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Old 12-07-2007, 05:53 AM
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desperate need for ONE eight-hole wheel

Hi all. Just bought four eight-holers from another forum member. Unfortunately, DHL lost a 45 pound wheel and tire somewhere between Madison, WI and my home in central Ohio

Now, I have three wheels which do me no good at all. I expect my chances of finding a single unmolested replacement are nil.

Wheels I did receive are from a 124 500E, thus 16". Not sure of the width and offset, will look later today and post numbers. I do not know if 15" eight holes were made.

Hope someone can help. Thanx.
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:37 AM
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Let DHL buy you a new one.

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Old 12-07-2007, 09:41 AM
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Hi all. Just bought four eight-holers from another forum member. Unfortunately, DHL lost a 45 pound wheel and tire somewhere between Madison, WI and my home in central Ohio

Now, I have three wheels which do me no good at all. I expect my chances of finding a single unmolested replacement are nil.

Wheels I did receive are from a 124 500E, thus 16". Not sure of the width and offset, will look later today and post numbers. I do not know if 15" eight holes were made.

Hope someone can help. Thanx.
15" 8 holes were made. I have a set from an early C class on my W123. although it is not a flat face design. It has a nice machined lip.

I wish I had known about the 16"s those would look nice on me w123

and yea.. make DHL buy you a new one from MBZ
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:11 AM
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oh yeah, DHL will pay, but the insured value was $75 per wheel/tire combo. I would expect a replacement new wheel to cost $200 or so. That does not even account for the one-year-old Dunlop Grasspic.

The claim has to be filed by the seller. I am toying with idea of seeing if he will assign me his rights so I can vigorously work on DHL to compensate me for the whole insurance coverage of $300 since the practical effect of them losing one has destroyed the usefulness of the three they did manage to deliver. It is the same as if they lost all four, thus pay the full insurance amount.

BTW, numbers off the rim are: "8Jx16H2" with "FT 34" below it

Thanx
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W124M103(1989) -- sold to son's friend
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W124M103(1989) -- TE
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:44 PM
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You know that's a shame on the shipping. Fedex defaults to $100 per package with additional available...and it really isn't that much more. All of the 6 sets or so I've shipped have arrived safely and complete.

Here's a CHEAP option:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MERCEDES-300E-400-S-500-600-16-FACTORY-WHEEL-RIM-SET_W0QQitemZ260189110118QQihZ016QQcategoryZ43956QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

They're the right size...and you'd get a full-size spare...and still have 2 to resell.
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:57 PM
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thanx for the link. I am not an ebay guy so I guess I gotta hope I can find one elsewhere.
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W124M103(1989) -- sold to son's friend
W124M119(1993) --
W124M103(1987 -- 5 speed Euro) - sold to forum member
W124M103(1989) -- TE
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:55 PM
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update

in case anyone cares -- filed my claim with DHL. Amazingly, Dunlop/Goodyear tells me that the Graspic HS-2 is no longer available -- anywhere in the world!! Tirerack tells me the Graspic DS-2, in the exact same size, will be "incompatible" with the three HS-2s. Thus, because of DHL's negligence, I not only have just three rims (my cars all have four per vehicle,) but they are shod with utterly useless tires which had only one winter on them!

I filed my claim for $520 --

Four new Graspic DS-2 @ $95 each
$40 shipping from Tirerack
$100 to find another used 16 inch eight-hole wheel.

I'm sure DHL will just laugh at me.
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W124M103(1987)
W124M103(1989) -- sold to son's friend
W124M119(1993) --
W124M103(1987 -- 5 speed Euro) - sold to forum member
W124M103(1989) -- TE
W123OM616(1977)
W201M103(1990) parts car

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Old 12-18-2007, 11:19 PM
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I know someone with a set of 500E/E500 wheels in really good condition if it comes to that. San Jose area.

Good luck fitting 500E wheels on a 'regular' W124 if that's your plan.

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Old 12-19-2007, 04:35 AM
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thanx for the tip sixto.

that is indeed my plan. lotsa research here and elsewhere indicates it is no problem, expecially only going with 16" diameter and 225 width and standard offset.
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W124M103(1987)
W124M103(1989) -- sold to son's friend
W124M119(1993) --
W124M103(1987 -- 5 speed Euro) - sold to forum member
W124M103(1989) -- TE
W123OM616(1977)
W201M103(1990) parts car
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:16 PM
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duty to update since I was pissing and moaning about DHL.

Thye cut a check for $150. I found a wheel for $100 and a used tire for $54 after shipping. I am OK with this.
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W124M103(1987)
W124M103(1989) -- sold to son's friend
W124M119(1993) --
W124M103(1987 -- 5 speed Euro) - sold to forum member
W124M103(1989) -- TE
W123OM616(1977)
W201M103(1990) parts car
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:08 AM
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8 hole wheels

http://www.roadfly.com/used-auto-parts/-1/posts/16_Mercedes_Benz/164_Mercedes_Benz_Wheels_Tires/4446_2_MERCEDES_S600_WHEELS_TIRES_.html
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