered rims would look great on my 560 (if they would fit), thanks in advance!

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I am wondering if 18x8.5 on the front and 18x10 in the rear will fit my 1990 Black on Black 560 SEL? The offset is 25 and they are 5x112 Please help :) I dont mind doing some minor fender rolling. Anyone tried to fit the fat 10 inchers in the back?

I currently have 235/35 18's on my 300SD, but the fatter staggered rims would look great on my 560 (if they would fit), thanks in advance!

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You'll have a hard time getting those rims to fit.

The 8.5" and 10" rims I run on my car have offsets of 18 and 17, and they're very close to the inner fender at the rear.
 

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If it was a white on white, rather than a "black on black" 560sel, then maybe... ha

You stated tires size on your 18 inch wheels on another 126, but havent said anything about tire size on the wheels in question, or your suspension. These things matter largely.

I had 18x8.5 et10 front and 18x9.5 et5 (stretched tires) on my slammed SE without issue. Though I couldnt run my front air dam or the tires would rub on the front of the car, not the fenders. Though, if I car wasnt as low as it is, Im sure even that wouldnt have been an issue. Now I have 17x8.5 et18 and 17x10 et-8 (stretched tires) and its a tight fit, but no rub anywhere.
 

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If it was a white on white, rather than a "black on black" 560sel, then maybe... ha

You stated tires size on your 18 inch wheels on another 126, but havent said anything about tire size on the wheels in question, or your suspension. These things matter largely.

I had 18x8.5 et10 front and 18x9.5 et5 (stretched tires) on my slammed SE without issue. Though I couldnt run my front air dam or the tires would rub on the front of the car, not the fenders. Though, if I car wasnt as low as it is, Im sure even that wouldnt have been an issue. Now I have 17x8.5 et18 and 17x10 et-8 (stretched tires) and its a tight fit, but no rub anywhere.

Meaning lower offset like 18x9 et12 can fit on a H&R+HD Bilstein combo setup? Planning of going JDM rims since not many 2nd hand AMG rims in good condition easily available or more positive offset that requires spacers to fit.
 

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They'll fit fine, my wheels are the same specs.
 

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+1 SteekG
mine are the same specs as well and i am running 285's on the back without any rubbing issues.
As I found out with the 16x10 Pentas the fitment on an SEC is a little more forgiving with big rims than an SEL.
 

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Thanks for the quick replies!! Agreed Badways the color of the car has no bearing, lol

Badways, since you have the sedan (not the coupe) and running a 10 rear rim (et8), is there much room left? Do you think ill be of with teh 25 offset? Can you clerify stretched tire? 275?

My 560 SEL currently has stock suspension, but it will (eventually) get a similar treatment as my SD, Bilstein HD's and a spring chop. I am not sure what tires are currently on the rims, but i'll get back to the seller now that the general concensus is that theyll fit!! :) So What tire sizes should i be looking at?

I am guessing maybe 235/35 front and 275/?? rear?
 

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235/35 is too skinny a profile on a w126 in my opinion
on an 18" front rim you should be running 235/40/18
275/35/18 on the rear.
 

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I guess you mean more height for more cushion. Ya i agree, but when i bought my new tires i couldnt fit 245/45, they hit teh upper ball joint, and the tires i bought for my SD only came in 235/35 as the next biggest size.

But... it would be great to fit 275's in the rear :)

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Well after lots of patience, the seller came down enough for me to justify buying. The rims look pretty good with no cracks, some minor curbing and a few paint chips. I plan on restoring them and getting tires soon. Ill likely fit 235/35 or 40/18 in the front suggestions for the rear? 275? Guess the price, what do you guys think they are worth? I need lugs, does anyone know type, length, where to buy, price? Thanks guys! I love them, my second favourite to 3-piece, which are way to expensive.
 

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They look like replicas to me? Replicas are $600 brand new so if they need refinishing then $250-300 is good. Double or triple that if authentic
 

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They are replicas, made in Germany, look like Rial's. $600 new, for 18 x 8.5 and 18 x 10 et 25, are you serious, I dont believe it! Where? Usually replica rims are at least $250 each = $1,000 if you can find them with that rare offset. I've looked for years! and never found new rims for $600!
 

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on the sel's u gotta make sure u roll rear fenders,

u actually have to mallet it smooth, cuz i giuess rolling them will or can result in body panels coming apart....
 

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Just got back from National Tire and teh rear rims hot on the inner spring perch, spacers might fix that, however, will i then hot the outer fender? Has anyone fit wider tires on the W126?

What Mercedes would they fit 1990 SL 500? R129?

Im bummed after purchasing and having freshly painted:(
 

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Any updates on this?? Im really need some help. I've been searching for close to 6th months for some BBS LM-style replicas for my 560sec. I am looking at the Miro 279 18x8/18x9 but the offset it comes in ET45 is too high for me. I am currently looking at the Miro STP-1 18x8.5/18x10, which I am in love with. Miro STP-1 for Volkswagen/Audi/Subaru 5x100/5x112

I want to get these but i dont want to have fitment issue. They have an offset of ET25. From what I read from some memebers is that it 'should' fit fine but my mechanic says he thinks they will rub on some inner suspension components, I forgot what its called.
 

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HI, i fit the rims and tires, used 15mm spacers in the rear and rolled the fenders.

235/40/18 front fit well and 265/40/18 in the rear with 15mm spacers, offset is 25, will upload pics soon if anyone is interested, cheers
 

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Thank you for the input. I will look into that and will head in that direction if I settle on these wheels. And yes pics would be awesome! I would love to see how wheels this size look with the fenders rolled.

Thanks.
 
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