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15" wheels on W108

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by 356mike, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. 356mike

    356mike New Member

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    Can anyone tell me if there are any problems in fitting 15" steel wheels on a W108.
    I'm looking to improve both ground clearance and to get longer gearing since I'm preparing the car for a long distance endurance rally

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    television Always remembered RIP

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    The diameter of the tyres stays the same irrespective of the size of the actual wheel, you could fit tyres with a higher profile on the wheels that you have but the car will be going faster than the speedo shows
     
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    356mike

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    Wouldn't I get bigger diameter types on 15" rims?

    I'm not too worried about the speedo since we've got a separate terra trip

    Thanks
     
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    Tyres not types !
     
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    is this 356 Mike from Essex? just when you say 356 I can only guess it's a Porsche 356, I got my self one of those as well.
     
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    356mike

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    Apologies. I missed this email if yours. No I'm not the 356 Mike from Essex but yes I do have a 356 (in Kent)
     

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