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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:44 am 
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hi everyone i have beenb told its possible to put mercedes mags and magna mags on my ef is this true?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:41 am 
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Dunno about merc wheels but magna yes. Provided you have spacers/hub adaptors
Magnas are the same as AU onwards

 

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 Post subject: Re: mercedes and magna mags on a ef
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:54 am 
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Dunno about merc wheels but magna yes. Provided you have spacers/hub adaptors
Magnas are the same as AU onwards

is the tr/ts magna same as au+ offset?

 

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 Post subject: Re: mercedes and magna mags on a ef
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:04 am 
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Pretty sure it's just te on, I had a TF when I did it. Hopefully someone knows

 

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 Post subject: Re: mercedes and magna mags on a ef
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:15 am 
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5 stud magna wheels are positive offset eg au+ offset so no on your ef with out spcers merc are a different stud pattern, I think something like 108 or something screwy but my memories failing on which either way they wont fit.

sorry neither are suitble for straight bolt up.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:48 am 
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i think mercs are 5x112, which is slightly different.

in saying that though, i think merc might have used a few different patterns over the years.

 

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 Post subject: Re: mercedes and magna mags on a ef
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:38 am 
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im asking cause ive seen a magna with what looked like el tickford rims also my mate has a vn and has bmw mags on his rears and he said that mercedes wheels fit onto fords not sure which models fords though

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:46 pm 
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what is the offset for pre au?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:55 pm 
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im asking cause ive seen a magna with what looked like el tickford rims also my mate has a vn and has bmw mags on his rears and he said that mercedes wheels fit onto fords not sure which models fords though


Correct. The Magna Wheels will fit on the Falcon, along with MOST 5 stud imports (skyline, supra, soarer, silvia etc). The main difference here is the offset. These wheels are all an AU offset (anything over +35). Your EF will have +6 offset. These wheels will fit, with the use of hub adapters.

As for the Merc wheels, most that I have seen are the 5 x 112 PCD, which may fit if forced. The wheel will not be centered on the hub properly, and will cause damage in the long run.

For the BMW/Commodore thing - most of these cars run the 5 x 120 PCD, so these wheels would be interchangable, provided the offset is similar.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:14 pm 
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Someone I know has a Diesel Mercedes 300D, we tried to put wheels off that onto an EF, wouldnt fit. That's all I know, lol.

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Someone I know has a Diesel Mercedes 300D, we tried to put wheels off that onto an EF, wouldnt fit. That's all I know, lol.

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what year was the mercedes 300d?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:50 pm 
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It's from the early 80's, I think an `82 model?

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The EL GT Style rim is available in an AU offset (in grey /aluminium only) - there was a set on ebay last week $400 Buy it Now - spewin it was so far away
Explains why the magna had it
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The EL GT Style rim is available in an AU offset (in grey /aluminium only) - there was a set on ebay last week $400 Buy it Now - spewin it was so far away
Explains why the magna had it


the el gt rim is a nice rim but having an au onwards there is wider range of rims avaliable living in a country town i dont have access to a lot of rims for pre au cars unless i go to melbourne

 

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 Post subject: Re: mercedes and magna mags on a ef
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:16 am 
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fordnut1988 wrote:
im asking cause ive seen a magna with what looked like el tickford rims also my mate has a vn and has bmw mags on his rears and he said that mercedes wheels fit onto fords not sure which models fords though


Correct. The Magna Wheels will fit on the Falcon, along with MOST 5 stud imports (skyline, supra, soarer, silvia etc). The main difference here is the offset. These wheels are all an AU offset (anything over +35). Your EF will have +6 offset. These wheels will fit, with the use of hub adapters.

As for the Merc wheels, most that I have seen are the 5 x 112 PCD, which may fit if forced. The wheel will not be centered on the hub properly, and will cause damage in the long run.

For the BMW/Commodore thing - most of these cars run the 5 x 120 PCD, so these wheels would be interchangable, provided the offset is similar.


Exactly yeah
108 as I saids early holden and volvo, I was trying to remember which was which at the time drawing a blank

only other point to mention is centre does change, e.g. camry/ toyota run a small hub center, but mostly on mags they make in the large center and just fit a plastic shim.

 

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