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Today we are offering this set of Dunlop 16″ “recommended for winter use” Winter Sport M3 tires mounted on desirable 5x120mm Borbet alloy rims. In the course of our research we’ve read of these mounted to many German-made vehicles (BMW, Mercedes, Audi, VW) and even a few American brands. Please refer to the numbers below (and consult with a qualified installation technician) to be certain this set-up is appropriate for your vehicle before purchasing. These came from a Mercedes owner who relocated to Florida and has no more use for his winter tires. When not in use, these were properly stored in a heated garage. These German-made tires are 225/55/R16 “Dunlop SP Winter Sport M3″ as printed on the sidewalls (see images for these and other details). These tires’ tread depth is 9/32″ (or better) as measured by a precision caliper on the center line (and number of other places) on all four tires – same as advertised, when new. The edges of the tread are not visibly or otherwise eroded. These Borbet rims and Dunlop tires have light wear consistent with occasional seasonal driving. No ‘curb rashing’ or other scuffing/damage on either the rims or tires. (Very clearly, the previous owner took exceedingly good care of his toys). As we hope you can see plainly enough for yourself (see images) they’ve been minimally used. Please message us if you will like to see more images before purchasing. The tires’ overall outside dimensions are 25.5″ in diameter and 9.5” in width. The rims are five-hole, five-spoke, German-made Borbet alloy wheels, model # KBA 44641. Additional specification numbers cast on the back of the rims include “CB75635” and “7½Jx16H2” (7.5in wide at inside of outer lips, 16in diameter). Crucial stats you (or, qualified installation technician) will need to check against your vehicle’s, to correctly match these rims to your vehicle:
The precision machined, load bearing “Center Bore” or “Spigot Size” is 75.635mm see image of stamps on rim backside: “CB75.635” If your vehicle’s “spigot” or “bearing shaft” is less than 75.635 mm, please consult with a qualified installation technician whether bearing adapters can be used to make these fit your vehicle before purchasing. Usually this works out well: alloy wheels are typically bored wide to accommodate a wider variety of vehicles If your bearing shaft is wider than this, these rims would need to be re-machined to fit, which is a costly operation (unless you happen to have a machine shop at your dispense!) The “Bolt Pattern” is 5×120 5 lugs, arrayed on the line of a perfect circle w/ a 120mm diameter 120mm PCD (Pitch circle diameter) Your vehicle’s bolt pattern should also be 5×120, or consult with a qualified mechanic whether this PCD can be adapted to your vehicle’s PCD before purchasing please see image of stamps on rim backside: “Lk 120 D” The “Offset” of the mounting surface from the ‘center line’ is +20mm meaning, the wheel will appear 20 mm recessed in a vehicle’s wheel well, as compared with a wheel of the same dimensions with a mounting surface flush with the center line. please see image of stamps on rim’s backside: “Et 20” We weren’t able to measure this directly ourselves, but in case you our your technician needs to know, some unofficial online sources (forums) have listed these rims as weighing in at 19 lbs, w/o tires If this weight is important to safely match to your vehicle’s chassis, please research & verify this number to your own satisfaction before purchasing We do know with certainty that the overall weight of these wheels & these tires (w/o bolts) is 46lbs, each. The wheels have small, flat weights affixed to the inside of the rims, in differing amounts, for precision balancing supposing the balancing is matched to these tires & otherwise transferable between vehicles, this is one less thing you (or your qualified tech) will need be concerned with
Borbet no longer makes these coveted wheels; a classic design that affords a “right look” to many vehicles. Pre-mounted with capable seasonal tires, this is an easy way to cross one of your winter chores off your list. Buy now… before the snow flies! Set of tires is in excellent virtually new pre-owned condition with full 9/32+ tread depth & no curb rashing on rims or tires. Fresh to the market!
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