Wheel alignment

martinh4

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Hello eveyone, New to the forum, Recently bought a 97 E230, very pleased with the car but have a couple of queries regarding the wheels. I could see uneven tyre wear and thought the handling did not seem as sure as I would of expected so took it to Kwikfit to have tracking done, They told me they would not do it and it would have to go into a Mercedes dealer to be done, is this true? they also pointed out I had spacers on the wheels which meant they were not the right ones for the car and that was another reason they would not track them, or even balance them! I wasnt too impressed with their general attitude towards the car and thought I would look into they said before I took it elsewhere, any advice would be appreciated. I was told the wheels were off a later model e class, but that wouldnt mean it needed spacers would it? tyre are 215/55 zr16 97w. thanks all.
 

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Hello and welcome, we need more info and some details of the wheels on the car, also are the spacers hub centric
 

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Stick a pic of the wheels up.

Wifes old 97 e320 had same size tyres/wheels as yours.

Google 4 wheel alignment.



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wheel pic

Thanks for advice, Pic of wheel attached.
 

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Is it a matter of fitting hubcentric spacers? do I need a particular size or type? have found a couple of local centres that do 4 wheel alignment wil try them tmrw, thanks again for advice.
 

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If that wheel is from a 211, the the bolt holes are the wrong size. the 210 uses 12mm and the 211 14mm, so there will be next to nothing holding them on
 
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Got the wheel alignement and balancing done this morning, what a difference!
 


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