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New to forum and cant find any wheel fitment topics if anyone can direct me or answer my question...1993 190e 2.6 just got AMG hammers 18x8.5 18x9.5 ET44 will they fit? Suspension is stock height and will i be able to lower or no if so how many mm? Thanks
 

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Hi, pretty much the same question here, but with a different wheel size.

I just found a cool set of Remotec in 7Jx16 ET44, and I'd like to know if these would be ok on my 1988 190E 2.3, wouldn't the wheels stick out too much/rub somewhere ? (knowing it has the narrow sides, I mean with no plastic like on the picture below)

 

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Hi,
I'm going to post here again because it seems appropriated.

I'm still looking for rims, and I found another set a few kilometers from where I live for a very good price. They are 15x7J, but they are ET24 and I'm not too sure about that part.

Can they fit or would it cause problems ?

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For reference, the wheels on this car are 16x8" et34 which are within a couple mm outside fender clearance of both 15x7" et24 and 16x7.5 et30 sizes mentioned in this thread - tire size not withstanding.

 

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For reference, the wheels on this car are 16x8" et34 which are within a couple mm outside fender clearance of both 15x7" et24 and 16x7.5 et30 sizes mentioned in this thread - tire size not withstanding.

Those are EVO1 wheels, IMO they are one of the best looking wheels on the W201.
 

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wheels different offset

hey there
i have bought 8 hall wheels for my car and then realized that the four wheels have different offset (i.e: 2 wheels have offset of 41 and one 36 and one 37) but wheels sizes are the same ,so i'm asking if there is a problem with that collection or i should have equal offset for the four wheels ?
 

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Sorry to revive this rim discussion gain but it seems this is the tread that is most current and relevant to my question.

Has anyone just popped in the standard S-class rims form 1985-1991 era (15 hole standard look)
Every now end then nostalgia kicks in and I would like to re-use my 15 inch tires (185 front 205 rear) but would rather put them on these:

15 inch x J7.0 ET25.

According to calculators they look should be very similar fitment-wise (but smaller rim) compared to PN187's R129 wheels. comparison below.
Compared to stock rims and 185/65R15 tires and 205/50R16 respectively.

15 x J7.0 ET25 - Rim edge +37mm, Tire to fender +24mm, Tire to suspension +9mm, scrub +24mm
16 x J8.0 ET34 - Rim edge +40mm, Tire to fender ++25mm, Tire to syspension -10mm, scrub +17mm

It looks close on paper but I'm worried about the scrub (+24mm) and also the fact that even though these are dirt cheap and easy to source, no one mentioned them.
Also they may rub a little so fender pushout would be needed.

Has anybody tried these S class rims and have any input? Good thing would be I already have tires as the existing set would fit. 28 bucks a pop at the JY.

- Cheers!
 

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If I recall correctly the stock 15" rims are ET 44, so if you're planning to use wheels with ET 25 offset, you probably will experience some fender scrub.
I've seen people fit even lower offset wheels to W201s, but they did have to roll the fenders.
To get a better visual, you can use this website https://www.willtheyfit.com/ which will show your before/after wheel position.
 

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Actually the stock 15's are ET49 355. Yeah I tried that site and another one. The set-up is almost identical to the EVO-1 wheels as I summarized above. The only downside is that the tires maybe limited to the stock sizing 185/65R15's up front. Rears can be 205's. That's the split set-up I have anyway on my original rims.

I'm just surprised no one has reported on this before. So I just wanted to see if anyone out there tried this set-up.
 

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Probably not too many folks swapping wheels of same design and diameter is why there are no reports of 126 wheels on 201, but I know this is exactly why you want to do it albeit with a better fit.

Here's a profile pic of the R129 wheels. The 126 wheels will be 3.7mm inboard of these. As you're aware I have the fenders spaced out a little and the tires are 205/45



Although not as plentiful as 126 wheels, another option are 16V 15-holes which are 15x7 et44.
 

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Thanks PN187. If yours is a 205/45R16 there is very little chance my existing tires will work with a 126 tire. Your tire diameter is 3cm less than a 185/65R15.
Granted your car is lowered more than mine.

Seems one would have to fiddle with right-sizing the tires (185/60R15 or 195/55R15)
And with that, for it to not have a large gap from tire to fender one would have to lower the car more, like yours.... Too bad.

No chance of finding 16V 15-hole spares in the JY.......
 

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But with someone starting fresh, likes the 15 hole - look but would prefer better gaps around the wheel it seems to me the following would be a good option with W126 tires:

195/55R15.

Plenty of tires available in that size. A split with 215/50/R15 in the rears would be even better but that size is not available from tire rack.
And of course plenty of unused spare rims available at your local JY for $21 a piece.

Oh and my car is slightly lowered about 1/2 inch, so that would also be advised (probably can go up to 1 inch lowering).

- Cheers!
 
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