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15 inch Bundts available from Classic Center

Started by Harv, 27 July 2017, 08:01 PM

Harv

Expensive, but nice to see them. 15x7 opens up an entire world of new tire choices.

1980 300SD
1983 240D
2000 E55 AMG
2002 G500

robertd

Yep,
they look like the real deal with the Steel inserts in the bolt holes.
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
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

TJ 450

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.

Tim
1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500

Max-NL

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?
1971 R107 350 SL (Dad's)
1975 W116 280 S (Dad's)
1975 W116 450 SEL 6.9 #140 (Dad's)
1977 W123 230 (Mine)
1992 W124 230 CE (Mine)

floyd111

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

nathan

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
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

floyd111

Cool! First time to see them so clearly compared. It's a no-brainer.

UTn_boy

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. 
1966 250se coupe`,black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3,papyrus white/dark red leather
1975 450se, pine green metallic/green leather
1973 300sel 4.5,silver blue metallic/blue leather
1979 450sel 516 red/bamboo

ptashek

Quote from: UTn_boy on 29 July 2017, 02:02 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.

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.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

robertd

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
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

marku

They look really good but personally I still prefer the steel wheels with the coloured hub caps.
450SE silver green/bamboo velour/green vinyl roof

UTn_boy

Alright then.  So don't.   I was just trying to help. 
1966 250se coupe`,black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3,papyrus white/dark red leather
1975 450se, pine green metallic/green leather
1973 300sel 4.5,silver blue metallic/blue leather
1979 450sel 516 red/bamboo

ptashek

Quote from: UTn_boy on 30 July 2017, 01:57 PM
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.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

nathan

#13
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)
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

johnnyw116

#14
Quote from: nathan on 31 July 2017, 08:24 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)

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
JohnnyW116