Cheaper than a refurb - Alloys on Ebay..

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by crammy69, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. crammy69

    crammy69 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My W124 wheels are in dire need of a reburb':eek: , yet I've seen these which whilst 16" instead of my current 15" look almost identical. They mention a part number of 1294000102 which doesn't seem to be valid on Inchcapes site. At the current level looks like a better deal than refurbing my current ones, would these fit my car?

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    I'd compare the price of 16" tyres to 15" equivalents before you make a decision

    Nick Froome
    www.w124.co.uk
     
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    Thanks Shude!, so they are 8.0J x 16 ET 34 - according to the chart on the sticky that size appears to fit a W124, but I'm not 100% sure as reading some older posts there seems to be a little disagreement on this....

    Thanks Bolide, just about to look at that!
     
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    we've got those very wheels on our W124 estate

    tyre choices are 205/55/16 or 225/50/16

    the combination we've found the best is 205's on the front and 225s on the rear

    looks a lot like this

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    HTH

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    Looks very smart indeed! thanks.

    I just looked at prices for tyres and blackcircles does a good selection for about £60 each fitted, so all in not that cheap, mind you I had to pay £45 fitted for some budget tyre at the weekend after I got a puncture, - hence getting up close and personal with my wheels a realising what rubbish state their in!
     
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    I like those wheels, they are a swine to keep clean but I think they suit the W124 really nicely.

    For my money, the car feels better on 16's than 15's. It feels more "planted" and there is less lateral movement because the tyres are a lower profile.

    Opinion is divided on the front tyres. I hated 225s because they are noisy, prone to tramlining and squealing horribly on full lock. I found that the 205's I fitted to the front solved all of the issues leaving me with a car that goes where it's pointed and doesn't suffer from road noise.

    You are more than welcome to pop down (we're only about an hour from Sidcup) and take ours out for a spin before you go spending a load of money.

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    Very kind Andy, thanks for that. I think I'll watch the auction and if there's little interest I can buy them, and then spend some time hunting a deal on tyres. Given the winter is upon us I think they would be best kept as a Summer/Show set.

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    I like that style of wheel and think they look really good on a clean w201. should be good on a 124 also but they must be an absolute pain to clean. will you be bothered with doing that?
     
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    The set on ebay provisionally "sold" for £255.00 !! Last time out..........+ £40.00 p+p.........bloke must have been mental or it was the seller bidding them up
     
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    Theres a Merc guy on ebay based in Trowbridge (morgana management) who have alot of wheels, maybe if only one or two of yours are knackered you can just replace those:confused:

    Id agree with the 16" tyres comment, they are (or were) a fair bit dearer than the 15" ers
     
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    Sounds interesting, just found a link, will give him a bell! cheers
     
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    They're actually really easy to keep clean. Three ingredients:
    Medium MF towel, AutoGlym Wheel Brush, AutoGlym Clean Wheels.
    The holes are bigger than on the 15" versions, so it's easy to get the brush and MF towel on there. Had mine on 2+ years, love them to bits.
    Mine are also Part Number 1294000102, and as that number suggests, they came off an R129 SL (500, iirc).

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    Stunning W201. Have you entered in a Concours event?
     
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    Thanks, but no!
    It's certainly handsome, and looks fabulous in photographs, but has lived outdoors in central London for the past 4 years, and there are enough marks and dings to keep a bodyshop quite busy.
    It's a daily-driver, 1.8 Automatic. 125,000 miles.
    I adore it, my father bought it used in 1997 and it's stayed in the family simply by being so easy to live with.
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