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Harv

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15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« on: 27 July 2017, 06:01 PM »
Expensive, but nice to see them. 15x7 opens up an entire world of new tire choices.

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Re: 15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« Reply #1 on: 27 July 2017, 07:51 PM »
Yep,
 they look like the real deal with the Steel inserts in the bolt holes.
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
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Re: 15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« Reply #2 on: 27 July 2017, 10:29 PM »
Excellent,

I reckon the price is pretty reasonable for what you're getting and it really opens up a lot of possibilities for good tyres.

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Re: 15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« Reply #3 on: 28 July 2017, 02:39 AM »
Still cheaper to buy these and 4 tires from a known brand than 4 xwx's for our 6.9, interesting. Only available through the Classic Center or also through the main dealers here in Europe?
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Re: 15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« Reply #4 on: 28 July 2017, 06:28 AM »
yes, they are available there as well. Prepare to pay more, though. With a VDH membership you 'll still pay 590 euros inc discount and taxes. All others dealers charge 10% more.. or more.
Weird they are that much cheaper suddenly, bought from the CC USA. No takers, I guess

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Re: 15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« Reply #5 on: 28 July 2017, 05:07 PM »
I fit them 5-10 years ago from the classic centre when my XWXs wore out and I couldnt get any more.  Look better in my opinion, give more tyre range (and probably better/safer tyres) too.  Before and after shots as well as a comparison against our 280e with 14 inch alloys
6.9 79 #6436
6.9 79 #6290
6.9 79 #6181
6.9 78 #4764
6.9 77 #3096
6.9 76 #1741
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Re: 15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« Reply #6 on: 29 July 2017, 08:42 AM »
Cool! First time to see them so clearly compared. It's a no-brainer.

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Re: 15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« Reply #7 on: 29 July 2017, 12:02 PM »
If any of you buy these 15" wheels Don't forget to send your speedometers off to be re-calibrated to account for the error. 
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Re: 15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« Reply #8 on: 29 July 2017, 12:30 PM »
If any of you buy these 15" wheels Don't forget to send your speedometers off to be re-calibrated to account for the error.

The difference in indicated speed between a 205/70VR14 and a 205/65VR15 tyre is +0.8%, so at max speed of the 6.9 the indicated speed is less than 2km/h off. I wouldn't bother with recalibration.
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Re: 15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« Reply #9 on: 29 July 2017, 08:32 PM »
Correct Peter

My Gold 6.9 has 16" AMG wheels fitted with 215/60 VR16 tyres. they are only +2.59% on the indicated speed
so again close enough for "government work".
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
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Re: 15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« Reply #10 on: 30 July 2017, 09:24 AM »
They look really good but personally I still prefer the steel wheels with the coloured hub caps.
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Re: 15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« Reply #11 on: 30 July 2017, 11:57 AM »
Alright then.  So don't.   I was just trying to help. 
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Re: 15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« Reply #12 on: 31 July 2017, 05:10 AM »
Alright then.  So don't.   I was just trying to help.

C'mon, don't take things so personally :)

Nobody's arguing your point was incorrect, because you're right.

However, if you consider the time off-road, time spent removing and installing the instrument cluster, shipping, cost of recalibration etc., the operation is rather pointless at 0.8% mismatch. Unless you can and are willing do the whole thing yourself, there's no value for money here.
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Re: 15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« Reply #13 on: 31 July 2017, 06:24 AM »
steelies look tidy, but I don't think I would like them on a 6.9 (some early press hots had 6.9s with the steelies)
« Last Edit: 31 July 2017, 06:31 AM by nathan »
6.9 79 #6436
6.9 79 #6290
6.9 79 #6181
6.9 78 #4764
6.9 77 #3096
6.9 76 #1741
6.9 76 #0902
6.9 75 #0018

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Re: 15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center
« Reply #14 on: 31 July 2017, 12:22 PM »
steelies look tidy, but I don't think I would like them on a 6.9 (some early press hots had 6.9s with the steelies)
         

a set of 15 inch steelies with the coloured hubcaps would be cool on a 6.9 , only these hubcaps are rare and hard to find , these hubcaps are originally fitted on a W114 ambulance
« Last Edit: 31 July 2017, 12:34 PM by johnnyw116 »
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