Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-18-2019, 05:45 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 356
Tire - W123 Size

Hello,
I have an 83 300D. I just want to make sure of this instead of google,
so thought I'd ask the experts. I need a spare tire. I've read 195/60 14,
and 195/70 14. I do remember getting a tire in the past, and the
shop said it did not see many in this size 14...
Which size should I be looking at? - Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-18-2019, 06:02 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Alhambra California
Posts: 2,041
195/70 R14 is the correct size for the W123.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-18-2019, 06:16 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 356
Thanks, Great. All I need to know.
A tire guy here is going to try and
get one for me...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-18-2019, 06:58 PM
Registered Maineiac
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Maine
Posts: 343
I've had good luck finding tires on ebay, especially if you're just looking for one sometimes you can find a good deal.
Especially if it's just a spare you don't need the best namebrand tire.
__________________
1984 300TD -- summer daily driver
Many others that aren't Mercedes...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-18-2019, 07:24 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 356
Right, Ebay....thanks, I'd have to have free shipping to make it worthwhile.
This guy in town says it'll be about $40 for a used tire, if/when he finds one.
Do you know why these are so rare?...Are they only used for older cars?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-18-2019, 07:27 PM
Maximan1's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Anaheim
Posts: 391
They're not ultra rare or anything, it's just that few cars use 14s anymore.

That said, I had no problem finding a set of tires for my Benz.
__________________
Milan Brown 1979 240D (dead), currently rebuilding a 1985 OM617 to swap in.

1996 Honda Civic (daily driver)

Instagram: @maximed93
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-18-2019, 07:27 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 356
Wow, shocking, alot of selection on Ebay, And Free Shipping, I would
have never checked....makes things much easier.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-18-2019, 08:20 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Modesto CA
Posts: 2,747
lj:

As to size, in the event that there are tires on the car, you may want to match their size with the spare.

Last edited by Frank Reiner; 06-18-2019 at 11:29 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-18-2019, 10:43 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 127
tire size

Wal Mart. Hankook Optimo whitewalls. 205/70R14.
__________________
1983 300D 904/palomino
2.88 rear end, 4 speed swap, W115 long runner intake manifold, W116 non-EGR exhaust manifold, rebuilt KKK K26, 3 piece Euro bumpers, Lo-spec Euro headlights, AL129X, 6.5" wide steel wheels + hubcaps, 15% tint, Alpine head unit + JL 3.5s & 5.25s, custom A/C, Coco Mats

1987 300TD 702/java leather
Pre-facelift Euro headlights, OM606 fan + fan clutch, switched aux fan control
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-18-2019, 11:19 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by lindajane View Post
Wow, shocking, alot of selection on Ebay, And Free Shipping, I would
have never checked....makes things much easier.
If possible, avoid buying a used tire which has been repaired. While there nothing wrong with a good patch, the fact that the tire has a patch means that it may have been "run flat."

I have had good luck with Ebay seller "champtires." They will tell you (if you ask) whether a tire has been patched or not.
__________________
When cryptography is outlawed, bayl bhgynjf jvyy unir cevinpl.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-18-2019, 11:38 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Alhambra California
Posts: 2,041
14 inch tires are a little harder to find but they are out there. I definitely would not run a used tire that has been patched. Often, we take chances with used or worn tires, but when it blows out you are putting not only yourself and your passengers at risk but also others on the road.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-19-2019, 12:02 AM
dieseldiehard's Avatar
Dieseldiehard
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Bay Area No Calif.
Posts: 4,229
a freebie

Hey lindajane, I may have a suitable spare for you, mounted and balanced, all you need is drive down to San Mateo and get it. I offered it to a friend a year ago but he never came for it.
Its a 14in tire, I think its a Sumitomo or some Japanese brand.
Its on a OE steel wheel and it came off my wife's 83 300D. Its not a new tire but it didn't see sunlight and isn't worn at all. I wouldn't hesitate to drive with it.
If you want a Bundt wheel for it I have one to sell.

I'll check it and report to you the size if you are still looking for a spare.
Reid
__________________
'00 E320 (wifes car), '95 E320 Wagon my favorite road car. '99 E300D wolf in sheeps body, '87 300D Sportline suspension, '79 300TD w/ 617.952 engine at 367,750 and counting!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-19-2019, 12:17 AM
koooop's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 442
I’m getting 4 brand spanking new 185/70R14’s installed on the 240D tomorrow. All 4 out the door for $210.

Why buy used?

I’d give you one of my take offs if you were nearby, two of them are pretty good.
__________________
1981 240D Four on the floor, Orient Red over Parchment, bought with 154,000 but it's a daily driver and up to 175,000 miles, mostly original paint and all original interior.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-19-2019, 12:26 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by koooop View Post

Why buy used?
I buy used because I can get a quality tire with 90% life remaining for 25% of what a new tire costs.

Not to mention that sometimes it's good to match the wear level of existing tires when replacing just one damaged tire.
__________________
When cryptography is outlawed, bayl bhgynjf jvyy unir cevinpl.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-19-2019, 12:41 AM
koooop's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 442
I’ve junked quality tires with good tread left, but I did baaaad things to them so I had to junk them. Or worse, they were old.
__________________
1981 240D Four on the floor, Orient Red over Parchment, bought with 154,000 but it's a daily driver and up to 175,000 miles, mostly original paint and all original interior.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page