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i've always liked these rims...the one's coming on the w211.

will they fit the 210?
 

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Actually I'm running 211 rims on my 210 and I don't think it's particularly feasible to start with 211 bolts.

Here's the situation. Our 210s use 12m x 1.5 lug bolts with a ball seat. When MBZ introduced the 211, they went to 14M x 1.5 lug bolts with a ball seat. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, this is the dumb part: They redesigned the arc-curvature of the ball seat itself, so that the 14M ball seat lug bolt won't fit 12M wheels and vice-versa.

There are companies that make custom bolts (such as a 14M ball seat with the 12M thread) and it's pretty expensive (I think around $15 per bolt...)

In my case I bought 12M bolts of the correct length and then match-ground them to the 14M ball seats in my wheels. It took some time, but the look was worth it (pic attached). If you're handy you can use this method; if not, find a trusted shop to do it for you or buy the custom bolts.

Good luck and enjoy the ride,
Greg
 

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