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Re: FS:Hockenheim R's
On Wed, 26 Nov 1997, Scott M. wrote:
> I recently installed a set of the 16 X 7.5 TSW Blade wheels
> (35mm offset) and 205/55X16 tires on my 89 200TQ. Yes, the
> TSW catalog states that these wheels with 35mm offset will
> fit on the '86-'90 5000TQ/200TQ but they state in small
> print that "Body modifications may be necessary on rear
> fenders". I ended up using a baseball bat to pry/roll the
> rear fender lips out by 3/8 inch to get the wheels and
> tires to clear.
> with a 35mm offset have some material (5-7mm) machined off
> the inner hub/wheel mating surface to change the offset to
> something like 40-42mm. This would move the rear wheels
> The Mercedes Wheels use the same 112mm bolt pattern as the
> Audi wheels but use a different hub centric ring and
> different bolt hole diameters. They list wheels in the
> 16X7.5 with offsets between 15-40mm.
BTDT - I have a set of 15x7 BBS wheels that were specced for M-B
originally. I used a set of hubcentric spacers, and swapped the wheel
bolts for studs. They have a 36mm offset. Its a little tight in the
rear without "batting" the fender wells, but that's OK. I like the
camber - it handles better that way.
> of doing some machining on these wheels?
I told Brian once, and I'll tell him again - machine the wheels! They
are worth it. They look great, they will fit with only minor machining,
and for what he'll loose selling them, he could get them machined. I
even have a machinist that can do it for him.... Brian?
Graydon D. Stuckey
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