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Question 1994 C280 W202 Base 2.8 - Rim Size / Tire size ?

Pardon me, Im new and still learning how to get around on this forum.
I recently acquired my mother's 1994 C280 which has 15" rims.
I want t a slightly more aggressive sporty stance
I ordered Alzor 17" rims, with 3" lip from ECS Tuning.
They shipped out 4x 17"x9" which are much wider than the current stock rims
Is 9" too wide for Front and Back ? Will they fit my car.
Also what size tire would I use. I was thinking something along lines of 245/40R/17


Costco currently has a special on an A/S Bridgestone - POTENZA RE980AS
I was also planning to lower the suspension using coil overs. Was considering Ksport, D2 or KW coil overs.
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Pardon me, Im new and still learning how to get around on this forum.
I recently acquired my mother's 1994 C280 which has 15" rims.
I want t a slightly more aggressive sporty stance
I ordered Alzor 17" rims, with 3" lip from ECS Tuning.
They shipped out 4x 17"x9" which are much wider than the current stock rims
Is 9" too wide for Front and Back ? Will they fit my car.
Also what size tire would I use. I was thinking something along lines of 245/40R/17


Costco currently has a special on an A/S Bridgestone - POTENZA RE980AS
I was also planning to lower the suspension using coil overs. Was considering Ksport, D2 or KW coil overs.
Welcome tr3ndsetr,

You need to know the ETs on your new wheels you just purchased and use this - https://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Whee...et-Calculator# - to determine where the outer edges of the new wheels will end up.

It would have been better if you looked into the ETs (wheel offset) before purchasing.

What is the present 15" tire size you have on?
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I bought the same rims you are looking at, although in the 8" wide version. Its a damn good looking rim for our car, I think you will like them. I love the look on my car. After putting them on my car, I can tell you that 9's in the back should be fine. My 8's look like they have plenty of room. The fronts however are going to be real tight. I rolled my fenders out just to be safe; with 9's I think you would have to do that for sure. You may be better off to get 8's for the front or just get 8's all the way around so you can rotate them as needed. Also, be aware that you will have to replace the lug bolts because the factory ones will now be too long, and will hit the park brake mechanism when you try to spin them. You can buy them on Amazon, but the way I came up with a length, was with the original rim, off the car, I stuck a lug bolt in there and measured how much thread stuck out the back side. Then I stuck it in the new rim, and again measured. Subtract to get the difference; this is how much shorter your new bolts will need to be to avoid any issue. Save your old lug bolts for your spare tire.

225/45-17 in a Toyo Versado Noir is what I am running, same as what is recommended for factory 17's. Be prepared for a rougher ride, not much you can do about that.
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