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Old 02-23-2012, 04:59 AM   #1
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W203 Optimum Staggered Wheel Size

Hi people,

Just wondering what's the optimum staggered wheel size for the W203 without having the wheels scrap the bodywork. Was thinking of putting in a 17 or 18 inch wheel but don't really know what wheel size and tire size would be optimum. Also, with a staggered wheel setup, what wheel size should we use as the backup wheel to keep in the boot?

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Hi people,

Just wondering what's the optimum staggered wheel size for the W203 without having the wheels scrap the bodywork. Was thinking of putting in a 17 or 18 inch wheel but don't really know what wheel size and tire size would be optimum. Also, with a staggered wheel setup, what wheel size should we use as the backup wheel to keep in the boot?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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As the spare goes, you just gata keep a spare of what ever wheel size you get (If you get a 17 inch wheel you get a 17 inch spare). Wheel size I have seen as low as 17x 7.5 and as high as 19x10 (you can only do 19x10 on the rear no the front).
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Just bought an 06 C230 Sport, non kompressor, white, 6 speed, looking to do a sick wheel set up to get rid of the stock look. I have been doing research and trying to figure out if I should go with 18's staggered, or 19's staggered. Could us some advice since this is my first time owning anything other then Audi.
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Just bought an 06 C230 Sport, non kompressor, white, 6 speed, looking to do a sick wheel set up to get rid of the stock look. I have been doing research and trying to figure out if I should go with 18's staggered, or 19's staggered. Could us some advice since this is my first time owning anything other then Audi.
if you want fully aggressive look, go for 19, if you still care about comfort and handling, go 18. Some people can still manage to get the aggressive look with 18 but be sure to lower the car to complete the whollle set
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Just bought an 06 C230 Sport, non kompressor, white, 6 speed, looking to do a sick wheel set up to get rid of the stock look. I have been doing research and trying to figure out if I should go with 18's staggered, or 19's staggered. Could us some advice since this is my first time owning anything other then Audi.
Forgestar F14 18x8.5 ET32 front and 18x10 ET36 rear in piano black would look like hot sex on a white one. You would have the mirror image of my setup currently. The deep dish of the 10s in the rear look amazing. You would be looking at about $1,400 for that setup. Couldn't recommend them any higher, then again I am partial.

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Forgestar F14 18x8.5 ET32 front and 18x10 ET36 rear in piano black would look like hot sex on a white one. You would have the mirror image of my setup currently. The deep dish of the 10s in the rear look amazing. You would be looking at about $1,400 for that setup. Couldn't recommend them any higher, then again I am partial.

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^^Exactly the setups we run on the W203s. Stick to 18s, unless you want to break a tooth or two on 19s
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Ok so overall, with all the help and awnswers to my question, the best way is to go with 18's and lower it. I agree that will look amazing. I'm looking for matte black for the rims and am currently getting a price quote for matte white paint on the car. So matte white paint with matte black 18's will be the final outcome for the Benz.

Thank you all for your help. I will be posting pics as soon as she is nuce and pretty for everyone to see.

Again much appreciated for the input. Ill keep everyone updated.
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