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Old 10-14-2011, 09:06 PM
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w123 rim options???

OK, I did do alot of searches and reading.
Now I am reading for the fellow members to ring in your opinions

First a question: what is the offset of factory steel rims for a w123, ET#?

And the fun stuff:
What MB rim options are out there for the w123 chassis and "bulky" steering arms to use as direct fit!?
- nothing needing washers, spacers or any mods.

Your reasons for preference: visual and ride comfort??

And please include all bolt up options you can think of.....
I truly believe there are many 300D, 240D and 300TD drivers out there that are totally confused searching this topic for the best options.

Alloy bunts and steelies have been covered, except the offset of the later?

Thanks to everyone that takes time to read
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:18 PM
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How about these?? Comments please

Ok had many views but no one wanted to ring in the simple answers.
So I did some better searching and read contradicting posts...

Would someone that has tried, please confirm if these 15" rims from a 1992 300D w124 would direct fit my w123 chassis (with correct lugs of course)

I believe some have said that w124 chassis rims will NOT fit in general, but had to ask for this specific


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1977 300D Elsbett SVO single tank Sold
1981 300TD "Silver bullet" 285k ran B100 Sold
1981-5 300D x 5 cars stripped and reused, parts for sale

Other toys:
1995 Dodge 2500 Cummins 12V P7100 Bosch mechanical pump with 2 tank veggieconversion kit, only 120k!
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:45 AM
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Ok had many views but no one wanted to ring in the simple answers.
So I did some better searching and read contradicting posts...

Would someone that has tried, please confirm if these 15" rims from a 1992 300D w124 would direct fit my w123 chassis (with correct lugs of course)

I believe some have said that w124 chassis rims will NOT fit in general, but had to ask for this specific


Thanks!
If the rim width is small (narrow) enough and the offset is low enough (stock bundts had ET30 w/ 6 or 6.5" rim width), they might work.

What exactly are you going for - bigger wheel/rim size? Better looking? Easier to clean?

Here's a thread that will give you hours of good info:

Let's see those wheels! - Benzworld.org - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:40 AM
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Not sure the ET on these yet until I get over to the seller and do some pulling/trial fit.
Wondered if anyone recognized them and knew the ET by memory?

I have a new set of 15" tires I wanted to use...
without any major expenses on rims or use of any spacers (read my AMG mistake)
The 15" stock flat faced from w126 aren't that exciting to me.

Nothing too flashy, just 15" and fun!
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1990 300D 2.5Turbo, two tank WVO, odo stopped at 299,911

[B]1984 300TD Euro 4speed Sold
1977 300D Elsbett SVO single tank Sold
1981 300TD "Silver bullet" 285k ran B100 Sold
1981-5 300D x 5 cars stripped and reused, parts for sale

Other toys:
1995 Dodge 2500 Cummins 12V P7100 Bosch mechanical pump with 2 tank veggieconversion kit, only 120k!
2006 Highlander Hybrid 110k, averaging 26mpg
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Not sure the ET on these yet until I get over to the seller and do some pulling/trial fit.
Wondered if anyone recognized them and knew the ET by memory?

I have a new set of 15" tires I wanted to use...
without any major expenses on rims or use of any spacers (read my AMG mistake)
The 15" stock flat faced from w126 aren't that exciting to me.

Nothing too flashy, just 15" and fun!
NCfriend, what did you end up getting? I'm looking to upgrade to either 15" or 16" with slightly more aggressive tires and wanted to know what you did.

I have same requirements as you do - no major expenses on rims or use of any spacers.

Thanks,

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Old 05-25-2012, 12:31 PM
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Still shopping.
First hope is a local set of aluminum 14" hubcap rims...if not I may stick with stock on my euro with 14" steelies, as I hope to get hands on color-matching (thistle-green if anyone has some...) caps

Tirerack has some decent looking unique options around $4-500 a set, but they are NEW.
Used stuff just isn't worth shipping ~80-100 for no-tire rims


IF you find a good lead to share in NC, send me a PM please
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1977 300D Elsbett SVO single tank Sold
1981 300TD "Silver bullet" 285k ran B100 Sold
1981-5 300D x 5 cars stripped and reused, parts for sale

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1995 Dodge 2500 Cummins 12V P7100 Bosch mechanical pump with 2 tank veggieconversion kit, only 120k!
2006 Highlander Hybrid 110k, averaging 26mpg
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:04 PM
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These would also look nice on your 123.



Thou you'd need 1/2 inch spacers to mount them on a 123.

They should look like this when mounted on a W123:

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Here is a website that you there may like to take a look at.
WheelsAnything.com - Aftermarket & OEM Wheels Tires and Rims
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:38 AM
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OK, I did do alot of searches and reading.
Now I am reading for the fellow members to ring in your opinions

First a question: what is the offset of factory steel rims for a w123, ET#?

And the fun stuff:
What MB rim options are out there for the w123 chassis and "bulky" steering arms to use as direct fit!?
- nothing needing washers, spacers or any mods.

Your reasons for preference: visual and ride comfort??

And please include all bolt up options you can think of.....
I truly believe there are many 300D, 240D and 300TD drivers out there that are totally confused searching this topic for the best options.

Alloy bunts and steelies have been covered, except the offset of the later?

Thanks to everyone that takes time to read
you'd have a hard time beating the light weight CLK alloy wheels for w123. they bolt right up with the short lug bolts, no spacers or mods required, are the lightest factory wheel, are 2" larger in diameter and at least 1 to 1.5" wider. you get better performance, mileage, and handling over the stock wheels. only downfall is tires cost a bit more. i've been rolling with them for over a year and will never go back to anything else except maybe amg pentas
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:39 AM
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These would also look nice on your 123.


you know what? you could put the 8" amg pentas on that car and it would still look ugly

my 2 cents right there
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:05 PM
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How about a set of 15" bundts?
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:31 PM
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These would also look nice on your 123.



Thou you'd need 1/2 inch spacers to mount them on a 123.

They should look like this when mounted on a W123:

Those look really nice -- does anybody know where I could find those for my w123?

Just bought my first 300d last week -- glad to have found this forum!
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:17 PM
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1/2 spacers are a substantial investment in addition to the rims.
Make sure you get a quality set of hub-centric spacers, 5x112.
and then you'll need custom length ball-seat bolts.

someone here can help ID those rims by benzmizer, some early 90's C-class I think

I found a few aluminum 14" hub cap rims, and I'm going for a stock euro look.

!!WTB: plastic tipped hub cap clips 12-16+ total
also thistle green hub caps, at least 3+
and one more aluminum 14 x 5.5" rim if affordable!!
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[B]1984 300TD Euro 4speed Sold
1977 300D Elsbett SVO single tank Sold
1981 300TD "Silver bullet" 285k ran B100 Sold
1981-5 300D x 5 cars stripped and reused, parts for sale

Other toys:
1995 Dodge 2500 Cummins 12V P7100 Bosch mechanical pump with 2 tank veggieconversion kit, only 120k!
2006 Highlander Hybrid 110k, averaging 26mpg
1959 Cadillac Dad's legacy, needs finishing
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:27 PM
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I recommend H&R spacers and I get my lugbolts from RADUSADirect.com. They're parts are TuV certified so you're not getting Chinese garbage.
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