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Old 12-26-2018, 09:49 PM
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Hello faded1004, about your rear set up 275/35-18 & 10mm spacers, regarding rear spacers, can you pls advise why are you using 10mm spacers? Is it for clearance or for apperance? Judging my from current rear set-up set-up (Conti 265/35-18s) & clearances, I think 275s would fit without spacers thus 285's will need 10mm spacers? Do you agree that 275s would fit without spacers? Thank you
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:32 PM
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Hello faded1004, about your rear set up 275/35-18 & 10mm spacers, regarding rear spacers, can you pls advise why are you using 10mm spacers? Is it for clearance or for apperance? Judging my from current rear set-up set-up (Conti 265/35-18s) & clearances, I think 275s would fit without spacers thus 285's will need 10mm spacers? Do you agree that 275s would fit without spacers? Thank you
yes, the 275 would fit. but there is really close proximity to the inside chassis lip. at least on my car with 1.5 degree rear camber. with 275 on my rear, i was happy with the grip levels, the front is my weak point now. still have the "want" to try and fit a 245 with no rubbing...

i am planning on visiting the track soon and wanted to dial in about 2-2.5 degrees of camber for the track day? and i normally like 1.25 for daily... so keeping that room on the inside was important to me.

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Old 01-08-2019, 12:58 PM
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Hey guys,

I am currently looking for wheels, but I can't get the right offsets for my 2007 CLK 350 Cab.

Currently on my stock 17x7.5 ET36 Front and 17x8.5 ET30 rear, but have installed square 225/45/17 winter tires on them and planning to keep that set for winter.

For summer, I am looking at either 18" or 19", but 19" seems to leave very little rubber on the wheel, so I am a bit skeptical as in Toronto the roads are totally !$#%@#!$%#$.

I found a used 18" set off a '14 E550 Coupe

18x8 ET45 Front
18x8.5 ET48 Rear

if I put 225/40/18 and 255/35/18 can I fit them with a 10mm spacer in front and a 20mm spacer in the rear? (if my math is right...)

Thanks!

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Old 01-13-2019, 09:16 PM
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Jason L, regarding wheels/tire combo, I am running:
Front: 18x8.5 ET35 225/40-18 and no spacers, stock suspension - no rubbing. I've had 2 blowouts of 225's conti extremecontacts due to what I consider minor NY potholes. I am moving onto Michelin 235/40-18's . Depending on 235/40-18 fit, I may need 5mm spacers, but that will be determined upon installation. I know 5mm spacers will fit upfront. Many posters have 32 offset and 235/40-18 fitted without spacers. I'll update after installation
Rear: 18x9.5 ET 35 265/35-18 and no spacers, rolled rear fenders, H&R lowered springs and #2 pads. No rubbing, fitment is fine. I will move up to 275s or 285s depending on fitment. Many posters have 275/35-18s without spacers
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:38 AM
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Thanks!

I am thinking of getting Mandrus 18" wheels, haven't decided which style yet but the sizes are:
Fronts:
18x8.5 5x112 ET: 32
Rears:
18x9.5 5x112 ET: 35

Tires, I was going to do 225/40/18 and 255/35/18. In Toronto, we also have terrible roads with some nasty potholes, so I am worries a bit with the 18" wheels and losing rubber Vs 17" wheels.
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Thanks!

I am thinking of getting Mandrus 18" wheels, haven't decided which style yet but the sizes are:
Fronts:
18x8.5 5x112 ET: 32
Rears:
18x9.5 5x112 ET: 35

Tires, I was going to do 225/40/18 and 255/35/18. In Toronto, we also have terrible roads with some nasty potholes, so I am worries a bit with the 18" wheels and losing rubber Vs 17" wheels.
I have the same setup but running 265 on the back. You will lose cushion and comfort going to an 18.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:55 PM
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Thanks!

I am thinking of getting Mandrus 18" wheels, haven't decided which style yet but the sizes are:
Fronts:
18x8.5 5x112 ET: 32
Rears:
18x9.5 5x112 ET: 35
Tires, I was going to do 225/40/18 and 255/35/18. In Toronto, we also have terrible roads with some nasty potholes, so I am worries a bit with the 18" wheels and losing rubber Vs 17" wheels.
If you are concerned about potholes & blowouts, then for fronts, I would suggest 235s instead of 225s. 235s should fit on your rims without any spacers. Also do not buy 225 conti's as they seem to be too narrow for 8.5 rims resulting in "curved" sidewall & weakend sidewalls, as I have had 2 blowouts on Conti's. Michelin AS3's seem to have sturdier sidewall so I'll soon be installing 235 Michelins.
For rears, I ran conti 265/35-18s without any issues but 275s would give you more cushioning.
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Jason L, regarding wheels/tire combo, I am running:
Front: 18x8.5 ET35 225/40-18 and no spacers, stock suspension - no rubbing. I've had 2 blowouts of 225's conti extremecontacts due to what I consider minor NY potholes. I am moving onto Michelin 235/40-18's . Depending on 235/40-18 fit, I may need 5mm spacers, but that will be determined upon installation. I know 5mm spacers will fit upfront. Many posters have 32 offset and 235/40-18 fitted without spacers. I'll update after installation
Rear: 18x9.5 ET 35 265/35-18 and no spacers, rolled rear fenders, H&R lowered springs and #2 pads. No rubbing, fitment is fine. I will move up to 275s or 285s depending on fitment. Many posters have 275/35-18s without spacers
So I fitted Michein Pilots 235/40-18 on front wheels (18x8.5 ET35). I needed 5mm spacers (I have stock front suspension). When wheel is locked (wheel at a 45 degree), I have very slight rubbing with the front of inner fender liner which I will remedy soon using heat gun, once polar vortex leaves us. Otherwise no rubbing and I have 5-6mm space to the strut tower (as measured by passing a pen around the tires). Hope this helps others
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:18 PM
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235/40-18 on front & need to confirm if 285/35-18 rear will work

I fitted Michelin Pilots 235/40-18 on front wheels (18x8.5 ET35) and need to confirm if 285/35-18 will work in the rears without setting off wheel sensors. I pulled the rear fenders and have enough clearance using 10mm spacers for 285's but the speed difference (235/40 vs 285/35) is 1.8% diff, & rule of thumb is 1% for AWD vehicles & 3% for other drives. However searching MB boards, many MB owners posted ABS issues if exceeding 1% speed diff for staggered tires. Can anyone confirm if 235/40-18 fronts will mix with 285/35-18 rears (1.8% speed diff) without setting of wheel sensors. Thank you
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:56 AM
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I have a 2005 CLK55 AMG W209 and have been running Michelin A/S+3 255/35/18 front and 275/35/18 rears on the stock AMG wheels 37et front and 30et rears. I have had zero issues with rubbing, sensors, abs lights or anything else. There is a 2.15% difference from front to rear sizing and Iíve had no problems, Iíve also been very happy with the dry and wet performance of these Michein tires. I hope this helps
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personally, i wouldn't bother with spacers, the car wasn't designed for this, they spent millions getting the car right, ifn you do then get ready to pay some big bills in your new wear on axels, wheel bearing etc
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:51 PM
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There's no effective difference between running spacers and running wheels with a lower offset. With that said, I wonder if the suspensions and bearings are failing like crazy on the CLK63 Black Series and the CLK DTM cars because of their wide bodies and low offset wheels......
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Maybe, but this is sdesigned with a wider stance and wider tyres, I just think that putting spacer on for an extra 12-15mm is pointless
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personally, i wouldn't bother with spacers, the car wasn't designed for this, they spent millions getting the car right, ifn you do then get ready to pay some big bills in your new wear on axels, wheel bearing etc
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Hi all need a bit of help. I have a 2009 CLK350 "AMG Sport" that came with the 17" wheels and AMG styling kit. Time to replace the struts and considering lowering the vehicle. So with that a couple questions:

1. I see a lot of people are using H&R lowering springs matched with Bilstein struts. What's the exact part number for both? I've been seeing H&R 29392 / 29392-2 / 29392-3 so I'm not sure which to get. This goes the same for the Bilstein struts.

2. Did anyone else have the "AMG Sport" pack from factory, I know it's a bit lower than the other CLK's so I'm curious if the H&R's are going to make a huge difference?

3. After your vehicle was lowered did you have to adjust the xenon projectors or did the car automatically adjust it's angle of projection?

Currently running into R230 SL55 AMG multispoke wheels on the car.

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I have a 2005 CLK55 AMG W209 and have been running Michelin A/S+3 255/35/18 front and 275/35/18 rears on the stock AMG wheels 37et front and 30et rears. I have had zero issues with rubbing, sensors, abs lights or anything else. There is a 2.15% difference from front to rear sizing and Iíve had no problems, Iíve also been very happy with the dry and wet performance of these Michein tires. I hope this helps
I have 235/35/19 w/ ET35 wheels on the fronts, which has increased the steering effort by quite a bit. I wouldn't mind a 245/35 to add a tad more sidewall for cushion and tread width for grip. Have you noticed much heavier steering with your 255 set-up? Perhaps it's just my aging power steering pump or need to change the fluid?

Btw, I'm running 275/30/19 w/ ET35 wheels out back, along with a 10mm H&R to pull them away from the suspension a bit, and balance closer w/ the front wheel to fender. I get a slight rub at the left rear when going over bigger dips, but then the aging suspension and my big az doesn't help matters.
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just got some wheels installed on the wifes car (C63S AMG wheels) with KW V1 Coilovers, 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 ET 35 on both running a 10mm spacer front and 15mm spacer in back



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I am running MPS A/S3 in size 245/40-18 & 275/35-18 on 8.5/ET25 and 9.5/ET28 CLS rims - I purposely went up in aspect ratio to deal with NJ roads, otherwise would have gone down to 35 and 30 respectively. Wheels sit pretty flush with the fender w/o any spacers.
Mostly no rubbing other than in the front when slowly going around a corner with steering in full lock.

I also noticed that the steering feels a lot more heavy after changing from stock 17" wheels - I got used to it after one day but was still surprising.







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I have 235/35/19 w/ ET35 wheels on the fronts, which has increased the steering effort by quite a bit. I wouldn't mind a 245/35 to add a tad more sidewall for cushion and tread width for grip. Have you noticed much heavier steering with your 255 set-up? Perhaps it's just my aging power steering pump or need to change the fluid?

Btw, I'm running 275/30/19 w/ ET35 wheels out back, along with a 10mm H&R to pull them away from the suspension a bit, and balance closer w/ the front wheel to fender. I get a slight rub at the left rear when going over bigger dips, but then the aging suspension and my big az doesn't help matters.
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