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C230 17x8.5 tire size

Old 04-14-2019, 09:35 PM
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C230 17x8.5 tire size

Kind of a two part question, first, I found some 17x8.5 wheels I like but Iím not sure how well 245/40-17s would fit all the way around. I see people recommending 225/45-17 for front tires but I donít think they will fit on a 8.5 wide wheel very well. Also, people running similar size setups, what lowering springs did you go with? I want it to still be functional on some of the tougher roads I have to drive on
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:53 PM
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Welcome Tsheltry,


Note: offset is also important to ensure correct fitment.
Lowering springs - eibach, h&r.
You will also need to check and possibly order replacement spring pads.
Do a search on this forum on w202 spring pads, lowering springs.... lots of info you can read thru to make an informed decision.
Hope this assists you.
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