Originally posted by mikey-az
That was very helpful Greg in Oz. I looked at the part numbers on both of the wheels and here is what I found. My original non-chrome 1990 300E wheels are 124.401.7.02 and the chrome wheels are 126.400.41.02. If I am right, these wheels that I won off of e-bay are from a W126 S-class, NOT a W124 E-class. Now, I have a few choices here....I can either sell these right back on e-bay with the correct model number info along with it (the more time-consuming and annoying option), or I can try to make them fit on my car. My question is, is this a good idea or even a possible option??? I put two of the chrome wheels on my car on one side and the only difference from the originals is that they stick out 1" further than the non-chrome ones because of the differing off-set. I'd also have to get longer lug-bolts. I'd appreciate the feedback on your guys' thoughts. Thanks -- Mike
I would be reluctant to use the 126 wheels mainly due to the substantial change to the track and the possible ill-effects on the handling. Usually when others (with W124s) use wheels with a greater outward offset (lower ET) it is in conjunction with wider wheels (and then with an ET still greater than 25). I would wait for a set of wheels suited to the W124 (6.5J x 15 ET49 or 7J x 15 ET41). Usually they sell for less than the W126 wheels anyway.
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