how wide can you run in the rear of these cars? i got a guy that goin to sell me some cheap Mercedes rims but there like 9in wide in the rear and 7.5 in front what do you thank?
Performance-wise I'm not sure it's the best option, but I think 9" in the rear is fine. What's the offset and wheel size? You maaaay want to roll the rear fenders. Or, if it sticks out too far, a little bit of stretch.
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Yea all depends on the offset of the wheel and the tire size mounted on the wheel.
The more information will allow us to provide you with a better answer.
im goin to have to buy new tires. and i thank the off set is 42 and 18in rim
If you get them post pics... The Raderwerks rimz I am getting are that size and I'm curious as to how it will work.
18x7.5 and 18x9 with 42 offset will work fine.
probably gonna need a bit of stretch depending on how low you want to go and you might want to space out the fronts a bit.
i ran 17x8 et35 on 205/45/17 and didn't rub in the rear and only rubbed in the front until i rolled my fenders. i was this low:
Should fit fine. I've seen a bunch of people with staggered Mercedes wheels on their cars. I would use 225/40/18 tires all around. This tires in the back may be a little stretched tho.
Here is a link you can calculate the new offsets of your wheels and see how much they push out your wheel.
OEM: offset is 51 mm and wheel width is 6.5"
Your NEW set up: offset is 42 mm and wheel width is 7.5/9"
Your set up shows your rear wheels will be pushed out 41 mm from stock position. The fronts will be an extra 22 mm pushed out. You can use some calipers or a ruler to measure your new wheel location if you want to check on your car.
My S4 set up pushed my wheels out an additional 25 mm all around and they sit perfect.
Last edited by mlowmk5; 11-25-2008 at 02:17 PM.
225/40/18 would be the biggest you would be able to fit
I'm trying to buy new 18inch rims for my rabbit, but I wondering where from/how can i get the 2 rear wheels deep dish. if i orderg wheels from a place, will they let me get the 2 front rims 18'' and the rear 18'' but with a lip??
will it look nice? any pictures?
The rabbit looks so freaking sexy with wide tires ! *waits till he gets some money*
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I have lips, but they are the same up front with the rear ones.
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