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Old 30th October 2007, 12:49   #16
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Speedy, are u looking for period type rims or are u interested in modern bling too? By the way, which year is the car?
Jayd i am not looking for period rims (have two sets) for the car. am looking for modern rims that would give a sporty look to the car.
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Old 30th October 2007, 12:57   #17
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The rim design on the 280CE is the one that is period correct & IMO looks pretty decent. Putting on a newer design will make the car look a little weird & out of place since most designs won't go with the simple, clean lines of the car.

I would suggest using this design or getting a BBS wheel, IMO they would also look pretty nice but are prohibitively expensive.
I totally agree- There is Nothing to Beat Originality! and according to the period of the car. I myself get tempted so often, but stick to originals. Maximum, an AMG or BBS, again of that period!
Four seasons have some second hand sets Im told by Gogi.
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Speedy,

Are you getting the car repainted? (i feel like it will have to be repainted and looking new and shiny if you wanna get away with using a new design style)
the car has been painted to the colour that you see it in black/blue. it is going through the fitting stages. polishing is left so the shine would come then.

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The rim design on the 280CE is the one that is period correct & IMO looks pretty decent. Putting on a newer design will make the car look a little weird & out of place since most designs won't go with the simple, clean lines of the car.

I would suggest using this design or getting a BBS wheel, IMO they would also look pretty nice but are prohibitively expensive.
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I totally agree- There is Nothing to Beat Originality! and according to the period of the car. I myself get tempted so often, but stick to originals. Maximum, an AMG or BBS, again of that period!
Four seasons have some second hand sets Im told by Gogi.
my first choice was the BBS period rim design that i had seen on a 300sd. i was also told of a 123 that was broken and had BBS wheels but they got sold. i have also informed REZA at four seasons to let me know if there are rims that would suit the car.
personally i like sticking to originals but since i am installing the JBL ICE in the car and will be useing it everyday i figured i could upsize the wheels. i can always change the wheels again to original.
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Old 31st October 2007, 20:59   #19
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guys i have short listed a few rim designs. let me know what you think.







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my 2 cents - left row 1st one, left row bottom one, and right row bottom one.

if you give me some clearer higher res pics then i can do some photoshopping.
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I would prefer this one.
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yes GS i like that one too. my choices are





if you remember mercedes had a similer design to the las two rim designs.
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That's the only one I would choose if I couldn't get period wheels. But it'll be expensive unless you can get a used set.
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That's the only one I would choose if I couldn't get period wheels. But it'll be expensive unless you can get a used set.
ishan i am also talking to the guys at mercedes if they have any period rims taken off from any of the w123's that have been scrapped or damged. if i do not get them then i would prefer mercedes rims and last the BBS wheels. yes the design does look alot like the period wheels for the car so i might reconsider the options. have inquired with four seasons and they are to let me know if they have a set in 16". the expense is not a problem here but the availability in 16" is.
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Why don't you ask the importer for BBS in India, PJSPEED
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Why don't you ask the importer for BBS in India, PJSPEED
do you have any website of theirs or contact details ishan. i did ask at four seasons who are distributors for BBS in bombay. the problem i dont know the model number of this rim as the website was not opening all the designs. so am relying on what four seasons has in stock.
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yes GS i like that one too. my choices are




if you remember mercedes had a similer design to the las two rim designs.
I ageer with Iragav.. you cannot go wrong with this BBS design. This is more a BMW touch but will go very well with its Merc fellow country men.
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If you can source similar ones, would look classy on a classic car.
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do you have any website of theirs or contact details ishan. i did ask at four seasons who are distributors for BBS in bombay. the problem i dont know the model number of this rim as the website was not opening all the designs. so am relying on what four seasons has in stock.
He's a member here with the same id: PJSPEED, PM him for details.
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See this Skoda wheel

And see this: PJ SPEED SHOP your probs will be solved for BBS.
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