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those specs should work. post pics when you get them in
 

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Good Morning Guys,

I have a 1999 CL500
- The car has H&R lowering springs, with Bilstein sport + front shocks and OEM SLS in the rear.
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I just picked up some OZ Futuras
- The specs of the rims are 18inX9.5 in the front and 18inX10.5 with 30 offset in the rear.

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I would greatly appreciate any input on fitment from you guys.
-What size tires should I be running in the front and rear, and should I stretch the tires? I want to avoid any rubbing.

Thanks guys
 

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Please don't consider stretching tires. Dangerous as hell.

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Just an update:

I did a test fit of the rims off my old monoblock tires.

The front is 245/45/18 no issues
The rear is 265/40/18 with slight rubbing on dips and bumps

I'm looking to get skinnier sidewall to get rid of the muscle car look, and also color the faces silver. To give it a more 18 inch look.

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Car looks clean. I think yours is the first 140 Ive seen with Futuras
 

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Hi friends, I would like to install new rims for my w140, can you tell me if the size would fit?
front rims 8,5 x 18 ET35 / 5x112 if possible with 255/45r18 tires and rear rims 10x18 5x112 ET35 72.6 if possible with 275/40r18 tires thank you very much for your answers, I photoshoped my w140 to give me an idea of the result.
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Those will work. Although I would reconsider the rears and instead go with 285/40
 

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In case anyone is interested: - I have 4 good condition Goodyear Assurance Comfortred Touring tires that perfectly fit W140 for sale. 235 60 16 100H. They have 75% of the tread left and are also very long wearing. I used them on my own 1998 S600 with no problems at all. Only reason for selling is a fellow V12 owner gave me his Michelins. One tire has a blemish, but otherwise they are VGC and excellent condition and I made sure they were new production when I bought them. They are currently stored indoors at an MB specialist and can easily be inexpensively shipped anywhere in USA. Great, long lasting, safe tires...
 

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Since this is wheel related, I'll post this in this thread too.... I saw that a 1995 S600 (AMG badged, fake or real, who knows) just arrived today (1/14/21) at the LKQ pick a part yard in Tampa Florida, and it seems to come with a nice looking set of AMG wheels.

Just wanted to give the heads up in case anyone is in the area and interested. Probably have to move quick. Likely other good parts on it too of course.

1995 S600 at LKQ Tampa
 

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Hi friends, I would like to install new rims for my w140, can you tell me if the size would fit?
front rims 8,5 x 18 ET35 / 5x112 if possible with 255/45r18 tires and rear rims 10x18 5x112 ET35 72.6 if possible with 275/40r18 tires thank you very much for your answers, I photoshoped my w140 to give me an idea of the result.
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Just a heads up; you photo shopped those on there backwards. You've got the staggered deep dish rears on the front, and the fronts on the rear. I know, it's not in real life, but just thought you might want to see it properly. When I bought my W208 CLK*, the little corner lot had it's AMG wheels on backward like that, too.

*(never do that, btw. Interior quality was less than anything Hyundai was putting out at the time.)
 

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I want to get some alloys that are 17x8.5 ET20 5X112 would these fit on the w140
The current wheels I have on are the OEM gildun alloys which are 16x7.5 ET51 5X112
Here is a pic if that helps
 

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I found some alloys with ET35 and 5X112 18X8.5 would that fit?
35 mm offset on a 8.5" wide rim is really at the limit. For your reference, the AMG monoblocks are 18x8.5 ET46.
Also, if those are not MB wheels, do make sure the center bore is 66.56 mm and that the bolt holes can accept M14.
Good luck!
 

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35 mm offset on a 8.5" wide rim is really at the limit. For your reference, the AMG monoblocks are 18x8.5 ET46.
Also, if those are not MB wheels, do make sure the center bore is 66.56 mm and that the bolt holes can accept M14.
Good luck!
Oh right, well guess these don’t match up again, the centre bore is higher than 66mm, but is the 5X112 bolt pattern, no clue if they would fit with the regular bolts from original alloys. You tell me if it’s even worth buying these, sorry, I don’t know much about alloys and tires compared to everything else. Please can you help
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the centre bore is higher than 66mm, but is the 5X112 bolt pattern, no clue if they would fit with the regular bolts from original alloys
The bore is 74.1 mm. You can purchase a separate centering ring/adapter to reduce that to the MB bore size.

The original bolts will most likely NOT fit. However, it is also easy to find bolts with the correct length, as long as the wholes are wide enough for M14 (many European cars use M12).
Check with the seller.
 

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The bore is 74.1 mm. You can purchase a separate centering ring/adapter to reduce that to the MB bore size.

The original bolts will most likely NOT fit. However, it is also easy to find bolts with the correct length, as long as the wholes are wide enough for M14 (many European cars use M12).
Check with the seller.
Oh ok thankyou for your help I really appreciate it, il contact the seller about the bolts and have a look around online for centering ring. Il get back to you if I do need anymore help
Thanks again:)
 

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A few weeks ago I bought new tires for my '94 S500 coupe. They were Michelin Sport AS 3+ and I didn't like them one bit!! Seemed to ride very hard so I replaced them with Michelin Primacy MXM4 today. Size: 245/45-18. Highly recommend these tires vs the Sports.

If you're interested in the DETAILS of the sizes, the new lug bolts, how-to-compute speedometer changes (you shouldn't do that!), check out the link here This web page details my initial purchase of a larger wheel and tire from the stock wheels/tires (235/60-16) done in 2007.

The wheels and tires are detailed and the problems that I had. It is interesting reading esp if somebody is thinking about going from a 'stock' wheel to a custom size. Lots of things you need to know. Even the problem with the correct lug bolts is detailed. Just as important is the speedometer calibration which is also shown. :)
Very wise choice. The AS 3+ are hard and I have the MXM4 on my E class Wagon and they are great. Poor reviews on tirerack but (pah!) they are, in fact, excellent. Good quality older design Michelins, not like some of the modern Michelin BS.
 
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