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They would fit without spacers and some people have bolted the R230 wheels to R129 cars, but there is an issue with the lug bolts. All R230 cars use 14mm/wide thick lug bolts as opposed to 12mm thick/wide lug bolts on the R129. You cannot use R230 lug bolts on the R129 (unless you drill out the hubs), so are left to use R129 lug bolts, which will "work", but there would be a 1mm space around the lug bolt shaft and the lug holes in the wheels. Could cause vibrations, or...

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They would fit without spacers and some people have bolted the R230 wheels to R129 cars, but there is an issue with the lug bolts. All R230 cars use 14mm/wide thick lug bolts as opposed to 12mm thick/wide lug bolts on the R129. You cannot use R230 lug bolts on the R129 (unless you drill out the hubs), so are left to use R129 lug bolts, which will "work", but there would be a 1mm space around the lug bolt shaft and the lug holes in the wheels. Could cause vibrations, or...

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Oh well, scratch that. I hate spacers and definately hate "or..."

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Those wheels will work fine with no problems or "or", in my opinion.
 

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Thanks, that was a lot of useful info. Why can't life be more simple? It's about to be put up for the winter so I have a while to find the right combo. Only need a good battery tender now because I'll be gone more this winter than ever before.
 

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I'm always searching on CL. Here's what I think is a nice find. Oem rear bumpers for $275.00 94-2002 and if you want, paint the color of your chouce for an additional $175.00. Here's the link: 1994-2003 SL REAR BUMPER'S & HARD TOP
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They would fit without spacers and some people have bolted the R230 wheels to R129 cars, but there is an issue with the lug bolts. All R230 cars use 14mm/wide thick lug bolts as opposed to 12mm thick/wide lug bolts on the R129. You cannot use R230 lug bolts on the R129 (unless you drill out the hubs), so are left to use R129 lug bolts, which will "work", but there would be a 1mm space around the lug bolt shaft and the lug holes in the wheels.
All of the above is true. In addition these wheels are a MB product that come in Brilliant Silver or Chrome, not an AMG wheel, and are called the R230 Launch Wheel, sometimes Avion, because they were first introduced in 2003. They have been put on MANY R129's successfully with the right new lugs, and spacers if you chose. The fronts have an ET35 and the rears are ET40. So if you decide to use spacers think about a pair of 12 mm for the fronts and pair of 15 mm for the rears. Then you should be able to to use your OE lugs??? but please verify the OE lug part.

And IMHO they look bitchin on our cars although I would rather see a 19" wheel if I where changing wheels. Have you ever looked at the 19" Madrus Millenium that has the correct ET for our cars? Google or eBay for a picture!
 

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They would fit without spacers and some people have bolted the R230 wheels to R129 cars, but there is an issue with the lug bolts. All R230 cars use 14mm/wide thick lug bolts as opposed to 12mm thick/wide lug bolts on the R129. You cannot use R230 lug bolts on the R129 (unless you drill out the hubs), so are left to use R129 lug bolts, which will "work", but there would be a 1mm space around the lug bolt shaft and the lug holes in the wheels. Could cause vibrations, or...

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I have AMGIII thin spoke wheels from a 2005 SL55 on my R129 using 12mm lug bolts NO problems whatsoever. Your wheel locates on the R12 radius not the OD of the 12nn lug thread.
 

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R230 Launch Wheels (Holman) Chrome

I put on the 2003-2005 Holman R230 wheels needing a 10mm spacer on rear and did not have a clearance issue on the front but did consider 2mm spacers. Did have to use new lug nuts. I stole the like new wheels with nearly new OEM tires and sold my old wheels for nearly the same price.....:p

My car is a 1995 and in my opinion the wheels really update the overall look.





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All of the above is true. In addition these wheels are a MB product that come in Brilliant Silver or Chrome, not an AMG wheel, and are called the R230 Launch Wheel, sometimes Avion, because they were first introduced in 2003. They have been put on MANY R129's successfully with the right new lugs, and spacers if you chose. The fronts have an ET35 and the rears are ET40. So if you decide to use spacers think about a pair of 12 mm for the fronts and pair of 15 mm for the rears. Then you should be able to to use your OE lugs??? but please verify the OE lug part.

And IMHO they look bitchin on our cars although I would rather see a 19" wheel if I where changing wheels. Have you ever looked at the 19" Madrus Millenium that has the correct ET for our cars? Google or eBay for a picture!
mine are the mandrus millenium 17's and some of the best looking wheels i've ever seen and they're sold thru discount tire.
 

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I put on the 2003-2005 Holman R230 wheels needing a 10mm spacer on rear and did not have a clearance issue on the front but did consider 2mm spacers. Did have to use new lug nuts. I stole the like new wheels with nearly new OEM tires and sold my old wheels for nearly the same price.....:p

My car is a 1995 and in my opinion the wheels really update the overall look.





Just my opinion.

Brian:thumbsup:
bjflatley,
To be honest and viewing your post once, then back for a second glance and my opinion remains the same. Those rims shown look like American wheels, clumsy, boxy. I'm not sure how to describe them. Again, just my opinion... Now bearone2 mandrus millenium wheels is another story, nice.. he's got the correct touch.
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Not really taking an approval poll....

Simply adding that I found these on my local craigslist and that the R230 wheels are a relatively easy fitment for the R129.

Here are (6) pic links of the R230 MERCEDES BENZ Holman wheels that are NOT American MADE obviously....













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I bought some R230 wheels for my '93 SL500 a couple of years ago and the seem to compliment the shape and style of the R129. I put a 10mm spacer on each wheel.
 

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Sure, the car was delivered with standard 8-hole wheels. Moreover, the front fenders were rolled to accommodate these 19" wheels. I just wanted to say that they fit W124. The PO spent all his money on these wheels instead of fixing hydraulic roof and the water pump :)

you might've taken the 19's off the '94 e320 but they weren't with it when it was initially delivered.

just how were 19" wheels too stiff?
 
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