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5x112 vs 5x114 bolt pattern

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I believe most late model MB's utilize a 5x112 bolt pattern. Someone is offering me a very nice set of aftermarket wheels ... which were supposedly on a 2003 S500 (same as my car). The wheels appear to be stamped 5x114. I am not a tech or wrench ... but is it possible for the 5x114 to fit properly - without spacers, or anything special tricks? Bolt patterns are greek to me, as I have never strayed from OEm wheels. Any thoughts?

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Re: 5x112 vs 5x114 bolt pattern

Steven, I'll defer immediately to someone with more knowledge, but it is my understanding that the "112" refers to the diameter of the bolt circle in mm. So there is no way, if I'm right, that a 5x114 wheel is going to fit a car with a 5x112 hub - and like you, it was my understanding that virtually all recent MB passenger cars used a 5x112 pattern.

That said, the owner's manual of your car should clarify what bolt pattern will fit.

To clarify, I went to TireRack and checked on wheel specs for a 2003 S500 - they say 5x112. Period.

Again, I defer to anyone else with better knowledge....

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Re: 5x112 vs 5x114 bolt pattern

Thanks John - we seem to be on the same page. The only reason I had inquired, was that the *seller* SAID the wheels were removed from a W220 S-Class, and were also used on a late model SL as well. That being said, there isn't a way for me to know if the use involved any problems. For all I know, they may have been loose, or the individual could be flat out wrong. Thanks for your input.

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Re: 5x112 vs 5x114 bolt pattern

Not certain if "adapters" are available to solve this problem, but wouldn't recommend them. Even adapters to wheel center offset.

Mercedes are VERY well engineered and it'd be a shame to mess with that searching for looks. In addition, there are only a very few aftermarket wheels of at least equal quality to OE wheels, so installation of most is a quality downgrade.

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Re: 5x112 vs 5x114 bolt pattern

Yeah, I too have a hard time imagining how you "adapt" around this problem....and I was thinking about hub-centric problems, too.

Just bought a set of Rial [German-made] after-market wheels for our W204 that are exact-duplicates to the OEM specs - they are hub-centric, use the same wheel bolts, etc. Love them and the Michelin Primacy MXV4s that they're wearing - the point being that there are GOOD wheel choices out there that are going to fit, without worries - don't settle for something that is iffy.

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