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Old 09-19-2000, 02:51 AM
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which wheel design looks best on a 124 the classic 8 hole or the 5 hole found on some late model 124s.
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Old 09-19-2000, 10:34 AM
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This is definately a matter of taste. They both look good. I have the 5 hole 97-98 e420 replica an love the way it looks. Its up to you

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Old 09-19-2000, 01:53 PM
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the classic 8-hole version has a larger "face" than the 5-hole (or 6-hole, for the 124/201), with the flat surfaces extending all the way to the edge of the rim.

this means that given the same wheel diameter, the 8-hole gives the impression of a larger wheel size.

the 5-hole looks really neat and crisp, but i find that somehow the 8-hole blends better with the 124/201 creased body style.

the 8-hole has a flatter face that is easier to clean, but the 5-hole has 3 less holes to clean (!), and the holes are larger and more accessible.

for aerodynamic nitpicks, the 8-hole's flatter face should generate less drag, IMHO.

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Old 09-19-2000, 09:10 PM
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I own both...tough call. I always go the easier-to-clean route, though, 'cuz ANY wheel looks better clean!
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