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Old 07-06-2018, 03:31 PM
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what are the 14" tires choice for 450sl

As the title said, not too many choice in H rated tires, I do not plan to go over 118mph for the T rating, but the speed rating is also a sidewall rigidity rating and the panzerwagen is not a lightweight queen.

Is it time to get 15" SL wheel...

I have done searches, but nothing really recent.

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Old 07-06-2018, 04:32 PM
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At this point in time switching to 15s makes sense from the standpoint of tire availability.
There are many styles to choose from. Widths in the 6 1/2 - 7" range with ETs of 25-30mm work well on that chassis.
Shameless plug: 15x6.5 ET30 available here in Modesto.
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If you are searching on Tire Rack, they don't always list all sizes from a particular manufacturer / model so contacting them might turn up more options. Also looking at tire makers web sites could be helpful.

What specific size are you looking for? What wheel width do you presently have?
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I'm with Frank on this one. I switched my '85 500SEL to the 15" "saucer" wheels and couldn't be happier.

I like the Bundts on my /8's but they just never looked right on the W126 chassis.

MUCH wider tire selection available in 15".

14"

what are the 14" tires choice for 450sl-mercedesbenzs-klasse-w126-942_11.jpg

15"

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Old 07-06-2018, 08:40 PM
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If you are searching on Tire Rack, they don't always list all sizes from a particular manufacturer / model so contacting them might turn up more options. Also looking at tire makers web sites could be helpful.

What specific size are you looking for? What wheel width do you presently have?

Currently 205/70R14 95T, still good but getting too old for my taste

thank you all for the refs
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:52 PM
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At this point in time switching to 15s makes sense from the standpoint of tire availability.
There are many styles to choose from. Widths in the 6 1/2 - 7" range with ETs of 25-30mm work well on that chassis.
Shameless plug: 15x6.5 ET30 available here in Modesto.
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:45 PM
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These are the tires I put on my 116. General Altimax RT43. 600 treadwear. Amazing price.

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Old 07-07-2018, 04:55 PM
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Go to Tire Rack and select shop by size. 205 70 14 ( they are now also requiring the entry of a zip code )

The T 118 MPH and V 149 MPH tires are both rated at 1521 LB
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