BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Mar 2012
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W221 (s550) new wheels - offset options advice needed
I have the standard 18" wheels on my S550 and am thinking of changing. I am looking at AMG's as well as knockoffs and have some questions regarding what options I have.
My current tires are Michelin 245/45/18 and they are brand new so I would consider another 18" wheel but only to reuse my tires for now and also replacement tires would likely be less in the future.
I would also consider 19" wheels - likely not staggered to allow for more flexibility of tire rotation - unfortunately this would mean new tires now as well but it's not out of the question.
Question regarding offsets - how much play do I have?
I believe the stock is 43.
Do I have to do 43 or do I have some optionality here without spacers and without running into any issues?
Lots of the aftermarket wheels are in other offsets such as 35. I have also seen 42 and 44.
Thanks in advance for your help!