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Old 06-25-2008, 07:55 PM
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aluminum "steel wheels"

A few weeks ago I realized the 240D parts car I bought has aluminum wheels that look like the older steel wheels. I believe they are 5.5" wide. Are these pretty common or some what rare?
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:01 PM
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There's a recent thread on the topic. Denver's craigslist has a set at $275 each.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:21 PM
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Opps, I found the thread, I did a quick search but didn't find anything that new.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:50 PM
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There worth a pretty penny if you can get them.
EDIT: just went and checked, turns out both of my sets ( i have another set from my wrecked 81 benz) of wheels that look exactly like stock, are aluminum I guess im sitting on a goldmine.
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:00 PM
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A few weeks ago I realized the 240D parts car I bought has aluminum wheels that look like the older steel wheels. I believe they are 5.5" wide. Are these pretty common or some what rare?
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Some say they are kind of common, but the general concensus here seems to be they are somewhat of a coveted item, and worth the money in performance gains.etc. I have them on both of my cars, and love them. The 82 came with them, the 80 I had to install them in place of the original Bundts. I always thought the Bundts were too common looking with all the trends of mag wheels, & liked the seemingly "classier" vintage look of the hubcaps, with the light weight of the fake steelies.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:18 AM
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I had a set and couldnt get rid of them, where were you guys?
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:56 PM
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I found a set yesterday in great shape, all 5. they are at the S.J. PNP.
I see them once in a while, maybe one good one out of 4. but never 5.

Charlie
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:44 PM
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Pictures, maybe?
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:14 PM
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I didn`t take any pictures when I was there of the wheels. It`s 42 mile hike back to where the car is.

they didn`t have any curb rash or dings in them. looked in the trunk and the spare was there. used a magnet to check, and was surprised they were aluminium. they are painted a dark color like most I have seen.

these are on an 84 w123, usually I only see these on a 240.

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there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
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