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Am planning to fit a 16 x 7-1/2 wheel (OE wheel from 1999 W210 E320) on my 1993 300CE coupe (W124 E-class).

a) will these wheels fit ?
b) will the OE tire size (215-55-16) work without rubbing ??

Thanks -- Manuel
 

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wheels / tires fit OK

W210 OE 16" wheel/tire sizes work fine on my lowered W124 coupe. The W210 tires are actually TALLER than my low-profile 225-series 18" summer tires.

I test-fitted them last week, and look GREAT.
 

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I have this on my car and due to a slightly worn spring on one side, they rub at rear of...

I have this on my car and due to a slightly worn spring on one side, they rub at rear of fender opening when braking hard / hard cornering etc. .I'm not entirely happy as the offset makes then "stick-out" more than than I like. In fact I'm thinking of selling them as I now have to replace all springs to get them not to rub. See my profile for a picture.
 

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update

FYI I think, I have found an acceptable solution to my tire-rubbing situation. I showed it to our body shop manager and he said that the simplest thing to do is to unbolt the bottom of the fender and put in a ½ “ spacer. He said they had done this in the past on W124’s successfully, and that it hardly shows. In the meantime the occasional rub has worn through the plastic lower moulding and now makes less contact. Anyway it’s less costly than changing springs - as well since caster is slightly out of spec he said new springs might not sufficiently correct the situation anyway.
 
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