I Took my 19 inch racing hart c2 3piece off my rx7 and tried them on my 1997 e420 sport. The lug pattern on the wheels and as you know alot of japanese cars is 5x114.3. My benz as you know is 5 x 112. We are talking 2.3 mm. After a little trouble I squezed them on there. THIS IS THE TRICKY PART. I had my factory 17" amg monoblocks on there with the factory lug bolts and used them fine with the front wheels (19x8.5 with 37 offset) HOWEVER the rears are 19x10 with 42 offset meaning they stick in more to the car. After installing the back wheels with the factory lug bolts I noticed the wheel would not move but maybe 15 degrees and lock up. it would not spin in neutral when I had it jacked up, Good thing I never drove it!! IT was NOT hitting the caliper or anything so I was wondering why it was doing this, Turns out the lug bolts were TOO LONG and into the hub too much that according to mercedes they were hitting the emergency brake system. So after going to every mercedes dealer in the area and not being able to find any shorter (not short short, which I did find some of those) lug bolts, I went to a junk yard and pulled the perfect size off a '83 benz. Here's how they look. Any problems I should run into after putting these wheels on my car????!
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