15 and 16 inch wheel sizes for SEC

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15 and 16 inch wheel sizes for SEC

Post by pastelgrey300D » Fri 14 Sep, 2018 10:13 am

Hello all, asking on behalf of another local SEC owner.

Did 126 SEC's ever come with an option for 16" wheels from the factory? If so what offset were they?

He is looking at a set of rims for sale and they are 16 inch with ET34 offset (not sure of width) - I have a feeling this offset will be wrong?

Any advice appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Re: 15 and 16 inch wheel sizes for SEC

Post by Honey500 » Fri 14 Sep, 2018 10:29 am

Not sure but did see a set of rims advertised as "rare" 16inch. I suspected this was :bs: but have no knowledge to confirm or deny!
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Re: 15 and 16 inch wheel sizes for SEC

Post by chucke » Fri 14 Sep, 2018 3:07 pm

I don't believe there was a 16 inch option for the w126 other than the AMG rims. Et 34 would probably be early w129 rims which look similar to the S2 man hole covers. or maybe later w124.
The standard et for the 15's was 23 or 25 depending on the market. Et 34 might fit but probably close on the inside.
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Re: 15 and 16 inch wheel sizes for SEC

Post by T-Modell » Fri 14 Sep, 2018 3:38 pm

HI David,

afaik the W126 only came with 15" from the factory. The only option in those days was alloy. I have a pricelist here from 1990; only the 560 had that as a standard. There were aftermarket "look-alike" manholes in 16", but not off factory.

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