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Old 11-09-2003, 05:10 PM
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Opinions on "bundt rims"

My parts car I got came with the original bundt rims for the early 126's and they had new winter tires. I cant put them on the 15 hole because they are 15inch and the others are 14.

What are some opinions on the bundt wheels? When I put them on I dont think I ever had a better ride....so smooth.

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Old 11-09-2003, 05:18 PM
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Ugly...

And they look like a pain in the ass to keep clean
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Old 11-09-2003, 05:54 PM
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I think they look great!

And from years of personal experience, they ARE a pain in the ass to clean!

For that matter, I also have the 15 hole rims and they are just as much a pain to keep clean.
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totally cool, retro Benz look! I'd keep 'em. Get that German wheel cleaner spray to keep them clean.
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Old 11-09-2003, 07:38 PM
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Get that German wheel cleaner spray to keep them clean.
Does it work better than McGuire's wheel cleaner?
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they are only for the winter anyways....
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Old 11-09-2003, 08:18 PM
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Those style rims were one thing I never liked about MB's of the 80's. Just too industrial looking to me. I didn't like them back then, and still don't now. But everybody has different tastes.
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Old 11-09-2003, 08:40 PM
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I, too didn't like the appearance on a w126. However, it looks great on w108 models.
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Just my opinion, but I've always thought they were about the ugliest rims I'd ever seen. I always preferred the steel rim/painted hub cap look on the 108s, 114s, 115s.

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Old 11-09-2003, 09:36 PM
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Just my opinion, but I've always thought they were about the ugliest rims I'd ever seen. I always preferred the steel rim/painted hub cap look on the 108s, 114s, 115s.

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I second that !
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I do not like them

I wish I had the MB wheel covers
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I second that !
And I'll agree to that. Our '85 380SE had the Bundt rims... fond memories of age 7 and scrubbing brake dust off of those things, just to be with the Mercedes.
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Old 11-09-2003, 10:24 PM
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nothing is worse than cleaning the 15 hole rims.....I have those for summer.


I dont know why MB stuck with these bundt rims for many years
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Our S500 (W220) has the multispoke wheels (the car is 150 miles away.. I can't count the spokes from here ) and those are godawful to clean. If I ever get my 240D, I plan on getting a set of steel wheels and chrome/painted hubcaps, unless it already is equipped with them. I think the bundt rims were the worst we ever had; but our 380SE wasn't that bad on brake dust compared to the 3 W140s we had... our 92 300SE was the worst for some reason... suprising considering it was SWB and the other 2 W140s we had ('94 S420, '97 S420) were LWB.
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they arent that hard to clean.....if you wash often you are ok.
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