124 series alloys - Arrrgh !

chopper_harris

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124 series E500 alloys - Arrrgh !

Morning All

I've been around MB fora (is that the plural of forum :rolleyes:) for many years.
I was a moderator on the long-dead 124 Coupe/Cabriolet forum, until Microsoft closed all free sites.

I'm struggling with the eternal questions of alloy size and offset.

1995 E Cabriolet Sportline - standard 8 hole (7J x 15 H2, ET 41)

I have recently bought a set of four genuine E500 8 hole (8J x 16 H2, ET 34). Part # 124 401 1402.

Despite asking clearly if they would fit an E Cab - they don't :(
Bought in London, I'm in Manchester !

I like the 8 hole alloys, but wanted something a little more butch.
This seemed like an ideal solution.

I'm humbled to admit that I cannot get my head around this offset malarky - plus/minus ???

Anyone got a quick and easy way around this ?

The car will shortly have two new front wings, I've seen a few threads around lip rolling, so that could be an option.
Not really keen to do much at the back end - spacers ???

Alternately, what is the biggest size rim/tyre combo that will fit an E Cab without any work ?

Anyway, all useful coments would be most welcome - Please keep 'em simple.


Thanks

Chopper

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Bolide

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The 8 x 16s will fit but you'll probably run into problems at the front with the tyres hitting the inner wheel arch on full lock and scuffing the arch inner trim on dips in the road. I would think the rears will fit with no problems at all

205/55 x 16 is probably the closest match to the sports chassis 205/60 x 15 but I think a narrower tyre would be preferable at the front

Andy_K ran these wheels on his 320 estate - have a search for his posts

Nick Froome
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