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Old 12-10-2018, 04:05 AM
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CLS55 rims on an E55?

anyone running W219 CLS55 rims on a W211 E55? if so, any issues?

i have someone interested in a swap for the aftermarket 20's currently on my car.
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I have them on mine -- a little wider wheel and stance, no issues
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I'm running CLS55 wheels. More aggressive stance due to the lower offsets and wider wheels. I have 245 fronts and 275 rears. The rears rub over bigger dips unless I drive raised, but my car is also lowered. I think some guys even run 255 and 285 but they must be not as low. You also have to watch the front as a few people have wrecked their fenders when turning, but they must've been driving slammed and going over some pretty big potholes
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They stick out further than the factory E55 wheels. Some like the look, some don't.
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i'm just keen to go back to 18's and the guy with the CLS is sort of interested in my wheels. he'll probably need spacers though looking at the offsets etc...
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I'm running CLS55 wheels. More aggressive stance due to the lower offsets and wider wheels. I have 245 fronts and 275 rears. The rears rub over bigger dips unless I drive raised, but my car is also lowered. I think some guys even run 255 and 285 but they must be not as low. You also have to watch the front as a few people have wrecked their fenders when turning, but they must've been driving slammed and going over some pretty big potholes
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CLS55Part Number
A2194011202 9.5 J X 18 H2 ET28
A2194011102 8.5 J X 18 H2 ET25
KAMG do you have those ET's?
Is the rear tire rubbing on the inner or outer side?
Have you lowered the car a lot, still on original air suspension?
Asking bcoz I'm gonna use C218 19" wheels with the following specs on my E55 and trying to decide whether to get 5m/10mm, 7mm/12mm or even 10mm/15mm spacers to avoid rubbing if somehow possible...

A2184011702 9.5 J x 19 ET48 + 285/30
A2184011602 8.5 J x 19 ET34.5 + 255/35

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Yeah I got them too, 19ís and running 285 in the rear. Along with star lowering, for some reason it isnít letting me post a pic

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Yeah I got them too, 19ís and running 285 in the rear. Along with star lowering, for some reason it isnít letting me post a pic
Are you using spacers?
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Are you using spacers?
Nope they bolted right on
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I almost bought this one a while ago before mine and he told me its CLS55 wheels on there, 295 rears. I thought they fit just right.

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thats bad ***, imma def go with 295 next, although i wonder if 305 will fit
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thats bad ***, imma def go with 295 next, although i wonder if 305 will fit
Im sure you can put 305's on but in the pic and when I saw it in person I can tell if it went any wider it would kinda buldge. Every tire is different some tires are wider then others even though they both can be 305's. It does give the car a nice stance though that's for sure. I myself will more then likely go with 295's when I swap out the rears.

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Im sure you can put 305's on but in the pic and when I saw it in person I can tell if it went any wider it would kinda buldge. Every tire is different some tires are wider then others even though they both can be 305's. It does give the car a nice stance though that's for sure. I myself will more then likely go with 295's when I swap out the rears.
hmm Iíll have to see, if 295ís are better Iíll go with them
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Originally Posted by MercMiki View Post
KAMG do you have those ET's?
Is the rear tire rubbing on the inner or outer side?
Have you lowered the car a lot, still on original air suspension?
Asking bcoz I'm gonna use C218 19" wheels with the following specs on my E55 and trying to decide whether to get 5m/10mm, 7mm/12mm or even 10mm/15mm spacers to avoid rubbing if somehow possible...

A2184011702 9.5 J x 19 ET48 + 285/30
A2184011602 8.5 J x 19 ET34.5 + 255/35
Yes my CLS55 wheels are ET 25 and 28. Lowered on links, pretty sure original struts (car only has 87k miles). They rub on the outside. Pictures are of the car in S2. The W218 CLS wheels may need spacers to clear the inner side as they have higher offsets than the stock E55 wheels. W219 CLS wheels just bolt on with no spacers needed


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good info guys, thanks.

i've actually swapped my aftermarket rims for a set of 18" AMG IV style twin 6 spokes from a W207 Coupe since starting this thread. planning on finding some nice 19" rims to replace them with in time.
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Originally Posted by KAMG View Post
Yes my CLS55 wheels are ET 25 and 28. Lowered on links, pretty sure original struts (car only has 87k miles). They rub on the outside. Pictures are of the car in S2. The W218 CLS wheels may need spacers to clear the inner side as they have higher offsets than the stock E55 wheels. W219 CLS wheels just bolt on with no spacers needed

I donít think the 218ís came with these wheels
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These wheels are timeless and look great on either a E55 or E63. And I like that the rears are concave
Defo, In some ways I like them more than my 65 wheels
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I donít think the 218ís came with these wheels
No the 5 spokes came on the 219 CLS55. MercMiki asked if I had the 25 and 28 offsets (from the CLS55 wheels) and I said I do, and that's what's on my car now. Then he said he was trying to fit 218 CLS wheels which had higher offset than stock E55 wheels which is why I said you may need spacers to clear the inside. Hopefully that made sense lol
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No the 5 spokes came on the 219 CLS55. MercMiki asked if I had the 25 and 28 offsets (from the CLS55 wheels) and I said I do, and that's what's on my car now. Then he said he was trying to fit 218 CLS wheels which had higher offset than stock E55 wheels which is why I said you may need spacers to clear the inside. Hopefully that made sense lol
oh that makes sense hahah my bad mis understanding
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Thanks for all your comments and pics guys, much appreciated.
I think I will get 5mm spacers for the front and 10mm for the rear.
I came to this conclusion after some calculations comparing the CLS wheels to the stock 18" wheel offsets.

W218 CLS wheels, with the following specs:
A2184011702 9.5 J x 19 ET48 + 285/30 tire
A2184011602 8.5 J x 19 ET34.5 + 255/35 tire

Inner Clearance: the inside of the wheel to the strut housing
Outer Position: position of the outside edge of the wheel

REAR
Inner Outer
-15mm -3mm
...with a 10mm spacer...
-5mm +7mm
...and my rear tire is 20mm wider than stock, so adding 10mm per side...
-15mm +17mm

FRONT
Inner Outer
-10mm +2mm
...so with 5mm spacers it will be...
Inner Outer
-5mm +7mm
...my front tire is 10mm wider than stock, so 5mm wider each side...
Inner Outer
-10mm +12mm

W219 CLS wheels, specs copied from hayseed's post
A2194011202 9.5 J X 18 H2 ET28
A2194011102 8.5 J X 18 H2 ET25

REAR
Inner Outer
+5mm +17mm
...KAMG wrote he has 275's in the rear, so adding 5mm per side...
0mm +22mm

FRONT
Inner Outer
-1mm +11mm

So 5mm/10mm spacers are pretty much optimal when trying to keep the wheel position as close to stock as possible with these W218 wheels.
Based on these very scientific calculations lol I might have a generous 5mm extra in the rear/outside compared to KAMG who wrote hi has some rub there. I'm not gonna lower my car as much as he has, so it might be ok for me like this.
It's gonna be tight on the inside, though, so fingers crossed...

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Any suggestions where to get decent spacers and longer bolts, preferably as a kit from the same dealer....
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Thanks for all your comments and pics guys, much appreciated.
I think I will get 5mm spacers for the front and 10mm for the rear.
I came to this conclusion after some calculations comparing the CLS wheels to the stock 18" wheel offsets.

W218 CLS wheels, with the following specs:
A2184011702 9.5 J x 19 ET48 + 285/30 tire
A2184011602 8.5 J x 19 ET34.5 + 255/35 tire

Inner Clearance: the inside of the wheel to the strut housing
Outer Position: position of the outside edge of the wheel

REAR
Inner Outer
-15mm -3mm
...with a 10mm spacer...
-5mm +7mm
...and my rear tire is 20mm wider than stock, so adding 10mm per side...
-15mm +17mm

FRONT
Inner Outer
-10mm +2mm
...so with 5mm spacers it will be...
Inner Outer
-5mm +7mm
...my front tire is 10mm wider than stock, so 5mm wider each side...
Inner Outer
-10mm +12mm

W219 CLS wheels, specs copied from hayseed's post
A2194011202 9.5 J X 18 H2 ET28
A2194011102 8.5 J X 18 H2 ET25

REAR
Inner Outer
+5mm +17mm
...KAMG wrote he has 275's in the rear, so adding 5mm per side...
0mm +22mm

FRONT
Inner Outer
-1mm +11mm

So 5mm/10mm spacers are pretty much optimal when trying to keep the wheel position as close to stock as possible with these W218 wheels.
Based on these very scientific calculations lol I might have a generous 5mm extra in the rear/outside compared to KAMG who wrote hi has some rub there. I'm not gonna lower my car as much as he has, so it might be ok for me like this.
It's gonna be tight on the inside, though, so fingers crossed...
The front hubs of the W211 (at least my Ď06 E55) are tapered and NOT 66.56 mm diameter throughout its length. It is only 66.56 mm at the first part (innermost ~3 or 4 mm) of the hub then tapers to less than 60mm diameter for the remaining length of the hub.

I tried 5mm spacers myself and it covered enough of the hubís first portion that by the time even my stock 66.56mm bore wheel went on, it only contacted the smaller portion of the hub, and was no longer a hub centric fit and there was play. It did introduce vibrations to the steering despite theoretically the lug nuts with their ball seats should center the wheel when torqued. Vibrations eliminated as soon as I removed the spacer and wheel resumed contact with the full diameter of the hub.
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Hmm, interesting point.
I would o course prefer not having to use spacers at all, but in the rear I have to, otherwise they will def rub on the inside. Maybe I give it a try without spacers in front first, to see if it works. 5mm spacers aren't that thick anyway.
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