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tom.hanson

USA
312 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2018 :  14:36:10  Show Profile  Visit tom.hanson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We have them on special again this month

Tom Hanson
Supervisor, Parts Sales
MB Classic Center USA
949 598-4842 direct
thomas.hanson@mbusa.com
ex - 1970 6.3 #4045

Eyeman

71 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2018 :  18:35:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tell us more please Tom.
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Slfan

Brazil
51 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2018 :  19:38:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bought a set from the Classic Center a few years ago. Highly recommend it: you have a much greater option of tires.

Angel

1978 6.9 - 3170
1978 6.9 "Parts" - 2973
São Paulo, Brasil

Edited by - Slfan on 04/17/2018 19:41:33
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jtucker

USA
19 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2018 :  23:37:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I assume the proper tire size for the 15 inch wheels would be 215/65VR15 for my 6.9? Is a wider range of tire selection the main reason to go with the 15 inch wheels or is there a big handling/ride advantage, as well? I'm about to purchase Michelin XWXs for mine and am exploring options...

1979 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 #6235
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL
1963 Ford Thunderbird
1997 Porsche Carrera S
2016 Porsche Cayenne S
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raueda1

USA
55 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2018 :  11:08:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jtucker

I assume the proper tire size for the 15 inch wheels would be 215/65VR15 for my 6.9? Is a wider range of tire selection the main reason to go with the 15 inch wheels or is there a big handling/ride advantage, as well? I'm about to purchase Michelin XWXs for mine and am exploring options...

I put on 235/60-15's. No rubbing whatever, much more aggressive look and they ride and handle great. If I remember right they're the same diameter as the OE setup so no speedo issues either.

Dave

1977 450SEL 6.9, No.923
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tom.hanson

USA
312 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2018 :  19:37:25  Show Profile  Visit tom.hanson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
less stress on suspension components and better tire wear with the 205/65VR15 tires.

Tom Hanson
Supervisor, Parts Sales
MB Classic Center USA
949 598-4842 direct
thomas.hanson@mbusa.com
ex - 1970 6.3 #4045
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Eyeman

71 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2018 :  00:39:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am not familiar with the Classic Center or it's website. I tried but I can't fine anything about this special on Bundt wheels or other 6.9 parts.
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Clayton

USA
103 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2018 :  08:16:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Classic center is in Irvine, Ca. Tom attends many of the MBZ events and is quite helpful.
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Eyeman

71 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2018 :  12:38:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I mean I find an ad for these. Price?
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rumb

USA
124 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2018 :  14:14:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
call 1-866-622-5277 or email your classic specialist at classicparts@mbusa.com

rumb
68 250S, 77 450SEL 6.9, 91 300SE, 98 SL500, 14 CLS550
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raueda1

USA
55 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2018 :  19:57:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tom.hanson

less stress on suspension components and better tire wear with the 205/65VR15 tires.

Tom Hanson
Supervisor, Parts Sales
MB Classic Center USA
949 598-4842 direct
thomas.hanson@mbusa.com
ex - 1970 6.3 #4045

I don't care much about wear, but I do care about stress. The only difference in the geometry that I can see is a slightly wider contact patch (30mm). Circumference is virtually identical and offset isn't changed. Maybe the bigger tires are slightly heavier so greater unsprung weight? Maybe.... I can say that the 230/60-15's ride and handle extremely well. They're Pirelli P600's FWIW.

Dave

1977 450SEL 6.9, No.923
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james lawson

USA
1334 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2018 :  10:42:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A brief note:
The offset is 25 and the steel wheels on the 6.3 is 30. I went in to have tires mounted and was told that when the wheel was hanging down it rubbed on the upper control arm and pinched the brake line when turned all the way, which it did. So, they would not do it. I checked my other car that has the alloys and when it is in contact with the road it does not do it.

jim
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