So the AMG Mono's that I bought have an ET of 35. I thought they were 30's, shame on me. Today I pulled a rear wheel and hung the new rim on. I have some concerns.
1. Obviously, I need new lugs. But what size? I say this because of the offset and the rim. The face of the rim seems to sit inside the line of the previous wheels by about a half inch. Not a horrid amount to be sure, but less. Measured as if you were to drop a plumb from the outermost lip of the fender flare. Will this prove critical or a wash? My car does not have the factory bottlecaps, so I don't know what width of this gap it left Germany with. I have the 8 hole rims found on the w140 (??). I LOVE the way the rims look slightly wide and the tires wide and tall on the current set up.
From what I have read, spacers seem to be a bit of a band-aid and many recommend skipping them if possible.
2. Should I just buy the new lugs and drive it for a while as is? If I decide to go another route (eventually adding spacers) then I'll just buy more lugs.
3. Is there a table which shows which lugs to buy or is it just a matter of grabbing a gauge and measuring the depth of the rim lug bore and then the depth of the bore and the depth threaded into the hub? With my current wheels, the threads sit proud of the back face of the rim probably about 3/4 of an inch.
4. The diameter of the new 17" tires is less than the diameter of the old 16" tires by about 3/4 of an inch. 225/60/16s vs 225/45/17s. Hopefully, the additional amount of fender gap will not appear horrid. I fear that I may be shopping for tires at some point. I was hoping that these would suffice. I didn't do enough readin' and figgerin' I suppose. Shame on me.
Never knew just putting some rims on a car was such a PITA.