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hi there

i want to introduce myself
i live in the Netherlands i am 34 years old
and i drive a 230e 4 cylinder automatic from 1991
with 236.000 km on the clock.
gone post some pics of my ride soon

sorry for my bad Englisch.

best regards Wallie
 

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welcome. its okay if your english isn't above par. We have people here from all over the world here, maybe i can help you one day and you can help me too :D
 

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Hi Wallie,

I'm new here, too. Nobody cares if your English isn't perfect. My Dutch is far worse I'm sure.

I remember driving in the pouring rain from Amsterdam to Eindhoven around 1991 in a rented VW Golf. The M-Bs flew by on the right and left.

Pix of my ride are in the W124 Gallery.

Cheers!
Dave
 

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as promised pictures off my car
with some details
230e automatic 136hp
colour 199
creme leather interieur
airconditining
cruise controll
18 inch alloys
avantgarde grill
 

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Hi there, nice wheels!! I really like them. What brand are they? Where do you live in the Netherlands? Post some more pics maybe? (I have to do that soon....)

Groeten uit Gelderland. Hoi.[;)][:)]
 

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thanks for the compliments

the rims are the 8-hole 18 inch ,i think they are from Melber or Intra i,m not sure
with tyres 225/40/18
but i,ve let them polisht to highgloss
and have to clean them ones a week to keep the gloss
more pics from the inside to come i am working on that.


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Awesome W124

Your car looks great the way it is. [;)]

I can’t believe you would remove the star and cover up that awesome grille with paint. [xx(] [B)]

The 18� wheels look great! [:p]

They must have very cool dudes in the Netherlands. [8D]

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hi ksing44

no i wont cover up this grill
i bought myself another original grill
to paint that one in colour of my car
so i can chance them once in a while[;)]
and i bought myself 17 inch Brabus monoblock 2
for the whintermonths
i am ging to get them at Wednesday.

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cool dudes in the Netherlands[:D][:D][:D]
come visit and see for yourself[8D]
 

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Regarding your idea for the grille, I think keeping the original stuff is great way to go. I still have my OEM wheels, springs, and shocks, so I can always go back to the original configuration. Of course I will also keep my original swaybars when I get the Limo front bar and E500 rear bar installed in a couple of weeks.

Having 18� wheels for summer and 17� wheels for winter sounds very cool indeed.

Those 18� wheels look pretty big. What are the rest of the dimensions of the wheels, i.e., width and offset? Do you have any issues with rubbing?

I am a little jealous, because I love big fat tires and I just can’t seem to fit anything bigger on my car. My 16� AMG wheels are 16� x 7.5� ET37 and I would not be able to fit 225/50/16 tires without rubbing, even though they are the same overall diameter as my 205/55/16 tires. I also can’t run 215/55/16, because they are a little taller and would rub on my car. I have read that plenty of people run 215/45/17 tires on 17� x 7.5� ET35 wheels, but it sounds like many have problems with the 225 width unless the offset is higher.

I am still a little hopeful that I may be able to adjust my front caster to get a little more clearance. I may also get the AMG spacer kit, so that someday I can install the 225/50/16 tires. I just think they would look so FAT and cool. I also think the increased volume of air in the bigger tires would add some comfort to the ride and of course the bigger contact patch should give me great traction.

I would love to visit the Netherlands. So far I have only been to France, Italy, and Monaco. That was back in 1988, before all of the conflict. Hopefully someday I will take another trip out of the USA, as long as everyone doesn’t hate us and I don’t think someone will try to kill me. [:(]
 

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hi

i saw a w124 serie with 19 inch rims here in
Holland i cant figure why you cant put 18 inch on your car, it seems no problem to me.
i had 15 /16 17/18 inch for my car and it never went wrong
the 18 inch on the picture are the 8-hole
from Melber or Intra i dont know for sure
its 5x112(all mercedes) with et 35
when you buy rims from a bigger size watch the ET value from the wheels
is between de 30 and 40 i always go for 35
but my new Brabus monoblock 2 has et 30
(see picture)

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i have to dig it up in my files somewere of the 19 inch wheels
it was located in Amsterdam about 3 years ago
the attched file is a 1986 300e with the looks from a 500e
a verry nice car standing for sale in Ammerzoden right?

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benz1702 - 5/1/2005 11:11 AM

Hi there, is there a picture of the w124 with the 19 inch rims? [:0]This one with the same rims as yours is also very nice....
That looks like a 500E [:D]
 

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hi abbam

the last picture isn.t a 500e
but a 300e totaly rebuild to a 500e
the only difference is under de hood
they did a verry nice job
dont you think?[8D]


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If that was an 300E, thats a great transformation to 500E.

Mo
 
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