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Old 03-20-2003, 06:55 PM
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15 hole 16"x8" wheels on my '85 380sl - HELP

This is an excerpt from my post on the SL Forum.

"I've reviewed the previous posts here and it appears I can fit newer 15 hole 16"x8" wheels on my 1985 380sl (1991> SL). Has anyone done this? Which tire is ideal? The tire calculator shows 215/55 -16 as being ideal regarding speedometer accuracy with 225/55-16 being next closest. I then see posts referring to 205/60-16 or 225/50-16-------can any of you tire gurus help be choose the best tire size?"

My concerns are tire rubbing and Speedometer/Odometer accuracy.

The original tire is a 205/70-14

Also, I'll need to get lug bolts....would I use original spec or a 1991 or newer lugs?

ANY help is appreciated.
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Old 03-21-2003, 09:00 AM
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first off ...do you really think your speedo is accurite now ???? well, it's not .... it is about 3-5% off from the factory when new and now the car is 12 years old ....

there are three sizes that would work with 16" wheels on your car

205/55-16
225/50-16
225/55-16

hope this helps
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Old 03-21-2003, 10:35 AM
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Thanks Luke. Any one size you'd recommend over another?
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Old 03-21-2003, 11:02 AM
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I would use the 225/55-16 size if it was my choice
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