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Wheel/tire sizes
sassparilla_kid Offline
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Wheel/tire sizes
Yo so I'm thinking about heading to King of the Hammers in February with Captain America and I think I'm gonna need some different tires. That said, I just want some plain steelies (to put the new tires on so I can switch wheels/tires) since they're cheap but I need them in 15" so they fit over my big brakes, and I dunno what offset/backspace I need for like 15x6 (I think that's Edgar size the 15"benz wheels are?). Every place I look just lists backspace and I can't remember off the top of my head what the offset is for the 15" wheels that fit the w123/126 and how offset/backspace relate, so I figured it was time to consult the gurus

-1982 300D Turbo, 280k miles, ALDA apparently maxxed, fram 8038, 12 lbs boost, non-egr manifolds, W/M injection, 4 brake light mod, Gen II w126 front rotors/calipers, 4-speed swap
In the works: A/W IC, adjust pump, turbo rebuild (w/60 trim comp wheel)
-1980 300SD, 110k, project car. Goal is to get it lookin' like it did on the showroom floor (body and interior wise, not necessarily under the hood )
-1974 240D, FRESH PAINT!!!!!!
11-07-2014, 11:26 PM
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Location: Baltimore, MD
RE: Wheel/tire sizes
I used to run mustang wheels no problemo-so any ferd or yota wheel should be fine. The pattern is off by a few mm, IIRC, but everything goes together fine if you take your time and recheck torques.

Should be easy to find 15" ferd wheels and some hillybilly mud rubber
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larsalan Wrote:I guess I need to look at this stupid ass drip shit. What you have to like mess with those elements on the pump? What a fucking hassle. then use some wire to hold the throttle open or some shit?
11-08-2014, 09:23 AM
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