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Mercedes w123 wheel change

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by sennaclass65, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. sennaclass65

    sennaclass65 Senior Member

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    Hi I would like to change the 14 inch steel wheels on my 1984 w123 230 ce, to 15 inch steel wheels , would there be a problem with this upgrade , the wheels available would be from a w124 or from a C class , with 195 65 15 tyres, if I can get hold of a set . Would there be any fouling with bodywork or brake calipers. Thanks Sennaclass.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    123 15" wheels were ET 35, the 124 15 are ET 44 on the 6½j and 35 on the 7J
     
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    sennaclass65 Senior Member

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    Thanks for your reply , am I right in thinking that steel wheels with an ET less than 35 will not fit, and I should be looking at , a 15 inch wheel with an ET of 35 or higher than 35.
     
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    The higher the number the further in the wheels will sit, you are fairly safe going to a lower number where the wheels will sit a touch further out
     
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    Go for the C Class wheels as the ET will suit better but go for 195/60/15 or 205/60/15 as the 196/65 size will look daft!
     
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    What are you going to do about wheel trims? They are hard to find in 15" and stupid money from MB if sourced new. I have looked at this in the past and MB does the 15" steelies for not the most silly amount from what I remember.
     
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    Yes that's right I will be fitting 15 in chrome wheel trims, if I can find suitable steel wheels, they are proving quite hard to find these days . I have sourced a set of steel wheels from a c class , 6.5 J x 15 h2 ET 37 but I am unsure if they will fit , anyone got any advice on these . Thanks again sennaclass.
     
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    They should fit ok. 15" hubcaps can be found on German E Bay .... sometimes
     
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    Just the information I was looking for , many thanks having just purchased a set of 14" steel wheels from MB for my 350 SL I was looking on ebay for classic wheel trims to fit and noticed discrepancies in sizes . Just out of interest I was quoted £918.00 for a new set from MB.
     

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